Friday, May 24, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Fallen airmen, bridge collapse and Amanda Bynes

Posted By on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 4:49 AM


The bodies of two local airmen who died in a KC-135 crash in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month returned to Fairchild Air Force Base. A public memorial for the fallen airmen will be held next week. (KXLY)

Clay Starbuck, who has been charged with murdering his ex-wife in her Deer Park home, testified in court yesterday. He denied allegations that he killed his ex-wife, Chanin Starbuck, and sexually violated her remains. (S-R) %uFFFD


A section of an Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash., last night. Two cars tumbled into the river, injuring three. State Patrol has determined the collapse was caused by an oversize truck. (WaPost)

The Boy Scouts of America voted to end its policy banning openly gay youths from joining its ranks. The Scouts' policy banning gay adults from serving as staff or volunteers remains intact. (WSJ)%uFFFD

President Obama gave a speech yesterday, promising to rein in his drones and close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. He was heckled repeatedly by anti-war activist Medea Benjamin. (BuzzFeed)


Amanda Bynes was arrested last night in Midtown Manhattan after tossing a bong out of a window. She was also taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. (NBC New York)

Amanda, what happened to you?

Happy Friday!

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