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VIDEO: 'Our houses are being destroyed'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:30
Rengin Arslan reports from the Turkey-Syria border, where strangers are helping families fleeing attacks by Islamic State.
Categories: BBC World News

Twins turn heads; they look to be of different races

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:04

Fraternal brother, sister have parents who give them mix of black, white, Asian, Hawaiian, Hispanic.

       

Asian markets join global slide

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:57
Japanese stocks close sharply lower after weak manufacturing data out of the US and Europe raises concerns about the health of the global economy.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge's ruling strikes at pension fund's sanctity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:56

FILE - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, pedestrians cross a street near the Bank of Stockton in Stockton, Calif. A federal judge could rule Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the U.S. to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit filed last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled a hearing in Sacramento in a trial that has lasted more than four months. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has struck a blow against the sanctity of public pensions in California by ruling that U.S. bankruptcy law permits the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, allowing the city to cut benefits.


Philips loses $467M patent suit to US competitor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:51
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV says it will book a $467 million (366 million-euro) charge in the third quarter after losing a patent lawsuit to smaller U.S. competitor Masimo Corp.

Hearing postponed for suspect in U.Va. missing student case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:49

He is accused of abduction, but first faces reckless driving charge linked to fleeing the state.

       

International jewel thief Doris Payne to be released

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:46

She pleaded guilty in April to stealing a $22,500 diamond ring in 2013.

       

Kurds seize Iraqi town from militants

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:42

Kurds gained control of a hospital, aided by a British airstrike.

       

Dallas Cowboys player investigated for alleged sex assault: ESPN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:38
(Reuters) - A Dallas Cowboys player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team's hotel last month, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The sports channel named the player, as did other media, but quoted Grapevine Police Department spokesman Barry Bowling as saying he hadn't been charged or arrested. ESPN did not provide details of the alleged Sept. 20 incident. Reuters has not confirmed the player's identity or the alleged crime. The suspected assault occurred at the Gaylord Hotel a day before the team played the St. Louis Rams, ESPN reported. ...

White Pass - 10/1/2014 11:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:36
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 11:47:43 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/1/2014 11:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:36
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 11:52:33 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/1/2014 11:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:36
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 11:42:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/1/2014 11:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:36
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 11:44:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/1/2014 11:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 11:41:20 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:21

This image provided by the Department of Health and Humans Services shows the Open Payments page of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They’re calling it "Open Payments," but the government’s new website doesn’t make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. For now, the website lacks a "Find Your Doctor" button. (AP Photo/HHS)WASHINGTON (AP) — Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.


Virgin Money announces float plan

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:17
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Categories: BBC World News

Man, hostage killed following California standoff

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:15
(Reuters) - A man who took a woman and her two young children hostage in their southern California home was shot dead by police after apparently shooting the woman, who later died, police said on Wednesday. Deputies responded to a call from the woman's husband on Wednesday afternoon, who said a cousin was inside their house in Highland, California, and threatening to shoot her and her children, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. ...

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:09

In this Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Abdirizak Bihi, right, executive director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center, spends time with kids playing soccer at Currie Park in Minneapolis, near a large Somali community in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. While Bihi strolls through the neighborhood parks, he is on the lookout for anyone who might be trying to recruit the city's young Somalis to join jihad in Syria. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:02
"That's how we're going to break the chain of transmission, and that's where our focus has to be." — Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how federal health officials will monitor people who have come into contact with an airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. every day for the next three weeks, the incubation period for the virus.

California has struggled stopping the pass

WA Cougars - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 15:01
Golden Bears will face nation’s top passing team in Connor Halliday and Washington State.
Categories: Sports Center