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AP PHOTOS: July 4th celebration across US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:59

Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music, despite Hurricane Arthur crashing holiday parties along the East Coast.


Daily Rant & Rave: Talking through a movie no way to celebrate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:59
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Oakland will acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from Cubs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:59
Two Chicago pitchers boost already strong Athletics’ starting rotation.

Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw wins NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:57
Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw won the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway for his first victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2007.

Video shows officer punching woman on LA freeway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:52

In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her, according to a CHP assistant chief. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation. (AP Photo/David Diaz)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol said Friday it is investigating video of one of its officers straddling a woman and punching her in the head as she lay on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.


Joseph Fryer wins Seattle Amateur Golf Championship at record 12-under par

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:52
Fryer, who has signed to play at Western Washington, wins title by six strokes

Australia in row over Tamil refugees

BBC World News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:47
Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted in the country's northern waters.
Categories: BBC World News

Spokane bans chemical that may kill bees

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:46
The City Council voted to ban the city’s purchase and use of neonicotinoids. The ban covers about 30 percent of the land in Spokane and doesn’t apply to private use.

Seattle School Board gives its OK to budget for next year

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:46
The Seattle School Board has approved a $689 million general-fund budget for the coming school year — about 8 percent more than last year, mostly because of increasing enrollment, according to the district.

White Pass - 7/4/2014 8:45:44 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:33
White Pass US12
7/4/2014 8:45:44 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Satus Pass - 7/4/2014 8:45:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:33
Satus Pass US97
7/4/2014 8:45:00 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 7/4/2014 8:56:33 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:33
Stevens Pass US2
7/4/2014 8:56:33 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Blewett Pass - 7/4/2014 8:45:36 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:33
Blewett Pass US97
7/4/2014 8:45:36 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 7/4/2014 9:00:49 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/4/2014 9:00:49 PM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Sparks knock off Storm, 70-56

Seattle Storm - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:24
Playing without leading scorer Camille Little, Seattle is unable to match up well with the Sparks’ size down low in a 70-56 loss.
Categories: Sports Center

Governors meeting offers chance to work, schmooze

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:23

The gathering may preview the debates that will rock state capitals in future years.

       

5 Things to Know on children's life insurance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:16
ATLANTA (AP) — Policies for children represent a small fraction of the life insurance market, but they made the news this week after a court hearing for a Georgia man accused of killing his young son by leaving him in a hot car.

Reports: Corinthian Colleges throws in the towel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:14

For-profit college firm is battling federal regulatory controls and constrained financial resources.

       

Coming up: events across the region

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 12:01
A long-range calendar of festivals and fun beyond Seattle

NYC might put surveillance cameras on subways

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:47

Despite success in other jurisdictions, privacy concerns raised.