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UN chief blames Hamas for breaking cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed Hamas on Friday for violating the cease-fire in Gaza and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of an Israeli soldier reportedly captured after it started.

School bus gets caught on ledge in Wynnewood

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 04:04

School bus gets caught on ledge in WynnewoodIt was quite a sight after a school bus went over a ledge and almost rolled into traffic on City Avenue in the Wynnewood section of Lower Merion Township.


Denver celebrates pot at the county fair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:58

A visitor walks through the pot pavilion at Denver County Fair, the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions, in Denver, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. There’s no actual weed at the fairgrounds. Instead, fairgoers will see photos of competing pot plants and marijuana-infused foods. A sign near the entry warns patrons not to consume pot at the fair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.


Report disputes mom's claims in school altercation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:55
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A report commissioned by school officials disputes a Northern California mother's claim that she did not put her hands on a boy she accused of bullying her daughter.

VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:54
Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.
Categories: BBC World News

2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:54

In this July 30, 2014 photo, Alexandra Mae Van Kirk recovers from surgery at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.


Monsoon rains cause floods, but fewer wildfires, in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:54
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - In normally drought-stricken New Mexico, near-historic levels of monsoon rains this month caused a sharp rise in flash flood warnings, but have dampened the risk of devastating wildfires, experts said on Friday. The city of Albuquerque saw a total of 3.4 inches of rain in July, the highest level recorded for the month since 1930 when 4.45 inches fell. "This is the third wettest July on record," said Don Shoemaker, spokesman for the National Weather Service's office in Albuquerque. "We have also seen a significant rise in flash floods." The National Weather Service has needed to put out more than 400 flood advisories for northern and central New Mexico since January, with 300 of them issued in July alone.

Girl accused of setting California wildfire ordered to have mental exam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:53
A teenage girl charged with setting a California wildfire that burned 2,000 acres (800 hectares) and destroyed some 40 structures north of San Diego in May has been ordered by a judge to submit to a mental competency exam, prosecutors said on Friday. She has been identified only by her first name, Cheyenne, because she is a minor. Cheyenne, who could be required to stand trial as an adult, was ordered to undergo the mental competency evaluation by a judge during a hearing earlier this week, San Diego County District Attorney's spokeswoman Tanya Sierra said.

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:51

In this photo made on Thursday, June 5, 2014, a row of 2014 Lincoln MKX SUVs are lined up on the lot of the dealership in Wexford, Pa. General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all reported big gains as the major automakers reported July sales Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.


In Tunnel War, Israeli Playbook Offers Few Ideas

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:50
Though Israel knew about Hamas’s tunnels, it has been surprised by how the militant group trained its fighters to use them.






AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries.

Harley Davidson trailer taken in storage unit burglary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:42

Harley Davidson trailer taken in storage unit burglaryPhiladelphia police say a Harley-Davidson trailer was among the items stolen after thieves raided dozens of storage units in Port Richmond.


White Pass - 8/1/2014 12:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:41
White Pass US12
8/1/2014 12:03:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/1/2014 12:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:41
Satus Pass US97
8/1/2014 12:05:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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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Stevens Pass - 8/1/2014 12:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:41
Stevens Pass US2
8/1/2014 12:14:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There is pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 8/1/2014 12:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:41
Blewett Pass US97
8/1/2014 12:13:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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 - 8/1/2014 12:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/1/2014 12:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Reanimating Bertha, a Mechanical Behemoth Slumbering Under Seattle

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:37
The world’s biggest tunnel-boring machine, nicknamed Bertha, is awaiting repairs, and getting it going again will be an engineering feat in itself.

Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music opens in Virginia

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:34
By Verna Gates BRISTOL Va (Reuters) - A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum tells the story of record producer Ralph Peer, who offered $50 to "hillbilly" musicians willing to come to a makeshift studio in Bristol, Tennessee, and play into his modern microphone.   The result, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, was dubbed by music historian Nolan Porterfield as "the Big Bang of country music" and hailed by Johnny Cash as the genre's most important moment.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:31
Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.