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Myth that we use only 10 percent of brain is 100 percent bunk

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 22:01
Science journalists are throwing a wet blanket on the premise of the new movie, "Lucy" -- that we humans only use 10 percent of our brains, leaving vast expanses of cortex untapped.

City Room: New York Today: Life Without the G

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:57
What you need to know for Friday: bikes replace the subway in Greenpoint, a possibly rainy weekend, and Milton Glaser hands out buttons.






Friday Memo: Nightclub arsonist sentenced ... Beast Mode is back ... Otter attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:56
Nightclub arsonist sentenced: The man who set a fire inside a crowded Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in a federal prison — double the amount of time agreed to by attorneys in the case. The judge didn't buy Musab Mohammed Ma

Girl killed by 5-year-old in shooting identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:56
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — The name has been released of a 5-year-old eastern Idaho girl who died after being shot by another 5-year-old in what police say is an accidental shooting.

Working Lives Panama

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:49
Five very different working lives in Panama
Categories: BBC World News

As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:42
For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.

GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:39

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file photo, an auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas. As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look at its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.


White Pass - 8/1/2014 6:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38
White Pass US12
8/1/2014 6:02:06 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/1/2014 6:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38
Satus Pass US97
8/1/2014 6:01:10 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 - 8/1/2014 6:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38
Stevens Pass US2
8/1/2014 6:04:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There will be pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86.2 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 8/1/2014 6:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38
Blewett Pass US97
8/1/2014 6:14:51 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 - 8/1/2014 6:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/1/2014 6:08:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is complete for the weekend

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Hyundai recalls in U.S. reach 1.3 million in same week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:38

Detail view of the Hyundai logo on their Veloster model shown during the final press preview day for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit(Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the United States, after recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans this week, according to U.S. safety regulators. No injuries or accidents have been reported in the latest recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on its website on Friday. Some 225,000 Santa Fe crossover vehicles from the 2001 to 2006 model years are being recalled in 20 cold-weather U.S. states because road salt can cause rust in a coil spring, the NHTSA said. About 133,000 mid-size Sonata sedans from the 2011 model year are being recalled because leaking brake fluid can increase the distance required for a vehicle to stop, adding to the risk of a crash, NHTSA said.


After nine-month kidnap ordeal, New Hampshire teen feeling 'better'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:36

Nathaniel Kibby is seen in an undated photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's officeAbigail Hernandez, 15, told the Conway Daily Sun she had seen its coverage of her disappearance and that it gave her hope, the newspaper reported on Friday. Hernandez declined to discuss her case in detail, the paper reported. State prosecutors on Monday arrested a 34-year-old man, Nathaniel Kibby of the nearby town of Gorham, and charged him with felony kidnapping in the incident. "I'm taking it a little at a time but I'm feeling a lot better every day," Hernandez said.


Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago budget gap to shrink, but pension payment spike looms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:31
Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future. The projected $297 million operating fund deficit, the lowest for the city in seven years, is based on $3.22 billion in revenue and $3.52 billion in expenses, according to an annual financial analysis that Chicago released late on Thursday. The projection assumes continued economic growth and a return to normal revenue trends, which were affected by this year's severe weather, a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “While a $297 million budget shortfall is substantial, we are making progress in righting the city’s financial ship,” the mayor said in the statement.

World stocks extend slump on Wall Street sell-off

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:30
World stock markets sank on Friday, with European benchmarks opening sharply lower after Wall Street's sharp sell-off. Asian stock markets posted modest losses as strong reports on China's economy countered some of the pessimism.

NY judge: US warrant can reach Microsoft email in Ireland

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:28
U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.

Representative Cantor to resign House seat early

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 21:28

File photo of Outgoing House Majority Leader Cantor arriving for House Republican leadership elections in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in WashingtonRepresentative Eric Cantor said on Friday he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a stunning defeat in a Republican primary election. Cantor, who on Thursday stepped down from his leadership position in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, said he had asked Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to coincide with November's congressional elections. Cantor, who was elected to the House in 2000 and served as House majority leader since 2011, unexpectedly lost to a Tea Party-backed college economics professor in June.