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Sports of The Times: Making His U.S. Open Debut, Victor Estrella Burgos Is Embraced by Dominicans

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:24
At 34, Estrella Burgos qualified for the tournament and won his opening match one year after being ranked 300th, and every Dominican in attendance seemed to know his story.

When Chinese children forget how to write

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19
When China's children forget how to write
Categories: BBC World News

Video and quotes: Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:16
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman met the media after practice Tuesday to talk about the end of the preseason, expectations for the regular season, and more. Here's the transcript, with some video below:
Categories: Sports Center

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:15

A state trooper drives through the water in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township near Ann Arbor. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez)CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.


3 children injured in lightning strike

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14

Kids, 10 and younger, hit while at first soccer practice of the season.

       

White Pass - 8/26/2014 6:50:47 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14
White Pass US12
8/26/2014 6:50:47 PM

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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/26/2014 6:48:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14
Satus Pass US97
8/26/2014 6:48:21 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/26/2014 6:52:20 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14
Stevens Pass US2
8/26/2014 6:52:20 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:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 8/26/2014 6:46:30 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14
Blewett Pass US97
8/26/2014 6:46:30 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/26/2014 6:58:12 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/26/2014 6:58:12 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

Weather:


US hostage held by Islamic State is female aid worker

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.

Air New Zealand in 30% earnings jump

BBC World News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01
Air New Zealand posts 30% jump in pre-tax earnings for the year ending in June to NZ$332m ($277.4m; £167.7m).
Categories: BBC World News

Bratton Spurned 25% of Board’s Police Misconduct Findings in First Half of ’14

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:01
William J. Bratton, the New York police commissioner, has declined to punish officers involved in complaints over matters like stop-and-frisk encounters and the use of racially offensive language.

Poll: A deadlock in Iowa's key Senate race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00

New poll finds deadlock in Iowa's Senate race and a nationalized electorate.

       

Paleologos on the Poll: Iowa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00

How will undecided voters and independent candidates affect the deadlocked Iowa Senate race?

       

Defense rests in trial of former Virginia governor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:58

Jury could get the case sometime Friday.

       

Recording May Capture Shots Fired at Michael Brown

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:58
The federal authorities have received a video clip from a man which, his lawyer says, inadvertently captured the sounds of the gunshots fired at Michael Brown.

Detroit storms leave thousands without power

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57

Heavy rain brings flashback to region hit by flooding earlier this month.

       

Mariners announce multi-year extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57
The Mariners just sent out a release announcing a multi-year contract extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik.

American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:55

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minnesota is pictured in this handout photoBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. A national security official who asked not to be named told Reuters that the FBI was investigating McCain's death, and a State Department spokeswoman said officials had been in contact with his family and were providing "all consular assistance." Family members told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that McCain's mother had been called by a State Department official to report that he had been killed in Syria over the weekend.