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Hayes named acting U.S. Attorney for Western Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:55
Annette L. Hayes has been named as acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, taking over for Jenny Durkan, who stepped down Tuesday.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:54
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge to decide in late October if Stockton, Calif., can exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:49
(Reuters) - The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct. 30. Earlier on Wednesday, Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the world's largest pension fund, could be rejected. ...

Fla officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:46
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 61-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:45

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 yearsSabrina Allen was rescued near Mexico City on Tuesday after missing for 12 years.


Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, booking photo released by the Austin Police Department shows Dara Llorens, charged with aggravated kidnapping and being held on a $300,000 bond. The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose reported kidnapping 12 years ago was twice profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted," was found Tuesday night in Papalotla, Tlaxcala, near Mexico City, with her mother Dara Llorens. She was 4 years old when she was reported missing by her father in 2002, after she vanished following a weekend visit with her mother. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.


NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:44
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games.

Head of US Secret Service resigns

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:42
Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
Categories: BBC World News

Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:39
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia. Executives from two businesses bribed National Guard officials with thousands of dollars to award them marketing and advertising contracts worth a total of $14.6 million, according to the federal indictments. "As captured by its motto, the Army National Guard is 'always ready, always there' for the American people," Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. ...

A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, pregnancy and abortion rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally.






In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise.

Indians Join the Wave of Investors in Condos and Homes in the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:33
Not-so-superrich Indians are joining buyers from other countries who see the recovering United States housing market as a safe haven for their money.

White Pass - 10/1/2014 3:42:27 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 3:42:27 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/1/2014 3:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 3:41:30 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/1/2014 3:44:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 3:44:57 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 3:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 3:55:11 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 3:48:41 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 3:48:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and 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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Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:29

Children are picked up from L.L. Hotchkiss, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas, where children that were exposed to an Ebola infected family member attend classes. Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.


3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:24
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:23

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. While the judge ruled the city may impose losses on Calpers, he has not yet ruled that it must do so as part of its financial restructuring. ...