Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dolezal on Today show, WSU suspends frat and other news to start your day

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 9:16 AM

Stuck in Spokane
Anthony Garver, the man who escaped from Western State Hospital before he was captured north of Spokane on Friday, will stay in Spokane County Jail for the time being.  (KREM)

WSU fraternity suspended
Washington State University's Interfraternity Council suspended the Washington Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity for undisclosed reasons. The fraternity has been under investigation by the IFC for several weeks. (KHQ)

Bread, milk and pot
More money was spent on marijuana in Spokane County last year than on bread, milk or wine, according to the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board and a survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Spokesman-Review)

Chill out, weather forecasts
The National Weather Service will stop issuing forecasts in all capital letters. The agency starting using all caps in 1849 and tried phasing out the practice 20 years ago, but the old equipment only recognized upper-case letters. On May 11, that will change, and people will no longer feel like every forecast IS A REALLY BIG DEAL. 

Read the fine print
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that Goldman Sachs would pay $5.1 billion to settle claims that it misled mortgage bond investors during the financial crisis. But buried in the fine print are provisions that allow Goldman Sachs to pay as much as $1 billion less than that figure, and that's before tax benefits. (New York Times)

The more you know
The Zika virus, which experts have linked to premature birth, eye problems and other neurological conditions, is scarier than initially thought, according to the CDC. (CNN)

Rachel Dolezal is still Rachel Dolezal
Rachel Dolezal appeared on the Today show and said she does not have any regrets about letting people believe she was born black. "I'm still me," she said. She also mentioned writing a book, said she wants to get back into teaching and is "ready to move on." If you are not so ready, go ahead and watch the interview below. 

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