MORNING BRIEFING: Diamond Cup denied permit, Gary Stoddard recants confession, and why USA lost to Belgium




Looks like there won't be any hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer: Diamond Cup organizers were denied a water permit. (S-R)

Gary Stoddard, the Spokane man who confessed to shooting and killing his nephew's girlfriend,  recanted his statement in trial. (S-R)

Man steals tablet. Man takes selfies. Man gets caught. A true story. (KXLY)


The body of an abducted Palestinian teenager was found dead early this morning — a possible revenge killing for the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered last month. (NYT)

The Navy has named its first female four-star admiral, Adm. Michelle Howard. Yeah, progress! (USA Today)

Team USA was tragically defeated by Belgium yesterday in the World Cup. Here's what went wrong, according to data. (WaPo)

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