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California man blows off hands with firework

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:22
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say a man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when the devise exploded prematurely.

Charges against bombing suspects' pals questioned

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:11

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. His federal trial is set to begin Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston on obstruction of justice charges. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — In the weeks after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, prosecutors charged three of the surviving suspect's friends with obstructing the investigation or lying to authorities.


Stand-up comedy in the Seattle area: It’s no joke

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:03
Parlor Live is a major new venue and its owner is optimistic, even though some say Seattle audiences aren’t ideal for comedy.

Great white shark bites swimmer near California beach

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:02

Great white shark bites swimmer near California beachA swimmer was bitten Saturday by a 7-foot great white shark in the water off Southern California's Manhattan Beach Pier, officials said.


1980s abuse cover-up 'possible'

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:02
Former cabinet minister Lord Tebbit says there "may well have been" a political cover-up of child sex abuse in the 1980s.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington pot shops prepare for historic sales

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:01
With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.

Hamilton wins classic British GP

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 03:00
Lewis Hamilton revives his title hopes by winning the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg retires.
Categories: BBC World News

Cause of blaze that killed NYC firefighter probed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:59

Firefighters solemnly watch as other firefighters hang bunting over the firehouse in honor of Lt. Gordon Ambelas in New York, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The Fire Department of New York is mourning the death of Ambelas, who became trapped while looking for victims in a public-housing high-rise blaze, the first to die in the line of duty in more than two years. Ambelas died Saturday after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Fire marshals were working Sunday to determine what sparked a blaze that killed a lieutenant who became trapped while looking for possible victims in a burning public-housing high-rise.


As clock ticks down to legal weed in Washington, pot shops frantically sort out final details

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:57
SEATTLE — With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.

Washington pot shops prepare for historic sales - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:55
SEATTLE (AP) - With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.

White Pass - 7/6/2014 11:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:51
White Pass US12
7/6/2014 11:17:56 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 7/6/2014 11:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:51
Satus Pass US97
7/6/2014 11:14:20 AM

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 - 7/6/2014 11:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:51
Stevens Pass US2
7/6/2014 11:17:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 7/6/2014 11:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:51
Blewett Pass US97
7/6/2014 11:03:33 AM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/6/2014 11:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/6/2014 11:06:17 AM

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 scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Power is back on, so Ocracoke Island reopens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:48
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Power has been restored on Ocracoke Island and officials have reopened the remote Outer Banks town to visitors after Hurricane Arthur slammed the island.

US airport checks target electronics

BBC World News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:45
US officials reveal that the bolstered security they ordered at overseas airports last week will include tighter screening of electronic devices.
Categories: BBC World News

Smoke alarms installed in home where 4 kids died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:33

Philadelphia firefighters work on burned row homes on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Authorities say the fast-moving fire early Saturday has killed four children. Fire department officials say there is no immediate word on how many others were injured in the blaze that destroyed eight homes in the row and engulfed a total of 10 houses. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Smoke detectors were installed last year inside a row home where four young children died in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 residences, fire officials said.