News you missed overnight
SPOKANE, Wash. — Happy mid-week! Today begins our warm up. We’re headed for a high of 60 today and low 70s for this weekend. If you’re getting ready for Bloomsday, expect some beautiful running/walking/jogging weather!
Spokane firefighters are working right now to put out a large fire at an abandoned building in east Spokane. It was reported around 4:00 a.m. in the old Tormino’s Sash and Glass building, which burned in 2017. When firefighters got there this morning, the flames were described as ‘massive.’ Read what we know here.
WikiLeaks’ co-founder Julian Assange appeared in a London courtroom overnight where he was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in the UK in 2012. The 47-year-old was found guilty of breaching the Bail Act last month after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he spent seven years claiming asylum. The UK will now decide whether to extradite Assange to the US to face charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system. He faces up to five years in a US prison if convicted.
Attorney General William Barr is set to be grilled on Capitol Hill this morning. Yesterday, reports surfaced that said Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote a letter to the AG voicing concern that his four-page summary of Mueller’s investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.” Democrats are now accusing Barr of attempting to shape the public’s perception of the report before its release. Barr is set to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow.
Chaos continues to unfold in Venezuela, where the opposition leader is trying to lead a government takeover. The U.S. and 53 other countries back Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader and support his movement to oust current socialist President Nicolas Maduro. So far, Maduro and the military are not backing down as violence plays out in the streets.
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