MORNING BRIEFING: Area soldier killed, Oregon shooting and the World Cup


Justin Clouse, a 22-year-old U.S. Army soldier from the nearby town of Sprague, was one of five American troops killed in an apparent friendly fire airstrike. (S-R)

Investigators sorting out details after man stabbed with broken golf club in Spokane Valley. (KXLY)

Prosecutor says Seattle Pacific shooting suspect considered attacks on WSU or CWU instead. (AP via KREM)

National VA audit figures show nearly 1,600 local vets remain on waiting lists for appointments at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane. (Inlander)


A teen gunman killed one student and then himself Tuesday during a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, near Portland. (Oregonian)

A rafter died on the Salmon River in Idaho after the craft flipped. (AP)

New records say trucker on Skagit River Bridge thought collapse was just a bouncy trailer. (Seattle Times)


Secretary of Defense again defends deal to free Idaho’s Bergdahl before House committee. (NYTimes)

Economics professor upsets House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in primary. (WaPost)

Brazil “ready” for World Cup tournament, which starts tomorrow. (BBC)