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Alleged gangster admits lying in North Carolina kidnap probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:22
A woman described by prosecutors as a gang member dubbed "Lady Jamaica" has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents during their investigation into the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father this year, court documents show. Chason Renee Chase, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbia, South Carolina, to a charge of making a false statement, the documents showed. Frank Janssen, father of Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, was attacked with a pistol and stun gun before being abducted from his home in April and held in an Atlanta apartment for four days before being rescued.

Round-up: Calif. passes 'yes means yes' bill, NYC recruiting students for expanded pre-K

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:20
Is screen time hurting kids' ability to recognize emotions? (KPLU): A new study from UCLA researchers found that sixth-graders who spent five days without exposure to technology were better able to read facial emotions and other nonverbal cues. Patricia Greenfield, a senior author of the study, says

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:18

In this Aug. 24, 2014, photo, a young man texts a message on his mobile phone while working at the Mayorista Market in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's Central Bank is getting ready to use electronic currency in which consumers will initially be able to use it to make and receive payments using their cellphones. Ecuador is heralding its plans to create the world’s first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could ultimately replace the country’s existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.


Constitution sets sail for last time for 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:16

The U.S.S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat, is towed through Boston Harbor past the financial district skyline with its topsails unfurled Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Boston. The ship is setting its sails for the last time before the warship heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project.


Reputed gangster pleads guilty in kidnapping plot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:10
A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.

VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:05
In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.
Categories: BBC World News

Tristan Etienne exceeding early expectations

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
There's so much attention being given to the prospects who have verbally committed to join Washington in 2015 that it's easy to forget incoming freshmen Donaven Dorsey and Tristan Etienne, who comprise a 2014 class that didn't exactly overwhelm recruiting analysts.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Waltiea Rolle made use of short WNBA stay

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Waltiea Rolle made use of short WNBA stay

Seattle Storm - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:50

This image released by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows the crocodile named Pancho, suspected of biting two swimmers in a Coral Gables, Fla., canal. Pancho died Friday morning, Aug. 29, while fighting capture by two trappers, wildlife officials said. (AP Photo/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via The Miami Herald) MAGS OUTCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.


White Pass - 8/29/2014 12:01:00 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 12:01:00 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/29/2014 12:10:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 12:10:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 8/29/2014 12:10:01 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 12:10:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Blewett Pass - 8/29/2014 12:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 12:04:25 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/29/2014 12:02:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:47
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 12:02:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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A final guess at the Seattle Seahawks' final 53-man roster

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:46
So with just a little more than a day now until Seattle has to make the cuts to get to its 53-man regular season roster, here's one more (likely futile) guess on how it'll look in the end.
Categories: Sports Center

Listening Post: Obama Again Tips the Scales Toward Caution on Syria

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:44
At every moment when it has appeared that President Obama might be willing to shrug off his reluctance to act militarily in Syria, he has been drawn back.






NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.

Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:41

U.S. Air National Guard Col. James Keefe, commander of the 104th Fighter WingThe pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.


Probation for ex-cop who killed elk named Big Boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 03:40

FILE - This Jan. 1, 2013 photo provided by Lara Koenig, shows Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter, 37, posing with an elk he allegedly shot in Boulder, Colo. Carter, the former Boulder police officer convicted of killing the treasured bull elk, faces sentencing Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. District Attorney Stan Garnett has recommended that Carter be sentenced to one year in prison. In a court filing, he called Carter "flippant" and "arrogant" attitude toward his conviction in the shooting of the trophy elk known around town as "Big Boy." (AP Photo/Lara Koenig via The Daily Camera, File) NO SALESBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A former Boulder police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk in an upscale neighborhood was sentenced Friday to four years of probation.