Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deferred entering a plea this morning against charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, after he allegedly deserted his unit in 2009 and was then held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years. Bergdahl was arraigned at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and made his first appearance before a judge.
In a new report, Idaho scored three out of 10 on key indicators related to infectious disease prevention, detection and response. The state tied with six others for the lowest score. The report, "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases," was produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health.
The National Weather Service in Spokane issued another winter storm warning Monday — up to 8 inches of snow are expected by this morning and another 2 to 4 inches tonight. When asked for details on the weather between now and Christmas, meteorologist Randy Mann said “Snow. In one word, snow. We have more storms coming.”