Friday, August 23, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: WWII veteran beaten to death, Idaho inmate scams and Ben Affleck as...Batman?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM


A WWII veteran named Delbert Belton was beaten to death by two teenagers outside Eagles Lodge in Spokane. Police described the attack as "random." One suspect has been arrested and charged. (KXLY/KHQ)

Spokane police fatally shot a man outside Salvation Army yesterday morning after he allegedly rammed patrol cars with his pickup truck and refused to obey officer commands.  The man's wife says her husband, Dan C. Jones, had multiple mental illnesses and a criminal history. (Inlander/S-R) 

This Idaho inmate posed as a creditor and scammed people out of $60,000 by filing phony claims in class-action lawsuits and large-scale bankruptcies while in prison.  (Idaho Statesman)


To keep college costs down, Obama proposed a federal ranking system to hold schools accountable for number of low-income students they enroll and average debt after graduation. (WaPo)

Explosions in the Lebanese city of Tripoli have killed 42 people and injured hundreds of others. (Al Jazeera)

A photojournalist was gang-raped in Mumbai, sparking protests and outrage about women's safety in India. (Reuters) 


Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in an upcoming Man of Steel sequel. Everyone cringes, demands retraction.

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Deanna Pan is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers social justice, state politics and health care. In her cover stories, she's written about mass shooting survivors, NGRI patients and honey bees...