Thursday, August 21, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: A new library checkout system, Ebola patients released and more details on James Foley's captivity

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM


The Spokane Public Library is getting a new automated checkout system. Eventually, library goers won't have the option of checking out materials with a staff member, meaning 10 library staffers could lose their jobs. (S-R) 

In a hand-written letter, a local inmate describes his alleged relationship with a Spokane deputy prosecutor as a "Cinderella story." (KREM)

A small acid spill closed a section of Wellesley Avenue for two hours on Wednesday morning. (KXLY)


American Ebola patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after doctors determined they no longer posed a risk to the public. (NBC)

The terror group ISIS reportedly wanted a multimillion dollar ransom from the United States in exchange for journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by an ISIS member in a YouTube video. (NYT)

A U.S. Special Ops force tried unsuccessfully to rescue Foley and other kidnapped Americans earlier this summer. (WaPo)
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