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Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52

FILE - In this April 16, 1964, file photo, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock checks her extra gas tank cap before taking off from Oakland Airport, in Oakland, Calif., during a solo flight around the world. Mock, who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the globe, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home in Florida. She was 88. (AP Photo/Robert W. Klein, File)Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.


Sagebrush recreation sites across U.S. West generate millions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Miles of sagebrush may be tedious to interstate travelers across the U.S. West, but the ecosystems supporting the scrubby plants are an economic generator, pumping millions into the local and national economies, according to a report released on Tuesday. An analysis prepared by ECONorthwest, an Oregon-based economics firm, estimates that recreational visitors to sagebrush country in 11 Western states spent $623 million in communities within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management recreational sites in 2013. ...

US construction spending down 0.8 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.

Washington Raises Minimum Wage

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:47
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:47

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticismNEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.


36 Hours in Copenhagen

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:43
During a weekend in the Danish capital, discover art underground, sample dishes from a former Noma chef and unwind in the city’s green spaces.






Washington minimum wage increases by 15 cents to $9.47 on New Year's Day

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:43
Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.

Brookfield wins Revel Casino auction, but loser vows to fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:40

People walk outside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic CityBy Tom Hals (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely." The auction for the shuttered hotel and casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, concluded early Wednesday behind closed doors in the New York law office of White & Case. ...


Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:36
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
Categories: BBC World News

Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:35
(Reuters) - Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the suspects pulled back part of the fence to enter the Foster Farms facility. "Once inside, the suspects used a golf club, and possibly another similar type instrument, to slaughter the birds," it said in a statement, adding that 920 chickens were killed. ...

White Pass - 10/1/2014 8:54:53 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:27
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 8:54:53 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 - 10/1/2014 8:42:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:27
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 8:42:00 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 - 10/1/2014 8:47:04 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:27
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 8:47:04 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 - 10/1/2014 8:49:04 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:27
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 8:49:04 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 - 10/1/2014 8:54:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:27
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 8:54:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
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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Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24

Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.A fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey has destroyed several businesses and left seventeen people displaced.


Ex-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Bomb scare empties Sandy Hook school in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
(Reuters) - A bomb scare on Wednesday emptied Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, the replacement for the school where 26 people were massacred in 2012, the school district said. The scare in Monroe, Connecticut, was considered of little or no threat, and staff and students have evacuated the building, the district said in a telephone voice message to parents. "All students are safe, all staff are safe, everyone is absolutely fine," it said. The scare is being investigated and the school day will end early, the message said. ...

Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:21
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
Categories: BBC World News

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:20

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virusFederal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.