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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:31
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

Guy's hilarious obit: 'Don't e-mail me, I'm dead'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:30

Kevin McGroarty's parting advice: "It costs nothing to be nice."

       

White House denounces GOP immigration proposal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:27

The White House and Republicans argue about an immigration bill.

       

As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:27

In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.


Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:26

Storm warnings have beenissued for Barbados and Dominica.

       

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:25

NIH official says there are "encouraging results" in primates.

       

White Pass - 7/31/2014 3:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20
White Pass US12
7/31/2014 3:41:18 AM

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 - 7/31/2014 3:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20
Satus Pass US97
7/31/2014 3:57:17 AM

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 - 7/31/2014 3:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20
Stevens Pass US2
7/31/2014 3:54:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 7/31/2014 3:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20
Blewett Pass US97
7/31/2014 3:56:55 AM

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 - 7/31/2014 3:58:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/31/2014 3:58:07 AM

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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Jury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:19

Theodore Wafer pauses at the end of Day 3 of his trial, Monday, July 28, 2014, Detroit, Mich. Wafer is the Dearborn Heights homeowner charged in the shooting death of Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.


Pooley denied time trial gold medal

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:19
England's Emma Pooley wins silver in the women's cycling time trial at Glasgow 2014 as New Zealand's Linda Villumsen takes gold.
Categories: BBC World News

Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:16
They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:16
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:04
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover.

Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:03

Museum worker Brittany Janaszak cleans a 94-foot-long blue whale model at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New YorkThe American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adults-only sleepover this week, with a champagne reception, live jazz and a three-course dinner. "Every museum is looking for a new way to engage different demographics," said Paul Johnson, a fund-raising consultant. "It's about cultivating future audiences and future donors." Scores of museums offer overnights for children, popularized by the children's tales "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" about runaways hiding in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the book and movie "Night at the Museum," about a watchman who discovers exhibits come to life after visitors leave. Children taking part in overnight programs can solve crimes at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, explore caves at the Cincinnati Museum Center, watch sharks at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco and snooze inside a submarine at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.


Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:49
Thousands of Tibetan exiles attend the funeral in Nepal of one of Tibetan Buddhism's most senior monks, Shamar Rinpoche.
Categories: BBC World News

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:46
Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.

Mexico migrants' train deal reached

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:43
The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.
Categories: BBC World News