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Blewett Pass - 7/9/2014 11:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:30
Blewett Pass US97
7/9/2014 11:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/9/2014 11:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/9/2014 11:43:24 PM

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

Rock blasting is scheduled Thursday 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. Crews will close I-90 eastbound from Gold Creek (mp 56) and westbound at Price Creek (mp 61) and Easton (mp 70). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62.


Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:27

In this photo taken with the fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

White House nixes bowling alley project Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:19

After a news report, the government kills plans to rebuild a White House bowling alley.


Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:15
Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.

VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:14
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.
Categories: BBC World News

Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:13

FILE - This March 18, 2013 file photo shows Gen. John Campbell speaking at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Campbell, the army’s vice chief of staff and nominee to lead US forces in Afghanistan, cited his son’s experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator’s tough questions last year about a troubled intelligence technology system. But after an inquiry from The Associated Press, the Army acknowledged this week that Campbell misspoke. He also omitted some key facts as he sought to defend a $4 billion system that critics say has not worked as promised. Campbell will likely face more questions about the intelligence system at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before he begins to lead troops in Afghanistan, where gathering and making sense of intelligence will remain a priority even as U.S. troops draw down. (AP Photo/John Milburn, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system.

Call to review surgery waiting times

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:10
The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.
Categories: BBC World News

California man faces prison for economic espionage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:04

File - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Robert Maegerle, left, walks out of a federal courthouse with attorney Jerome Froelich Jr. in San Francisco. Maegerle, a retired DuPont engineer, was convicted of economic espionage charges along with chemical engineer Walter Liew in March. Liew is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, July 10, 2014, for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling technology for a white pigment to China. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.

Mom is angry that man who killed son wasn't deported Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:02

Police officer son was killed by an undocumented immigrant in wrong-way crash.


Teen accused in teacher's murder charged in new attack Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:01

15-year-old charged with killing his teacher last year faces new charges after new assault.


Arizona official OKs medical pot for PTSD Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:00

Doctor must recommend drug's use, and it can't be used as primary treatment for disorder.


Researchers try to save huge US salamander

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:00

In this June 18, 2014, photo, Rod Williams, a Purdue University associate professor of herpetology, holds a hellbender that he and a team of students collected in southern Indiana's Blue River near Corydon, Ind., during a survey of populations of the rare amphibian. Hellbenders, an aquatic animal that's North America's largest salamander, are endangered in Indiana and four other states and face habitat loss and other pressures in the 11 other mostly Eastern states where they live in swift-flowing, rocky rivers and streams. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

The Short List: Texas tragedy, 'Cured' HIV baby relapses, Amazon sued Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:48

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Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:47
Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

Kerry arrives in Kabul to mediate electoral crisis Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:46

At issue: A June 14 runoff election marred by allegations of widespread fraud.


Detroit boy found in basement tells of daily abuse Top Stories - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:46

Twelve-year-old said stepmother threatened him, saying, 'I can make you disappear.'


Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:46
A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday.

Former inmate faces new sex-abuse charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:46
A Spanaway man, released from prison last year after serving time for a conviction of sexually exploiting a minor, was charged Wednesday, accused of agreeing to pay a 15-year-old girl $150 for sex in a “dungeon” he built, say King County prosecutors. The “girl” was a Seattle

Chinese hackers tapped personal federal-employee records

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:46
The hackers appeared to be targeting the files of tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances as contained in the databases of the Office of Personnel Management.