Friday, April 19, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Boston bombing suspects and this insane week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:15 AM


A baby was born at a Spokane Valley fire station. (S-R)

A counselor at the Airway Heights Corrections Center resigns after getting caught having sexual relations with an inmate. (KXLY)

Pullman is switching to single-stream recycling, too. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News)


Ummm, where to begin? If you turned off the news yesterday evening and didn’t compulsively check Twitter every hour of the night like I did, you missed out on a lot of action and misinformation. Here’s what we know now:

The two suspects — now identified as young brothers originally from Chechnya — led police on a violent chase, and one suspect was killed in a street shootout with police in neighboring Watertown. (Boston Globe and NYT)

A campus police officer at MIT was shot, and later died. (MIT News)

The whole city of Boston is on lockdown while officials try to capture the remaining suspect. (Boston Globe)

Check out this map to make the places and sequence of events less confusing. (NYT)


Twelve people are confirmed dead in the Texas fertilizer factory explosion, a number of them firefighters and EMTs. (WSJ)

Two men are arrested in Billings, Montana, after four people died in a mobile home fire. (AP)

The artist who made the cover for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon died at age 69. (BBC)

It’s snowing like crazy in Minnesota and flooding in other places in the middle of the country. (USA Today)

The heartwarming future: A boy who 'lived as a robot' while recuperating in the hospital. (BBC) 

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...