Friday, July 18, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Carlton fire rages all night; questions remain pending Malaysian flight crash investigation

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM

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The Carlton Complex Fire burning in Central Washington raged last night, forcing hundreds to evacuate as more than 50 buildings burned in and around the towns of Pateros and Brewster, Washington. (KREM)

Air quality in the area is rapidly deteriorating as smoke from regional wildfires blows in, and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is advising people to limit their outdoor activities as conditions continue. (KHQ)  

chain-reaction accident involving 24 cars and semi trucks on I-90 just west of Vantage caused eastbound lanes to close for several hours yesterday. (S-R)

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It's not clear how an investigation into the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine will continue since the wreckage is located in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists who allegedly shot down the plane. Find the latest updates on yesterday's tragedy here. (CNN)

Nevada's Lake Mead atop Hoover Dam, the largest reservoir in the U.S., has dropped to a historic low levels. (Reuters)

The University of Connecticut settled for $1.3 million a lawsuit filed by five female students who argued the university reacted to their complaints of sexual assault with indifference. (Seattle P-I)

The Israeli military moved into Gaza last night as Hamas militants continued to ignore pleas for a cease-fire after 10-days of attacks. (Reuters)
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