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Outlook for Medicare Trust Fund Improves, Though Shortfall Looms, Report Finds

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Spending on hospital care was lower than expected, but trustees say Medicare and Social Security funds need shoring up.

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Draw the Real World’s Attention

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 11 min ago
Even as they fight sports betting, pro leagues are viewing websites that have whittled fantasy seasons down to a single day as potentially important to their future.

Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 12 min ago

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88 percent despite weeks of vigorous campaigning by opponents ahead of a November referendum on the issue, a poll released on Monday showed. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, did not specifically ask about the ballot measure but indicated support was well beyond the 60 percent threshold needed for the constitutional amendment to become law. A Quinnipiac poll in May also found that 88 percent of voters backed legalizing marijuana for medical use, up from 82 percent in November 2013. The Florida Sheriffs Association launched its campaign against medical marijuana in April.


Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 13 min ago

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.


Alleged hospital shooter arraigned on murder charges

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 14 min ago

Doctor in hospital shooting shares photos of recoveryAction News has learned that alleged Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital shooter Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday night.


Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

BBC World News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
Categories: BBC World News

Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

BBC World News - 2 hours 18 min ago
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
Categories: BBC World News

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

BBC World News - 2 hours 25 min ago
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" has received a mixed response from campaigners.
Categories: BBC World News

European Museums Straining Under Weight of Popularity

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 30 min ago
Visitors from all over are lining up at the Louvre, the Vatican and the Uffizi, posing problems for institutions trying to balance accessibility with art preservation.

Storms leave thousands without power

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 32 min ago

Storms leave thousands without powerSevere weather knocked out power to some in our region overnight.


CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage

BBC World News - 2 hours 33 min ago
How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage
Categories: BBC World News

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 37 min ago
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews increased containment Monday on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California, and officials discussed the possibility of lifting evacuation orders for at least some of the roughly 1,200 people affected.

Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 38 min ago

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday July 22, 2014, a missing person poster of Abigail Hernandez displayed in a storefront window in North Conway, N.H., shows Hernandez has been found. Hernandez, 15, returned home nine months after vanishing on her way home from high school. But the happy ending did not put an end to the mystery of where she was, who she was with and just what happened to her. (AP Photo)NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.


White Pass - 7/28/2014 8:41:48 AM

White Pass Report - 2 hours 41 min ago
White Pass US12
7/28/2014 8:41:48 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 7/28/2014 8:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - 2 hours 41 min ago
Satus Pass US97
7/28/2014 8:26:10 AM

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 - 7/28/2014 8:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 2 hours 41 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
7/28/2014 8:25:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 7/28/2014 8:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 2 hours 41 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
7/28/2014 8:24:09 AM

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 - 7/28/2014 8:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 2 hours 41 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/28/2014 8:31:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Monday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed 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. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.

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2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 43 min ago

Richard Starchia pays his respects Monday, July 28, 2014, at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people in Philadelphia. Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday.


Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 45 min ago

ADDS NAME OF LAWYER - Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, with his attorney Henry W. Asbill, left, arrive at the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014, on the first day of jury selection in the corruption trial of McDonnell and his wife in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.