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Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:30
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville County courthouse, the couples filled out marriage applications and were turned away. The couples were trying to push South Carolina to lift its ban after a ruling on Monday by a U.S. appeals court that struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Argentina's football president dies

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:29
Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association, dies in Buenos Aires at the age of 82.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:27

FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.


PHOTOS: Megan's Law fugitives from South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:24

 Megan's Law fugitives from South JerseyOn the 20th anniversary of the rape and murder of 7-year-old Megan Kanka of New Jersey - a crime that inspired Megan's Law - we are profiling the most wanted Megan's Law offenders from South Jersey.


6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:24

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, left, speaks as FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward Hanko, center and United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, right, listen during a news conference Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and drugs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.


Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:21
Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.

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E-Town - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:16
Well, the recent RockyGrass Festival was a HUGE success! Our sincere congratulations to Craig and Steve and Carly and Julie and Lauren and Skip and all of the fine folks, way too numerous to mention, who worked so hard to put that flood-torn property back together, restoring it to an even greater state, just in […]
Categories: E-Town

Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:13
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women.

Oregon hunting guide pleads guilty to injuring wild cats for easy kill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:13
An Oregon hunting guide accused of injuring or caging mountain lions and bobcats to make it easier for his clients to shoot and kill pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a U.S. Court in Denver to violating a federal wildlife law, prosecutors said. Nicholaus Rodgers of Shady Cove, Oregon, could face up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 for the felony count of conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, which bans the transportation or sale across state lines of illegally gained wildlife, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Under a plea agreement, Rodgers admitted he was part of a ring of hunting guides employed by a Colorado outfitter who shot, trapped or caged the wild cats to provide clients with faux fair chase hunts in Colorado and Utah from 2007 to 2009, prosecutors said in a statement. Rodgers, 31, is the fourth guide who worked for the Colorado outfitter, Christopher Loncarich, to plead guilty to Lacey Act violations in a case investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Ohio man gets life for killing mother and living six months with body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:12
Michael Petrie, 33, of Barberton, a suburb of Akron, was found guilty of murder and abuse of a corpse after a short trial in June. Prosecutors said Petrie killed his 67-year-old mother in October 2012 by stabbing her in the face, neck and heart with a sai, a traditional Asian martial arts weapon. Petrie continued to live with his mother in her home until April 2013 when police found her body. Petrie, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a child, initially entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, according to a statement from Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

White Pass - 7/30/2014 11:45:29 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
White Pass US12
7/30/2014 11:45:29 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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White Pass - 7/30/2014 11:45:29 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
White Pass US12
7/30/2014 11:45:29 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 - 7/30/2014 11:55:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Satus Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:55:27 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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Satus Pass - 7/30/2014 11:55:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Satus Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:55:27 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 - 7/30/2014 11:50:27 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Stevens Pass US2
7/30/2014 11:50:27 AM

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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Stevens Pass - 7/30/2014 11:50:27 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Stevens Pass US2
7/30/2014 11:50:27 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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 11:47:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Blewett Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:47:21 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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Blewett Pass - 7/30/2014 11:47:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Blewett Pass US97
7/30/2014 11:47:21 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 - 7/30/2014 11:57:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 03:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/30/2014 11:57:14 AM

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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