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Blewett Pass - 11/7/2014 1:43:02 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:54
Blewett Pass US97
11/7/2014 1:43:02 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry

Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/7/2014 1:51:54 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/7/2014 1:51:54 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Scattered clouds

Pilot's survival from fall is 'no minor miracle'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:51

Graphic compares Peter Siebold’s escape with other falls, jumps and skydives.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — There were no ejection seats and no easy ways out of SpaceShipTwo if disaster struck.

'Dark Web' drug site challenge law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:50
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place.

Seattle bank robber suspected of Olympia heist

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:46
Update at 3:43 p.m.: The FBI now believes the so-called "Roscoe Bandit" robbed a bank Friday in Spokane.

Utah man accused of trying to snatch sleeping girl, 5, from bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:46
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Police with search dogs on Friday arrested a Utah man accused of trying to abduct a sleeping 5-year-old girl from her bed in the dead of night in a kidnapping foiled only because the child's stepfather awakened to the sound of the front door opening. Police said the suspected kidnapper entered the home in Sandy, Utah, early on Friday through an unlocked side or rear door, took the girl from a downstairs bedroom, and was leaving the house when the parents woke up. He gave up the girl and fled when challenged. ...

New Haub Galleries wing at Tacoma Art Museum: Not a crown jewel, but still a gem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:41
The new Haub Family Galleries wing at Tacoma Art Museum, built to house the Western American artworks donated by Erivan and Helga Haub, isn’t a grand statement, writes architecture critic Lawrence Cheek; it fits in well with the city’s industrial vibe.

Minneapolis mayor denies making gang sign with community organizer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:40
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges denied on Friday a report by a local television station that she flashed a gang sign with a community organizer in a photograph taken during a recent get-out-the-vote event. Hodges was going door to door in North Minneapolis on Saturday for a local organization when she and community organizer Navell Gordon were photographed pointing at each other, said the mayor's spokeswoman Kate Brickman. Local ABC affiliate KSTP obtained the photo and reported that the mayor was making a gang sign with Gordon, a convicted felon. ...

Philly singing group impresses President Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:39

Philly singing group impresses President ObamaPresident Barack Obama doesn't have much to cheer about with the midterm election results, but he was kicking up his heels with a local singing group while stumping for newly-elected governor Tom Wolf in Philadelphia over the weekend.

AccuWeather: Windy, Spotty Shower Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:39

 Windy, Spotty Shower TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend looks dry but cool.

Famed rescue pilot honored by Coast Guard Academy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:35

In this 1942 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Lt. John A. Pritchard, Jr., and Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms prepare for a flight over the Greenland icebergs where they had successfully rescued two U.S. Army fliers. Pritchard and Bottoms died in an attempt to rescue a third man left stranded by the crash of a B-17 on an ice cap in 1942 when their single-engine plane went down in whiteout conditions. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn, will formally honor Pritchard, a 1938 graduate, on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, when he will be inducted into its Hall of Heroes. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A World War II pilot whose lost plane has become the target of a stepped-up U.S. recovery effort in Greenland was honored Friday by the Coast Guard Academy, which commended him for heroism shown during daring rescue missions on the frozen tundra before the one that killed him in 1942.

Lohan's London play role cited as key to recovery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:31

FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, Lindsay Lohan arrives for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2014 at a venue in central London. A Los Angeles judge on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, said Lohan appeared to have a plan to complete the terms of her sentence in a 2012 reckless driving case and had received favorable reports from her counselor and an agency where she is performing community service. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's role in a London production of "Speed-the-Plow" has become a crucial aspect to her recovery after years of addiction and court troubles, her therapist wrote in a letter to a judge.

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:30

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugsRobin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff's officials said Friday.

Grand Canyon, other parks float entry-fee increase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:29
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.

Driver forced to strip in Logan carjacking, robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:26

Driver forced to strip in Logan carjacking, robberyThree suspects are on the run after police say they carjacked, kidnapped and robbed two men in Philadelphia's Logan section.

Opportunity, Curiosity, but No View of Mars Sky Show

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:25
The comet Siding Spring dropped tons of dust into the planet’s atmosphere as it passed the planet in October.

Maine house where fire killed 6 had complaints

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:25

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, friends of a victim of a fatal apartment building fire console one another other in Portland, Maine. Six died in the fire the morning after a Halloween party there the previous night. Documents released Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, following a Freedom of Access request by The Associated Press showed 16 complaints about the building going back about 11 years. A 2012 complaint said the owner had added a new dwelling unit on the third floor, where three bodies were found in a bedroom. The building was permitted for two units. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A house that was destroyed in Maine's deadliest fire in 40 years had a history of complaints, including a concern about a possible illegal unit on the third floor, according to documents released Friday.

NASCAR's Kurt Busch facing assault investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:23

FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, race car driver Kurt Busch, right, kisses his girlfriend Patricia Driscoll at a coffee shop in Ellicott City, Md. Police in Delaware say they are investigating a domestic assault allegation made against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. The Dover Police Department said in a statement Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, that the allegations were brought to the department on Wednesday. His ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, said the allegations involved an incident inside his motorhome at a race. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said Friday they are investigating.

California man's body found hanging in tree three weeks later

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:16
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A cable repairman looking to relieve himself by the side of the road in Northern California discovered the decomposing body of a man who had been hanging from a tree for about three weeks, authorities said on Friday. The apparent suicide victim was found in a grove of trees near a freeway off ramp in the community of Greenfield on Thursday, Monterey County sheriff's spokesman John Thornburg said. ...

Instant View: Judge confirms Detroit plan to exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 06:08
(Reuters) - Detroit's nearly 16-month odyssey through bankruptcy reached the finish line on Friday, when a federal judge ruled that the city's plan for shedding debt and investing in its future is both feasible and fair. GRAPHIC: Economy: Demographics: KEY POINTS: * The ruling by Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing the historic case, came more than two months after the start of a hearing to determine whether the plan was fair to creditors and feasible for the city to implement. ...