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Sizzling jobs report heats up economic optimism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:31
The new jobs exceeded widespread expectations that the economy would add about 200,000 jobs last month. Statisticians also increased May’s already strong preliminary jobs number by 7,000 to 224,000, and April’s number by 22,000 to 304,000.

AP PHOTOS: Naturalization ceremonies around US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:29

Jensi Francisco, 4, holds an American flag while attending a naturalization ceremony in which his mother, Jennifer Francisco, of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Atlanta. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration in Atlanta marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is swearing in over 9,000 new citizens over the Fourth of July holiday week in ceremonies held around the country.


Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:26

Hurricane warning flags fly in a Hatteras Village neighborhoodKILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.


White Pass - 7/3/2014 9:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
White Pass US12
7/3/2014 9:51:52 PM

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/3/2014 9:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Satus Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/3/2014 9:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Stevens Pass US2
7/3/2014 9:49:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 7/3/2014 9:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Blewett Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/3/2014 9:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/3/2014 9:43:24 PM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21

CORRECTS POSITION OF THOMAS AND SUDO- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches hot dog eating contestants Sonya Thomas, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest tomorrow Thursday, July 3, 2014, at City Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island.


Americans mark July 4 with fireworks, food

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:15

Doc Rutstein, of Braintree, Mass., sings along to the national anthem during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:


Foster Farms recalls some chicken, 16 months into salmonella outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:05

A package of Foster Farms fresh chicken fillets is seen at a Burbank grocery storeCalifornia-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms announced late Thursday. The chicken products being recalled were produced by Foster Farms at its three plants in central California, all of which public health investigators have connected to the outbreak that started in March of 2013. The salmonella strains connected to the outbreak have been identified in nearly 600 cases in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Foster Farms, in issuing the first recall since the outbreak started, said it was doing so "in the fullest interest of food safety".


Schools rewiring to close digital gap

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:03

Schools are using the summer break to expand internet bandwidth required for testing.

       

Schools rewiring to close digital gap

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:03

Schools are using the summer break to expand internet bandwidth required for testing.

       

Israeli-Palestinian clashes break out as teen is mourned

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:02

The body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeira was brought to rest in Jerusalem.

       

Martha Nishitani, modern-dance champion in Seattle, dies at 94

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:00
Martha Nishitani, a modern-dance performer, choreographer and teacher who, in the early 1950s, led the only modern dance-troupe in Seattle, has died at 94.

Assessment takes over No. 2 earnings spot at Emerald Downs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:59
Still going strong at age 10, Assessment took the early lead and never looked back Thursday while scoring a 4¾-length victory over Chu and I in the $14,800 Carl’s Jr. Purse for 3-year-olds and up.

India to provide four free vaccines

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:55
India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.
Categories: BBC World News

Boston Pops' annual July Fourth show a day early

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:52
With the season's first hurricane bearing down on New England, Boston hosted the Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show Thursday, a night earlier than planned and just ahead of drenching rain.

UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:52
British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.

For-profit Corinthian to sell most campuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department have reached an agreement that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale and 12 others closing.