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North Korea releases American, raising hope for Bae

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 19 min ago
The move raised hope for the release of two other Americans, including Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood man who has been detained for almost two years.

S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 20 min ago
South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius gets 5-year prison sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 26 min ago
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from a sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal. He will have to serve 10 months in prison before he is eligible to be moved to house arrest, legal analysts say.

Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 27 min ago
With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.

Noche Flamenca troupe puts a Spanish spin on Greek tragedy

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 28 min ago
The acclaimed Noche Flamenca troupe unveils its flamenco treatment of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” at Meany Hall at the University of Washington Oct. 23-25, 2014.

Gun-rights activist pushes I-591 to curb background checks

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 29 min ago
Gun-rights activist Alan Gottlieb is leading efforts to pass I-591 to bar the state from enacting gun-purchase background-check laws. If it passes along with I-594, which would expand background checks, the issue could go to the courts.

Arena backer Hansen gives $20k to Seattle bus measure

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 29 min ago
Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager who proposes a sports arena in Sodo, has donated $20,000 to support Seattle Proposition 1, a tax and car-fee increase for city bus service.

White Pass - 10/21/2014 9:02:07 PM

White Pass Report - 3 hours 34 min ago
White Pass US12
10/21/2014 9:02:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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 - 10/21/2014 9:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - 3 hours 34 min ago
Satus Pass US97
10/21/2014 9:01:10 PM

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 - 10/21/2014 9:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - 3 hours 34 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
10/21/2014 9:04:37 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Blewett Pass - 10/21/2014 9:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - 3 hours 34 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
10/21/2014 9:14:51 PM

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 - 10/21/2014 9:08:22 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 3 hours 34 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/21/2014 9:08:22 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Conditions:
Rock blasting related closures scheduled for Thursday night, starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures, there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 at the summit or westbound past milepost 70 near Easton. This work is weather dependent and will be subject to change.

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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 39 min ago

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. International pressure on North Korea began to mount early this year, when a groundbreaking U.N. report by a commission of inquiry laid out widespread abuses, including a harsh system of political prison camps of up to 120,000 people. The commission head, Michael Kirby, said the country's human rights situation "exceeds all others in duration, intensity and horror." Now the European Union and Japan have teamed up on a demand for the Security Council, the U.N.'s most powerful body, to follow the commission of inquiry's advice and refer North Korea's situation to the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."


Seahawks fan finds himself in a house divided

Seattle Seahawks - 3 hours 44 min ago
Not only does Patrick DeLorenzo live in 49ers country, but the pastoral associate is the only Seahawks fan among his wife and their four children.
Categories: Sports Center

About New York: Despite de Blasio’s Promise, Marijuana Arrests Persist in New York

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:55
A report showed that misdemeanor arrests for marijuana possession were about as frequent as last year, and that many involved “openly displaying” minuscule amounts of pot.






Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dead at 88

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:53
By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, died on Tuesday at age 88. The Dallas Morning News reported that Hunt died at an assisted-living center in Dallas suffering from dementia and cancer. Hunt's sister-in-law, Nancy Hunt, confirmed the death on Tuesday night. Hunt, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on Feb. 22, 1926, was one of seven children in the "first family" of H.L. ...

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

BBC World News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:35
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Categories: BBC World News

Giants beat Royals in World Series opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:25
San Francisco wins World Series opener 7-1 after scoring three runs in first inning and making Royals’ playoff mojo vanish.

US Marine held for Philippine murder

BBC World News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:22
A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.
Categories: BBC World News

Huskies’ missed tackles were costly in loss to Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:16
Washington missed 30 tackles Saturday in its loss at Oregon, the most the Huskies have had in a game all season. The Huskies will hope to do better Saturday night against Arizona State.