- Coal giant Kinder Morgan announces it is dropping plans for a coal export terminal at the Port of St. Helens, making it another project that would have routed coal trains through Portland that has been scrapped.
- The FBI is asking for new surveillance powers in order to wiretap internet communications. Big news if not for the fact that the National Security Administration has been spying on people since 2001. A former FBI counterterrorism official recently appeared on CNN, as well and implied that all communication in America is intercepted and stored. Reports indicate that President Obama is ready to approve the new FBI powers.
- A report released by Canada’s conservative Macdonald-Laurier Institute warns of the possibility of an oncoming indigenous insurrection in the country.
- In Portland, the Nike store on Northeast MLK had a couple windows knocked out.
- Here’s a reportback from the May 6 hearing of Seattle May Day 2013 arrestees still in custody and facing serious charges.
- The death toll from last month’s garment factory collapse near Dhaka, Bangladesh, has now topped 800.
- Authorities are asking that someone receive and bury the body of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which has been in storage at a funeral home, requiring an expensive guard detail by state police.
- Extinctions: So long, and it’s been good to know ‘ya, three native Floridian butterfly species, the western black rhino, and Taiwan’s native clouded leopards.