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DealBook: Markets End July in Dive, but Analysts Are Upbeat

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:02
The stock market ended July with the sharpest decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index since April, while the Dow Jones industrial index loss all of its gains for the year.

Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:01
A report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information.






Rebellion Inside G.O.P. Scuttles Vote on Border Bill

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:58
A $659 million emergency spending measure to address the surge of young migrants was withdrawn, but leaders are expected to hold another meeting Friday morning to decide how to proceed.






Oklahoma man admits killing 2 girls, fiancee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:57

FILE - In this April 23, 2012, file photo, Kevin Sweat leaves court in Okemah, Okla. Sweat, accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008 but who was not arrested until after being questioned in his fiancee's death three years later, has pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.


Weak Links in China’s Food Chain

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:52
The OSI Group, one of the top meat producers in the United States with more than $6 billion in sales and about 20,000 employees in 17 countries, is enveloped in a food safety scandal in China.

Emergency Efforts in Africa to Contain Ebola as Toll Rises

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:50
New measures to combat the disease included house-to-house searches, advisories against travel and the deployment of the army and the police.






Video: Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik discusses trades

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:46
The stadium music got loud and I turned off the video recorder right when Jack Zduriencik got really animated.  Here's the rest of his quotes
Categories: Sports Center

Practice impressions from Jenks, Condotta

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:46
Here are our daily impressions from practice. First, from Jayson Jenks, and then from Bob Condotta:
Categories: Sports Center

Ancient Haven for Refugees Sees Signs of Strain

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:44
Struggling to accommodate the thousands fleeing civil war in Syria, the Turkish government has quietly begun moving them to camps outside of the cities.

Woman attacked, dragged at Bensalem playground

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:43

 Woman attacked, dragged at Bensalem playgroundPolice say a woman was attacked and dragged by her hair while at a Bensalem playground.


Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:43

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan holds one of children next to Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice minister for foreign affairs, holding her other child, as they land at Ciampino airport in RomeMariam Yahya Ibrahim arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives and where she was greeted by a crowd of people from the local Sudanese immigrant community who sang and handed her bunches of flowers. "I can't describe the feeling," said her husband, Daniel Wani, who had traveled with Ibrahim and their two children from Rome, where the couple had been recovering after Ibrahim's release by the Sudanese government. "We are so tired," Wani told reporters at Manchester airport. Since leaving Sudan after her sentence and detention triggered international outrage, Ibrahim had been in Rome, where she met with Pope Francis along with her husband and two children.


New Rules Say Poultry Plants Can Conduct Own Checks

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:39
Critics are saying the updated regulations would keep chicken-processing lines running too fast, creating conditions for worker injuries and food-safety failures.






Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:34

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari discusses issues related to poverty in California during a news conference outside of the River City Food Bank in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Kashkari said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn. A video crew documented his week. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.


Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:32
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/31/2014 5:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:28
White Pass US12
7/31/2014 5:17:56 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 - 7/31/2014 5:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:28
Satus Pass US97
7/31/2014 5:14:20 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 - 7/31/2014 5:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:28
Stevens Pass US2
7/31/2014 5:17:14 PM

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 - 7/31/2014 5:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:28
Blewett Pass US97
7/31/2014 5:03:33 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 - 7/31/2014 5:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:28
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/31/2014 5:06:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled for Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:27
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country
Categories: BBC World News