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Family of 5 killed in crash finally to be laid to rest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:08

It took weeks to identify bodies, then raise funds for burial, but community came through.

       

One Court, Three Judges and Four States With Gay Marriage Cases

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:07
In three hours of back-and-forth questioning, it appeared that neither side could take victory for granted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where the cases were heard.






Tom Werner Emerges to Create Race for Commissioner

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:06
As owners prepared to vote for Bud Selig’s successor, the front-runner, Rob Manfred, faced a challenge from Tom Werner, a Red Sox co-owner who ran the Padres in the 1990s.

Family escaped minutes before slide pummeled home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:03

A home is destroyed following a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. At least a dozen other homes have been evacuated. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTNORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A relative of a Utah family that escaped minutes before a landslide slammed into their home says he is astonished and thankful that everyone scrambled out uninjured.


Ebola Therapy From an Obscure Biotech Firm Is Hurried Along

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
An experimental medicine that has been called a “secret serum” is being given to two Americans infected with Ebola.

Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:56

Shoppers lift cases of bottled water in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific. Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands.


Sunni Extremists Repel Kurdish Forces in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:56
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria appeared to be making a push along the Kurdish border to take ground, control oil fields and water and expel minority groups.






Revel casino bankruptcy auction postponed a week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:55
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankruptcy auction of the Revel Casino Hotel that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until next week because lawyers need more time to review the bids made on the casino.

Islamic Militants in Iraq Are Widely Loathed, Yet Action to Curb Them Is Elusive

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:46
Any action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is seen as having unintended and potentially harmful consequences.

Dry California Fights Illegal Use of Water for Cannabis

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:45
Amid crippling drought, many California communities are fighting not the cultivation of marijuana plants — which is legal, though subject to restrictions — but the growers’ use of water.

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:41
The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/6/2014 5:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:40
White Pass US12
8/6/2014 5:03:13 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 - 8/6/2014 5:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:40
Satus Pass US97
8/6/2014 5:05:23 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 - 8/6/2014 5:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:40
Stevens Pass US2
8/6/2014 5:14:47 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 - 8/6/2014 5:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:40
Blewett Pass US97
8/6/2014 5:13:08 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 - 8/6/2014 5:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/6/2014 5:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and 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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In New Calculus on Smoking, It’s Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:39
An economic analysis buried in regulations requires weighing public benefits against the happiness smokers might lose in quitting.






Cabin stowaway caught after flying to Los Angeles on commercial flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:34
By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A ticketless traveler managed to sneak aboard a commercial flight undetected at the San Jose International Airport and fly to Los Angeles in at least the second major security breach involving a stowaway there this year, authorities said on Wednesday. The ticketless passenger, 62-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman, was arrested on Monday after arriving in Los Angeles on a Southwest Airlines flight when a headcount turned up an extra passenger before the plane continued on to Phoenix, said San Jose airport spokeswoman Cheryl Marcell. Hartman, who had been nabbed earlier this year in an unsuccessful stowaway attempt at the San Francisco International Airport, was arrested after she couldn’t produce a boarding pass, officials said.

Obama reviewing options on corporate tax loophole

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:26

President Barack Obama listens to a question during a news conference at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the administration is reviewing what authority he has to act without Congress to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, a practice he has denounced as unpatriotic and has asked lawmakers to remedy.


US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 08:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.
Categories: BBC World News