Friday, October 4, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Man whose leg caught in auger at Spokane mill freed, more bikini barista scandal and giant killer bees

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HERE

A man whose leg became caught in an auger at the Purina Mill was freed earlier this morning after having his leg surgically removed during a rescue operation. (S-R) 

A letter written by one of the two suspects in the Delbert Belton murder case claims that the death of the WWII veteran was unintentional. (KXLY)

After the Spokane City Council earlier this week voted down an ordinance regarding unlawful exposure by bikini baristas, the Spokane Valley City Council is considering a similar measure. (KREM)   

Corrections Corporation of America, a big Tennessee-based private prison company, won't bid on a new contract to run the Idaho Correction Center outside of Boise due to allegations of fraud and falsification of reports during its time running the prison. (S-R)  

THERE

Washington will be the eighth state to adopt the "Next Generation Science Standards," which focus more on teaching overarching concepts of science, and practices scientists and engineers use to solve real-life problems. (Seattle Times)

More details are emerging about the woman, Miriam Carey, who led police on a high-speed chase through Washington D.C. and the Capitol yesterday, prompting a lockdown at Congress and other government facilities. (WaPo) 

House Republicans aren't backing down yet on their demands to change the Affordable Care Act, as the shutdown continues and the deadline for the debt-ceiling fast approaching on Oct. 17. (WaPo) 

ELSEWHERE

So creepy: Giant hornets in Asia have caused the deaths of dozens of people and injured thousands more since July. (CNN)

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