MORNING BRIEFING: ISIS, Beyonce and the Mariners


A restroom blaze at Boulder Beach Water Park section of Silverwood forced staff to evacuate the premise Sunday afternoon. No one was injured but the fire is still under investigation. (KHQ)

It will take a little longer to get to the airport as U.S. Highway 2 is getting repaved this week. Enjoy. (S-R)

Controversial pastor Mark Driscoll steps away from his Mars Hill Church pulpit for six weeks. (Seattle Times)

The Mariners continue to prove they don’t suck by sweeping the Red Sox over the weekend in Boston; it is a first for the team franchise. (ST) Also, Friday's thrilling game proved why you never leave before the ninth inning is over. (

California Governor declares a state of emergency after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Napa County Sunday morning. Losses from the disaster could top $1 billion. (LA Times)

Michael Brown’s funeral is today. You can watch it live here. Really. (WaPo)

Naturally, Beyonce out-classes everyone at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, essentially performing her entire album. (Daily Beast)

ISIS seizes another Syrian military base over the weekend. (NYT)