by Ansel Herz
on Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM
California Earthquake: A 6.0 tremor injures 70 people, sparks fires, damages buildings, and leave thousands without power in Napa.
It Ain't What It Used to Be: Ross Reynolds talks to Amin Ghaziani, the author of "There Goes the Gayborhood?" about the changing demographics of Capitol Hill.
Vigil for Dead Elephant at Woodland Park Zoo: "Everything about the zoo environment is unnatural and unhealthy for elephants," Alyne Fortgang, a member of Friends of Woodland Park Zoo, told KOMO. "Captivity-induced ailments caused her to die young." The elephant, Watoto, was 45. Brendan wrote about the dispute between activists and the zoo, which denies any wrongdoing, over the elephants last month.
Green Lake Man: Finds $10,000 worth of heroin nestled in a neighborhood shrubbery, according to police.
Robert McCulloch is the St. Louis prosecutor who has not filed any charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Mike Brown.
The Afghan Election: Is irredeemably fraudulent, the New York Times reports. "The extent of the fraud has ensured that even if the process comes to a peaceful conclusion, the result will look less like an election correction than a brokered result." Sounds like Haiti.
Iraq: Car bombs killed 18 people in Kurdistan, the first major bombing there since last September. Meanwhile, 15,000 Shia Turkmen are under siege, like the Yazidis were, by Islamic State.
Ties That Bind: Forged and fraudulent documents are rife within the foreclosure industry, but the Justice Department has taken little action to hold banks accountable for them. Why? Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the department's criminal division, were partners for years at a high-powered law firm that represented Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo in foreclosure-related matters, Reuters finds. It's not clear whether either of them have recused themselves when the issue has come before the Justice Department.
Eric Garner: Thousands marched in NYC to demand justice for the man who died in a police chokehold on Staten Island. "Hands up, don't shoot," they chanted, and, "I can't breathe."