Friday, March 21, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: NCAA upsets, baby sea otters and Twitter blocked in Turkey

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM

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Zags fans, wear your red and meet at the Riverfront Park Clocktower at noon today for a community photo. The Zags take on Oklahoma State today at 1:40 pm. (KXLY)

Spokane's infamous serial killer Robert Lee Yates challenged his 408-year sentence, which could land him another death sentence from Spokane County. (S-R)

Miss any of our updates from yesterday's NCAA Tourney games at the Spokane Arena? Read more about North Dakota State's upset of Oklahoma and far-away fans who have traveled to Spokane to see their teams play. (Inlander)

Spokane County, along with several other counties in the state, saw increases in the number of Tuberculosis cases last year after several years of decline. (KHQ)

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Twitter was shut down in Turkey last night, and the hashtag #twitterisblockedinturkey was heard 'round the world. (WaPost)

In a decision that's not expected to change things for consumers, the Federal Reserve gets to keep its 21-cent cap on swipe fees that banks charge retailers for debit card transactions. (CNN Money)

GoT fans, rejoice! Not that there was much doubt, but the hit HBO show's top writers/producers have both signed contracts to stay through a sixth season. Get ready: season 4 premiers on Sunday, April 6. (Entertainment Weekly)

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Four sea otter pups born in January at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo got their first checkup yesterday, and all have clean bills of health. (KOMO)
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