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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:03
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
Categories: BBC World News

Bertha's shells likely from settler-era oyster business

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:02
Old shells discovered within tunnel machine Bertha's repair pit likely were not left by Native tribes, but by white settlers who removed oyster meat and left shell piles behind, officials say.

Mercer Island water continues to test clean for E. coli

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:01
The city of Mercer Island says 400 waters samples tested since Oct. 2 have all been found to be free of E. coli the prompted back-to-back boil water advisories.

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:01
All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety valve" sought by military members' families.

Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:57

30 a.m., several hours after entering a residential property in Pahoa Village, said Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira. A branch of the molten stream was less than 100 yards (90 meters) from a two-story house. It could hit the home later Tuesday if it continues on its current path, Oliveira estimated. Residents of Pahoa Village, the commercial center of the island's rural Puna district south of Hilo, have had weeks to prepare for what's been described as a slow-motion disaster. Most have either already left or are prepared to go. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.


US attends Ebola conference in Cuba

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:55
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
Categories: BBC World News

Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:55
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.
Categories: BBC World News

Family of man who went missing at Broncos game releases statement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:52

Family of man who went missing at Broncos game releases statementA man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game, touching off an extensive search by family and friends, told police he had "his fill of football" when he walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.


White Pass - 10/29/2014 2:41:18 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:51
White Pass US12
10/29/2014 2:41:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/29/2014 2:57:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:51
Satus Pass US97
10/29/2014 2:57:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
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Stevens Pass - 10/29/2014 2:54:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:51
Stevens Pass US2
10/29/2014 2:54:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/29/2014 2:56:55 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:51
Blewett Pass US97
10/29/2014 2:56:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/29/2014 2:58:07 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/29/2014 2:58:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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Machine Learning: Bluetooth Smart Improvements Appear in More Devices

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:50
An update made in 2010, also called Bluetooth 4.0, uses less power and has better pairing capability.

Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:50

This undated photo provided by Las Cruces police shows Sheriff deputy Tai Chan a Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy accused of killing his fellow sheriff's deputy. Chan is being held without bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. He's charged with murder in the shooting of Deputy Jeremy Martin, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Las Cruces police say the shooting occurred in a hotel after the 27-year-old Chan and the 29-year-old Martin drank at a nightspot and argued at their hotel. They were in Las Cruces while returning from Arizona after dropping off a prisoner. (AP Photo/ Las Cruces Police)LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico sheriff's deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when the woman heard someone's pleas and then gunfire ring out. Soon after, Tai Chan, who's accused of killing a fellow deputy, told officers, "I shot the guy."


Detroit developer bids on 6,300 foreclosed properties in auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:41

People enter and exit a home being auctioned in the Boston Edison neighborhood of DetroitBy Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit real estate developer whose group won a bundle of more than 6,300 properties in a county tax foreclosure auction said on Wednesday he intended to help get low-income residents into fixed up homes and turn vacant lots into community developments. Herb Strather, whose group bid nearly $3.2 million for the properties in the Wayne County auction, said he also would work with the city's Land Bank Authority to demolish properties in some of Detroit's hardest hit neighborhoods. ...


UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:40

In this photo provided by the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council holds an emergency session on the situation in the Middle East, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at United Nations headquarters. At the meeting U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman warned that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. (AP Photo/United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans.


Saying she will not be bullied, nurse fights Maine Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:37

Members of the media wait outside the home of Theodore Wilbur in Fort Kent MaineBy Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. ...


Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:32

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the sixth annual "Washington Ideas Forum" in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.


Rebuilding continues 2 years after Sandy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:32

Rebuilding continues 2 years after SandyIt was two years ago today that Hurricane Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard, and devastated portions of the Jersey Shore.