MORNING BRIEFING: Arming Kurds, coffee stand robberies and a giant spider



Another week, another coffee stand robbery. Police are looking for a man they say robbed Walnut Street Perk and Bare Beans. (KXLY)

The Spokane City Council's newest member, Karen Stratton, owns a marijuana grow. (SR)

The owners of the Hitching Post in Coeur d'Alene have filed a lawsuit claiming that having to marry same-sex couples violates their constitutional rights. (CdA Press)

The Coeur d'Alene officer who shot Arfee got a pay cut. (AP via SR)


The U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies last night to Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS, a move opposed by U.S. ally Turkey. Turkey has since said it will also help the Kurds. (WSJ/NYT)

The World Health Organization says Nigeria is free of Ebola. (BBC)

The number of federal investigations into how colleges and universities handle reports of sexual assault has grown by 50 percent in the past six months. (WaPo)

Nope nope nope nope nope. A spider as big as a puppy. (USA Today)