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AP PHOTOS: Adaptive rowing opens sport to disabled

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:20

In this Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Reinaldo Maiz, 25, of Miami, works out on a dock rower as his wheelchair sits nearby, as part of the adaptive rowing program for people with disabilities, at the Miami Beach Rowing Club in Miami Beach, Fla. Maiz is a paraplegic and is active in a variety of sports. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Juan Carlos Gil likes the feeling of independence the sport of rowing gives him.


Woman hit by California Highway Patrol officer says feared for her life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:20
A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer during an arrest that was caught on video has said in television interviews that she felt the officer was trying to beat her to death. Marlene Pinnock, 51, who has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Highway Patrol officials over the arrest, said she suffers slurred speech from the punches to the head she suffered by the side of a freeway near downtown Los Angeles. "It was hard bangs, like he was just trying to beat me to death, like he was trying to kill me," Pinnock told Los Angeles broadcaster KABC on Sunday, speaking to the media for the first time since the July 1 incident. California Highway Patrol commissioner Joe Farrow has pledged his agency's probe will be completed within weeks, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the local U.S. Attorney's Office also are looking at the incident, said Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Edgar Figueroa.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on 710 ESPN praises condition of Marshawn Lynch, and more notes

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:16
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll again praised the shape of running back Marshawn Lynch during an appearance this morning on the team's flagship radio station, 710 ESPN Seattle.
Categories: Sports Center

2-for-1 tickets for Broadway shows

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:16
Ticket sales begin Aug. 18 for Broadway Week, with discounts for shows in Sept., including Wicked, Lion King and new shows.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on 710 ESPN praises condition of Marshawn Lynch, and more notes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:16
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll again praised the shape of running back Marshawn Lynch during an appearance this morning on the team's flagship radio station, 710 ESPN Seattle.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Jackson ready for the challenge, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:16
A reminder that this is the week that things start to change a bit for the Seahawks, and all  NFL teams, with training camp officially ending.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Jackson ready for the challenge, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:16
A reminder that this is the week that things start to change a bit for the Seahawks, and all  NFL teams, with training camp officially ending.

Weather service warns of dire wildfire conditions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:14
UPDATE, 8:15 a.m.: The National Weather Service has extended its red flag warning for wildfire danger to most of Western Washington, including the Seattle area, where such warnings are rare.

School Leaders Benefit From Gaming The Medicaid System

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:11
By DR. ROGER STARK: The Centralia Chronicle recently reported that the Centralia School District in Washington state submitted false claims to the Medicaid program at least 200 times. What does a school district have to do with Medicaid, a health insurance entitlement for children of poor families?

FBI: Americans fighting in Syria hard to track

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:10
DALLAS (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Monday that he doesn't know how many Americans have tried to join Islamic insurgents fighting in Syria, but that they represented an urgent threat to the United States.

Los Angeles woman punched by patrolman speaks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:03

Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, Caree Harper during an interview Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Pinnock, a homeless woman was beaten by a CHP officer in July 2014. Sunday was Pinnock's first publicized interview since the incident, that was videotaped. (AP Photo/John Hopper)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.


Nigeria soldiers' wives protest

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:01
The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator says
Categories: BBC World News

Daily Rant & Rave: Grateful to librarians

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:01
RAVE To all the librarians at the Lynnwood library who have been there to help me when I wanted to find out information — and find it out for free! You gals and guys do a great job!

White Pass - 8/11/2014 11:27:25 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56
White Pass US12
8/11/2014 11:27:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/11/2014 11:21:58 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56
Satus Pass US97
8/11/2014 11:21:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 8/11/2014 11:35:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56
Stevens Pass US2
8/11/2014 11:35:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth. 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 - 8/11/2014 11:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56
Blewett Pass US97
8/11/2014 11:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 8/11/2014 11:20:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/11/2014 11:20:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:56

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Boston, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Roberts, who has served as chief justice since 2005, talked about the "historical and present-day significance" of the Magna Carta. The document laid the groundwork for representative democracy and the rule of law upon its signing in England in 1215. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in mitigating the "sharp partisan divides" that have shaken public faith in government.


ScienceTake: A Mouse Switch Turns Off Appetite

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:55
The discovery of a small network of brain cells holds the potential to advance to treatment of eating disorders in people.