MORNING HEADLINES: Invasion of the animals

A slower, lazier Hitchcock The 6700 block of South Regal has been overrun by turkeys. That's pretty much all you need to know. (KXLY)

The squirrels... they're getting smarter An area boy is deathly allergic to peanuts. But neighborhood squirrels keep leaving him little peanuty gifts in his yard. Nefarious. (KXLY)

This is a family town For a long while, Spokane has been riding the momentum of that one "Top 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family" Reader's Digest article from a decade ago. Now we have a more recent award to brag about: We're number seven in Parenting Magazine's Best Cities for Families. (KREM)

Coincidence? Remember that Aryan lawyer accused of taking out a hit on his wife and mother-and-law? They found an explosive pipe bomb attached to the bottom of his wife's SUV 45 minutes before he plead not guilty. (SR)

Not very neighborly Iraq has Iran. Afghanistan has Pakistan. Intelligent officials suspect militants from Pakistan have been coordinating attacks in Afghanistan, especially against Indian targets. As if Afghanistan didn't have enough violence on its own. (NYT)