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Power is back on, so Ocracoke Island reopens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:48
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Power has been restored on Ocracoke Island and officials have reopened the remote Outer Banks town to visitors after Hurricane Arthur slammed the island.

US airport checks target electronics

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:45
US officials reveal that the bolstered security they ordered at overseas airports last week will include tighter screening of electronic devices.
Categories: BBC World News

Smoke alarms installed in home where 4 kids died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:33

Philadelphia firefighters work on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Authorities say the fast-moving fire early Saturday has killed four children. Fire department officials say there is no immediate word on how many others were injured in the blaze that destroyed eight homes in the row and engulfed a total of 10 houses. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Smoke detectors were installed last year inside a row home where four young children died in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 residences, fire officials said.


Washington marijuana shops prep for historic sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:31
SEATTLE (AP) — One year and eight months after voters in Washington and Colorado stunned much of the world by legalizing marijuana, the sale of heavily regulated and taxed cannabis begins in Washington this week.

Hobby Lobby ruling: We’re still fighting over control over women’s bodies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:31
The recent Supreme Court decisions of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley are awash with hypocrisy [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. So, women making private medical decisions aren’t due the same protections from haras

Houston barbershop owner shoots, kills customer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:25
HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a Houston barbershop owner shot and killed a customer during a heated argument when the man refused to leave.

Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 states

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:19

FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a mechanized shovel loads coal onto a haul truck at the Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine near Decker, Mont. Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in the West could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally-owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.


Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:15
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Formula One: Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:14
Lewis Hamilton claimed the 50th British Grand Prix at the Silverstone track in England after the race began with a collision that knocked two drivers out of the race.

Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:12

FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows a demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on the day the court decided in the Hobby Lobby case to relieve businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives among a range of preventive services the new health law calls for in their health plans. How much distance from an immoral act is enough is the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the new health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals who oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?


Gruesome Attacks in Kenyan Villages Heighten Fears of a Nation on Edge

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:08
The violence, in which the victims had their hands bound and their throats slit, was the latest of a string of attacks with ethnic undercurrents that comes at a time of rising political tensions.






Spanish firm admits false accounts

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:05
The Spanish wi-fi firm, Gowex, files for bankruptcy after its boss admits that the firm's accounts for the last four years were false.
Categories: BBC World News

Indiana police officer found fatally shot in patrol car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:04
(Reuters) - An Indiana police officer was discovered fatally shot in his patrol car early Sunday, state police said. Jeffrey Westerfield, who had served on the Gary Police Department for 19 years, was on duty when he was shot by an unknown assailant, an Indiana State Police official said. State police, federal law enforcement and dozens of officers from Gary, a city located in the southeastern Chicago metropolitan area, have launched a manhunt for the suspect, the official said. It was unclear if Westerfield was specifically targeted in the shooting, local officials said during a news conference Sunday.

Grande tops first combined chart

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:00
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande tops the UK singles chart which, for the first time, combines sales and streaming figures.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. needs 'to do right' for immigrant children: official

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:57

Demonstrators picket before the possible arrival of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, CaliforniaA top U.S. official said on Sunday the U.S. border is not open to illegal entry into the country, but acknowledged the government does need to be sensitive to the tens of thousands of migrant children flowing into detention centers. "We have to do right by the children, but at the end of the day, our border is not open to illegal migration and we will stem the tide," Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Johnson said that the government administers deportation proceedings to illegal migrants seized at the border, including children. "We are looking at ways to create additional options for dealing with the children, in particular, consistent with our laws and our values," Johnson said.


White Pass - 7/6/2014 10:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:50
White Pass US12
7/6/2014 10:17:56 AM

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Satus Pass - 7/6/2014 10:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:50
Satus Pass US97
7/6/2014 10:14:20 AM

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Stevens Pass - 7/6/2014 10:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:50
Stevens Pass US2
7/6/2014 10:17:14 AM

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Blewett Pass - 7/6/2014 10:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:50
Blewett Pass US97
7/6/2014 10:03:33 AM

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