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Closing arguments expected in trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:03
Closing arguments were scheduled on Friday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with accepting gifts and sweetheart loans from a businessman. District Court Judge James Spencer prepared instructions for the jury after prosecutors wrapped up their case on Thursday. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife, Maureen, face a 14-count indictment charging they accepted $177,000 in gifts and loans from dietary supplement entrepreneur Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for promoting his company and its main product, the anti-inflammatory Anatabloc.

How to improve schools? Some students say: Lower class size

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:01
Over six days in the past few weeks, 13 high school students, about to enter 12th grade, tackled a tough question: Is education equitable in Seattle, and if it’s not, why?

Family sues Georgia police after death in custody

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:55
ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.

Brazil's economy enters recession

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:54
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, places the country in recession, latest figures show.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/29/2014 6:13:38 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 6:13:38 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 - 8/29/2014 6:12:54 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 6:12:54 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 - 8/29/2014 6:20:00 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 6:20:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
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 6:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 6:13:59 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 - 8/29/2014 6:19:42 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 6:19:42 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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A Weary Rebel Retreats From Syria to Fight Another Day

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:40
Kassem Eid, who helped make Moadhamiyeh a symbol of Syrian suffering after government forces blockaded the town in 2012, reluctantly decided to struggle from afar.

Gun found at film director's home

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:34
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
Categories: BBC World News

Better credit and financing for marijuana industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:30
Need to operate like other commercial entities

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:29
Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:26
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:22

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, the Tribute in Light rises above buildings during a test in New York. While the plaza at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public, during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and view one of the anniversary's most evocative traditions, the twin beams called the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.


Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:22
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge.

NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:17

2696903NEW YORK (AP) — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.


Aston Villa v Hull City

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:14
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Hull City.
Categories: BBC World News

Bayern sign Real Madrid's Alonso

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:14
Bayern Munich sign ex-Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.
Categories: BBC World News

UK online series to air on Oprah

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:14
A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.
Categories: BBC World News