News you missed overnight
SPOKANE, Wash. — Welcome to a new week! For all you Bloomies out there, welcome to recovery day. If you need a little Monday morning pick-me-up, check out this forecast! Hint: expect 70s all week.
Here are some headlines you may have missed overnight:
Late last night, the White House made a surprise announcement that an aircraft carrier– the USS Abraham Lincoln– and a bomber task force were being deployed to the Middle East in response to unspecified “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.” U.S. officials say there are “clear indications” Iran was planning an attack on U.S. forces.
The president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, heads to prison today and he won’t be the only inmate who’s had his name in the headlines. Cohen will be incarcerated at Otisville, a minimum-security prison camp in New York which was once ranked as one of ‘America’s 10 Cushiest Prisons.’ His fellow inmates will include “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, serving time for tax fraud, and Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland, who’s serving a six-year sentence.
If you weren’t keeping up with our Bloomsday coverage yesterday, here are the headlines:
A 22-year-old Tanzanian man won the men’s elite race for his second time in three years, finishing the 7.45 mile course in 34 minutes and 48 seconds.
The women’s wheelchair race champion set a new record. Susannah Scaroni, who grew up in Tekoa, became the first female wheelchair racer to finish in under a half hour, clocking in at 29 minutes and 54 seconds.
This guy ran the 12k barefoot. For his sixth time. Hats of to you, Bill the Barefoot Bloomie.
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