MORNING BRIEFING: Coal train hearings, new Twitter scandal and Iran on nukes



A Spokane Police officer temporarily lost his gun yesterday after he pulled it on a suspect sitting in a vehicle in North Spokane. When the suspect allegedly sped away, the gun was knocked out of the officer's hands and fell in the open window of the vehicle. The suspect was later arrested and the weapon recovered. (KREM)

Spokane Police warn of several recent child luring reports. (KXLY) 

Hundreds turn out for public hearing on coal train shipments through Spokane area. (S-R)


Former state Senate Democratic Campaign Committee official charged with embezzling $250,000 in campaign contributions for alcohol and gambling. (Seattle Times)

Popular New Jersey mayor Cory Booker caught in bizarre Twitter scandal with Portland stripper. (Oregonian)

Without a spending plan in place, many federal agencies brace for possible government shutdown. (WaPost)


Iranian president wants a deal on nation's nuclear program. (BBC) Also, unlike his predecessor, he actually acknowledges and condemns the Holocaust. (NY Times)  

Apple's iOS 7 launch nearly broke the Internet as users scrambled for update. (LA Times)  

Blessing or cures: Man's stomach bacteria brews its own beer. (National Geographic)