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New York Cancels or Postpones Opening of 45 Pre-K Programs

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:49
Nine sites that would have served 265 students will not open because of safety concerns or other issues, officials announced two days before the first day of school.

Palestinian Leaders Seek Actions In Security Council and World Court

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:40
A senior aide to Mahmoud Abbas said he would seek a Security Council resolution to compel Israel to withdraw.

Washington State man dies while rock-climbing in the Okanagan

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:39
Thirty-one-year-old Stas Eric Gray of Seattle was killed while climbing with friends on Skaha Bluffs, south of Penticton, on Saturday. The BC Coroners' Service says despite the best efforts of fellow climbers and emergency personnel, Gray died at the scene.

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:39
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?
Categories: BBC World News

New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:38

New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISISIslamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."


Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:38

A video purportedly shows U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic StateBy Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives of destitute, displaced Syrians and the war, according to his published reports and his communications with colleagues and editors. It's pretty bad here," he e-mailed another journalist. "I've been sleeping at a front, hiding from tanks the past few nights, drinking rain water." In August 2013, telling colleagues he understood the dangers, Sotloff returned to Syria, slipping across the border from Turkey.


White Pass - 9/2/2014 5:15:43 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37
White Pass US12
9/2/2014 5:15:43 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.

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Satus Pass - 9/2/2014 5:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37
Satus Pass US97
9/2/2014 5:10:07 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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Stevens Pass - 9/2/2014 5:10:03 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37
Stevens Pass US2
9/2/2014 5:10:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/2/2014 5:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37
Blewett Pass US97
9/2/2014 5:05:17 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 - 9/2/2014 5:07:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/2/2014 5:07:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:37

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A publicist for Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar-winning actress began appearing online on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak was not immediately known. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.


Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:31
The settlement, a fraction of the damages paid by companies involved in the accident, goes a long way toward resolving Halliburton’s exposure to liability claims.

Dominican president vetoes new national park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:31
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A proposal to create a new national park that would have blocked the expansion of a nickel mine in the forested mountains of the central Dominican Republic was vetoed Tuesday by President Danilo Medina.

Memo: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.

Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:29
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:28

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastatedAn attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.


‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Lifts Ratings for Fledgling FXX Network

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:23
The 12-day, round-the-clock marathon, which also included the two-hour 2007 theatrical movie, produced ratings about three times as high as executives at the channel expected.

Police: Death of teen whose body burned was random

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:22

This undated photo provided by her family on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 shows teenager Dominique Allen of Indianapolis. On Tuesday, a coroner ruled the death of the 15-year-old was a homicide as the result of asphyxiation. Police said a man walking his dog found Allen's badly burned body in his backyard on the city's northwest side on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Family Photo)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old Indianapolis girl whose burned body was found over the weekend was likely abducted and killed by someone she didn't know, police and family members said Tuesday.


Obama’s understatement of the world situation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 08:20
President Obama’s suggestion that the series of world crises is not unlike the challenges of the Cold War is disappointing. Time for a plan.