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Inmate freed in landmark capital punishment case in Illinois

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:16
Alstory Simon’s confession gained world attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter’s release less than 48 hours before he was to be executed for a double murder.

5 things you need to know Friday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:13

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Seahawks need to find fun again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:13
For all the sophisticated analysis about the Seahawks’ struggles, a portion of their problems is rather simple. They haven’t been loose. The Percy Harvin debacle weighed heavily on them. The scrutiny has bothered them. They weren’t used to the limelight being so harsh.

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in eye of MLS playoff storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:12
Stefen Frei, like Sounders goalkeepers before him, knows all eyes will be on him as his team enters the MLS playoffs. But with Seattle the top seed, the pressure could be intense.

Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:06

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.


White Pass - 10/30/2014 8:07:23 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:04
White Pass US12
10/30/2014 8:07:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Satus Pass - 10/30/2014 8:12:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:04
Satus Pass US97
10/30/2014 8:12:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/30/2014 8:02:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:04
Stevens Pass US2
10/30/2014 8:02:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/30/2014 8:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:04
Blewett Pass US97
10/30/2014 8:04:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/30/2014 8:01:00 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/30/2014 8:01:00 PM

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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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VIDEO: Timeline of Eric Frein manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

 Timeline of Eric Frein manhuntAfter a nearly seven week manhunt, accused cop killer Eric Frein was captured by federal marshals in an abandoned airport hangar in Tannersville, Pa.


Rain could complicate USC's plan against Washington State

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01
The last time USC played on wet turf it did not end well for the Trojans.

Police: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedPennsylvania State Police confirm they have captured Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a trooper last month.


Hisashi Iwakuma is coming back to Mariners for 2015

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01
Hardly a surprise, but his contract option was automatically exercised at $7 million.
Categories: Sports Center

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00
Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

Eric Frein, Suspect in Pennsylvania Trooper’s Death, Is Captured After 7-Week Manhunt

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:55
Mr. Frein had eluded capture since one Pennsylvania state trooper was killed and another was wounded on Sept. 12.






Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:48

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.


Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:30
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:23
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. general said Thursday. Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, the Pentagon's F-35 program chief, told reporters the Air Force was counting on training experienced A-10 mechanics to help reach the total 1,100 mechanics needed to declare that the F-35 had reached "initial operational capability" or IOC. ...

VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:21
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.
Categories: BBC World News