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Governor: Utah should defend anti-polygamy law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:24

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, Jonathan Turley, attorney for Kody Brown and his four wives, the stars of the reality show "Sister Wives," leaves the Frank E. Moss United States Courthouse after a hearing on whether Utah can prohibit plural marriage, in Salt Lake City. A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed by a family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives." The Brown family was overwhelmed and thankful for the ruling, said their attorney, Turley. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor says the state should appeal a court ruling that favors the family on the TV show "Sister Wives" and strikes down key parts of a law criminalizing polygamy.


Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:23

In this undated photo provided by the Gilbert family shows Dylan Gilbert, 7, of Naperville, Ill., demonstrating how he helped collect samples of bacteria from his foot during a 2012 study. Dylan’s father, microbiologist Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory, led the Home Microbiome Project that analyzed bacteria in seven homes around the country, including his own, and found the microbes that normally live in people’s bodies quickly move onto their doorknobs, countertops and floors. (AP Photo/Gilbert Family)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.


US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:19
Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

No charges against detective accused of tipping off former deputy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:17
A King County sheriff’s major-crimes detective accused of tipping off a colleague about a criminal investigation focused on him will not face criminal charges.

Santa Fe council votes to decriminalize pot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:14

Legal marijuanaThe cost of getting caught with a little weed in Santa Fe will drop to just $25 max, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana.


Matt Stroud named AP reporter in Morgantown, W.Va.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:01

In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 photo Matt Stroud poses for a photo. Stroud, 32, a reporter covering criminal justice for technology website The Verge, is joining The Associated Press as a correspondent based in Morgantown, home of West Virginia University. (AP Photo/Matt Stroud)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Matt Stroud, a reporter covering criminal justice for technology website The Verge, is joining The Associated Press as a correspondent based in Morgantown, home of West Virginia University.


DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:52
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
Categories: BBC World News

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:51

This undated product image provided by Samsung shows the Gear S watch. Samsung unveiled the new Gear S, the company’s fourth major smartwatch in a year, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Samsung)NEW YORK (AP) — With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.


As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:49
Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.






Huskies morning links: Kasen Williams says he's 'ready to go' against Hawaii

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:46
Good morning, all. I'll be hosting a live chat at noon PT today, so please join in.
Categories: Sports Center

Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:45
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:39

A gopher tortoise moves through freshly sprouted vegetation in this undated handout photoBy Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a tip-off led an officer to woods in Citrus County on Florida's west coast where he found tire tracks and shells dumped on the ground. Returning the next day, he found a container holding 11 live gopher tortoises. "He hid himself and waited, figuring the subject would return that afternoon," the FWC said in a statement, adding that when the man came back he admitted to feasting on the threatened species.


White Pass - 8/28/2014 11:13:47 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 11:13:47 AM

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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White Pass - 8/28/2014 11:13:47 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 11:13:47 AM

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 - 8/28/2014 11:07:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 11:07:30 AM

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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Satus Pass - 8/28/2014 11:07:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 11:07:30 AM

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 - 8/28/2014 11:09:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 11:09:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Stevens Pass - 8/28/2014 11:09:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 11:09:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/28/2014 11:12:16 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Blewett Pass US97
8/28/2014 11:12:16 AM

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 - 8/28/2014 11:04:12 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 02:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/28/2014 11:04:12 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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