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Emirates finalizes massive Boeing 777X order

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:34
Emirates, the largest airline by international traffic, signed off on an order for 115 400-seat 777-9Xs and 35 smaller 777-8Xs.

Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:32

In this Tuesday, June 17, 2014, photo, greyhounds race at the Flagler Dog Track in Miami. Greyhound racing used to be a popular sport in the United States, but in recent years it has fallen out of favor with gamblers and aficionados. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — A mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean against the fence to catch a glimpse of the greyhounds, the stands emblazoned with red, white and blue bunting, radio men perched in a booth to bring the action to fans at home.


Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:23
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.
Categories: BBC World News

Weaver, 'Alien' cast reprising roles in new game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:23

 Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.


White Pass - 7/9/2014 6:56:01 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:21
White Pass US12
7/9/2014 6:56:01 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/9/2014 6:46:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:21
Satus Pass US97
7/9/2014 6:46:13 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 - 7/9/2014 6:57:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:21
Stevens Pass US2
7/9/2014 6:57:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Blewett Pass - 7/9/2014 6:47:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:21
Blewett Pass US97
7/9/2014 6:47:21 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 - 7/9/2014 6:45:29 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/9/2014 6:45:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8 p.m and will possibly close the road for two hours or more. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62.

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Storms leave 5 dead, 200K without power in East

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:13

A fireman walks through a debris field off Goff Road in Smithfield, NY., follow a storm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms. (AP Photo/Oneida Daily Dispatch, John Haeger)SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds swept through a number of Eastern states, killing five people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and leaving nearly 200,000 without power Wednesday, officials said.


Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:12
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Ethiopia's 'most wanted' arrested

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:07
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.
Categories: BBC World News

Film shows Chilton's lucky escape in crash

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:07
A remarkable film emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:04
A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.
Categories: BBC World News

PHOTOS: Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:00

 Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after stormThe Action Cam and Chopper 6 were surveying the damage after Tuesday night's storm.


Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:59
Investors unloaded stocks for a second straight day ahead of a slew of corporate earnings that will help them determine whether a recent run-up in the market is justified.

Global Soccer: The Loss of Brazil’s Soccer-Playing Soul

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:58
The 1970 Brazil team was the pinnacle of how soccer can and should be played. Brazil's capitulation on Tuesday was the nadir.

Teen fatally injured chasing iPhone thief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:56
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Southern California girl was fatally injured after jumping onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone.

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:54

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans. Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud on Wednesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


Pope Francis meets with sex abuse victims — finally

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:52
Pope Francis waited nearly 16 months after his election to lead the Roman Catholic Church to meet with six victims of sexual abuse by priests. Critics are upset he waited so long, but this pope might actually do something.