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U.S. to screen travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Travelers arriving in the United Stated from Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will face mandatory screening measures for the deadly virus as soon as this weekend, according to a media report on Wednesday. The additional screening could also be extended to passengers from other nations struggling with the outbreak, CNN reported, citing the U.S. government. Countries in West Africa, where the deadly Ebola outbreak is centered, are already supposed to screen passengers before they are allowed to depart. ...

Protesters halt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:09
A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

Strike to cost Air France 500m euros

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:08
Air France estimates that last month's two-week pilots strike will cost it about €500m (£393m) in lost revenue, as its shares fall 2.5%.
Categories: BBC World News

Stink bugs looking for warm homes in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:06
Washington residents may be wondering about big brown bugs that have been seen crawling on the walls.

Painted caves challenge art origins

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:05
The discovery of 40,000-year-old artworks in Indonesian caves challenges established views on the origins of humans' artistic capabilities.
Categories: BBC World News

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 01:00

Several displaced by South Jersey apartment fireOfficials say a Burlington, New Jersey apartment was damaged by smoke and flames late Tuesday night.


DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:59
How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

Intense fight for Syrian border town

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:56
Kurdish fighters engage in fierce gun battles with Islamic State in the key Syrian border town of Kobane, amid US-led coalition air strikes.
Categories: BBC World News

Closing arguments begin in double murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

Closing arguments begin in double murder trialClosing arguments began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot.


Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:54

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, a police officer is dwarfed amid the marble columns of the Supreme Court in Washington. Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time. The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two former staffers at a Nevada warehouse who claim they should be compensated for time spent in security screenings under the Fair Labor Standards Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.


Kenyatta at ICC for landmark hearing

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:53
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
Categories: BBC World News

AccuWeather: Sunny, Blustery Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:52

 Sunny, Blustery TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says cooler temperatures arrive tomorrow.


Injured Ozil out for up to 12 weeks

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:48
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is "likely to be out for 10 to 12 weeks" with a knee injury, his national team Germany announce.
Categories: BBC World News

Kerry appeals to countries to step up efforts to combat Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday appealed to the international community to do more to help contain the spread of Ebola, and urged countries not to shut their borders. Speaking alongside his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, Kerry also appealed to airlines to keep flying to West Africa. "I am here this morning to make an urgent plea to countries in the world to step up even further," Kerry said. ...

White Pass - 10/8/2014 8:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
White Pass US12
10/8/2014 8:46:35 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 - 10/8/2014 8:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
Satus Pass US97
10/8/2014 8:48:20 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 - 10/8/2014 8:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
Stevens Pass US2
10/8/2014 8:52:19 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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Blewett Pass - 10/8/2014 8:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
Blewett Pass US97
10/8/2014 8:46:29 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 - 10/8/2014 8:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/8/2014 8:50:46 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Temporary closures for rock blasting Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last 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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ISIS Advances in Syrian Border Town of Kobani Despite Airstrikes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:40
Officials in Kobani, a Kurdish town near the Turkish border, said Islamic State militants had set off a car bomb and were moving into new areas.