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Air tanker crashes fighting Yosemite National Park wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:51

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in Yosemite National ParkBy Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An air tanker plane being used to fight a wildfire in Yosemite National Park crashed in flames on Tuesday, killing the pilot, officials for the park and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Emergency workers reached the crash site near the so-called Dog Rock Fire on Tuesday evening and determined that the pilot, who has not been identified, had been killed, Cal Fire said in a statement. ...


Wyoming resort town struggles to lessen threat of slow-moving landslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:51
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Efforts by an upscale Wyoming town to stabilize a hillside whose slow collapse is threatening homes and businesses has been hampered by lack of access to private property where the landslide destroyed a house, a city manager said on Tuesday. Geologists studying the slumping East Gros Ventre Butte near downtown Jackson, an international ski destination that contains the homes of celebrities like actress Sandra Bullock, say mitigation measures are needed before spring to prevent snowmelt and rainfall from speeding up the slide. ...

ArtsBeat: Award-Winning Broadway Musical ‘Once’ to Close in January

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:50
“Once,” which won the Tony Award for best musical in 2012, will close on Jan. 4 after a nearly three-year run, the producers announced on Tuesday.






Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How 'lawfare' has become a weapon

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:49
How Israel and the Palestinians eye scoring victory in the courts
Categories: BBC World News

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: Why Russell Wilson ran wild

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:46
Analyst Hugh Millen says the Seahawks made it hard on themselves Monday night at Washington.
Categories: Sports Center

Sierra Leone: Strike leaves Ebola dead in streets

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:38

Health Ministry spokesman Sidie Yahya Tunis says situation is 'very embarrassing.'

       

White Pass - 10/7/2014 9:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:35
White Pass US12
10/7/2014 9:51:52 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 - 10/7/2014 9:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:35
Satus Pass US97
10/7/2014 9:59:23 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 - 10/7/2014 9:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:35
Stevens Pass US2
10/7/2014 9:49:52 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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Blewett Pass - 10/7/2014 9:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:35
Blewett Pass US97
10/7/2014 9:56:03 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 - 10/7/2014 9:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/7/2014 9:43:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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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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Texas Ebola victim to be cremated

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:31

Special precautions taken in handling body of Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, first USA victim.

       

Alert after nuclear ship catches fire

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:31
An oil platform in the North Sea is evacuated after a ship carrying radioactive material caught fire and began drifting in the Moray Firth.
Categories: BBC World News

Churchill paintings offered to nation

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:15
Thirty-eight paintings by Sir Winston Churchill are being offered to the nation, following the death of the politician's youngest daughter in May.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington’s Tristan Etienne leaves men’s basketball team

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:01
Freshman from Canada cites personal reasons, but will remain in school.
Categories: Sports Center

Highly touted Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer are helping Royals in playoffs

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:01
The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals’ front office would probably be willing to admit it. The players have often struggled, but played key roles as the Royals swept the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS.
Categories: Sports Center

Adrian Peterson reportedly will plead not guilty to child-abuse charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:00
A spokeswoman for Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson’s attorney said the Vikings’ player plans to plead not guilty to a child-abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month.

San Francisco returns to NLCS with wild win over Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:00
The wild-card Giants score go-ahead run in seventh on a wild pitch and will play St. Louis in a rematch of the 2012 National League Championship Series starting Saturday.

Cheng-Tsung Pan finishes 2nd and Huskies fourth at Nike Golf Collegiate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:59
Pan shoots 6-under 204, two strokes off the lead. The Huskies place fourth in prestigious event won by Oregon.

Struggling Ducks ‘don’t look like the same team’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:59
Arizona made Oregon look bad last week in a victory over the Ducks, who are playing like they could lose more games if they don’t improve, starting with Saturday’s contest at UCLA.