Monday, May 5, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Bloomsday, a lime shortage and the circus

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM


Spokane Police are investigating an accident that killed a man yesterday after he became trapped between a truck and a backhoe bucket. (KXLY)

Runners, check to see if you made it into any of our photos taken during Bloomsday yesterday. (Inlander)

Two Spokane girls fled up into a tree to get away from a man who attempted to abduct them on Saturday in Hillyard. (KREM)


Happy Cinco de Mayo! Unfortunately, a lime shortage after rain wiped out Mexico's crop means restaurants are now paying three times the average price, rising from $40 to $120, a case. (KING 5)

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down, nearly five months after the retailer suffered from a massive credit card data breach. (Forbes)

Two Nigerian women have been arrested for protesting the Nigerian government's response to the mass kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by Islamist group Boko Haram. (NYT)

Nine circus performers were injured during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus show in Rhode Island yesterday when an apparatus hanging from the ceiling fell during a stunt in which the women hung from their hair. (CNN)

The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold a ruling allowing city councils and public boards to open meetings with Christian prayer. (LA Times)

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