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'Unspeakable abuse' of Uzbek inmates

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:14
Political prisoners in Uzbekistan suffer "unspeakable abuses" including torture and abysmal jail conditions, Human Rights Watch says.
Categories: BBC World News

Blewett Pass - 9/25/2014 3:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:14
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 3:24:09 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/25/2014 3:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 3:31:25 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 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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US judge orders Wylys to give up as much as $400M

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:14
NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas businessman and the estate of his brother must give up as much as $400 million after a civil jury found that they engaged in a massive fraud to evade taxes, a judge said in a ruling released Thursday.

Jeter hopes rain lets up at Yankee Stadium finale

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:13
Derek Jeter headed into his final game at Yankee Stadium with just one simple wish.
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:13

U.S. President Obama announces the resignation of Attorney General Holder at the White House in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department. Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. His nearly six-year term, marked by civil rights advances and frequent fights with Congress, made him one of the nation's longest serving attorneys ...


Pennsylvania officials in porn email scandal named by attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:12
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's attorney general on Thursday identified top state officials who received pornographic emails on government computers, reversing course after a long-running fight with reporters who sought the release of the information. All of the officials named by Attorney General Kathleen Kane served under Governor Tom Corbett when he was attorney general and his successor, Linda Kelly. The list includes two current officials in the Republican governor's administration: Frank Noonan, the commander of the Pennsylvania State Police, and E. ...

US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:12

FILE - In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a federal employee walks past cribs inside of the barracks for law enforcement trainees turned into immigrant detention center at the Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) in Artesia, N.M. The Homeland Security Department has privately acknowledged that a remarkable number of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed. At the meeting, the ICE official acknowledged the no-show figures while explaining the administration’s decision in June to open a temporary detention center for families in Artesia, New Mexico. A second immigration jail in Texas was later converted for families and can house about 530 people. A third such detention center will open in Texas later this year. Before the new facility in Artesia, the government had room for fewer than 100 people at its only family detention center in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately.


S&P cuts Pennsylvania GO debt rating to 'AA-minus'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:11
(Reuters) - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Thursday cut its rating on Pennsylvania's GO debt outstanding to 'AA-minus' from 'AA', citing weakened financial position and increased expenditure pressures. S&P's outlook is stable. "The downgrade reflects our view of the state's diminished financial flexibility and growing expenditure pressures due to inaction on pension reform and limited revenue growth," S&P said. S&P said the 2014 outlook is for higher employment growth of 0.9 percent but still below the 1.6 percent projected rate of national employment growth. ...

Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:07
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.
Categories: BBC World News

Uber driver arrested in Florida, accused of fondling female passenger

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:02
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida driver for the online for-hire car service Uber faces battery charges after a female passenger said he fondled her, according to a police report released on Thursday. Ramy Botros, 28, admitted to police that he touched the woman, saying she asked for attention by wearing provocative clothing, according to the arrest report from Orlando police. Uber is one of several ride-sharing services gaining popularity in many cities, despite opposition from taxi companies that typically operate under stricter regulations. ...

Mo'ne Davis donates jersey to Baseball Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:02

Mo'ne Davis donates jersey to Baseball Hall of FamePhiladelphia's very own Mo'ne Davis earned a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame after pitching a two-hit shutout in the Little League World Series.


Game thread: Mariners at Blue Jays -- September 25

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:01
It's the last road game of the regular season. Can you sense the sadness that it took to write that sentence.
Categories: Sports Center

Groundhog dropped by NY mayor dies

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00
A groundhog that leapt from the arms of NY Mayor Bill de Blasio at a Groundhog Day festival in February died soon after the fall, zoo officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:59
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest has led the nation in wildfires so far this year.

1st lawsuit filed over immigration law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:59
PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican woman who claims her five-day detention at a federal immigration office was an illegal arrest filed the first lawsuit challenging enforcement of Arizona's landmark immigration enforcement law.

California may restrict common pesticide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:58
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

Police: Trooper killing suspect Eric Frein making manhunt a 'game'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:52

 Trooper killing suspect Eric Frein making manhunt a 'game'The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.


Leaky roof at NJ high school prompts questions, concerns ahead of vote

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:51

Leaky roof at NJ high school prompts questions, concerns ahead of voteRain poured into Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville, New Jersey on Thursday morning. More rain means more problems for the school that already has a leaky roof.


Another snake seized from man arrested with python

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:51
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A second snake — this one a sickly boa constrictor — has been seized from a San Diego man who had a python around his neck when he was arrested a week ago on suspicion of driving his pedicab while drunk.