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Former mob boss' son convicted of financial fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:35
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former Philadelphia mob boss and another reputed mob associate were convicted Thursday of federal fraud charges for taking over a Texas-based mortgage company and then plundering its assets to buy homes, luxury cars and even a yacht.

5 things to know about captive marine mammals

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:30
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has faced criticism over its treatment of its captive killer whales since the release of the highly-critical documentary, "Blackfish," last year.

Hearing for dad whose toddler died in hot SUV

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:26
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Scores of reporters and some curious members of the public gathered Thursday at a courthouse in suburban Atlanta for the hearing of a man charged with murder in his 22-month-old son's death in a hot SUV.

Police ID suspect in theft of umpire's wallet

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:25

Police ID suspect in theft of umpire's walletThe Hatfield Township Police Department has identified the suspect wanted in the theft of a baseball umpire's wallet.


Bits Blog: London Transport Regulator Says Uber Can Legally Operate

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:23
The decision follows protests by thousands of taxi drivers in Europe, who contend that the start-up’s technology does not comply with local rules and that the company evades taxes.






About the marine mammal calculations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Associated Press calculated annual survival rates and life expectancy averages for four species of marine mammals at more than 170 parks and aquariums in the United States. The species — killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions and beluga whales — are among the most popular marine mammals kept in captivity at U.S facilities.

California wildfire grows, makes runs overnight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:20
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A stubborn wildfire in rural Northern California's Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation those living in 200 others, but so far is not posing a threat to its world famous vineyards.

White Pass - 7/3/2014 8:48:50 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:14
White Pass US12
7/3/2014 8:48:50 AM

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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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Satus Pass - 7/3/2014 8:56:47 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:14
Satus Pass US97
7/3/2014 8:56:47 AM

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Stevens Pass - 7/3/2014 8:52:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:14
Stevens Pass US2
7/3/2014 8:52:40 AM

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Blewett Pass - 7/3/2014 8:43:02 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:14
Blewett Pass US97
7/3/2014 8:43:02 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 7/3/2014 8:51:54 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/3/2014 8:51:54 AM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Movie Review: ‘Life Itself,’ Reminiscences of Roger Ebert

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:10
The documentary “Life Itself” is a warts-and-all portrait of Roger Ebert, the most famous and affectionately regarded of American movie critics.

Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:00

This is the Weather Underground U.S. national forecast for Friday, July 4, 2014, Hurricane Arthur will be off the coast of North Carolina, producing showers and thunderstorms from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the Gulf Coast. The Great Lakes and West Coast will be mainly dry. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.


US details military role in Somalia

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:59
The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia, the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.
Categories: BBC World News

Auctioneer: Rachel Mellon sales could bring $100M

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:58

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 1964, file photo, philanthropist Paul Mellon, of Virginia, his wife, Rachel Bunny Mellon, left, and stepdaughter Eliza Lloyd appear at a preview of the Mellon’s collection of English Art at the Royal Academy in London. Sotheby's, which is auctioning some 2,000 objects from Mellon's estate this fall, estimates the paintings, jewelry, furniture and decorative objects could bring over $100 million. Mellon died March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Property from the estate of noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is going on the auction block this fall.


Ohio conjoined brothers marking a milestone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:55
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio brothers hoping to be recognized later this year as the world's oldest conjoined twins plan to celebrate this week as they hit a milestone they've been looking forward to for years.

UK airports 'normal' after warning

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:52
UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.
Categories: BBC World News

Bouchard to face Kvitova in final

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:51
Eugenie Bouchard is Canada's first Grand Slam singles finalist at Wimbledon, where she will face Petra Kvitova on Saturday.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq denies Saudi border withdrawal

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:49
Iraqi officials deny troops have withdrawn from the Saudi border, amid reports that 30,000 Saudi reinforcements have been deployed there.
Categories: BBC World News