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Boko Haram video shows leader alive

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:47
A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington Crews Try to Oust Persistent Beaver

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:46
Crews in Washington state say beaver has to go, as animal keeps rebuilding dams that pose risk

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:44
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.
Categories: BBC World News

Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:43

Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prisonA confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison.


More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, said Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services. ...

White Pass - 10/2/2014 6:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:39
White Pass US12
10/2/2014 6:51:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/2/2014 6:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:39
Satus Pass US97
10/2/2014 6:59:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 10/2/2014 6:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:39
Stevens Pass US2
10/2/2014 6:49:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 10/2/2014 6:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:39
Blewett Pass US97
10/2/2014 6:56:03 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/2/2014 6:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:39
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/2/2014 6:43:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:37

Family of teen with terminal cancer upset over road constructionA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.


India beat Pakistan to hockey gold

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:36
India win their first Asian Games hockey gold in 16 years after beating rivals Pakistan on penalties in Incheon.
Categories: BBC World News

Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:35

Philadelphia set to cut ribbon on new boardwalkBikers and runners on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Trail already travel past iconic sites like the art museum and Boathouse Row. Now they get to walk on water.


Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:32

In this photo made Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Nick Powers, 16, drives a 60,000-pound load of potatoes from a field to a storage facility in Mapleton, Maine. Powers is a junior at Presque Isle High School, one of a half-dozen schools that close for up to three weeks each autumn as kids help to bring in the potato crop. Educators and farmers are clinging to a tradition that give farmers much-needed help and puts money in the pockets of teenagers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)BLAINE, Maine (AP) — In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations.


New claims cite illegal actions by Missouri police in race protest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:31

Demonstrators protesting the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown hold placards towards Barney's Sports Pub where supporters of officer Darren Wilson gathered in St. Louis, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Four more people caught up in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the police killing of a black teenager, have joined a lawsuit alleging illegal assaults and detentions by "rogue" police officers. The amended complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, seeks approximately $60 million and claims police used "wanton and excessive force" as they dealt with protests after the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:29

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.


VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:28
A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:25
A group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers is shifting tactics in several of the most competitive Senate races and will begin more direct and aggressive attacks on Democratic candidates.






UK urges decisive action on Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:23
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.
Categories: BBC World News

City Room: New York Today: Making the Grades

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:22
Thursday: a city of report cards, more moody weather, and the mayor’s house for rent.