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Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:44

Surfers and rowers gather around a Hobie Cat catamaran off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. around 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur Hobie Alter. Hobie died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his Palm Desert, Calif. home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers)DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.


Syria-held French journalists freed

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:42
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 4/19/2014 2:22:07 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:40
White Pass US12
4/19/2014 2:22:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
WSDOT and contractor crews reduced US 12 to a single lane with alternating traffic near milepost 154, three miles east of White Pass Summit. A temporary traffic signal is guiding vehicles through a single-lane detour. Drivers will experience 10 to 15 minute delays during daylight hours.

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Satus Pass - 4/19/2014 2:30:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:40
Satus Pass US97
4/19/2014 2:30:53 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

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Stevens Pass - 4/19/2014 2:37:35 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:40
Stevens Pass US2
4/19/2014 2:37:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Advance notice that avalanche control work is planned for Sunday morning at 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Stevens Pass. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 58, near Scenic. Westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 64, near the Summit. Avalanche control work generally takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete. WSDOT will provide an update should an extended closure becomes necessary.

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Blewett Pass - 4/19/2014 2:36:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:40
Blewett Pass US97
4/19/2014 2:36:19 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/19/2014 2:28:13 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/19/2014 2:28:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Milepost 56 to 61, east of the summit, traffic revisions to build detours for use this construction season. Two lanes open eastbound until 8 p.m., westbound travel remains limited to a single lane. Drivers should prepare for up to 2 hours of added travel time until April 25. To minimize added travel time, drivers should be over the pass before 8 a.m., travel after 8 p.m., or consider alternate routes. After 8 p.m. travel will be limited to single lane both directions through the workzone.

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'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:37
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Prominent Pakistan journalist shot

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:36
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.
Categories: BBC World News

Japan to base troops near islands

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:29
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
Categories: BBC World News

Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:28
MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.

Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:24
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.
Categories: BBC World News

Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:15

This photo provided by The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota shows Julia Ponder, D.V.M., executive director of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, releasing a snowy owl Saturday April 19, 2014, just outside of Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota)SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers.


Northern coast lingcod fishery off to a great start

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 05:01
Here's a lingcod fishing report from Joey Lawrence of Big Salmon Fishing Resort in Neah Bay:

Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:59
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:48

This Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 photo shows unsold 2006 Ion coupes outside a Saturn dealership in the south Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. According to government documents released Saturday, April 19, 2014, General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 small cars for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, didn’t seek a recall of the Saturn Ion compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago, and even though it found 12 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.


Critic of Pakistani Military Wounded in Karachi Attack

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:43
The brother of the Pakistani journalist who was shot accused the chief of Pakistan’s intelligence service of being responsible for the attack.






Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

BBC World News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:41
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 4/19/2014 1:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:40
White Pass US12
4/19/2014 1:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
WSDOT and contractor crews reduced US 12 to a single lane with alternating traffic near milepost 154, three miles east of White Pass Summit. A temporary traffic signal is guiding vehicles through a single-lane detour. Drivers will experience 10 to 15 minute delays during daylight hours.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 4/19/2014 1:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:40
Satus Pass US97
4/19/2014 1:24:03 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

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