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AP NewsBreak: Girl Scouts membership drops sharply

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:20

FILE - In this May 11, 2012, file photo, Girl Scouts, clockwise from left, Savannah Lindblad, Anna White, Brooke Roberts, Maryalisa Moran, Savannah Fox and troop volunteer Jennifer Peters help form a cookie brigade to deliver 2,928 boxes of cookies to the USO-NC at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, in Morrisville, N.C. For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply. According to figures provided to The Associated Press, the total of youth members and adult volunteers dropped by 6 percent over the past year. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend.


Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:16
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

alt-J's pop with an edge | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWUoDpo2fo

Man wanted for attempted robbery in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:12

Man wanted for attempted robbery in South PhiladelphiaPolice are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery in South Philadelphia.


New York man shot 15 minutes after release from prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After spending 15 years in prison, a New York man was shot within minutes of his release after he got into a car not knowing that another ex-convict with a gun and a grudge was hiding in the trunk, state police said on Friday. Devon Simmons, 33, had intended to catch a train from the prison in Otisville, New York, back home to New York City on Thursday morning after getting out on parole. Instead, he accepted a ride from a man in a car with Illinois license plates, Pierce Gallagher, a state police captain, said. ...

Rescued hiker foraged for mushrooms and shared beef jerky with her dogs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:03
A 21-year-old Seattle woman who was reported missing while on a hike earlier this week was rescued Thursday afternoon by a helicopter search team.

White Pass - 10/10/2014 11:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
White Pass US12
10/10/2014 11:17:56 AM

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 - 10/10/2014 11:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
Satus Pass US97
10/10/2014 11:14:20 AM

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 - 10/10/2014 11:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
Stevens Pass US2
10/10/2014 11:17:14 AM

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 - 10/10/2014 11:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
Blewett Pass US97
10/10/2014 11:03:33 AM

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 - 10/10/2014 11:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/10/2014 11:06:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting operation have been completed for the week. 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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England U21 2-1 Croatia U21

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:02
Saido Berahino gives England a Euro 2015 play-off advantage as his late penalty seals a 2-1 first-leg win against Croatia.
Categories: BBC World News

Critics: Many new wheelchair ramps go 'nowhere'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows handicap accessible corner curbs along McDougall at Frederick in Detroit. Efforts to make Detroit sidewalks accessible to wheelchair users are facing criticism as the bankrupt city installs some of the new curb cuts in little-traveled areas while more-traveled areas, including some near downtown, still don't have accessible sidewalks. The ramps are being built as part of a decade-long effort to force the city into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city has spent $30 million over eight years to install 25,000 ramps and officials estimate that $60 million more must be spent to build another 50,000, (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Along one half-mile stretch of crumbling sidewalks in Detroit, there are 52 new sets of wheelchair ramps. Some provide access to an empty lot where a middle school was razed in 2009. On many corners, sidewalks end after the ramps.


Angus and Julia Stone experience sibling revival-ry | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFTvbcNhEgc

Northern California blaze not showing much growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01
Fire crews strengthened containment lines and put out hot spots Friday around a wildfire burning near a Northern California interstate that destroyed six homes and was threatening hundreds more.

Thousands return to Hong Kong streets in protest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:01
Thousands of protesters poured into a main road in Hong Kong for a pro-democracy rally late Friday, reviving a civil disobedience movement a day after the government canceled talks with student leaders aimed at defusing the standoff.

Rounds' struggles increase attention on SD race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:55
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Right about now, Mike Rounds is supposed to be coasting into the Senate.

Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:54
The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, most of them in West Africa, the World Health Organization says.
Categories: BBC World News

Man convicted of murder in medical student's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:46
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jurors on Friday convicted a man of murder and other charges in the slaying last year of a University of Michigan medical student who was attending the school on an Air Force scholarship.