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Arizona brush fire prompts evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:43
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A wind-aided brush fire burned without containment near a small town in central Arizona late on Wednesday, forcing authorities to evacuate an estimated 300 residents from the area.     Authorities ordered the evacuations of the roughly 100-unit Stevens Trailer Park and another 100 residences as the fire raged in a dry riverbed near the community of Kearny, about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Phoenix.    Initial reports indicated that at least two residences and two other structures, plus a vehicle, had been scorched, said Mike Reichling, Arizona State Forestry Division.

FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:39

FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, a small plane flies near Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Va. The plane is among a fleet of surveillance aircraft by the FBI, which are primarily used to target suspects under federal investigation. The FBI assured Congress on June 17, in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras, with some planes equipped with binoculars. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with binoculars — and said only five times in five years has it tracked cellphones from the sky.


Widow raises $25K after neighbor calls yard 'relentlessly gay'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:35

A neighbor left her a note that sparked a social movement.

       

Snoqualmie Pass - 6/17/2015 11:38:07 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/17/2015 11:38:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Wednesday June 17 to Friday June 19; approximately one hour at a time, the eastbound lanes of I-90 will close multiple times throughout the night between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek. Westbound drivers may experience minor delays for a single-lane closure during the same time frames. Over size loads are prohibited from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday in support of the closures.

Weather:


U.S. Open SketcherCast

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:28
Sketched June 17, 2015 Fox Sports has camera-drones buzzing over the scene at Chambers Bay. I have a pen, a sketchbook and some watercolors. Let’s hope I can compete for your attention! Over the next few days, I’ll be capturing the first U.S. Open ever held in the Northwest the best way I can, making […]
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. Open SketcherCast

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:28
Sketched June 17, 2015 Fox Sports has camera-drones buzzing over the scene at Chambers Bay. I have a pen, a sketchbook and some watercolors. Let’s hope I can compete for your attention! Over the next few days, I’ll be capturing the first U.S. Open ever held in the Northwest the best way I can, making […]
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. Open SketcherCast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:28
Sketched June 17, 2015 Fox Sports has camera-drones buzzing over the scene at Chambers Bay. I have a pen, a sketchbook and some watercolors. Let’s hope I can compete for your attention! Over the next few days, I’ll be capturing the first U.S. Open ever held in the Northwest the best way I can, making […]

Student turns to crowdsourcing to fund fight against rare cancer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:22

Fighting one of the rarest forms of cancer, Manny Alvarez is taking his life into his own hands by crowdsourcing treatment funds.

       

Bush cancels Thursday events in Charleston

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:21

Jeb Bush cancels campaign plans in Charleston, S.C., after fatal church shootings in the city.

       

VIDEO: Food fears amid N Korea drought

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:18
North Korean officials say the country has been hit by its worst drought in a century, causing widespread damage to agriculture.
Categories: BBC World News

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
"I see these kids all the time and they are just so happy to have gone to this country and the opportunity. I feel like as a country we've failed them." — Sari Kosdon, University of California, Berkeley, graduate student who has lived at Library Gardens, the scene of a balcony collapse that killed six college students, all but one from Ireland.

Coming-of-age tale: It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s ‘Dope’

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A movie review of “Dope”: Standout acting by Shameik Moore and writing/directing by Rick Famuyiwa make this film, about a smart kid from the inner city metamorphosing into a focused and fearless man, a revelatory experience. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

‘Inside Out’: Pixar’s latest is a real head trip

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A review of “Inside Out,” a moving, entertaining animated tour of an 11-year-old’s mind, voiced by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and others. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

Coming-of-age tale: It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s ‘Dope’

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A movie review of “Dope”: Standout acting by Shameik Moore and writing/directing by Rick Famuyiwa make this film, about a smart kid from the inner city metamorphosing into a focused and fearless man, a revelatory experience. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

‘Inside Out’: Pixar’s latest is a real head trip

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A review of “Inside Out,” a moving, entertaining animated tour of an 11-year-old’s mind, voiced by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and others. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

Coming-of-age tale: It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s ‘Dope’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A movie review of “Dope”: Standout acting by Shameik Moore and writing/directing by Rick Famuyiwa make this film, about a smart kid from the inner city metamorphosing into a focused and fearless man, a revelatory experience. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.

‘Inside Out’: Pixar’s latest is a real head trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:05
A review of “Inside Out,” a moving, entertaining animated tour of an 11-year-old’s mind, voiced by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and others. Rating: 4 stars out of 4.

Heroin deaths spike nearly 60 percent in Seattle area

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:01
Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, the largest rise in local drug-related deaths in 17 years. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent.
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Heroin deaths spike nearly 60 percent in Seattle area

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:01
Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, the largest rise in local drug-related deaths in 17 years. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent.
Categories: Sports Center

Heroin deaths spike nearly 60 percent in Seattle area

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:01
Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, the largest rise in local drug-related deaths in 17 years. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent.