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North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:53

A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham North CarolinaAt issue is whether transgender people deserve the same federal protections that have been extended to groups such as blacks and religious minorities. Backers of the North Carolina law, which requires people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity, say it will protect women and girls from predators. The next step is likely to be a federal judge's decision on whether to impose an injunction, or temporary ruling, to void the North Carolina law pending a trial.


Women arrested in Chicago airport with $3 million in drugs in luggage: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:52

Chicago Police Department photo of suspects after their arrest at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with more than $3 million of heroin and opium in their luggageThree women were arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport with more than $3 million of heroin and opium in their luggage, and were due to appear in court for a bond hearing on Wednesday, police said. The three - Pa Yang, 57, Mai Vue Vang, 58, and True Thao, 52, all from Minnesota - had arrived on Tuesday on a flight from Japan, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. During a screening of passengers, U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered 70 pounds (32 kg) of heroin and opium in numerous small packets in the women's luggage, police said.


Representative says actress Emma Watson had offshore company

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:52

Representative says actress Emma Watson had offshore companyNEW YORK (AP) — A representative for "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson said she had an offshore company for privacy reasons only.


White Pass - 5/11/2016 9:22:29 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:51
White Pass US12
5/11/2016 9:22:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Construction has begun and drivers could experience as much as 30 minutes of additional weekday travel time. On nights and weekends, crews will be off the road and delays will be minimal.

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Satus Pass - 5/11/2016 9:20:56 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:51
Satus Pass US97
5/11/2016 9:20:56 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Stevens Pass - 5/11/2016 9:30:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:51
Stevens Pass US2
5/11/2016 9:30:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Blewett Pass - 5/11/2016 9:38:07 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:51
Blewett Pass US97
5/11/2016 9:38:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 5/11/2016 9:28:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
5/11/2016 9:28:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Pass is open. Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting for one hour or more. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek, mp 56, westbound traffic will be stopped at mp 62, near Cabin Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eb and exit 70 wb during blasting closures.

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Nigeria demands back stolen money in UK

BBC World News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:49
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he wants the return of stolen assets, not an apology, after UK PM calls his country "fantastically corrupt".
Categories: BBC World News

Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:48

From left, Fantasy Sports Trade Association Chairman Peter Schoenke, MGM Resorts International Executive Vice President John McManus, Small Business Fantasy Sports Trade Association Executive Director Steve Brubaker, Florida State University Department of Sport Management Assistant Professor Ryan Rodenberg, Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke, GeoComply Operations Manager Lindsay Slader, Scientific Games Senior Vice President for Strategic Business Development Jordan Gnat, and Chapman University Fowler School of Law Professor Kurt Eggert, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, before a House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade subcommittee hearing on fantasy sports. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday launched a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games — a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.


Timberlake, Kendrick preview ‘Trolls’ with a Lauper tune

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:47

CANNES, France (AP) — “Anna and Garfunkel” is how Justin Timberlake introduced himself and Anna Kendrick for an acoustic performance of Cindi Lauper’s “True Colors” at the Cannes Film Festival. The pair was in Cannes on Wednesday to promote the DreamWorks Animation release “Trolls,” for which they voice the main characters. Timberlake is also executive […]
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Timberlake, Kendrick preview ‘Trolls’ with a Lauper tune

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:47

CANNES, France (AP) — “Anna and Garfunkel” is how Justin Timberlake introduced himself and Anna Kendrick for an acoustic performance of Cindi Lauper’s “True Colors” at the Cannes Film Festival. The pair was in Cannes on Wednesday to promote the DreamWorks Animation release “Trolls,” for which they voice the main characters. Timberlake is also executive […]
Categories: Sports Center

Timberlake, Kendrick preview ‘Trolls’ with a Lauper tune

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:47

CANNES, France (AP) — “Anna and Garfunkel” is how Justin Timberlake introduced himself and Anna Kendrick for an acoustic performance of Cindi Lauper’s “True Colors” at the Cannes Film Festival. The pair was in Cannes on Wednesday to promote the DreamWorks Animation release “Trolls,” for which they voice the main characters. Timberlake is also executive […]

Authorities praise 3 who pulled woman from burning car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:47
HINCKLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say three Good Samaritans helped save a woman's life when they pulled her from a car just before it burst into flames on the side of a Minnesota highway.

Father: Missing teen fisherman’s phone can’t be fixed

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:46

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The father of a missing teen fisherman says Apple could not retrieve any text messages or other data from his son’s recovered cellphone. Blu Stephanos issued a statement Wednesday saying the iPhone owned by his son Austin was damaged beyond repair after being at sea since last July. Austin and his […]
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Father: Missing teen fisherman’s phone can’t be fixed

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:46

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The father of a missing teen fisherman says Apple could not retrieve any text messages or other data from his son’s recovered cellphone. Blu Stephanos issued a statement Wednesday saying the iPhone owned by his son Austin was damaged beyond repair after being at sea since last July. Austin and his […]
Categories: Sports Center

Father: Missing teen fisherman’s phone can’t be fixed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:46

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The father of a missing teen fisherman says Apple could not retrieve any text messages or other data from his son’s recovered cellphone. Blu Stephanos issued a statement Wednesday saying the iPhone owned by his son Austin was damaged beyond repair after being at sea since last July. Austin and his […]

Agency: Damaged guardrail caused Texas prison bus wreck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:41

File - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a prison bus crash in Penwell, Texas. Federal investigators have confirmed that the deadly West Texas prison bus accident was caused by the bus striking a piece of displaced highway guardrail, The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Mark Sterkel/Odessa American via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITODESSA, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators have confirmed that a West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates was caused by the bus striking a piece of displaced highway guardrail.


Munich attacker sent to mental hospital

BBC World News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:40
A man who killed a commuter in a knife attack at a railway station near Munich has been sent to a psychiatric hospital after he was declared mentally ill.
Categories: BBC World News

Representative says actress Emma Watson had offshore company

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:39

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson said she had an offshore company for privacy reasons only. The company, Falling Leaves Ltd., was named in the so-called Panama Papers, a series of leaked documents that revealed how some politicians and celebrities hide money. More files were made available this week […]
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