MORNING BRIEFING: Earthquake, fast-food robbery, avalanche on Everest



A McDonald’s was robbed in North Spokane — the third fast-food robbery in three days. Police have two people of interest in custody. (KREM)

A man was killed when his car crashed into a tree in Spokane Valley. (KHQ)

A Spokane company is entering the tablet computer market, an idea that evolved from a toy company. (S-R)

Idaho Transportation Department officials say trees were removed along the highway near Sandpoint for visibility and safety, not to make way for megaloads. But megaloads are likely to come through. (Bonner County Daily Bee/Cda Press)


An avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides preparing for peak climbing season. (NYT)

Literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at 87.

Chelsea Clinton and her husband are expecting their first child. (WaPo)

A massive earthquake struck southern Mexico. (CNN)

A man about to be hanged in Iran for a fatal stabbing was pardoned at the last moment by the victim’s mother. (Guardian)