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Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 50 min ago
Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

Slain American journalist remembered as driven

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 51 min ago

Diane and John Foley talk to reporters after speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son, James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.


Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 51 min ago
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 53 min ago

 US won't stop confronting Islamic StatePresident Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq.


Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 53 min ago

 Video blackouts impede baseball onlineLA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.


Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

People watch a fire burning from the Highway 41 overlook on the way north into Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The fire is burning north of the community. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.


Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 57 min ago

This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 photo provided by Riverside County Animal Control shows a bighorn sheep stuck in a canal near the Arnold Palmer course at the PGA West Country Club in La Qunita, Calif. Peninsula bighorn sheep, an endangered species, often roam onto golf courses to graze on soft grass. Animal Control Officer Kyle Stephens said the animal appeared lethargic and he could see hoof marks where the sheep had tried to pull himself out, but algae or moss made the sloped surface too slick to climb. Stephens used his control stick to loop one of the sheep’s horns and pulled the animal out. Its gender wasn't noted. (AP Photo/Riverside County Animal Control, Kyle Stephens)LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs.


Bail slashed in Nevada trespasser's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in a Nevada murder case has slashed bail from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man who shot and killed one unarmed trespasser and seriously wounded another at a home he owns in Sparks.

White Pass - 8/20/2014 11:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - 1 hour 59 min ago
White Pass US12
8/20/2014 11:03:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

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

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Satus Pass - 8/20/2014 11:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - 1 hour 59 min ago
Satus Pass US97
8/20/2014 11:05:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

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Stevens Pass - 8/20/2014 11:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 1 hour 59 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
8/20/2014 11:14:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/20/2014 11:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 1 hour 59 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
8/20/2014 11:13:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 8/20/2014 11:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 1 hour 59 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/20/2014 11:18:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Remembering James Foley, the journalist

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

Remembering James Foley, the journalist"It's part of the problem with the conflicts. We're not close enough to it and if reporters, if we don't try and get really close to what these guys... we don't understand the world essentially," said Foley.


Pennsylvania psychologist charged with sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 57 sec ago
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania psychologist was arrested on charges of sexual assault for treating patients with a special brand of "touching therapy" he practiced, the state attorney general said on Wednesday. Dr. Richard Lenhart, 53, of State College, Pennsylvania, sexually assaulted two female patients at his private practice under the guise of treatment and then billed insurers as if he had provided legitimate services, prosecutors said. The therapy allegedly included stroking, sexual contact and rubbing of genitals," according to a news release from state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. From 2008 to 2011, Lenhart submitted nearly 700 insurance claims seeking a total of more than $71,500 in reimbursement, falsely indicating he was rendering proper treatment, the attorney general’s office said.

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 1 min ago

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Bob Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early the 2015 season, according to Bowman. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.


8 homes destroyed, 1,500 threatened by wildfire

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 2 min ago

Firefighters extinguish a fire burning in a downed tree on the approach to Taylor Mountain a day after the Junction fire swept across Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.


UK launches hunt for man with British accent on beheading video

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago
By William James and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities launched a hunt on Wednesday for a man with an English accent who appeared in an Islamic State (IS) video purporting to show what Prime Minister David Cameron called the "barbaric and brutal" beheading of an American journalist. A masked IS jihadist, dressed in black, who stood next to a kneeling James Foley in the video released online spoke with what sounded like a London accent. The case had echoes of the brutal 2013 murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in a London street in broad daylight by two British Muslim converts, and of beheadings staged in the early years of the U.S.

Sept. trial likely for Miss. election challenge

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 4 min ago

Mark Garriga, left, and Phil Abernethy, co-counsel representing U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., listen to instructions from Judge Hollis McGehee during a status conference Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Laurel, Miss., on the lawsuit filed by State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, to overturn results of a Republican primary for U.S. Senate. McDaniel filed the lawsuit last week, challenging his loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 GOP primary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.


Obama: Foley video shocks the world

BBC World News - 2 hours 7 min ago
US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
Categories: BBC World News