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VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:04
A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.
Categories: BBC World News

PHOTOS: Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:00

 Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after stormThe Action Cam and Chopper 6 were surveying the damage after Tuesday night's storm.


Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:59
Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified.

Global Soccer: The Loss of Brazil’s Soccer-Playing Soul

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:58
The 1970 Brazil team was the pinnacle of how soccer can and should be played. Brazil's capitulation on Tuesday was the nadir.

Teen fatally injured chasing iPhone thief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:56
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Southern California girl was fatally injured after jumping onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone.

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:54

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans. Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud on Wednesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims — finally

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:52
Pope Francis waited nearly 16 months after his election to lead the Roman Catholic Church to meet with six victims of sexual abuse by priests. Critics are upset he waited so long, but this pope might actually do something.

Snowden Asks Russia to Extend Asylum

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:51
The lawyer for Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency analyst, told Russian news agencies that Mr. Snowden was seeking to stay in Russia after his one-year asylum expired July 31.






China detains Tibetan writer

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:50
The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner
Categories: BBC World News

Daily Rant & Rave: Praise for one parent, criticism for others

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:50
Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad. Send yours to the email address below.

Airline pulls 'sexist' flight video

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:40
An Air New Zealand safety video, which featured top models in bikinis demonstrating emergency procedures, is replaced after petition.
Categories: BBC World News

Mail apologises to George Clooney

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:39
The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.
Categories: BBC World News

As New York Landlords Push for Buyouts, Tenants Stand Their Ground

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:35
Tenant groups cite illegal harassment and a growing threat to affordable housing, while landlords say buying out longtime tenants in low-rent apartments is lawful.

Second 'suspected spy' in Germany

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:28
Prosecutors in Germany search the home of a defence ministry employee suspected of spying, in the second such case in a week.
Categories: BBC World News

AP PHOTOS: How marijuana goes from garden to store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:28

In this July 1, 2014, photo, Bob Leeds, owner of Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower and processor in Seattle, inspects small "clone" plants growing under lights in Seattle. The clones will be grown into full-size plants that produce the sticky "flower" required to make potent recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Top Shelf Cannabis was able to open its doors to sell marijuana when Washington state's recreational pot industry finally opened for business because of growers like Sea of Green Farms.


White Pass - 7/9/2014 5:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:20
White Pass US12
7/9/2014 5:41:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Satus Pass - 7/9/2014 5:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:20
Satus Pass US97
7/9/2014 5:57:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/9/2014 5:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:20
Stevens Pass US2
7/9/2014 5:54:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Blewett Pass - 7/9/2014 5:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:20
Blewett Pass US97
7/9/2014 5:56:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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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White Pass - 7/9/2014 5:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:20
White Pass US12
7/9/2014 5:41:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather: