Washington grandmother fends off four-foot attacking river otter, saving 8 year old boy. http://t.co/W8KhR2jvee pic.twitter.com/7qge1kpJbs
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) August 5, 2014
Americans Don't Heart Their Congressperson: For the first time, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a majority of Americans don't approve of their congressional representative. Still, they have a brighter view of the Democratic Party (49 percent approval) than the GOP (35 percent approval).
General Dead: A man wearing an Afghan military uniform killed a high-ranking US general and wounded 15 other soldiers in Afghanistan. "One U.S. official said it is believed that the lone shooter was not an Afghan soldier, but somebody who acquired a uniform and managed to sneak on the base, though it is still under investigation," ABC News reports. [This item has been corrected; it originally said the 15 other soldiers were killed—but they weren't!]
Are You Freaked Out About Ebola? This dude says you are worried about the wrong virus, bro.
Because It's Delicious: The Washington Post wants to know, "Why do we still eat this way?"
Today You Should Vote in the Primary Election: If you haven't already, consult The Stranger's infallible, expletive-covered, fudge-dipped endorsements and cheat sheet. Or, if you're feeling independent, check out the Seattle Times endorsements of Republicans and opposition to funding parks! Meanwhile, Goldy explains why the anti-parks campaign is a conservative campaign.
Body-ody-ody Cams: Bellingham will slap them on cops. Some look like Google Glass.
Cyclist Hit: By a semi truck in Sodo and dragged down the street.
If You Want to Cross a Bridge, My Sweet, You've Got to Pay the Toll: And the toll attendees at the electronic-music festival Electric Zoo must pay, according to Gothamist, is watching this PSA about ecstacy:
That's exactly what MDMA is like, kids.