Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Megaloads, burn bans, experimental Ebola drugs

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM


President Obama yesterday signed a disaster declaration for the state of Washington, which provides federal aid to help supplement the cost of battling wildfires that have burned across the state since early July. (S-R)

The Idaho Transportation Department granted a permit to allow a megaload on its way to Montana to travel through the state. (KREM)

Police are investigating a stabbing last night on North Division. The victim is in critical condition. (KXLY)

The Washington state DNR has banned all outdoor burning, including campfires, as a red flag warning in effect covers most of the state. (KHQ)

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The world mourns the loss of beloved, award-winning actor Robin Williams much too soon. (NBC)

The World Health Organization has approved the use of an experimental drug — the same used on two American health care workers now in recovery — to treat Ebola victims in the deadly African outbreak. (USA Today)

Ukrainian military is blocking a convoy of apparent humanitarian aid trucks to from Russia, awaiting international Red Cross approval, in fear that the trucks aren't actually carrying such goods, but military supplies going to the rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine. (Bloomberg)

Washington's primary is already in the books, but many other states are awaiting voting results today. (NBC)
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