Friday, September 27, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Secret surveillance, new global warming findings and a body in the Valley

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM

HERE

Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys faces new charges of fraud and conspiracy in recently filed federal indictment. (S-R)

Sheriff's office investigating possible homicide after a woman's body was found Thursday in a field in Spokane Valley. (KREM)

Back in 2011, the FBI used a Predator drone to surveil the home of MLK Day bomber Kevin Harpham in Stevens County as part of an unknown domestic drone program. (LA Times)

THERE

Pilot of Seattle-bound United Airlines flight dies after making an emergency landing in Idaho. (AP)

About 30,000 union grocery store workers expect to go on strike in Western Washington. (Seattle Weekly)

Defense attorney says DUI charges against Montana state senator threaten tribal sovereignty. (Missoulian)

ELSEWHERE

Privacy watchdog organization finds NSA employees used secret surveillance programs to spy on their significant others. (Reuters)

U.S. Senate and House of Representatives face off over spending measure as government shutdown looms. (WaPost)

EVERYWHERE

International panel of scientists determines with 95 percent certainty that humans are the dominant cause of global warming. (BBC)

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