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Supreme Court dodges gay marriage, allowing weddings in five more states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:04

opponents of gay marriage in Salt Lake CityBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day of its new term, the high court without comment rejected appeals in cases involving five states - Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana - that had prohibited gay marriage, leaving intact lower-court rulings striking down those bans. ...


Billionaire's estate tax 'windfall' a boon to Pennsylvania coffers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:01
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A whopping $100 million tax payment to Pennsylvania by the estate of a conservative billionaire is a welcome addition to the state's strained finances, state officials said on Monday. The inheritance tax payment made by the estate of Pittsburgh's Richard Mellon Scaife, whose fortune was made in banking, publishing and oil, dwarfed any previous inheritance payments, they said. The $100 million "absolutely" will have a positive affect on the state's balance sheet, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue said. ...

Connor Halliday sets NCAA passing record, and it somehow wasn’t enough for WSU

WA Cougars - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:01
California won one of the league’s all-time wacko games, 60-59, over WSU, a game of preposterous performance that ended when a kicker fluffed a 19-yard field goal. It was Connor Halliday who threw for 734 yards and yet, it’s on Halliday that the number didn’t end at 736.
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Police investigate high-profile NYC lawyer after rape complaint

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:56
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities are investigating an allegation that a New York lawyer who has been involved in high-profile civil rights lawsuits against police raped a woman at his Manhattan apartment last week, police said on Monday. Investigators searched the apartment of attorney Sanford Rubenstein on Sunday after a 43-year-old woman told police he raped her, police said. No charges have been filed, and a lawyer representing Rubenstein has said no crime was committed. ...

High court begins term with case on police actions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:49

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, center, and Stephen Breyer, center-right, leave the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with clergy after the annual Red Mass for Supreme Court justices in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The new Supreme Court term starts Monday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop that led to the seizure of illegal drugs.


Boeing to build 777X wing and tail parts in St. Louis

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:48
Boeing said Monday it will build major composite parts of the wing and tail of the forthcoming 777X jet in St. Louis, Mo., generating about 700 jobs there at peak production.

Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:48
(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,439 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. Cases are also reported in the capital. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Turkey cracks down on oil smuggling linked to IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Sevda, a 22-year-old waitress in a brown apron, recounts how she made a small fortune running smuggled diesel from a village on Turkey's wild and dangerous border with Syria. But the days when she could earn 20 times her salary waiting tables came to an abrupt end several months ago when police arrested her and slapped her employers with a massive fine.

Turkey: NATO has plan to defend the country

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The NATO alliance has drawn up a strategy to defend Turkey if it is attacked along its border with Syria, a Turkish official said Monday.

Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

White House stands by rebuke of Israel settlements

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
The White House on Monday stood firmly behind its criticism of Israeli settlement construction and pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's complaint that the U.S. rebuke goes "against American values."

More Ebola screening possible for United States

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:47
Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

Potential jurors questioned at Arias penalty trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:41

FILE - In this May 1, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Potential jurors for the penalty retrial of Arias are being called back to court as attorneys whittle down the group to an impartial panel that will determine whether the former waitress receives the death penalty or life in prison. Arias was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next step in the effort to pick an impartial panel that will determine whether she receives the death penalty or life in prison.


Washington State lets citizens name discovered wolf packs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:38
Brooks Hays SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Three men in Washington State have now had the honor of choosing a wolf pack's name after each located previously undiscovered wolf pairs and pups.

Billionaires' artworks headed to auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:32

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Andy Warhol’s “A Group of Four Portraits of Sao Schlumberger,” Sotheby’s predicts the 1974 acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, from the collection of renowned art benefactors Pierre and Sao Schlumberger, could be $2-3 million when it is auctioned in November. The Schlumbergers were the first patrons to commission Warhol for a silkscreen portrait. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s)NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety modern and contemporary artworks, including a rare Mark Rothko painting, from the collection of the renowned art benefactors Pierre and Sao Schlumberger could realize $85 million at the fall art auctions next month.


Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of bombing suspect's pal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:32

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in Boston for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Phillipos trial. He was charged with lying to authorities about being in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed Tsarnaev’s backpack, laptop and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON (AP) — A prosecutor told a jury Monday that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lied repeatedly to the FBI during the investigation into the deadly attack, while the friend's lawyer said he was a frightened 19-year-old whose memory was clouded by heavy marijuana use.


Detroit not 'where we need to be,' but can rebuild after bankruptcy: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:31

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit may take years before fully functioning as a city, its mayor said on Monday as he gave a tepid blessing to the plan for ending the city's historic bankruptcy. Mayor Mike Duggan was the last witness called by Detroit's attorneys, who then rested the city's case in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on the plan to adjust $18 billion of debt. "We’re about 10 percent where we need to be," Duggan said about Detroit's current state. "It’s going to be a multiyear process. ...


White Pass - 10/6/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
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Satus Pass - 10/6/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
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Stevens Pass - 10/6/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
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