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Xbox gets Tomb Raider as exclusive

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:23
Microsoft reveals Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an exclusive for its Xbox platform despite Sony's PlayStation consoles enjoying stronger sales.
Categories: BBC World News

US defends Kerry Myanmar hotel stay

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:20
The US defends Secretary of State John Kerry's stay in a hotel owned by a man linked to Myanmar's ex-junta, saying it was not blacklisted.
Categories: BBC World News

What's a few days missed? Autumn absences often snowball

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:16
Students who frequently miss class do much worse than their peers academically. No surprise there. What’s astonishing is how early in the school year those patterns show up and, by extension, how quickly they could be addressed.

Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10

Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in SeptemberAtlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel says it will shut down in September after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court.


White Pass - 8/12/2014 6:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10
White Pass US12
8/12/2014 6:22:07 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 - 8/12/2014 6:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10
Satus Pass US97
8/12/2014 6:30:53 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 - 8/12/2014 6:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10
Stevens Pass US2
8/12/2014 6:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth. 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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Blewett Pass - 8/12/2014 6:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10
Blewett Pass US97
8/12/2014 6:36:19 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 - 8/12/2014 6:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/12/2014 6:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:08
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.
Categories: BBC World News

Minnesota, Wisconsin gubernatorial races to sharpen after primary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:07

Governors speak after their meeting with Obama at the White House in WashingtonBy David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Republican voters in Minnesota on Tuesday will select one of five candidates to challenge Democratic Governor Mark Dayton in what one analyst called the "anything can happen" primary. Also on Tuesday, Wisconsin Democrats are expected to chose Mary Burke in the primary to face Republican Governor Scott Walker in November. The victor in the Minnesota primary, being contested by current and former state lawmakers and businessmen, will face an incumbent governor with more campaign money than any of them and a lead in polls. "No one really has a good idea who is going to win and how that will come about," said Steven Schier, a professor of political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.


City Room: New York Today: ‘Strong Moisture Transport’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:04
What you need to know for Tuesday: rain later and lots of it, the city’s public housing stock in crisis, and non-scooping dog owners caught on camera.






NYC official calls for police body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:54
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City official is calling for body cameras on police officers as a check on misconduct, citing last month's death of a man who was put in a police chokehold.

Hernandez cousin pleads guilty to contempt charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:46

FILE - In this July 22, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd of Boston, whose body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough in June 2013. During a hearing Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Judge E. Susan Garsh took under advisement a motion by his defense to suppress evidence from some electronic devices seized from the former NFL football player's home during the investigation. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge.


US to provide South Sudan with $180M in food aid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:46
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is providing $180 million in emergency aid to address a food crisis in South Sudan.

An Appraisal: Robin Williams Was Always Perfect for the Small Screen

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:43
For Robin Williams, television was his start and, in some ways, perfect for his talents.

Mother charged after son sets himself on fire for Facebook video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:42

FacebookWINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina woman is accused of helping record her teenage son set himself on fire after he doused his body with fingernail polish as part of a social media stunt, police said. Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, watched as her 16-year-old son attempted to complete a "fire challenge" video for Facebook on July 29, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on Monday. The video showed others put out the fire. The "fire challenge" has been spreading on social media with people pouring flammable liquid on themselves, lighting it, trying to quickly extinguish the fire and then posting a video online.


A look at Lake Mead's water levels, impact

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:33

In this July 18, 2014 photo, the bathtub ring of light minerals that delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead is seen at Hemenway Harbor in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest.


Looks like SEIU organizing strategy may backfire -- on Washington taxpayers

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:27
More than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling likely to shake the left side of Washington politics. But this state hasn’t heard in any official way what effect Harris vs. Quinn will have – and now it looks like we’ll have to wait for a legal decision 

Williams a comic force, versatile actor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:18

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows Robin Williams performing at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans in New York. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.