Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: STA stabber sentenced and two SCOTUS rulings

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The man who admitted to stabbing another man at the STA Plaza and then leading police on a manhunt in Peaceful Valley pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (SR)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe will be able to continue offering Texas Hold 'Em style poker amid a lawsuit from the state arguing the games violate state law. (CdA Press)

It might rain during Hoopfest. (KREM)

Washington State has agreed to a $500,000 settlement with the family of an Eastern State Hospital patient who was strangled by another patient there in 2012. (SR)

The Archdiocese of Seattle will pay $12 million to 30 men who say they were sexually abused as students at O’Dea High School in Seattle and Briscoe Memorial School in Kent. (Seattle Times)


Two big U.S. Supreme Court rulings this morning: One against Aereo, a company that rebroadcasts network TV so people can watch it on their computers or smart phones, and the other saying police must have search warrants to search cell phones.

As the country continues to spiral into chaos, Iraq's prime minister has rejected calls for an emergency government representing all religious and ethnic groups. (BBC)

The Al Jazeera journalists sentenced in Egypt this week aren't alone, as the government holds at least 16,000 other political prisoners. (Al Jazeera)

The United States will allow European Union residents to sue the U.S. if they think their private data was misused. (Reuters)


A Minnesota burglar was caught after he logged onto Facebook on his victim's computer, forgot to log off and was recognized using the photos on his profile. (LAT)

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