Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: New food truck rules and more Boko Haram kidnappings

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Twelve officers exchanged fire with the man who fled a traffic stop and ended up in a standoff with police in Post Falls Sunday. (SR)

The Spokane City Council approved new rules for food trucks and a ban on the city's use of neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides blamed for damaging honey bees. (KXLY/Inlander)

Two officer-involved shootings this month have put 15 percent of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department on administrative leave. (CdA Press)

The controversial Daiquiri Factory has been evicted, but the owner says, "We will be back." (SR)


The former editor of the now shuttered British newspaper News of the World has been found guilty of a conspiracy to hack phones. His predecessor was cleared of all charges. (BBC)

The FBI says it has rescued 168 children and arrested 281 pimps in an annual sex trafficking emphasis. (CBS/AP)

Boko Haram, the militant group suspected of kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian school girls in April, is now suspected of abducting more children and women. (NYT)

The Obama administration is implementing new requirements for how states educate special-needs students and that means only 18 states are now in compliance — down from 41. (WaPo)

LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat. Here's what that means. (USA Today)


How OK Go made their latest mind-blowing video. (Watch the video itself here.)

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