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‘Whiplash’ is an acting tour de force, and all that jazz

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
The jazz-based film “Whiplash” stars Miles Teller as a student drummer and J.K. Simmons as his malevolent teacher. 3 stars out of 4.

‘Art and Craft’: Portrait of an art forger

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
A review of the documentary “Art and Craft,” which delves into the strange history of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in the country. Rating: 2.5 stars out of four.

‘Citizenfour’: a gripping look at Edward Snowden, surveillance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
A review of “Citizenfour,” an absorbing and thrilling documentary on how Edward Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency, leaked documents on the agency’s top-secret surveillance programs. Rating: four stars out of four.

Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a ruling that could prove costly for Nevada strip clubs, the state Supreme Court says dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:15

FILE - In this June 27, 2012, file photo, pedestrians cross a street near the Bank of Stockton in Stockton, Calif. Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them. Marking a critical moment in the bankrupt city's financial recovery, Stockton will ask U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein to approve a plan for reorganizing more than $900 million in long-term debt over objections from a lone creditor who says it was treated unfairly. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations.


Seahawks rookie Brock Coyle will get the start at middle linebacker

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:14
Brock Coyle, who’s gone from undrafted free agent to the roster of the defending Super Bowl champions, is slated to get the start at middle linebacker on Sunday against the Raiders.
Categories: Sports Center

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:12
A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group.

Inmate described as delusional gets execution date

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:09

This handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Scott Panetti. The Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional he can’t understand why he was convicted and condemned has received a Dec. 3, 2014 execution date. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend he is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.


National Guard arrives in Hawaii town threatened by lava

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:08

A construction crew tries to contain the lava flow from Mount Kilauea in Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the Big Island village of Pahoa for weeks, although it slowed to a turtle's pace on Thursday and at last watch had advanced only a few feet (meters) over several hours, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. ...


Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:07

The headline of the Stockton Record newspaper reads "City in 'Fight for its life", in a downtown newsstandBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant Calpers untouched. The ruling, however, left investors and analysts confused about how pension funds stacked up in terms of their priority of treatment in a bankruptcy proceeding. Public employees had worried about their pensions after U.S. ...


The channel that's spiced up French TV

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:06
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/30/2014 4:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:01
White Pass US12
10/30/2014 4:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/30/2014 4:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:01
Satus Pass US97
10/30/2014 4:03:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/30/2014 4:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:01
Stevens Pass US2
10/30/2014 4:19:42 PM

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Blewett Pass - 10/30/2014 4:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:01
Blewett Pass US97
10/30/2014 4:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/30/2014 4:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/30/2014 4:13:38 PM

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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:59

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gayNEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.


The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:57
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:56
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating Ebola patients for weeks, ever since two nurses in Texas became infected with the virus while treating Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who fell ill and died while visiting Dallas. ...