Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Syria, back to school and the Roast of James Franco

Posted By on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Around here

It's the first day back to school in the area, and some upgrades at Ferris High School are ready to welcome back students. (KXLY) 

The Diamond Cup Regatta returned to Coeur d'Alene and was a success, at least according to these five Coeur d'Alene Press stories saying so: one, two, three, four, five. (CdA Press)

Local historians have found proof of Chief Garry's original tribal name: Slough-Keetcha (SR)

Out there 

President Obama continues to look for support of his plan for military strikes on Syria. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he's on board. (NYT) 

Reflections off a London skyscraper apparently melted parts of car. Here's a look at just how that's possible. (BBC)

A University of Iowa student blew a .341 BAC over the weekend (!!!), prompting a mix of adoration and disbelief online. The school was recently named the No. 1 party school in America by the Princeton Review. (Business Insider)

Also

If you missed last night's "Roast of James Franco" on Comedy Central, you didn't miss much, except the genius of Andy Samberg, who turned the whole weird ritual on its head. (Without headphones, not safe for work.) Here's a clip:

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