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Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:17
Ivory Coast bans all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Categories: BBC World News

Universal pre-K: Good preschool is an ‘academic rocket boost’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:16
The Seattle Times is right to recognize the value of high-quality preschool instruction based on models tested elsewhere in the nation [“In November, make the right choice for universal pre-K in Seattle,” Opinion, July 30].

Federal judge extends execution moratorium in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:15
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A federal judge has added five months to a moratorium on executions in Ohio amid scrutiny of a double-drug cocktail the state wants to use. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost, in a one-page ruling issued on Friday, said more time is required “in light of the continuing need for discovery and necessary preparations related to the adoption and implementation of the new execution protocol.” Ohio Governor John Kasich, who since 2011 has commuted death sentences for four men on death row, had no comment about the judge's decision, a spokesman for his office said. Frost initially ordered a halt to executions in May, barring state officials from carrying out executions until Aug. 15.

Barneys New York to pay $525,000 in racial profiling settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:14

The sign on an awning of a Barneys New York retail store is seen in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barneys New York [DBWLDB.UL] has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims that it targeted black and Latino customers for credit-card fraud checks and surveillance while they shopped in its luxury clothing stores, city officials said on Monday. The lawsuit followed claims last fall that the store falsely accused two African-American customers of credit card fraud at the Barneys store in Manhattan, sparking protests and calls to boycott the chain. "Profiling and racial discrimination remain a problem in our state, but not one we are willing to accept," New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. "This agreement will correct a number of wrongs, both by fixing past policies and by monitoring the actions of Barneys and its employees to make sure that past mistakes are not repeated," he said.


Philly has early edge in Democratic convention bid

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state.

Ex-Virginia governor's onetime top aide testifies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:13

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) — The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss had received thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman.


VIDEO: What Erdogan wants - in 60 seconds

BBC World News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:12
What Turkey's president-elect wants
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-Market Basket CEO decries 'onerous' terms

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:08
BOSTON (AP) — The former CEO of the Market Basket supermarket chain says "onerous" terms are preventing him from regain control of the company from relatives amid a bitter feud that has prompted employee walkouts and customer boycotts in three New England states.

Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Ronald Phillips. The Sept. 18, 2014 execution of Phillips for the rape and death of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter in 1993, has been put on hold following a ruling by federal Judge Gregory Frost to delay executions scheduled for September, October and November, as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.


US stock move higher on corporate news, earnings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:56

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010 file photo shows an entrance to a Wall Street subway station in New York. U.S. stocks are opening higher Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as tensions ease in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher as investors turn their focus to corporate news and as tensions ease in Ukraine.


White Pass - 8/11/2014 8:37:59 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55
White Pass US12
8/11/2014 8:37:59 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/11/2014 8:24:04 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55
Satus Pass US97
8/11/2014 8:24:04 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/11/2014 8:30:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/11/2014 8:30:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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 8:25:02 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55
Blewett Pass US97
8/11/2014 8:25:02 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/11/2014 8:26:09 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/11/2014 8:26:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Sign for nun removed; some found it depressing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:54
WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — A street sign memorializing a nun killed in a hit-and-run has been removed after residents called it depressing.

Calm in Missouri city after riot

BBC World News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:54
Police in Missouri say they have arrested 32 people, as calm returns after a night of rioting over the police shooting of an unarmed black man.
Categories: BBC World News