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San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoidable: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:28
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Simple measures, such as a white board listing names of prisoners, might have prevented the near-death of a San Diego college student inadvertently left in a holding cell for nearly five days without food or water, a federal report showed on Wednesday. The student, Daniel Chong, says he survived the 2012 incident by drinking his urine while in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration. His lawyers said he reached a $4.1 million settlement with the DEA last year. Chong, then a University of California San Diego student who is now 26, was arrested in April 2012 during a raid on a home where DEA agents suspected an ecstasy drug ring was operating.

City of Culture boss appointed

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:25
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.
Categories: BBC World News

House Votes to Sue Obama for Overstepping Powers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:23
In a 225-to-201 party-line vote, Republicans authorized the House to move forward with a lawsuit against President Obama for his application of the Affordable Care Act.






Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:19

FILE- In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Justin Casquejo passes through security at a New York City courthouse. Casquejo, who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in March, pleaded guilty Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building. The teenager expects a sentence of 23 days of community service. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.


At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:16
The company, which sells outdoor apparel and gear, has an unusual commitment to advancing sustainability, sometimes at the expense of its profit.

White Pass - 7/30/2014 5:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
White Pass US12
7/30/2014 5:46:35 PM

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 - 7/30/2014 5:48:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
Satus Pass US97
7/30/2014 5:48:20 PM

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 - 7/30/2014 5:52:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
Stevens Pass US2
7/30/2014 5:52:19 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/30/2014 5:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
Blewett Pass US97
7/30/2014 5:46:29 PM

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 - 7/30/2014 5:50:46 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/30/2014 5:50:46 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Defying Death in Utah Arches: A Thrill Too Far?

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:14
After a handful of accidents and a rash of complaints, the Bureau of Land Management is considering banning extreme rope-swinging, the latest outdoor pursuit in Utah.

Skydiver killed in San Diego County jump

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:11
JAMUL, Calif. (AP) — A skydiver who plunged to his death in San Diego County had three decades of parachuting experience and was wearing an emergency safety device — but authorities say it was turned off.

Stockholm Journal: In Sweden, Dinners Melt Cultural Barriers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:04
To combat the anti-immigrant sentiment in Sweden, a young teacher has begun hosting communal dinners to help bridge the gap between cultures.

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:03

Jamre Pearson is held back by a friend outside his home after his 8-year-old son was hit by a bullet fired from outside that pierced the wall of the home, hitting the child in bed, early Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Pearson's son Jakari died at the hospital. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)DETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.


Feds: Owners of dogs in fatal attack in U.S. illegally

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:02

Pair were facing imminent deportation when jogger was mauled and killed.

       

Met Opera Proposes Federal Mediator for Labor Talks

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:02
The proposals comes as time is running out before a potential lockout of the opera’s workers.






Bouncing Back, Economy Grew 4% for Quarter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:01
Shaking off the effects of an unusually harsh winter, the economy grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 percent, surpassing economists’ expectations.






Mariners minor league report, July 30

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:01
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center

Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park boat launch reopens

Chelan County PUD - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:00
Crews finish 38 foot boat launch ramp extension early
Categories: Chelan County

This Land: From Schoolhouse, to Symbol of Servitude, to Dust

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:59
The old schoolhouse in Atalissa, Iowa, recently demolished, became a rare landmark of conflicted emotions after revelations that dozens of Texas men had been abused and exploited there.