MORNING BRIEFING: Shots fired, kitten rescued and the sweet resurrection of Twinkies



New race records make swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and then running 26.2 miles in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman look easy. Just kidding, it's still ridiculous. (S-R)

Spokane Police arrested a 27-year-old felon for allegedly firing several shots into the air outside Ugly Bettie's in downtown Spokane on Friday night. (KXLY)

Tiny, adorable kitten gets rescued from pipe in North Spokane on Saturday. (KHQ)


Stevens County authorities continue to search for a Colville man accused of killing his brother with a shotgun. (S-R)

National report shows Washington children still lagging in economic well-being after recession. (Seattle Times)

A look at the kingpin behind much of the Oregon drug trade. (Oregonian)


NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has started an international shell game, seeking asylum in multiple countries. He still seems to be in Moscow, Russia for now. (NY Times)

Nelson Mandela, former South African president, remains in critical condition with a lung infection. (BBC)

After a little friendly union busting, Hostess has announced the triumphant return of Twinkies — set to hit shelves July 15. (AP)