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Bond set for South Carolina House speaker in official misconduct case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:15
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Bond was set on Monday for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell at his first court appearance since being indicted on nine misdemeanor charges of misusing campaign money and official misconduct, his attorney said. The $18,000 bond for Harrell, a Republican, does not require him to put up any money unless he fails to appear for a future court proceeding in Columbia, South Carolina, said his attorney, Bart Daniel. ...

Former Philadelphia sportscaster pleads guilty to fraud counts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:13
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A well-known former Philadelphia sports broadcaster admitted in court on Monday that he defrauded more than 200 people and several local charities of more than $300,000 in a scheme that promised cheap tour packages to the Super Bowl and other events. Don Tollefson, 62, of Glenside, worked for several Philadelphia TV stations and the Philadelphia Eagles football team, but he was best known for his work for WPVI Channel 6 Action News from 1975 to 1990. He was a popular figure outside the Philadelphia area thanks to cable systems that carried the station. ...

Toyota Recalls 790,000 Tacoma Pickups

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:09
The 2005-11 model years may have a corrosion problem that could lead to fuel leaks. Harley-Davidson, Yamaha and Volkswagen also issued recalls.

White Pass - 9/29/2014 1:22:07 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:08
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 1:22:07 PM

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 - 9/29/2014 1:30:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:08
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 1:30:53 PM

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 - 9/29/2014 1:37:35 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:08
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 1:37:35 PM

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 - 9/29/2014 1:36:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:08
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 1:36:19 PM

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 - 9/29/2014 1:28:13 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 1:28:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through 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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Escapes spark changes at Tennessee juvenile center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:06
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials plan to beef up security at a juvenile detention center where three major escape attempts in less than a month have worried the facility's neighbors, but they also want to keep the it from becoming too much like an adult prison.

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.

Renewed Fighting Around Donetsk Airport Tests Ukraine Cease-Fire

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:04
The upsurge in violence comes at a particularly critical time as Russian, Ukrainian and rebel officials are working on the boundaries of a buffer zone.

Man accused in Chicago air traffic disruption appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:01
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A man accused of setting fire to an air control facility in Chicago on Friday, causing an outage that continues to disrupt flights, appeared in federal court on Monday to hear the charges against him and was ordered held without bond. Brian Howard, 36, of the Chicago suburb of Naperville, appeared in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois and was charged with damaging an air navigation facility, interfering with its operations and endangering the safety of aircraft in flight. He did not enter a plea. ...

KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:56
The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.

Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:50

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. By President Barack Obama’s own admission, the U.S. bombing campaign against militants in Syria could help President Bashar Assad cling to power. Critics say Obama’s strategy does little to address the conditions that have allowed the Islamic State group to thrive and could leave Syria a hotbed for extremism. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner. And the bombing campaign against Islamic State militants could ultimately help the embattled leader stay in power.


Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:48
An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.
Categories: BBC World News

Rape charges dropped against one-time hero cop Richard DeCoatsworth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:48

Rape charges dropped against one-time hero cop Richard DeCoatsworthRape charges have been dropped against one-time hero and now former Philadelphia cop Richard DeCoatsworth.


Auto parts maker to pay fine in price-fixing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:43
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a Japanese auto parts manufacturer has agreed to pay a $26 million fine and to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for various parts sold to automakers in the U.S.

Feds open data center in western Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:42
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Social Security Administration has a new national data center.

Qantas flies world’s biggest plane on longest route

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36
Airbus A380 flies from Sydney to Dallas-Fort Worth airport, an 8,578-mile flight.

Police: Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36

 Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in MantuaPhiladelphia Police say a man has turned himself in, saying he was the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 7-year-old girl.