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Blewett Pass - 8/11/2014 12:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:56
Blewett Pass US97
8/11/2014 12:25:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/11/2014 12:28:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/11/2014 12:28:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traffic Delayed

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

Expect slow traffic and addeded travel time eastbound due to lane closures for maintenance work. 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.


Foreign policy crisis intrude on Obama vacations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:53

President Barack Obama, center, and golf partner Robert Wolf, right, walk toward a green while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Obama on Saturday left Washington for his familiar spot on Martha's Vineyard for a two-week summer vacation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning to speak about the latest political developments in Iraq later this afternoon.

Illinois man gets life in beating deaths of toddler, three others

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:51
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man received four life sentences for bludgeoning to death four people including a toddler during a weeklong, two-state crime spree in 2008, the state attorney general said on Monday. Rock Island County Judge Jeffrey O'Connor handed down the sentences for Nicholas Sheley, who was convicted in May of beating to death Kilynna Blake, 20, her 2-year-old son Dayan, Brock Branson, 29, and Kenneth Ulve, 25, in an apartment in Rock Falls, Illinois. Authorities said Sheley chose his victims at random and bludgeoned or hacked them to death. ...

Ukraine OKs Red Cross-Led Aid Mission to East

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:48
Ukrainian forces on Monday zeroed in on rebel strongholds as the government welcomed an international humanitarian relief mission into the rebellious east involving Russia, the United States and the European Union.

Bale targets six trophies this season

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:47
Gareth Bale is targeting a clean sweep of six trophies with Real Madrid this season, starting with Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Ga. plant manager says mold, mildew at processor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:45
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia food processor linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped thousands of pounds of peanut products after learning its products were contaminated and cheated on testing, a former plant manager testified Monday.

Iraq: Aid alone won't stop the slaughter of minorities by the Islamic State

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:40
It is unclear to me when The Times editorial board would ever see the need to answer a call for help by an overwhelmed country or religious minority ["Case for Iraq airstrikes has not been made," Opinion, Aug. 8].

New Hampshire man convicted of killing teen asks to skip sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:38
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire judge is expected to rule on Tuesday whether to compel a man found guilty last month of raping and murdering a college student to attend a hearing this week where he will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. An attorney for Seth Mazzaglia, 31, filed a motion in Strafford County Superior Court late last week asserting "his constitutional right to waive his presence" at the hearing. Prosecutor Peter Hinckley argued that the request was "vastly outweighed by the countervailing interests of ... the court system, the prosecution, the victims of the defendant's crimes, and society as a whole." Last month, Mazzaglia was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Marriott, who was a 19-year-old student at the University of New Hampshire, after a month-long that featured lurid details of the occult, sadomasochism and romantic betrayal. Mazzaglia was accused of having his girlfriend, Kathryn McDonough, lure Marriott to their apartment so he could have sex with her.

UN proposal would punish Iraq and Syria militants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:38
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain has proposed a draft U.N. resolution aimed at punishing recruitment and financing of foreign fighters for the Islamic State militant group now controlling a swath of Syria and Iraq, and all other terrorist groups associated with al-Qaida.

Utah teen killed by truck while sunbathing in driveway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:38
(Reuters) - A 15-year-old Utah girl died after being run over by a pickup truck while she lay sunbathing in the driveway of her home, police said on Monday. Marli Hamblin, a cheerleader from Syracuse, Utah, who had recently made her high school's squad, was listening to music through her headphones and likely did not notice when her older sister began to reverse the Chevrolet truck towards her, Syracuse police and the family's Facebook page said. The sister told investigators that she did not spot her sibling as she backed out of the home's garage, police spokeswoman Erin Behm said. ...

Lots of returning weapons in Washington State's offense

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:37
Mike Leach's Air Raid offense returns quarterback Connor Halliday and its top eight receivers, including River Cracraft, Gabe Marks, Dom Williams and Vince Mayle. Also back is running back Marcus Mason, who led the team in rushing last season.

In Brooklyn, Officials Court Democrats in Bid to Host 2016 Convention

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:36
The city’s effort to bring the Democratic National Convention to the Barclays Center reached the pep rally stage on Monday, as convention officials were welcomed for a two-day tour.

Colorado woman accused of aiding Islamist rebels reaches plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:32
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado woman accused of conspiring to provide support to Islamist insurgents waging war against the governments of Syria and Iraq has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Monday. Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in April for allegedly planning to join the Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, which has shortened its name to Islamic State. "A notice of disposition is generally filed by the defense to notify the court that an agreement between the prosecution and the defense has been reached, where the defendant has agreed to plead guilty," Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for U.S. Attorney John Walsh, said in a statement. Conley was charged by federal prosecutors with one count of providing material support to a "designated foreign terrorist organization," according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Supermoon over Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:31
Sunday night was the second supermoon of the summer and readers captured some excellent photos.

Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:30

File photo of the logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel in DohaNEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone.

VIDEO: Inside 'Buddha's birthplace'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:30
A rare look inside the Maya Devi temple in Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha.
Categories: BBC World News

Maryland nanny steals $431,542 from her bosses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:28
(Reuters) - A Maryland nanny who stole $431,542 from her employers to gamble and buy a house in Africa pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges, prosecutors said. Kadiatu Sahid Kamara, 50, of Gaithersburg, had access to checks linked to a married couple's money market account while she was caring for their children, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.

Canadian man facing U.S. terrorism charges to fight extradition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:27
A Canadian man facing extradition to the United States on charges he helped orchestrate two deadly bombings in Iraq may appeal to Canada's top court after a lower court on Monday supported government efforts to deport him. In a unanimous decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal rejected Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa's bid to overturn an 2011 extradition order that would send the naturalized Canadian citizen to the United States. Nathan Whitling, one of Isa's lawyers, said he had not yet spoken to his client, but expects the ruling to be challenged. "We just got the decision a short time ago but we expect we will get instructions to do that." The United States accuses Isa of being part of a network behind the 2009 suicide bombings of an Iraqi police station that killed seven and a U.S. military base that killed five American soldiers and an unspecified number of Iraqis.

Jess Row’s ‘Your Face in Mine’ Explores ‘Racial Reassignment’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:25
Jess Row’s new novel, “Your Face in Mine,” explores “racial reassignment” and what it could mean for identity.