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Defendant grilled in Detroit porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:43

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man on trial for killing an unarmed woman outside his home said Tuesday that her "unbelievable" pre-dawn pounding on his doors made him fear for his life, sticking to his self-defense claim during cross-examination on the last day of testimony.


Theatre in Jewish film festival row

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:39
A north London theatre refuses to host the UK Jewish Film Festival while it is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy amid the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Second Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:36
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus. Nancy Writebol, 59, arrived in the United States after being flown overnight from Liberia and will be treated by infectious disease specialists at Emory University Hospital, according to Christian missionary group SIM USA. She will be in the same isolation ward as Kent Brantly, 33, an Ebola-infected American doctor who was able to walk into the hospital when he arrived by ambulance on Saturday. The pair, who served on a joint team in Monrovia run by Christian aid groups SIM USA and Samaritan's Purse, are believed to be the first Ebola patients treated in the United States.

BA suspends flights amid Ebola alert

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:29
British Airways suspends flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August amid concerns over the Ebola outbreak.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/5/2014 12:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:27
White Pass US12
8/5/2014 12:56:01 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 - 8/5/2014 12:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:27
Satus Pass US97
8/5/2014 12:46:13 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 - 8/5/2014 12:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:27
Stevens Pass US2
8/5/2014 12:57:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/5/2014 12:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:27
Blewett Pass US97
8/5/2014 12:47:21 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 - 8/5/2014 12:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:27
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/5/2014 12:45:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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PM rejects Warsi's Gaza criticism

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:19
David Cameron defends government policy on Gaza after minister Baroness Warsi quits, calling it "morally indefensible".
Categories: BBC World News

Tuesday morning links: UW picked to advance to Wooden Legacy finals

WA Huskies - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:16
ESPN.com takes a look at the holiday tournament brackets and Dana O'Neil predicts UTEP will top Washington in the finals at the Wooden Legacy.
Categories: Sports Center

Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:15
The hacked records, discovered by a security firm based in Milwaukee, include user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.






Money allocated for fighting fires to run out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:14

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2014 file photo shows a a firefighter with the Anderson, Calif., Fire Protection District dousing hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire near Burney, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in projects will have to be put on hold in what has become a routine exercise toward the end of the fiscal year. He predicted that the money set aside strictly for firefighting will have run dry by the end of August. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to scale back some projects designed to help prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires.


8 people hurt in NYC Theater District bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:12
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says a traffic accident apparently involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District has injured eight people.

Russian tourists stranded abroad as crisis deepens

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:10
Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home.

3 killed in shooting outside Indiana business

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:10
MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff says three people are dead following a shooting outside a furniture plant.

'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:09
Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:08
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
Categories: BBC World News

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:08

In this photo provided by ESPN, Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. Federal court records show Bosch is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/ESPN Outside the Lines, Andrew Lockett) MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.


Seahawks day 10 live training camp updates

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:07
Practice starts today at 10:15 a.m. Follow along. ..