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Hearing: Did nurse assist suicide in online chats?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:07
FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota argued Friday that a former nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for sending emails and other online communications in which he urged two people to kill themselves and gave them information on how to do it.

Sheriff: Suspect in disappearance likely got muddy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:05

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — The person who might be responsible for the disappearance of a 6-year-old Washington girl would have been "covered in mud," and authorities on Friday asked for the public's help in recalling whether they had seen anyone who fit that description over the weekend.


White Pass - 8/8/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02
White Pass US12
8/8/2014 11:22:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/8/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02
Satus Pass US97
8/8/2014 11:30:53 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 - 8/8/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02
Stevens Pass US2
8/8/2014 11:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/8/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02
Blewett Pass US97
8/8/2014 11:36:19 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 - 8/8/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/8/2014 11:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . 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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Mystery woman with no fingerprints a riddle spanning four states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:02

Ann Marie Miller is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A mystery woman, who apparently tried to hide her identity by removing her fingerprints, on Friday was identified as a disbarred lawyer from Virginia, said investigators in a case spanning at least four states. The woman, jailed in Ohio since July 9, was arrested after trying to use a fake birth certificate to obtain a state identification card under the name Julia Wadsworth. While booking her in jail, authorities discovered that her fingerprints were gone. They're never going to come back," said Allen County Sheriff Samuel Crish in northwestern Ohio.


Global turmoil weighing on stocks but US prices up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:59

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fear is creeping into stock and bonds markets around the world against a backdrop of escalating global turmoil.


Prosecutors appeal new trial for Kennedy cousin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:56

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Michael Skakel reacts to being granted bail during his bond hearing at Stamford, Conn., Superior Court. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of the October 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, but a judge granted a new trial in 2013 saying his trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to adequately represent him. Prosecutors filed an appeal Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 and said the judge was wrong to grant a new trial, rejecting his conclusion that Skakel's trial attorney should have focused more on his brother Thomas Skakel. (AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Bob Luckey, Pool, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors filed an appeal Friday seeking to reinstate Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's conviction on a charge of fatally bludgeoning neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975, when they were both 15.


Connecticut police officer indicted for stomping tasered suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:52
(Reuters) - A Connecticut police officer has been indicted on a charge he violated a tasered suspect's civil rights after being caught on videotape appearing to stomp the downed man's head and neck, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Clive Higgins, a 12-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police, was due in court on Friday to be arraigned on the felony charge of using unreasonable force during the 2011 arrest, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut said in a statement. In May 2011, two Bridgeport police officers were chasing Orlando Lopez-Soto's van on suspicions that he had a gun. The officers called for backup, and Higgins responded, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Oscar Pistorius Lawyers, in Closing Argument, Say Murder Charge Is Too Strong

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:49
Lawyers finished their formal submissions and the case against the double-amputee sprinter was handed over to Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa for a verdict.






Firm loses order amid Russia embargo

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:45
A Peterhead fish processor reveals it has already had an ordered cancelled following the imposition of sanctions against the EU by Russia.
Categories: BBC World News

Sheriff: Suspect in disappearance likely got muddy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:42

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the person who might be responsible for the disappearance of a 6-year-old Washington girl would have been "covered in mud."


Teen held after USC death charged with 7 felonies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-year-old girl held with four other teens after the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student has been charged with seven felonies in an unrelated Dockweiler Beach robbery that took place later that day, authorities said.

Police: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:41
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition but does not appear to have life-threatening injuries after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.

Pistorius murder trial: The 2 sides

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:40
Was Oscar Pistorius in a rage during a fight and intent on killing his girlfriend, or terrified of an attack by an intruder and startled by a noise?

US Embassy workers' relatives to leave Monrovia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:39
The State Department is ordering all eligible family members of U.S. personnel to leave the American Embassy in Liberia's capital city because of the Ebola outbreak.

Texas school band practice broken up by plane spraying pesticide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:36
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas high school marching band had to cancel practice this week after a plane dropped pesticide for mosquitoes on more than 300 members going through their paces, school officials said on Friday. Students from the Houston suburb were sent home after the Thursday morning incident and told to wash their clothes and themselves thoroughly, school officials said. Band practice resumed indoors on Friday because another flight with pesticide was planned to fly overhead. The Brazoria County Mosquito Control District, which arranged for the flight, was not immediately available to comment on the incident or give details on the chemicals used.

Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:31
For the first time in its history, Turkey is directly electing its president on Sunday in a contest considered a turning point for the country of 76 million people -- with its prime minister the strong favorite for a job he has pledged to transform from a symbolic role into one of real power.