Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Davenport brawls and online shipping wars

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 9:41 AM

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While most of us are merely stiff and sore after running Bloomsday, a few are recovering from major health problems encountered during the race. A doctor running Bloomsday is credited with helping save a man's life who went into cardiac arrest on the course. (KREM)

Gonzaga University is getting a new performing arts center thanks to a gift from Spokane philanthropist Myrtle Woldson, who died last month at age 104. The new center will be named the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center and its location is to be announced this fall. (S-R)

A man hired by the Spokane Police Department to oversee its Youth and Police initiative program was released from his duties, charged with assault and evicted from his room at the Davenport following an altercation at the hotel on Sunday night. (KXLY)

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The White House isn't messing around when it comes to climate change. A National Climate Assessment released today breaks down regions of the U.S. and how those areas can cope with worsening erratic weather. (CNN)

While hundreds of Nigerian girls are still being held captive by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, word came this morning that at least eight more girls have been abducted from a village. (CNN)

An all-out shipping war has begun between online giants Amazon and Google. Google yesterday launched its same-day delivery service Shopping Express in Manhattan and L.A., while Amazon days ago said it's now offering similar services in Dallas, L.A. and San Francisco. (NBC)

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