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Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:41

a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset BoulevardA torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:


AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.


Colorado tightening edible pot rules

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:39

New rule would make it easier for marijuana users to tell how much pot they're eating.

       

Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:36

In this image from video, date not known, Mark Kruger. a Portland police officer speaks in Portland, Ore. Once-forgotten plaques placed by Kruger in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city. The officer, Capt. Mark Kruger, threatened to sue the city last year over texts sent by a top police official to an officer characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer. Instead of going to court, the city settled, agreeing to give Kruger 80 hours of vacation and $5,000. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.


Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:36

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."


Abraham Almonte homers to help Rainiers down Salt Lake

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:31
Almonte’s three-run homer keys four-run sixth inning in Tacoma’s 6-3 victory.
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Woman, 80, dies, pilot injured in San Diego crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:29
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

Mom: 2-year-old not too young for international pageant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:28

Critics bash her decision to enter toddler in competition.

       

Guilty plea in Australia racist rant

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:28
A woman whose racist rant caused shock in Australia is given a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting offensive behaviour.
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White Pass - 7/30/2014 11:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:18
White Pass US12
7/30/2014 11:47:43 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 - 7/30/2014 11:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:18
Satus Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:52:33 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 - 7/30/2014 11:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:18
Stevens Pass US2
7/30/2014 11:42:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/30/2014 11:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:18
Blewett Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:44:45 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 - 7/30/2014 11:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/30/2014 11:41:20 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled for Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Sony's profits jump on sales of PS4

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:08
Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.
Categories: BBC World News

California sheriff's office admits to cell-phone spying

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:04

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department broke its silence on controversial cellphone spying devices Thursday and said it possesses and ut...

       

India's Tata set to invest $35bn

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:03
Tata, India's biggest business group, is set to invest $35bn over the next three years in areas including retail and defence.
Categories: BBC World News

Argentina defaults for second time

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
Categories: BBC World News

Pat Riley: No indication of LeBron James leaving

NBA - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:01
One of the last things Miami Heat president Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
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