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U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:57
District Judge Lee Yeakel said the so-called "ambulatory surgical center requirement" was unjust because it placed an undue burden on women by reducing the number of clinics where they could seek abortions and the regulations had no compelling public health interests. "The court concludes, after examining the act and the context in which it operates, that the ambulatory-surgical center requirement was intended to close existing licensed abortion clinics," Yeakel wrote in the decision. The requirement was to have gone into effect on Sept. 1. Under it, clinics would have had to meet a set of building standards ranging from widening halls to having facilities for certain surgeries that abortion rights advocates said were unnecessary, especially when an abortion is medically induced.

Tony Stewart Says Kevin Ward Jr.’s Death Will Affect Him Forever

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:50
After nearly three weeks without speaking publicly, Tony Stewart suggested returning to Nascar competition would best help him cope with the death of Kevin Ward Jr.






White Pass - 8/29/2014 4:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:49
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 4:28:32 PM

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 - 8/29/2014 4:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:49
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 4:26:10 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/29/2014 4:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:49
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 4:25:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/29/2014 4:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:49
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 4:24:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/29/2014 4:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 4:31:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Traffic Delayed

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Eastbound motorists are experiencing traffic backups and added travel time due to higher traffic volumes associated with holiday travel.Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Little girl’s bad breath cured by nose spray

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:48
Cures for bad breath and swishing sound in eyes are discussed.

Ecuador to bring in digital currency

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:44
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge OKs Portland police use-of-force reforms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:44
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge accepted a settlement on Friday between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with mentally ill people.

Swirls of Dust and Drama, Punctuating Life in the Southwest

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:42
Children, drivers and other residents have learned how to prepare for huge dust storms, sometimes called haboobs, that can turn day into night in seconds.






Making houses out of mushrooms

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:37
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes
Categories: BBC World News

Chelsea Clinton to Leave Well-Paid NBC News Job

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:35
Ms. Clinton said she would step down from the $600,000-a-year position to focus on philanthropic work at her family’s foundation.






EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.

Jesus Montero’s season over after altercation with scout in Boise

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:29
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team is disappointed in Jesus Montero and scout Butch Baccala, who were involved in an altercation Thursday night in Boise. Montero’s season is finished, Zduriencik said Friday.

Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:27
A federal judge in Austin, Tex., blocked a stringent new rule on Friday that would have forced more than half of the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.






UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:23

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. It was unclear if the men were connected to an armed group that, the United Nations said, detained more than 40 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a "period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces," the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. ( AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.


Military Guns Missing From Police Agencies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:18
The guns-drawn streets of Ferguson jolted America awake to the militarization of the nation's police. Local cops, often untrained in military tactics, may be carrying assault rifles used by our Marines and even Special Forces, using surplus weaponry don..

Purchased pie crust could void woman's blue-ribbon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Linda Horton is picky about the ingredients in her prize-winning buttermilk pie. That's what led her to use a store-bought crust before dropping off her entry to be judged at the Kentucky State Fair.

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:17

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, the Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic is photographed in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.