Thursday, May 23, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Ricin arrest, terrorist attack and an 80-year-old badass

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM


38-year-old Matthew Ryan Buquet was indicted for mailing two ricin-laced letters that were intercepted last week, one of which was addressed to U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle. Buquet pleaded not guilty to the charge. (Inlander)

Janna Smith, the 13-year-old South Hill girl who went missing yesterday afternoon, was thankfully found safe this morning. (S-R)

Unemployment is down, just slightly, in Spokane County. About 2,700 jobs were added in April. (KXLY)


For the first time, the White House formally acknowledged that it had killed four American citizens in drone strikes overseas. Today, President Obama will introduce new rules limiting drone attacks. (NY Times)

Two men brutally killed a British soldier with a meat cleaver in broad daylight in London yesterday. Investigators are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. (Reuters)

Twitter rolled out a new two-step authentication system following a series of high-profile hacks. (CNN) 


An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer, Yuichiro Miura, became the oldest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest. (AP via NBC) 

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