Thursday, October 31, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Halloween, marijuana in bars and electronic devices on planes

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

It’s Halloween! Enjoy these photos from back when people took the scary part seriously. (BuzzFeed)

HERE

The 16-year-old driver in the crash that killed two University High girls several weeks had gotten his license the previous day and may face charges. (KXLY)

Spokane Valley’s City Council says they won’t support Prop. 1 because county commissioners should have looked for other ways to relocate residents living in the Fairchild crash zone. (S-R)

Washington state wants to make sure no liquor establishments allow marijuana use. (AP)

THERE

You now have to be 21 to buy cigarettes in New York City — not that many young adults could afford $15 for a pack anyway. (CBS/Awl)

Syria met a major chemical weapons deadline to destroy its production capabilities. (Reuters)

A little boy decided to hang out on stage with Pope Francis during an address at St. Peter’s Square and the pope was cool with it. (NBC)

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The NSA infiltrated Google and Yahoo data centers to access user information worldwide. And that’s on top of the PRISM program that already forced those companies to turn over certain information. Google is understandably outraged. (WaPo/BBC)

Finally! By the end of the year, the FAA will allow passengers to use their portable electronic devices throughout the flight. (CNN)

Speaking of planes, Virgin America has a new, musical in-flight safety video:

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