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Michigan Rep. Bentivolio files to run as write-in

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:04
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Friday filed to run as a write-in candidate in the race for his current seat in a suburban Detroit district.

Everett bridge inspected, to reopen after truck hits it

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:03
UPDATE: 2:05  p.m.: Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, and it's being reopened to traffic.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan Henning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:02

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan HenningAn Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.


Obama highlights economic, manufacturing gains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:56

President Barack Obama speaks at Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to discuss the economy as part of Manufacturing Day. Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, the president on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job growth in U.S. history and boasted that the country is surpassing combined job creation in other advanced economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, President Barack Obama on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job growth in U.S. history and declared that the United States is surpassing combined job creation in other advanced economies.


Philly VA whistleblower testifies at hearing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:52

Philly VA whistleblower testifies at hearingA woman who blew the whistle on alleged misconduct at Philadelphia's Veteran's Affairs office testified about the problems Friday at a congressional hearing.


White Pass - 10/3/2014 1:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
White Pass US12
10/3/2014 1:02:06 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 - 10/3/2014 1:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Satus Pass US97
10/3/2014 1:01:10 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 - 10/3/2014 1:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Stevens Pass US2
10/3/2014 1:04:37 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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Blewett Pass - 10/3/2014 1:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Blewett Pass US97
10/3/2014 1:14:51 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 - 10/3/2014 1:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/3/2014 1:08:21 PM

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 is 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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3 possible cases of enterovirus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:46

3 possible cases of enterovirus at Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia may have three cases of enterovirus D68 on its hands.


Lawyer: Insanity a defense in kids-out-window case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:44
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer said Friday he plans an insanity defense for a 34-year-old Las Vegas mother of three accused of throwing her two youngest children out a second-story window before jumping out herself.

UN: 9 peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:38
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Men on motorbikes ambushed a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali on Friday, U.N. officials said, killing nine in the deadliest attack yet on the force.

California man whose pit bulls killed woman gets 15 years to life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:37
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California drug dealer whose four pit bulls fatally mauled a woman was sentenced on Friday to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder, a court clerk said. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, who used his pit bulls as guard dogs, was sentenced during a hearing at a court in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. The sentencing came just over a month after his conviction at a trial where jurors heard evidence of past attacks by the dogs that prosecutors said demonstrated Jackson knew they were a menace. ...

Porn email scandal grips Pennsylvania Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:32

Porn email scandal grips Pennsylvania CapitolThe Pennsylvania Capitol is gripped by a widening scandal over the exchange of emails containing pornography by former members of the attorney general's office.


GM issues 2 more recalls for SUVs, mini cars

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:20
General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

School board won't back off history class review

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:20
A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying to indoctrinate children politically.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan Henning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:19

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan HenningAn Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.


Barrier still at White House 2 weeks after jumper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:19

Jenna Scheidt of Fairfax, Va., left, and Abby Loss of Eau Claire, Wis., lean against a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. For sightseers looking for a glimpse of the White House, an iron security fence is now part of their photographs. In the past two weeks, “temporary” barriers have been installed to push the public back from the gate after an intruder jumped the fence and ran inside the executive mansion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Before an intruder jumped the White House fence two weeks ago, sightseers could lean into the black iron bars and snap an unobstructed photograph.