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Lawyer asks if others involved in school abduction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:36
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense attorney focused on unresolved questions about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl abducted from school as he urged jurors Wednesday in closing arguments to acquit his client.

New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:35
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market

Obama says in speech U.S. to lead 'broad coalition' against Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:33

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near NewportPresident Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States will lead a broad coalition to wage a relentless campaign to root out Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria "wherever they exist." "It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil," Obama said in excerpts of a speech he will make to the country on Wednesday night. "This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground," Obama said, using an acronym for the militant group.


Obama to Liken ISIS Fight to Campaigns in Yemen and Somalia

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:32
President Obama, in addressing the nation, will seek to draw a distinction between the military action he is preparing and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that were begun by his predecessors.






John Ross III's big-play potential a good problem for the UW offense

WA Huskies - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:31
It’s a fun problem to have if you’re the coach whose offense just scored 59 points: How do you get the ball more to your best playmaker?
Categories: Sports Center

Nevada lawmakers to consider huge tax breaks for Tesla

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:31

A Tesla Motors logo is shown on a Tesla Model S at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday will consider controversial tax breaks estimated at up to $1.3 billion for Tesla Motors Inc to build its $5 billion battery factory in the state. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick promised scrutiny of the legislation, which has drawn criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, at a special session around noon PDT (1900 GMT). "It's exciting that a company such as Tesla has chosen Nevada," said Kirkpatrick, a North Las Vegas Democrat. "But the devil is in the details." Republican Governor Brian Sandoval last week called Nevada’s winning bid against four other states a monumental moment.


More than $100,000 in valuables stolen from New Castle County homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:28

More than $100,000 in valuables stolen from New Castle County homesPolice in New Castle County are trying to track down the bandits who got away with more than $100,000 worth of valuables from the homes of two senior residents.


Defendant in child kidnap, sex assault case will not testify in own defense

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:28

Defendant in child kidnap, sex assault case will not testify in own defenseThe defense in the trial of 21-year-old Christina Regusters has rested its case without calling to the defendant herself to the stand.


Kardashian store closing at Las Vegas Strip resort

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:25
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three years, the Kardashian family is closing a store at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that was fashioned as a "celebrity lifestyle boutique."

Albarn leads Mercury Prize hopefuls

BBC World News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Damon Albarn's first solo album makes the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/10/2014 2:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
White Pass US12
9/10/2014 2:56:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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

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Satus Pass - 9/10/2014 2:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Satus Pass US97
9/10/2014 2:46:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Stevens Pass - 9/10/2014 2:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Stevens Pass US2
9/10/2014 2:57:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Blewett Pass - 9/10/2014 2:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Blewett Pass US97
9/10/2014 2:47:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/10/2014 2:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/10/2014 2:45:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting 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 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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For Many Iranians, the ‘Evidence’ Is Clear: ISIS Is an American Invention

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:19
The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is meant to weaken Iran and its allies, many Iranians say.

Man arrested after posting lyrics defended by ACLU

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.

Police: Teenager jumps on trains to elude officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:12

 Teenager jumps on trains to elude officersA bizarre police chase on SEPTA's Market-Frankford El ended with a suspect trying to elude police by jumping on top of trains.


Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:11

FILE - This July 28, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again. "No question we learned that with the aid of the news media the Democrats were able to pin the blame on us" for last year’s shutdown, said Brooks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party may have learned its lesson.


Senators chide freight railroads on delays

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators and shippers complained Wednesday that widespread delays in freight rail shipments are hurting a wide array of industries and driving some companies out of business, and they expressed doubt that the railroad companies are doing all they can to fix the problem.