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Judge tosses dad's 1990 arson-murder conviction

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:43

Judge agreed with magistrate's conclusion that science grounding the case was discredited.

       

Small-town police chief quits amid flap over tactics

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:37

Some in the community accused department of excessive force in some arrests.

       

NHS says no to breast cancer drug

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:34
A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing.
Categories: BBC World News

Jury rejects self-defense in porch shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:33

Monica McBride, mother of Renisha McBride, cries during the reading of verdict of guilty of of second-degree murder and manslaughter for Theodore Wafer, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Detroit. Walter Ray Simmons, Renisha's father, is at right. Wafer, 55, shot Renisha McBride through a screen door on Nov. 2, hours after she crashed into a parked car a half-mile from his house. The jury convicted Wafer of second-degree murder and manslaughter after deliberating for about eight hours over two days. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who said he fatally shot an unarmed woman on his porch out of fear prompted by early morning pounding on his doors faces up to life in prison after jurors rejected his claim of self-defense.


Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:28
The visual story of all the lives lost
Categories: BBC World News

China trial for GSK investigator

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:26
A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.
Categories: BBC World News

Couple's finances focus of murder probe in Georgia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:23

Police hope the records lead them to the killers of Russell and Shirley Dermond.

       

Obama's day: Meetings and Iraq

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:18

President Obama speaks with advisers a day after authorizing action in Iraq.

       

White Pass - 8/7/2014 11:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:57
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 11:27:24 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 11:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:57
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 11:21:57 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 11:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:57
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 11:35:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/7/2014 11:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:57
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 11:25:53 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 11:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 11:20:51 PM

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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Marshawn Lynch, other key Seahawks not part of preseason game

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:50
Running back Marshawn Lynch was among 17 Seahawks who entered the game not expected to play, most of whom stayed in Seattle.

2 shot in Beacon Hill neighborhood

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:47
UPDATE, 11:27 p.m. | Police say two men in their mid-30s shot each other during an argument. Both are in critical condition.

Parole denied for baby killer, but release set for 2018

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:47

Victims' advocates, DA looking for evidence for new trial.

       

Provost to be interim leader after U of O president’s sudden exit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:46
After the abrupt departure of the president of the University of Oregon this week, the school’s governing board has appointed an interim president, Provost Scott Coltrane.

Ruling that bans ‘psychiatric boarding’ has health officials scrambling

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:46
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that psychiatric boarding of mentally ill patients in hospital emergency rooms is unlawful — leaving mental-health officials and hospitals scrambling to respond.

Mariners hit four homers, crush White Sox 13-3

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:45
The Mariners are 24-5 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Seahawks lose 21-16 to Denver in preseason opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:44
The good news for Seahawks fans — it doesn’t count. Seattle’s nine-game preseason winning streak ends in an exhibition rematch between the Super Bowl teams.