MORNING BRIEFING: Cops shoot an unarmed man, Nicki Minaj backs Romney (maybe) and Avatar 4 will be a prequel

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Around Here

If the lightning doesn't get you, the firebugs will (KXLY)

And if the firebugs don't, Statewide gas prices (Over $4?!! but lower in Spokane) will (KHQ)

At this point, Paul Ryan is just hoping there's something left for he and his buddy Mitt. (KREM) 

Oh, and in case you missed it on Saturday: the Sheriff's Department shot and killed an unarmed man. (S-R)

Out There

China's heir apparent is AWOL ... or disappeared??!!?!!? Plum gone, in any event (NYT)

Todd Akin's dumb ass might hold the key to Republican control of the senate (WaPost) 

Romney having a tough time in battleground states (WSJ) and it's unclear how much Nicki Minaj can help (WaPost)

James Cameron says Avatar 4 will be a prequel, obviously (Vulture) 

Moment of Zen

Wish these guys would police the crosswalks of spokane

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