Friday, October 2, 2015

This morning's top headlines

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 9:36 AM

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In case you missed it at Inlander.com:

-Charges for men involved in attack on local transgender woman are dropped
-Q&A with Spokane's Interim Police Chief Rick Dobrow

A massacre on the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Oregon, left 10 people dead including the gunman.

Our nation continues to mourn as more news filters in about another mass shooting. A 26-year-old male, equipped with body armor, three handguns, and an assault rifle, killed nine and injured more yesterday. According to a father of one of the victims, the shooter asked students their religion before opening fire. (CNN)
Meanwhile, Eastern Washington University takes its own worse-case scenario drills seriously. (KXLY)
Also, an Oregon army veteran is recovering after his family said he rushed the gunman. (KREM)
President Obama addressed the nation. (Seattle Times)

The Taliban claims responsibility for shooting down a crashed plane in Afghanistan.
NATO has confirmed that 11 people, including six US soldiers, were killed in a C-130 military transport plane crash in Eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban, notorious for exaggerated battlefield claims, says they shot it down but NATO has not yet confirmed that.

Economy added 142,000 jobs in September and unemployment stays at 5.1 percent.
These numbers do fall short of what economists had predicted. Sectors that gained jobs were healthcare, business, retail and food services.

Spokane weekend weather: High is low-70s, low is low-40s


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