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Mayor of 'dry' Alabama city arrested on charge of driving drunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:13
(Reuters) - The mayor of one of Alabama's largest "dry" cities - where the sale of alcohol is still banned - has been arrested on a drunken driving charge, authorities said on Monday. Don Hall, mayor of Hartselle, about 25 miles southwest of Huntsville, was arrested on Friday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office said. Hartselle, with a population of about 14,500, last voted to keep its ban on alcohol sales in place in 2012, with Hall in support of keeping the city dry, the Alabama Media Group reported. ...

Q&A: Richards on new book, Stones tour, solo music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:03

 The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," by Keith Richards and art by Theodora Richards. The book will be released on Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindless Records, Brian Rasic)NEW YORK (AP) — There's one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather.


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Can Indian football take on cricket?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:02
Can Indian Super League football take on cricket?
Categories: BBC World News

New York officials face off with Times Square superheroes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:59

People dressed in costumes pose for a photograph with a family in the Times Square region of New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City officials on Monday tackled Spider Man, Elmo and other fictional favorites with a proposal to intensify a crackdown on the costumed street performers who wander Times Square and pose with tourists for tips. If passed, the law would require licensing, background checks and other regulatory measures for the costumed characters in what City Council member Andy King, author of the measure, called a public safety concern. "This is not about violating anybody's First Amendment rights," King said on a busy Times Square sidewalk to jeers from nearby protesters. ...


Ukraine rebels 'free 1,200 captives'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:59
Pro-Russian rebels have released 1,200 people they had taken captive, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says.
Categories: BBC World News

Turkey Is Courted by U.S. to Help Fight ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:51
Chuck Hagel, the defense secretary, met with Turkish officials on Monday to persuade them to join the coalition being formed to fight the Sunni militant group.






Mariners lose 1-0 at Texas, just miss sweep

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:50
The Mariners end a 5-2 road trip and head back to Safeco Field for a six-game homestand starting Monday.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 9/8/2014 12:01:00 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:49
White Pass US12
9/8/2014 12:01:00 PM

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 - 9/8/2014 12:10:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:49
Satus Pass US97
9/8/2014 12:10:21 PM

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 - 9/8/2014 12:10:01 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:49
Stevens Pass US2
9/8/2014 12:10:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 9/8/2014 12:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:49
Blewett Pass US97
9/8/2014 12:04:25 PM

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 - 9/8/2014 12:02:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/8/2014 12:02:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled Monday through Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting 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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UW-Georgia State to kick off at 3 p.m. Sept. 20

WA Huskies - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:46
Washington's Sept. 20 game against Georgia State will kick off at 3 p.m. for a broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks, it was announced Monday.
Categories: Sports Center

Missing autistic boy, six, stumbles into California homeless camp

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:46
(Reuters) - A 6-year-old autistic boy who apparently wandered away from his Northern California home over the weekend has been reunited with his family after stumbling into a homeless encampment miles away, where he was taken in by people staying there, police say. Sergio Zapata, who is non-verbal, was reported missing from his home in San Jose on Saturday morning, possibly wearing only a diaper, prompting a frantic search by local authorities who asked the public for help. ...

VIDEO: Holidaymakers searching for gold

BBC World News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:42
Amateur prospectors in California are using the long-running drought to their advantage, panning for gold in newly exposed riverbeds.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man put toddler in dryer, turned it on

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:42
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man is accused of putting a 2-year-old Maine toddler in a clothes dryer and turning it on, burning the boy.

U.S. Ebola patient at Nebraska hospital eats, listens to music

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:36

International Christian mission organization SIM missionary doctor Rick Sacra(Reuters) - A U.S. medical missionary infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa was able to eat breakfast on Monday and was listening to music at the Nebraska Medical Center where he was taken for treatment last week, his wife said. "He hasn't been able to eat much since he got here, but he had some toast and apple sauce. He also tolerated the research drug well – better than he had the previous doses he was given," Debbie Sacra said in a statement. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, arrived at the hospital on Friday. ...


Southern California commuter train ridership down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 03:34

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2008 file photo, commuters wait at the Chatsworth Metrolink train station in Chatsworth, Calif. The once-booming regional rail service Metrolink has been shedding riders in big numbers. Metrolink has seen a drop of nearly 600,000 annual passengers since its 2008 peak. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the economy may be recovering from the Great Recession, ridership on Southern California's once-booming regional rail service has not.