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EU clears Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV shipping merger

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:01
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority says it is giving a conditional green light for the merger between shipping group Hapag-Lloyd AG of Germany and its Chilean rival Compania Sud Americana de Vapores.

Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:01
A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities:

Thursday Memo: From here to California ... Spreading HIV ... Tattoos poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:01
Headed for California? Census Bureau stats show that when people move out of King County, four of the top five counties they land in are in California. Rounding out the top five is Maricopa County (Phoenix). Los Angeles tops the list, with 2,900 King County residents moving there each year. But then

More mediation ordered over potential Detroit bankruptcy deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:59

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitA federal judge on Thursday ordered ongoing mediation in Detroit's historic bankruptcy over a potential settlement between the city and one of its fiercest creditors, while adding holdout creditor Financial Guaranty Insurance Co to the list of parties whose attendance is required. District Judge Gerald Rosen, the chief mediator in the bankruptcy case, ordered that mediation, which began on Thursday, will also take place on Friday and will continue "day-to-day thereafter as deemed necessary, until released by the mediators." The city and Syncora Guarantee Inc, the bond insurer that had been the fiercest holdout creditor in the case, notified the U.S. Sealing that deal would leave FGIC, another bond insurer, as the only major holdout creditor left in the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy Detroit filed in July 2013. FGIC, which has a $1.1 billion exposure in the case from guaranteeing payments on the city's pension debt, issued a statement on Wednesday that said it remains open to "good faith settlement discussions." Both Syncora and FGIC faced recoveries of 10 cents on the dollar or less in the bankruptcy as other creditors including the city's pension funds reached deals.


Obama leads U.S. in remembrance of September 11 victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:55

A wilting rose is left in remembrance of those lost before the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by President Barack Obama, Americans commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Thursday by observing moments of silence for the thousands killed that day at New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. In what has become an annual ritual, relatives began slowly reciting the nearly 3,000 names of the victims at a ceremony in lower Manhattan, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman. ...


Mountain lion believed to have attacked California boy is shot to death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:52
A mountain lion believed to have attacked and injured a 6-year-old boy near California's Silicon Valley has been shot to death in a tree not far from the scene after a three-day hunt, state wildlife officials said. Experts will conduct a necropsy on the 65-pound male cougar to verify it was responsible for the attack on Sunday that sent the boy to a local hospital with bite wounds and scratches to his upper body, head and neck, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement on Wednesday. The boy was hiking on a trail on Sunday with family and friends in a densely wooded preserve adjacent to a winery, just west of the town of Cupertino, when the mountain lion pounced on him and tried to drag him away, his parents told officials. "The fact that it was so close to the attack site, coupled with the territorial behavior, likely indicates that this was a local lion probably involved in the incident as opposed to one that was passing through the area." Officials said no one at the department wanted to kill the mountain lion but that it was not considered eligible for relocation because it had attacked a person.

Top 10 places where FEMA seeks to take back aid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:51
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has identified about 4,500 disaster aid recipients it suspects got more money than program rules allowed. About 850 households have been asked to give money back so far. The communities with the most households under review as of July 30:

Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt on education funding

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:48
The Washington state Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for not making enough progress toward fully funding public education but, for now, won't issue sanctions. In an order Thursday in the landmark McCleary school-funding case, the court said it won't issue any sanctions until at least the close of the 2015 legislative session. After that, action could be swift. "On the date ...

Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:42
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and crew had not rebelled against four hijackers.

Mexico says Texas Governor Perry's border deployment politically motivated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:40
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The Mexican government has condemned the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, saying Governor Rick Perry authorized the move for political purposes. "Mexico underscores that it is irresponsible to manipulate border security for political reasons," said the statement from the Mexican government and sent by its embassy in Washington on Thursday. Republican presidential nomination, said he was sending up to 1,000 troops to the Mexican border to deter criminal activity caused by drug cartels, and accused President Barack Obama of not doing enough to secure the border. "The unilateral measure taken by the government of Texas is undoubtedly mistaken and does not contribute to the efforts in which our two countries are engaged to build a safe border and create a solution to the phenomenon of migration," the Mexican statement said.

Public Editor's Journal: Was Warning in Antidepressants Article Too Conclusive?

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:39
An article on antidepressant usage during pregnancy raises objections from doctors and readers alike.






Russia, Poland in spat over gas supplies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:36
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine.

White Pass - 9/11/2014 8:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:31
White Pass US12
9/11/2014 8:46:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. motorist can expect 30 minute delays near the summit for construction work.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/11/2014 8:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:31
Satus Pass US97
9/11/2014 8:48:20 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 - 9/11/2014 8:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:31
Stevens Pass US2
9/11/2014 8:52:19 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

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

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Blewett Pass - 9/11/2014 8:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:31
Blewett Pass US97
9/11/2014 8:46:29 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:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/11/2014 8:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/11/2014 8:50:46 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting is planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek, milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek, milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastboun, or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Change of venue sought in loud music killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:30
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge will wait until jury selection begins to determine whether to move the first-degree murder trial of a Florida man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music.

EU OKs BSkyB deal to create multinational network

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:23
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved the bid by Britain's BSkyB to create a multinational pay TV network by taking control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany.