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Wounded soldier to skydive with Maine first lady

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photo, Staff Sgt. Travis Mills arrives at the Blaine House in Augusta, Maine. Mills lost four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan. He survived, along with his sense of humor and determination, to become an advocate for wounded warriors. On Saturday, he continued his efforts by jumping out of a plane with Maine's first lady Ann LePage, wife of Gov. Paul LePage in northern Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A former paratrooper who lost four limbs in Afghanistan is planning to skydive in Maine with a first lady afraid of heights.


GM issues 6 more recalls covering 312,000 vehicles

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.

Malaysia Airlines revamp: New start or false hope?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
Hemorrhaging cash after almost unfathomable double disasters that killed 537 people, Malaysia Airlines will be brought back under the wing of the Malaysian government as a prelude to a comprehensive overhaul of the airline. It will be the latest in a string of restructurings of the carrier over the past decade, all of which failed to put it on a steadier flight path. Some analysts doubt the airline will be in a much improved position in another five years. Here are some questions and answers on what lies ahead:

Malaysia plans overhaul of national airline

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange before carrying out an overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters.

A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.

US stocks buck turmoil weighing on global markets

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
A burst of buying Friday in U.S. stocks defied slumps in other markets and offered hope for investors shaken by geopolitical turmoil. Major U.S. stock indexes closed up around 1 percent, buoyed by signs that tensions in Ukraine might be easing.

Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain -- not destroy -- the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.

Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
Israeli airstrikes struck more than 20 targets Saturday in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior Hamas member, as militant rocket fire continued following the collapse of a three-day truce aimed at ending the war between Israel and Hamas.

US drops new aid to Iraqis fleeing militant surge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:46
The U.S. launched a new airdrop Saturday to aid thousands of members of an Iraqi minority group who fled the advance of the Islamic State group, trying to stem a worsening humanitarian crisis in a country reeling from the extremist offensive.

Cop to see tot he saved in '94 become a bride

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:15

Then-Sgt. Joseph Barca's quick actions revived 2-month-old Shammarah Hamideh.

       

White Pass - 8/9/2014 4:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:13
White Pass US12
8/9/2014 4:46:35 AM

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 - 8/9/2014 4:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:13
Satus Pass US97
8/9/2014 4:48:20 AM

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 - 8/9/2014 4:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:13
Stevens Pass US2
8/9/2014 4:52:19 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/9/2014 4:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:13
Blewett Pass US97
8/9/2014 4:46:29 AM

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 - 8/9/2014 4:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/9/2014 4:50:46 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Fury-Chisora set for November rematch

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:09
Tyson Fury will fight Dereck Chisora in their rescheduled rematch on 22 November at London's ExCeL arena.
Categories: BBC World News

Barricades come down in Kiev

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:46
City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year.

Past doesn't haunt DesJarlais in rural Tenn.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:46
Well-known details about U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais -- including that he once urged a mistress to seek an abortion and held a gun in his mouth for hours outside his ex-wife's room -- didn't deter Republican primary voters from giving him a possible shot at a third term.

Weakened typhoon lashes Japan; 1 dead, 33 hurt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:42

Tropical Storm Halong hit Japan early Sunday.

       

Weakened typhoon lashes Japan; 1 dead, 33 hurt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:42

Tropical Storm Halong hit Japan early Sunday.