Rainy Day City #12 and 35: Seattle's first legal pot store opens today at noon.

Today in Israel vs. Palestine: Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, and is "preparing all options"—including a possible ground offensive—against Gaza militants.

Meanwhile in Iraq and Syria: "[T]he crises in both countries are blending into a combined regional disaster as ISIS now controls land on both sides of the border — opening the floodgates for weapons and fighters between Syria and Iraq," reports CNN.

High-Speed Thrill Ride Becomes Dangerous Endurance Test: "A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night," reports ABC News.

Good: "A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims," reports the Associated Press.

Bad: Rats filmed running around Wallingford QFC.

Today in the World Cup: Brazil vs. Germany in the semi-finals. 1 pm!

South Dakota Man Dies Doing What He Loved: Eating hot dogs as fast as possible.

Beast Mode in the Flesh: Marshawn Lynch poses nude for ESPN.

A Bad Sign for the Cupcake Industrial Complex: Chain cupcake store Crumbs closes all its stores.

Finally, in commemoration of today's legal pot sales in Washington State, here's a great weedy track from Washington State native Brandy Clark.