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Virginia governor pitched health product, says corruption trial witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:36

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell gave a personal pitch to a state healthcare official for the dietary supplement at the heart of the former governor’s trial on corruption and bribery charges, the official testified on Monday. Sara Wilson, director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, said McDonnell pulled out a bottle of the product, Anatabloc, at a meeting she and her boss had with him in March 2012 to discuss healthcare. McDonnell and his wife Maureen face 14 counts of corruption and bribery in connection with allegedly accepting $165,000 in loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams Sr., the former chief executive officer of the company, now called Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc, that makes Anatabloc. Martin Kent, McDonnell’s former chief of staff, testified in U.S. District Court that the governor's use of Williams’ Ferrari hurt the feelings of state police guards.


Six killed after Texas police chase ends in crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:32
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A teenager, his parents and uncle were among six people killed when a speeding vehicle pursued by police slammed into their car outside Houston, killing both drivers and their passengers, police said. The Sunday night incident near Dickinson, about 25 miles southeast of Houston, started when police tried to pull over a Dodge Durango sports utility vehicle that was swerving and driving without headlights. The driver sped up to about 100 mph (160 kph) when the officer activated his emergency lights, Dickinson Police Captain Jay Jaekel said. The driver of the SUV was Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco, 23, who had an outstanding felony warrant for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Met Opera extends lockout deadline in musicians' labor dispute

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:30

Union orchestra musicians and chorus members of New York's Metropolitan Opera gather at a rally near Lincoln Center in New York CityTalks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday. The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a previous lockout in 1980, had been suspended for a week while an independent analyst studied the Met's finances. The analyst's review is "nearing its completion," the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in a statement on Monday, adding that the Met had agreed to extend its deadline to Sunday, Aug. 17. A lockout could derail the new opera season, which is set to open next month.


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Buzzfeed receives $50m investment

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:17
A venture capitalist firm has invested $50m in the internet-media company Buzzfeed to expand coverage and produce more videos.
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Huskies morning links: Reintroducing Kendyl Taylor, UW's forgotten wide receiver

WA Huskies - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:16
The Huskies will scrimmage for the first time today, but it will be closed to the media and public. We'll be back out there for Tuesday afternoon's practice, with the usual updates afterward. In the meantime, I'm wrapping up some things for our college football special section that comes out at the
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Huskies morning links: Reintroducing Kendyl Taylor, UW's forgotten wide receiver

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:16
The Huskies will scrimmage for the first time today, but it will be closed to the media and public. We'll be back out there for Tuesday afternoon's practice, with the usual updates afterward. In the meantime, I'm wrapping up some things for our college football special section that comes out at the

Washington State depending on offense

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:15
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State rode the arm of quarterback Connor Halliday to its first bowl game in a decade last year, and Cougar fans can expect more of the same this season.

Denver woman in terrorism case plans guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:14
DENVER (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman accused of trying to go to Syria to help ISIS plans to plead guilty in the case.

Crew, controller faulted in 2013 cargo plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:13
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Anchorage commercial pilots flying in a holding pattern in stormy weather outside Dillingham failed to maintain sufficient altitude before their plane crashed into the side of a mountain in 2013, a report by federal investigators has concluded.

Ship set to rescue sailors stranded due to Julio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:11

This Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the 42-foot sailboat Walkabout caught in Hurricane Julio, about 400 miles northeast of Oahu, Hawaii. Walkabout is disabled and taking on water with three people aboard. The Coast Guard is coordinating the rescue of the boat. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)HONOLULU (AP) — A container ship crew is trying to position itself in a way that doesn't knock over a sailboat it is trying to rescue from waters roiled by Hurricane Julio off the Hawaii coast.


Stewart crash inquiry focuses on lighting, track

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:10

ADDS MANDATORY CREDIT - This July 5, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., in the vicotry lane with his car at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.


White House Picks Engineer From Google to Fix Sites

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:08
Mikey Dickerson, who helped repair HealthCare.gov, is leaving Google permanently to be the administrator of the new United States Digital Services Team.

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:06
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The FBI said it opened an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in suburban St. Louis, a day after tension surrounding the case erupted in unrest following a candlelight vigil for the teen.

Testimony: Ex-Va. governor touted pill at meeting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:06

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is surrounded by media as he walks to the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as his corruption trial enters its third week. McDonnell and his wife are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a nutritional supplements company in exchange for promoting his products. They could face decades in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill marketed by the wealthy businessman who showered him and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans, a state official said Monday.


GSK faces bribery claims in Syria

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:04
The international pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline faces new claims that it bribed Syrian distributors to increase sales in the country,
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Washington State depending on offense

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:56
Washington State rode the arm of quarterback Connor Halliday to its first bowl game in a decade last year, and Cougar fans can expect more of the same this season. ''Clearly he's one of the best quarterbacks in the entire nation,'' coach Mike Leach said. The Cougars went 6-6 in the regular season and earned a trip to the New Mexico Bowl. They gave up a late lead to Colorado State in the bowl ...

White Pass - 8/11/2014 10:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:56
White Pass US12
8/11/2014 10:27:24 AM

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Satus Pass - 8/11/2014 10:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:56
Satus Pass US97
8/11/2014 10:21:57 AM

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Stevens Pass - 8/11/2014 10:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:56
Stevens Pass US2
8/11/2014 10:35:08 AM

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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 10:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:56
Blewett Pass US97
8/11/2014 10:25:53 AM

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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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