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Blewett Pass - 11/7/2014 10:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:52
Blewett Pass US97
11/7/2014 10:55:11 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry

Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/7/2014 10:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/7/2014 10:48:41 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Overcast skies

Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:52
The man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street this week and taking her to Maryland has a history of violence, choking his ex-wife a decade ago and abducting a 16-year-old Virginia girl just last month with the intention of killing her, authorities say.

Man charged with killing California couple, young sons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:47

Handout photo of Charles Ray Merritt as he is taken into custody by San Bernardino County SheriffBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lone suspect has been arrested and charged with four counts of murder in the slaying of a couple and their two young sons whose skeletal remains were found buried last year in the California desert, police and prosecutors said on Friday. The accused, Charles "Chase" Merritt, was described as a business associate of the father, Joseph McStay, whose family was reported missing in February 2010 from their Southern California home, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. ...

Senators Call for Criminal Inquiry Into Takata Airbag Testing Allegations

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:46
The senators were responding to a New York Times article quoting former employees of the company who said Takata discounted airbag safety issues.

Mariners lose 13 minor leaguers to free agency

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:46
The Mariners have 13 players minor league players reach free agency today. Baseball America has the list for all teams in the big leagues. No real surprises here. Moises Hernandez, the brother of Felix Hernandez, is planning on retiring.

High court to hear health law case

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:44
The US Supreme Court agrees to hear a second legal challenge to President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law.
Categories: BBC World News

Volunteers keep aging WWII planes flying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:43

Retired World War II bombardier Robert Scroggins, 92, stands in front of a B-17 bomber “Aluminum Overcast,” Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Keeping the old warbirds in the air is an unusual challenge for crews who maintain the planes that are currently touring the Southeast. "I'm excited to fly in a plane where I'm not being shot at," Scroggins said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — World War II veterans are aging, and so are the airplanes they flew.

Mexico reopens bidding on high-speed rail project

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:42
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto has canceled a $3.7 billion high-speed rail concession granted this week to a Chinese-led consortium amid criticisms that it was the only bidder.

NYC man gets prison for killing wife, 2 toddlers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:37
NEW YORK (AP) — A man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in a rage triggered by jealousy and then killing their two toddlers.

National Guard names 2 killed in copter crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:36

A coroners van drives toward the crash siteBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two chief warrant officers were killed when their Apache attack helicopter crashed during a training mission near the Boise airport, the Idaho Army National Guard said Friday.

Five Questions, Five Answers: New York Giants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:31
Its time for our weekly Five Questions, Five Answers look at Seattle's upcoming opponent.

Seahawks Friday morning links and notes: A couple updates from the Pete Carroll show

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:31
We'll start with a few notes from Pete Carroll's weekly Friday morning radio show on KIRO-FM, 97.3.
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:31
Here's some video of Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett talking to the media Thursday:
Categories: Sports Center

YouTube amends copyright form after German dispute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:27
BERLIN (AP) — YouTube has amended a form used to resolve copyright disputes after the operators of a German web channel received death threats.

Suit: Bad meatloaf killed ex-WVa delegate, husband

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:25
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit blames a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband.

Ohio man killed in pin-setting machine at bowling alley

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:16
By Kim Palmer (Reuters) - An Ohio man was trapped and killed at a bowling alley near Cincinnati when his clothing got caught in a pin-setting machine that he was repairing and he was pulled into the mechanism, police said on Friday. David Geiger, 53, was pronounced dead on Thursday at the Northwest Lanes bowling alley in Fairfield, Ohio, authorities said. "It appears he was trying to release a stuck ball and a piece of clothing got caught on one of the moving parts and essentially pulled him into the mechanism," Fairfield Police Chief Michael Dickey said. ...

Added jobs point to firmer U.S. spending despite weak wage growth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the American worker, sluggish pay increases have been a hallmark of the recovery from recession, and October was no exception. But it's also the case that an acceleration in hiring has made the total bill companies pay in wages grow more swiftly, which is a positive sign for consumer spending because it's putting more money in the pockets of households. Total payments to workers whose main job wasn't management rose 5.1 percent in October from the same month a year earlier, Labor Department data showed on Friday. ...

First Draft: Ed Gillespie, Republican Challenger for Senate in Virginia, Concedes

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:15
Mr. Gillespie said the the gap of 16,700 votes was too great to make up in a recount.

U.S. labor market tightens, but wages still anemic

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 03:14

Jobseekers wait to talk to a recruiter at the Colorado Hospital Association's health care career event in DenverBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a steady clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strengthening labor market, wage growth remained tepid, suggesting little need for the Federal Reserve to hurry to start lifting interest rates. Employers added 214,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent from 5. ...