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WSU’s new smoke forecast system gets workout - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:54
Washington State University research scientists have devised a forecasting model that can predict air pollution. Described as the nation’s first high-resolution, Web-based air quality forecast system, it’s been getting a workout this summer as out-of-control wildfires continue sending thick smoke billowing into the Pacific Northwest sky.

Woman tries to save pig from high school pork raffle

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:48

Auction promises winner a pig carved any way they want it.

       

Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41

This graphic provided by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center shows a severe weather outlook for April 27, 2011. The Storm Prediction Center is adding two threat levels to its U.S. weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds. Beginning Oct. 22, 2014, forecasters can say whether slight risk days are "enhanced" or "marginal." Other categories remain, including "high" and "moderate." (AP Photo/NOAA)The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.


Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Mariners call back James Jones to add speed, defense for three upcoming series

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:31
Seattle will now have five outfielders for series against Blue Jays, Tigers and Phillies
Categories: Sports Center

'Action needed' on foreign fighters

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:26
The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.
Categories: BBC World News

Russia food ban hurts Moldova, bad omen for others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:24

In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 photo, Moldovan farmer Sergiu Calmac stands at his apple orchard in Harbovat, Moldova. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home, in Moldova, a small eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union. Farmers there, in one of the poorest corners of Europe, are already feeling the pain, with some deciding not to harvest some of their fruit and vegetables at all this season. (AP Photo/Vitalie Plotnic)HARBOVAT, Moldova (AP) — Farmer Sergiu Calmac watches as row upon row of juicy red apples once destined for Russia ripen, fall to the ground and start to rot. Two weeks before Russia banned most food from the West, it placed a similar embargo on produce closer to home in Moldova, a small Eastern European country seeking deeper ties with the European Union.


Truce holds in Gaza for second day; talks to resume

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:22

Negotiations on a longterm cease-fire set to resume in Cairo.

       

College ranking lists: Abundant but not so influential

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:19

There have been a surge of new rankings, but what influence to they have for students?

       

Shark sightings could take a bite out of Fla. tourism

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:19

Tourists clamor to see sharks, but local officials aren't looking to highlight their existence.

       

White Pass - 8/11/2014 11:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
White Pass US12
8/11/2014 11:32:41 PM

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 - 8/11/2014 11:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
Satus Pass US97
8/11/2014 11:33:00 PM

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 - 8/11/2014 11:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
Stevens Pass US2
8/11/2014 11:32:40 PM

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 - 8/11/2014 11:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
Blewett Pass US97
8/11/2014 11:35:27 PM

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 - 8/11/2014 11:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/11/2014 11:33:30 PM

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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Obama pays tribute to Robin Williams

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:06

President Obama praises the late comedian/actor Robin Williams.

       

Ariz. teen gets 22 years for role in father's murder

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:06

Steven Gibson Jr., his mother, sister and another teen were charged in dad's death.

       

Fresno nips Tacoma, 4-3, in 11 innings

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:01
Grizzlies score winning run on wild pitch.
Categories: Sports Center

Sinosphere Blog: A Plea to Shun the Ivory Trade From Yao Ming

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:00
The former basketball star Yao Ming has taken up the cause of elephants and rhinos, which are hunted for ivory and horns that are valued in China as status symbols.

Bruise-detecting camera aims to stop domestic violence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:52

Police test Illumicams in hopes of bolstering victims' arguments in abuse cases.