MORNING BRIEFING: Child molesting sentences, superstorms and lion cubs

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The wife of troubled developer Greg Jeffreys would rather you didn’t know part of the allegedly stolen money came from federal stimulus funds. (S-R)

A former Othello teacher was sentenced to a year in jail and sex offender treatment for molesting a 10-year-old student. (KXLY)

A former WSU political science professor was sentenced to up to five years for sexually assaulting a teen. (AP)

The No on 522 campaign has raised more money than any other initiative campaign in Washington state history. (Inlander)

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It’s been a year since Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction on the East Coast; some places have recovered and some really haven’t. (Atlantic In Focus)

And now a huge Atlantic storm is battering northern Europe, with at least 12 people dead. (BBC)

A federal judge struck down parts of the restrictive new abortion law in Texas. The state attorney general has already appealed. (Houston Chronicle)

A Colorado man getting a divorce says he converted $500,000 in life savings into gold and then threw it away to prevent his ex-wife from getting a penny. (Gazette, via Gawker)

Awww. Just try not to look at these adorable lion cubs in Oregon. (Oregonian)