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Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:45
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy.

U.S. government unaware of purported subway attack plot, U.S. official says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - No one in the U.S. government is aware of a purported plot to attack the U.S. and French subway systems that was revealed on Thursday to journalists by Iraqi's prime minister, a senior U.S. administration official said. Earlier, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq had received "credible" intelligence on Thursday morning of such a plot by Islamic State militants. The administration official added that the purported plot was not raised by Iraq during meetings with U.S. officials in New York this week during the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Rain helps firefighters suppress blaze in California's Sierras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:43

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain and cooler temperatures in California's rugged Sierra Nevada brought welcome relief on Thursday to fire crews battling flames that have destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more during the past two weeks near Lake Tahoe. A firefighting force now numbering 8,000 personnel, the most ever deployed against a single California wildfire, had carved buffer lines around 43 percent of the blaze's perimeter as of Thursday morning, fire command spokesman Mike McMillan said. ...


Man Utd 'have one fit centre-back'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:39
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he has only one fit centre-back and could turn to youth against West Ham.
Categories: BBC World News

Thursday's pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Blue Jays

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:37
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Father: Police murdered my son at Ohio Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:33
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a man fatally shot by police as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart said Thursday that he believes his son was murdered, despite a special grand jury declining to criminally charge the officers.

Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:32
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of sexually assaulting two women at a home while on duty last week — the third law enforcement officer in the state to face such complaints.

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:29

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a soldier points out the border area, shared by the states of Texas and Tamaulipas, under gang influence on a map at a military base in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. As Mexico prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, the country will be challenged to tame the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and steal billions of dollars’ worth of oil from pipelines. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.


Man denies intimidation charge involving ranch

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:25
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce has denied accusations that he threatened to take it back using any force necessary.

Unity government 'to return to Gaza'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:22
Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say they have agreed a "comprehensive" deal for a national unity government to take responsibility for running Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Driven Into Debt: Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:20
Subprime lenders are increasingly relying on technology that allows them to track and disable delinquent borrowers’ vehicles with just a tap of a cellphone app.






Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:18

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, looks at a protester holding a picture who interrupted while he was speaking at New America, a public policy institute and think tank, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in New York. Protesters say the individuals in the picture are all dissidents under house arrest in Iran and called on the President Rouhani to facilitate their release. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in the region.


White Pass - 9/25/2014 10:27:25 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:12
White Pass US12
9/25/2014 10:27:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/25/2014 10:21:58 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:12
Satus Pass US97
9/25/2014 10:21:58 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 - 9/25/2014 10:35:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:12
Stevens Pass US2
9/25/2014 10:35:09 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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Blewett Pass - 9/25/2014 10:25:54 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:12
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 10:25:54 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/25/2014 10:20:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 10:20:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closure is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. 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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At L.A. Clippers, Steve Ballmer prizes team tested by adversity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:11

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer poses for a portrait in Culver City, Los AngelesBy Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After Steve Ballmer plunked down $2 billion for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, fans might expect the former Microsoft chief executive to be hitting the reset button on a team that has been through a nasty public fight over racism. Don't bet on it. That experience, Ballmer knows, makes his team unique, and it will be part of the story he tells to earn one thing that was not guaranteed by the record price tag: a fan base that will sustain the team for years to come. ...


Runner-Up in Afghan Vote Strikes a Conciliatory Tone

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:04
In a speech, Abdullah Abdullah congratulated the president-elect, Ashraf Ghani, and confirmed that he would accept a senior position in the government.