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Six charged with bribery in grant U.S. National Guard contracts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:39
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six people have been charged in a bribery scheme to grant National Guard contracts improperly, prosecutors said on Wednesday, and three of them have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia. Executives from two businesses bribed National Guard officials with thousands of dollars to award them marketing and advertising contracts worth a total of $14.6 million, according to the federal indictments. "As captured by its motto, the Army National Guard is 'always ready, always there' for the American people," Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. ...

A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, pregnancy and abortion rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally.






In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:36
The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise.

Indians Join the Wave of Investors in Condos and Homes in the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:33
Not-so-superrich Indians are joining buyers from other countries who see the recovering United States housing market as a safe haven for their money.

White Pass - 10/1/2014 3:42:27 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 3:42:27 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 - 10/1/2014 3:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 3:41:30 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 - 10/1/2014 3:44:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 3:44:57 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 - 10/1/2014 3:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 3:55:11 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/1/2014 3:48:41 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 3:48:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:29

Children are picked up from L.L. Hotchkiss, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas, where children that were exposed to an Ebola infected family member attend classes. Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.


3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:24
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:23

A view of downtown Stockton, California is reflected in a windowBy Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said the city's contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be rejected. While the judge ruled the city may impose losses on Calpers, he has not yet ruled that it must do so as part of its financial restructuring. ...


Secret Service director resigns under fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:22

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in the fallout from a September 19 incident in which an Iraq war veteran with a knife scaled the White House fence, sprinted across the lawn and got deep inside the mansion before an off-duty agent stopped him. ...


17 people displaced by major fire in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:21
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four buildings in Atlantic City will be demolished after they were severely damaged by a wind-blown fire that broke out just steps from the resort's boardwalk.

Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:18

File - This Sept. 19, 2014, file photo taken in Anchorage, Alaska, shows credentials and a Social Security card for Maxine Carr, a stenographer who was assigned to cover the Nuremberg trials after World War II. A Dallas woman bid $9,000 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Dallas woman bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old locked trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer.


Rio 2016 Olympics 'are on track'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:15
The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.
Categories: BBC World News

Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:15
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:13

Local residents join a a pro-democracy sit in at a main intersection in the Mongkok district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong warned Wednesday that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by the end of Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.


Hulk actor's foray into Brazilian politics

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:11
Hollywood actor's halting foray into Brazilian politics
Categories: BBC World News

In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:10
19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman
Categories: BBC World News