Thursday, April 3, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Fort Hood shooting, pot lottery revealed, Russell Wilson plays baseball

Posted By on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM


An Airway Heights man has been arrested on kidnapping and rape charges after police say he kidnapped a 2-year-old boy from Spokane yesterday. (KXLY)

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has approved the lottery process it will use to determine which of the 2,100 applicants in the state will receive licenses to open recreational marijuana retail shops. (Inlander)

State auditors say the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare misspent $2.5 million in federal welfare funding on salaries instead of using it to help pay for Idaho’s poorest residents. (S-R)


There’s been another shooting at the Fort Hood army base in Texas. Four people are dead, including the shooter. (CNN)

Fake meat is becoming more and more delicious! (NYT) (But real meat isn't getting any less so).


I keep mentioning it because it’s all so unbelievable – the Mariners won game No. 3 last night, sweeping the Angels and giving fans a glimpse of hope for the season. (ST)

Russell Wilson throws the first Rangers pitch in Texas. (USAT)

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