Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Extreme turbulence, closing liquor stores and Bowe Bergdahl

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:07 AM

HERE

Snow, ice and avalanche control continues to cause problems on the passes in the Cascades. (KHQ)

That controversial, context-less photo of an airman with a POW/MIA image that’s been going around the Internet? They traced it back to Fairchild. (Stars and Stripes)

Hundreds of protesters filled the state Capitol in Boise to urge lawmakers to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state human rights act banning discrimination. (S-R) See previous coverage here.

Liquor stores formerly run by the state continue to close. (S-R)

The government is attempting to resume talks with the Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, of Idaho, before American forces pull out from Afghanistan this year. (WaPo)

THERE

A flight from Denver to Billings, Mont., had so much turbulence that three flight attendants and two passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries. (Reuters)

After a month of calm and hopes of a political deal, protests in Ukraine escalated into violent street battles. (NYT)

At least 10 people died when an auditorium roof collapsed on several hundred college freshmen in South Korea. (WSJ)

A new report says safety recalls on products that could injure kids are largely ineffective, and many of the faulty products remain in use. (USA Today)

Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show, with help from a few — well, a lot — of celebrity friends. (Vulture)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BIKE?

Staff writer Daniel Walters got his car window smashed. Then he got his bike stolen. And it’s only Tuesday. Help him out if you see anything.

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