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Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:30

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo, an airplane takes off from Dayton International Airport, passing over one of the airport's prairies in Vandalia, Ohio. In an effort to keep birds away from aircraft, the airport is experimenting by planting the tall prairie grass. Heavy birds like geese, which cause the most damage to planes, are believed to avoid long grasses because they fear predators might be hiding within. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)NEW YORK (AP) — When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.


Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:30

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo, Apple employees walk between buildings at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. A breakdown released Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company's technology jobs in the U.S. are handled by whites and another 23 percent by Asians. Men make up 80 percent of Apple's technology workforce throughout the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.


Delco firefighter charged with arson after 3 fires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:29

Delco firefighter charged with arson after 3 firesA volunteer firefighter from Glenolden, Delaware County is accused of setting fire to homes he was supposed to help save.


Officer who shot Missouri teen was 6-year veteran

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:24
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police are releasing a few more details about the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager but are still not identifying him.

News Analysis: Role in Gaza Talks Signals a Comeback for Abbas

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:22
President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is emerging as a potential linchpin for Israel, Egypt and Hamas as they seek new and lasting arrangements for Gaza.

Guide dogs and guns

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:21
Meet the blind Americans who exercise their right to bear arms
Categories: BBC World News

Sinkhole swallows car in western Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:21

Handout shows a man looking at a car as it falls into a sinkhole on McKnight Road in Ross Township of Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaNews footage showed the sinkhole in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, was about three times the width of a car and filled with water. The woman was backing out of a parking space when her car sank, and local media photos showed a white sedan falling into the hole rear-end first. She escaped out of her car window before the vehicle submerged and was listed in good condition at an area hospital, according to WPXI television.


New York man accused of online death threats against Obama, Cuomo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:20
(Reuters) - An upstate New York man was accused on Tuesday of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other political leaders just days after he was arraigned on charges that he had made previous online death threats against them, authorities said. Brandon Correa, 30, of Rochester, faces a seven-count indictment charging him with threatening the president, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, according to a statement by the office of William Hochul, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York.

US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain.

Pipeline explodes in Rusk County, Texas: website

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:18
(Reuters) - A 12-inch pipeline exploded in Rusk County, Texas, on Tuesday, news website KSLA.com said. According to the Texas Railroad Commission, the majority of the pipelines in the area carry natural gas, the report said, adding the scene was about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Henderson.

Documents detail death of infant at Oregon motel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:16
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Notes left by a mother accused of drowning her infant daughter and cutting the throat of her teenager recounted the attack and said the "baby didn't suffer as she fell asleep in the water," according to an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed on Tuesday.

White Pass - 8/12/2014 3:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
White Pass US12
8/12/2014 3:57:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 3:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Satus Pass US97
8/12/2014 3:50:27 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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Stevens Pass - 8/12/2014 3:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Stevens Pass US2
8/12/2014 3:47:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/12/2014 3:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Blewett Pass US97
8/12/2014 3:45:37 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 - 8/12/2014 3:56:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/12/2014 3:56:03 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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Warning over UK's youth unemployment

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:14
The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.
Categories: BBC World News

Head teachers plan own league tables

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.
Categories: BBC World News

Family: Missouri shooting victim had eerie dream

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:09

Eric Davis, a cousin of Michael Brown, speaks during an interview Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Racial tensions have run high in in the predominantly black city of Ferguson, where crowds have looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted police after following the shooting death by police of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black man. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a policeman say he had an eerie dream shortly before his death.


Officials: US to send 130 more advisers to Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday.