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Stocks down but US jobs report provides support

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 48 min ago

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets sank on Friday, but the losses were tempered by a report showing the U.S. economy continues to create jobs at a steady pace. After big losses in the U.S. the day before, indexes in Europe were down sharply, though Wall Street was expected to stabilize.


Cantor to resign from House seat in August

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 49 min ago

FILE - House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses during a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on in this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo taken in Washington. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported early Friday Aug. 1, 2014 that Cantor says he will step down Aug. 18 to make sure constituents have a voice during the "consequential" lame-duck session. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.


Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

BBC World News - 2 hours 52 min ago
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

BBC World News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.
Categories: BBC World News

Morning links: Oregon loses another player

WA Huskies - 2 hours 58 min ago
It's the first day of August - about three months before the start of the men's basketball season - and Oregon has just nine scholarship players on the roster. The NCAA allows 13 scholarship players.
Categories: Sports Center

Carrying on Lance Dickie's legacy with school supply drive

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 2 min ago
Seattle Times editorial writer Lance Dickie retired Thursday.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

BBC World News - 3 hours 9 min ago
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.
Categories: BBC World News

State on Friday considers new look for edible pot

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago

FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, chef Alex Tretter carries a tray of cannabis-infused peanut butter and jelly cups to the oven for baking at Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established Denver-based gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets throughout the state. Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they are eating. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.


Colorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 13 min ago

Adriana Gaytan, who came to Colorado in 1997 from the Mexican state of Zacatecas, second from left, sits at home with her children who were born in the U.S. from left to right, Osbaldo, 11, Oscar 13, Indhira, 14, and their dog Kissy, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday July 31, 2014. Gaytan will get a drivers license soon, as Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to people who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards beginning Friday, a heavy demand causing frustration for those who must wait.


Seattle police arrest man suspected of hitting woman, baby in stroller

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago
Seattle police have arrested a suspected drug dealer who allegedly struck a woman and a baby in a stroller with a car while escaping from officers.

Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago
On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, Poland is honoring the fighters and victims of the rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, sounding sirens and singing insurgent tunes.

Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 18 min ago
At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions

BBC World News - 3 hours 18 min ago
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas quintuplets head home after months in hospital

USAToday.com Top Stories - 3 hours 19 min ago

Parents have emotional day saying farewell to Baylor doctors and nurses.

       

Allentown teacher killed in motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 21 min ago

Allentown teacher killed in motorcycle crashPolice say an Allentown, Pennsylvania kindergarten teacher has been killed in a motorcycle crash.


White Pass - 8/1/2014 5:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - 3 hours 25 min ago
White Pass US12
8/1/2014 5:17:56 AM

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 - 8/1/2014 5:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - 3 hours 25 min ago
Satus Pass US97
8/1/2014 5:14:20 AM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/1/2014 5:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 3 hours 25 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
8/1/2014 5:17:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There will be pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86.2 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 8/1/2014 5:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 3 hours 25 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
8/1/2014 5:03:33 AM

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.

Weather: