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Typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island chain

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:23

Airports closed and residents were evacuated as Typhoon Neoguri passed over Okinawa.

       

Day in pictures: 8 July 2014

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:20
Twenty-four hours of news photos from around the world
Categories: BBC World News

White House won't say if German spying claim true

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:16
The U.S. will work with Germany to resolve its concerns over reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States, the White House said Monday.

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:16
It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study -- math and science in particular -- when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.

Nicaragua unveils major canal route

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:13
Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/8/2014 4:23:16 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:09
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 4:23:16 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 7/8/2014 4:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:09
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 4:35:07 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 7/8/2014 4:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:09
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 4:27:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 4:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:09
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 4:34:35 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/8/2014 4:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 4:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Nigeria to show Biafran war film

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:06
The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.
Categories: BBC World News

Is preschool effective? Some good signs for incoming class of 2028

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:01
For the 9,800 children in Washington who attended the state’s preschool program this past school year, the challenges went well beyond learning to count and identify letters.

Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:01
Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.

Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:01
A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her, new documents show.

Powerful typhoon pounds Japan's Okinawa islands

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:01
A powerful typhoon pummeled the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, paralyzing transport and prompting U.S. forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity.

After Deadline Blog: Words We Love Too Much

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:00
We used “magisterial” more than 70 times in the last year, and some version of “underscore” has appeared 127 times in just the last month. A reminder about words we love too much.

Nash sees young people as saviors of the future

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:58

FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Graham Nash speaks during the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, in Austin, Texas. The 72-year-old member of Crosby, Stills and Nash spoke exclusively to The Associated Press on Monday, July 7, 2014, after the Paley Center for Media hosted a discussion with the trio regarding their newly released remastered box set commemorating their 1974 tour with Neil Young. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he's frustrated by political ideals surrounding issues like global warming and marriage equality, he realizes "those powers against progress" will naturally run their course.


Watch: 2-year-old takes first steps with prosthetics, says 'I got it'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:55

'I got it. I got it. I got it!'

       

US-China strategic talks get test this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:53

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, center, get certificates saying that they have climbed to the top of the Great Wall as well as photo books about the wall from Guo Jiaqiang, second right, deputy director of the Badaling Foreign Affairs Office, and with Chen Fei, right, deputy director of the Badaling Great Wall Special District, while touring the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Kerry and Lew are in Beijing to attend the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater cooperation.


Cleveland to host 2016 GOP convention

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:52

Cleveland beats Dallas to host 2016 GOP convention.