13-year-old Run Over By 12-Year-Old: The Vancouver, WA teen and veteran motorcycle racer died yesterday after being hit by another racer during a warm-up lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "He passed doing what he loved and had his go fast face on as he pulled onto the track," his dad posted on Facebook.
Several Aurora Motels Now For Sale: As part of a negotiated plea deal after the City Attorney's office filed 180 criminal charges against their owners.
Governor Christine Gregoire Heads to China: And she's packing tourism, education, and agricultural officials ready to woo Chinese leaders into investing in our local economy.
"The Good Guys Got Hit": Local man sprays an industrial can of pepper spray at Westboro Baptist Church extremists picketing the burial of a soldier, who are waving signs that read "Thank God for Dead Soldiers". However, he hits a small group of counter protesters instead and is promptly arrested.
I'm not saying he should "die," exactly: A senior rabbi working with the Israeli government announces that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas should "vanish," then name-drops the plague. Meanwhile, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C. this week for peace talks with Abbas.
On the 47th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech: Glenn Beck holds hysterical rally at Lincoln Monument, won't retract his comment that Obama is racist, but does admit that he's got "a big, fat mouth." At least he's not gunning for the presidency with what's-her-face.
On the Five-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: President Obama recommits federal aid to New Orleans, including $1.8 billion to rebuild schools.
Speaking of Katrina: Suicide rates in New Orleans are double what they were before the levees broke.
Rare Berry Scientists Vs. Russian Land Developers: The Russian government is poised to sell the land out from under the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, one of a few places in the world that tests how different strands of fruits and berries can survive severe climate changes.
Tennessee Mosque Site Set Ablaze: Currently under construction, some Nashville residents are protesting the mosque's zoning and parking; others say it'll be party central for terrorists.
The Emmys happened last night: Modern Family wins, Mad Men wins, Glee loses (but Jane Lynch wins, which is what's really important).
Golden Delicious: Mystery solved.