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Food Safety in China Still Faces Big Hurdles

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:25
From factory inspections to product recalls, laboratory testing to prosecutions, China’s emergent food-quality apparatus has turned into reform on the fly, with ever-changing threats and setbacks.

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

New York City Asks Cultural Groups to Help Enhance Municipal IDs

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:16
Cultural institutions have been invited to offer benefits to New York municipal ID cardholders, part of an effort to expand use of the new cards beyond undocumented immigrants.

Colorado theater gunman's lawyers challenge firearms analysis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:08

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers defending accused theater gunman James Holmes challenged the reliability of firearms analysis on Wednesday, despite conceding that their client was solely responsible for the 2012 massacre that killed 12 moviegoers. In a hearing before Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour, public defenders sought to have expert ballistics testimony precluded from the onetime neuroscience graduate student's murder trial. Dale Higashi, an agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said all the bullet fragments and shell casings that he analyzed from the crime scene could be traced to three of the weapons belonging to Holmes. Defense lawyers argued that firearms analysis is subjective, and not based on quantifiable scientific fact.


Civilians as Human Shields? Gaza War Intensifies Debate

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:00
Israel said it takes precautions to avoid killing civilians, but has also accepted as inevitable that there will be large numbers of civilian casualties when it strikes at certain targets.

Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:59
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
Categories: BBC World News

Slow public alert on Williston fire raises concern

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:56

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — When Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air.


Control of Senate May Hinge on Georgia Race

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:55
After David Perdue’s victory in the Republican primary, he will face off against the Democrat Michelle Nunn in what many in both parties see as a race crucial to gaining a majority in the Senate.

White Pass - 7/23/2014 6:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:48
White Pass US12
7/23/2014 6:27:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/23/2014 6:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:48
Satus Pass US97
7/23/2014 6:21:57 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/23/2014 6:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:48
Stevens Pass US2
7/23/2014 6:35:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/23/2014 6:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:48
Blewett Pass US97
7/23/2014 6:25:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/23/2014 6:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/23/2014 6:20:51 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting cancelled Wednesday July 23. Thursday at 7:30 a.m. l-90 will be closed eastbound near Denny Creek, milepost 47, west of the summit, . for tree removal. The highway is estimated to be closed for about an hour-and-a-half. The westbound lanes will not be impacted. Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 8 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek.

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Minor injuries after Alaska tourist train derails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:45
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, injuring up to a dozen passengers.

November Project brings fun, FREE workouts to Philly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:45

November Project brings fun, FREE workouts to PhillyDozens of people file into Franklin field every Friday morning, and before their workout gets started everyone is instructed to greet the person next to them with a hug.


Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:44

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of IsraelThe FAA has extended the ban on US airline flights to Israel for "up to an additional 24 hours."


Washington's Worst Fires in History Take Nasty Turn

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:42
The worst wildfires in Washington state history are being complicated by intense thunderstorms that could make matters even worse.

Syria deaths mount as world looks on

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:40
Fighting continues, as Syria's Assad strengthens his position
Categories: BBC World News

Sports of The Times: Track Team Is Peerless and, Seemingly, Ageless

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:39
Five men set world records in three relay events last weekend because, according to USA Track & Field, they were the first team of nonagenarians to compete in a relay at an official meet.

A Celebrity’s Welcome in Italy for de Blasio

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:36
Mayor Bill de Blasio was treated to a rock star’s reception in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, the birthplace of his maternal grandfather, where he was awarded honorary citizenship.