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Obama 'to ask for $6bn Ebola fund'

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:33
President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for $6.2bn to fight Ebola in West Africa and avoid it spreading in the US, officials say.
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Huskies links: Sports Illustrated ranks Arizona No. 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:28
%%%fd2e3cbbd5bd15dee7c7d9f5c86cd53c%%%Sports Illustrated put out its preseason rankings and Arizona is No. 2 behind Kentucky. Utah is No. 25.

Election round-up: I-1351 too close to call, city-sponsored preschool wins big

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:28
Class-size initiative too close to call: State initiative 1351 was too close to call after first-day returns Tuesday evening, with 49.4 percent voting yes and 50.6 percent voting no. About half of expected ballots are still being counted; the next round of results will come out later this

Man won't face charges for taking gun into airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:27
PHOENIX (AP) — A medical researcher at a renowned neurological hospital accused of pointing a loaded rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix's main airport won't face charges.

Indiana high schooler pleads not guilty to killing 73-year-old man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:25
(Reuters) - A not guilty plea was entered on Wednesday on behalf of a suburban Indianapolis high school student charged with murdering a 73-year-old man found dead in a park, prosecutors said. Police in Fishers, Indiana, a prosperous suburb 21 miles north of Indianapolis, said Maxwell Hunt Winkler, 17, a student at Hamilton Southeastern High School, killed Henry Kim, 73, while Kim was out for his daily walk. Winkler's case is in adult court, and he is being held in Hamilton County jail without bail, prosecutors said. ...

Outspoken combat fighter pilot Broughton dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Broughton, the decorated Air Force fighter pilot who flew more than 200 missions in Korea and Vietnam and later became an outspoken critic of the White House and military leaders, has died.

A fish tale: Supreme Court and the missing grouper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19

FILE - This April 22, 2104 file photo shows videojournalists setting up outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The court heard arguments today in the case of John Yates, a fishing boat captain who claims he was wrongly convicted of destroying evidence, namely, the fish, that were under the legal minimum catch size in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks something smells rotten about the way prosecutors went after a Florida fisherman who threw undersized grouper off his boat.


White Pass - 11/5/2014 11:10:22 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19
White Pass US12
11/5/2014 11:10:22 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, areas of fog

Satus Pass - 11/5/2014 11:04:24 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19
Satus Pass US97
11/5/2014 11:04:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19
Stevens Pass US2
11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19
Blewett Pass US97
11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Temperature: 55 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:19
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/5/2014 11:19:55 AM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry. 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.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Region’s October home prices dip slightly, but still up for year

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:16
King and Snohomish counties both showed slight price drops from September to October, but home prices were up 5 and 15 percent, respectively, for the year.

The weekly Pac-12 Prankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:16
Our weekly stern, serious look at the state of Pac-12 football . . .

Guests: Seattle schools need formal policy on recess time

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:16
Seattle parents, do you know how much recess time your children get each day?

Democrats trailing in state Senate races

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:16
Democrats’ hopes of retaking the state Senate appear to be dashed after election-night returns show them trailing in key races.

Student releases pepper spray in NJ high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:06

Student releases pepper spray in NJ high schoolOfficials say a student released a blast of pepper spray outside the cafeteria at Freehold Township High School.


Steve Wynn bets 'ShowStoppers' show will wow Strip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:04

In this Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 photo, Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks about his upcoming musical "ShowStoppers," at his office in Las Vegas. Wynn's "ShowStoppers" will take 20 of Broadway's most memorable songs, a list likely to rotate as producers see fit, and present them in a way that explains what sets them apart. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Wynn has had his fill of Cirque du Soleil and thinks Las Vegas visitors have, too.


Guns, ammo found in Eric Frein's hangar hideout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:02

Guns, ammo found in Eric Frein's hangar hideoutThe survivalist marksman charged in a deadly ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks stowed guns including a Chinese-made sniper rifle and other gear in an abandoned airplane hangar near where he was captured after 48 days on the run, according to court documents released Wednesday.


Wrong direction for trade

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:01
Almost lost in the election coverage was yesterday's Commerce Department report on trade. The trade deficit in goods and services increased 7.6 percent in September to $43 billion. Overall, imports remained steady but exports declined: goods down $2.6 billion to $136.1 billion and services down $400