City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy: It is the largest American city ever to do so; its creditors are not happy. Neither are unions:
"Apparently Governor Snyder and Kevyn Orr want Detroit’s public service workers to rely on their children for food and shelter, or have to work until they die," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Charges Filed Against Marysville Man in Drive-by Shooting That Killed 15-Year-Old: Molly Conley, a Blanchet freshman, was walking with friends in Lake Stevens in June when she was shot in the neck and died. Now Erick N. Walker, 27, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of drive-by shooting in Snohomish County Superior Court.
Turns Out He Didn't Exactly Get Permission: The police tactical photographer who released dramatic photos of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in response to the Rolling Stone cover has been relieved of duty.
Culprit in the Death of 23 Schoolchildren May Have Been Found: An official in the eastern Indian state of Bihar reports, "Circumstantial evidence suggests that cooking oil was kept in a container which was previously used to store pesticides or insecticides." Children fell violently ill after eating free school lunches on Wednesday.
Is a Malaria Drug to Blame? Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who was found guilty of murdering 16 Afghan civilians, will be sentenced for the crimes on August 19. But a recent FDA notification hints at a connection to a controversial malaria drug with links to psychotic behavior.
Near-Drowning at Green Lake: A 19-year-old man is hospitalized after two other swimmers pulled him out of the lake last night. Firefighters on scene did 12 minutes of continual chest compressions to get a pulse.
Good-bye, Window Stickers! Now you can pay for street parking in downtown Seattle with your phone.
Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Victims to Wed: On the anniversary of the shooting.
Scientists Study How to Counteract Unconscious Racial Biases: Most effective? Providing study participants with "counterstereotypical messages."
Full-Time Park Rangers in Cal Anderson Park: CHS Blog reports. Rangers are set to be in Cal Anderson seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.