MORNING BRIEFING: Shootings, Louisiana blast, Colorado fires and human genes




A 31-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Spokane yesterday. Detectives are searching for a 19-year-old suspect. (KREM)

An Idaho State Police trooper killed a man in his late 20s near Lookout Pass during a struggle over a gun. (S-R)

Gail Gerlach, the Spokane man charged with first-degree manslaughter for shooting a man stealing his SUV, had his first court appearance and pleaded not guilty. (KXLY)

The Washington state attorney general is warning consumers that cars damaged on the East Coast last fall during Hurricane Sandy are showing up here. (AP via KHQ)


A fire broke out after an explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana. At least 30 people are reported injured. (CNN)

The Supreme Court rules that human genes can’t be patented. (NYT)

Thousands are fleeing from the wildfires in Colorado. (USA Today)

First Putin, now Rupert Murdoch is filing for divorce. And to think just two years ago his wife was defending him from shaving cream pies. (BBC)

Apple may start offering iPhones in more colors and sizes. (Reuters)

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