Monday, July 1, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Man dead after overdose at Gorge music fest; battle to tame Ariz. wildfire continues

Posted By on Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in the Spokane River under the Trent Avenue Bridge last week. (KXLY) 

A young man died after overdosing on the potent drug "Molly" at the Paradiso electronic music festival at The Gorge Amphitheatre over the weekend. More than 100 others were treated at a local hospital after taking the same drug. (KOMO) 

An investigation continues into the explosion of an apparent improvised device that went off under a parked car on North Monroe Street on Saturday morning. (KXLY)

Prepare yourselves: drink lots of water, limit time spent in the sun and watch out for pets, kids and seniors. It's 'bout to get real hot around here. (KREM)

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Federal student loan interest rates doubled today, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent after Congress failed to pass legislation preventing the automatic rate hike. (KREM/King 5)

A more than 8,000-acre wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz. killed 19 firefighters yesterday and continues to burn out of control. (Arizona Republic)

The Texas Legislature's battle over abortion limits started up again today, with demonstrators swarming the Capitol in Austin. (WaPost) 

ELSEWHERE

Doesn't look like U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is getting out of Russia anytime soon. (WaPost)

This is really flippin' cool: Archaeologists discovered the lost ruins of the ancient Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion on the bottom of the ocean in Alexandria Bay. (Slate/Atlas Obscura) 

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