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Power Up: In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:18
Professional video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport offering big prizes to competitors and helping the game industry gain even greater cultural and economic clout.






Getting Ferguson Majority to Show Its Clout at Polls

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:11
In the wake of the Michael Brown killing, there is a new focus on turnout in a suburb that is majority black but has mostly white elected leaders.






EU 'must act on Russia aggression'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 01:07
EU leaders meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, with threats of fresh sanctions against Russia for its "military aggression" in eastern Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC police investigate tot's death after day care

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:58
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care.

White Pass - 8/30/2014 9:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
White Pass US12
8/30/2014 9:23:15 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.

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Satus Pass - 8/30/2014 9:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
Satus Pass US97
8/30/2014 9:35:07 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 - 8/30/2014 9:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
Stevens Pass US2
8/30/2014 9:27:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/30/2014 9:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
Blewett Pass US97
8/30/2014 9:34:35 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/30/2014 9:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/30/2014 9:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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India beat England to take 2-0 lead

BBC World News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56
India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series with two games left.
Categories: BBC World News

Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:56

FILE - In this March 3, 2014 file photo, one of eight Chevrolet Corvettes is removed from a sinkhole in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Officials at the Corvette Museum are scheduled to meet and expected to decide what to do about a sinkhole that opened up earlier this year and boosted visitors. Options are to leave it, completely fill it in and partially fill it in. (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.


Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:49

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia McIntosh stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward, in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations last year and only 2.6 percent were women. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.


Iraq in push to free Amerli town

BBC World News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:37
Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.
Categories: BBC World News

Woodland Park Zoo elephants: Keep the exhibit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:31
Experiencing the real thing is what draws visitors in and fosters lasting connections [“Watoto’s death a wake-up call for city, Woodland Park Zoo,” Opinion, Aug. 25]. On a recent trip to the Woodland Park Zoo I learned about conservation programs the zoo supports — programs I

VIDEO: Police trial Bond-style tracking darts

BBC World News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:23
A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Categories: BBC World News

In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:19

FILE- In this April 11, 2013, file photo, a home in the process of being raised is seen in the Broad Channel section of Queens, New York. Days before a self-imposed deadline meant to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, New York City’s home-repair program goal is 17 percent away from the 500 projects started and 500 reimbursement checks sent by Labor Day, but officials say they need only finalize paperwork to reach it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence.


Prototype: No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:18
Unconventional footwear materials, like Tyvek, are offering a new take on the minimalist shoe trend.

Sinclair Island: Not just an oddball refuge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:01
I’d like to dispel the mistaken notion depicted in this article that Sinclair Island is a refuge for eccentric people who run around on bumpy dirt roads and perform endless maintenance tasks [“The ‘other’ San Juan islanders go their own way,” Pacific NW Magazine, Aug. 2

ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:59
ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate.