Friday, October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew's wrath, Satan's tongue and morning headlines

Posted By on Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:42 AM

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IN OTHER NEWS 

The devil made him do it
A Spokane Valley man was arrested for a horrific attack on his wife that included beating her and cutting out her tongue. (KREM)

Feds bail out WA farmers
Low crop prices means the federal government will pony up $95 million in taxpayer funds to help roughly 26,500 Washington farms weather the down market. Nationally, more than $7 billion will go to farmers who enrolled in the government's farm program. (Spokesman-Review)

Blowin' in the wind
So far, Hurricane Matthew's effects haven't hit Florida with the force originally feared, but the storm could still do serious damage there and in other coastal states on Friday. (CNN)

Haiti hit hard
Haiti got hammered by Matthew, with a death toll currently over 280 by some estimates, and over 570 in others. It's the worst natural disaster since the devastating earthquake of 2010.

Colombia president wins Nobel
Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace and stability to his country, even though his country's voters rejected just a few days ago a negotiated peace deal with Marxist rebels that have been fighting the central government for decades. 
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