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Factbox: Money trail in U.S. plan to fight Ebola in West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:09
(Reuters) - The United States government has committed more than $350 million toward fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is ready to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel by late October. Most of a Defense Department request to shift $1 billion in war funds to the Ebola effort is locked up in Congress over lawmakers' demands for more information on the mission from the Obama administration. Here is a rundown of U.S. monetary commitments so far and the status of future funds: FUNDS COMMITTED: Various agencies, including the U.S. ...

AP football rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:06
Class 4A

Lawyer for accused Pennsylvania stabber decries lack of treatment options

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:05
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The lawyer for a teenager accused of stabbing 21 people at his Pennsylvania high school said it was "pathetic" that no mental health facilities in the state would admit him, forcing him to remain in juvenile detention despite court recommendations. Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani on Tuesday ordered the defendant, Alexander Hribal, now 17, to see a visiting psychiatrist and psychologist at the Westmoreland County Regional Youth Services Juvenile Detention Center, where he has been held since his arrest at the school on April 9. ...

Gay Marriage Opponents Set to Continue Court Battle

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:03
With dozens of cases pending in the United States, and the Supreme Court expected to take up the issue directly, opponents still see a chance to prevail.






Report on response to Colorado cinema massacre is broadly positive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:03

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A report on the emergency response to the 2012 Colorado cinema massacre that was released on Wednesday cited a need for better communication, but in general praised the actions taken during the chaotic scene. The city of Aurora paid nearly $250,000 to TriData Division, a Virginia-based public safety consulting firm, for an "after action" review of the mass shooting, in which 12 moviegoers were killed and dozens more wounded. ...


Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:02
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state. The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.

4 Northeast states stand together against heroin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:00

Pennsylvania state attorney general Kathleen Kane, right, speaks about a multi state task force formed to address the Northeast heroin crisis during a news conference accompanied by New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman, left, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in New York. Authorities in four Northeast states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines. The coalition so far includes New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, with other states expected to join. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday.


California solar tower that can kill birds dropped

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:54
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story tower in California that uses a new kind of technology that can cause some birds to ignite in midair.

U.S. top court clarifies that gay marriage can proceed in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order on Wednesday clarifying that his action earlier in the day to temporarily block gay marriages in Idaho does not apply to Nevada. The new order means gay marriage can proceed in Nevada but will remain on hold in Idaho. Gay marriage bans in both states were struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

First lady: Fashion about more than pretty pumps

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:45

American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour leaves the stage after introducing first lady Michelle Obama during the Fashion Education Workshop in East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pretty pumps and a perfect hemline are nice, Michelle Obama says, but young people interested in fashion careers should expect to work hard, take risks and even be rejected.


Geithner defends terms of AIG bailout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:42

FILE - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this July 25, 2012 file photo. Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014 in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite. File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top regulator Timothy Geithner defended terms of the U.S. government's bailout of American International Group Inc., saying Wednesday that the insurance giant's exceptionally risky behavior had caused losses that called for strict treatment.


White Pass - 10/8/2014 11:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
White Pass US12
10/8/2014 11:51:52 AM

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 - 10/8/2014 11:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Satus Pass US97
10/8/2014 11:59:23 AM

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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Stevens Pass - 10/8/2014 11:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Stevens Pass US2
10/8/2014 11:49:52 AM

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 - 10/8/2014 11:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Blewett Pass US97
10/8/2014 11:56:03 AM

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 - 10/8/2014 11:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/8/2014 11:43:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Temporary closures for rock blasting Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last one hour or more. 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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Cheaper phone calls in East Africa

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:41
Telecom companies in East Africa submit to pressure to cut roaming charges for making and receiving cross-border calls.
Categories: BBC World News

Police dog dies after left in cruiser for 4 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:40

This undated photo provided by the Montville Police Department shows Beny. Authorities in northeast Ohio say Beny, a police dog, died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month. Police in Montville Township near Medina, Ohio say the police dog died on Sept. 28. A statement from the Montville Police Department says Sgt. Brett Harrison left the dog in a cruiser in the station parking lot from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cruiser was off and the windows were closed. (AP Photo/Montville Township Police Department)MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A police dog in northeast Ohio died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month, officials said.


Supreme Court Weighs Employee Pay for Amazon’s After-Work Security Screening

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:33
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Las Vegas, challenging a 1947 law, say the end-of-day process — aimed at preventing theft — can take as long as 25 minutes.

Viral shark snap shows trending technique

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 03:32
Can anyone with a camera create a viral image?
Categories: BBC World News