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Attorneys back in court to narrow jury pool in Jodi Arias sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:40

Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Attorneys returned to an Arizona court on Monday to narrow an already whittled-down pool for selecting jurors who will determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend at his Phoenix-area home in 2008.    Prosecutors and defense attorneys were scheduled to begin questioning 176 potential jurors who made the first cut to serve on the penalty phase retrial of the 34-year-old former California waitress. ...


Bits Blog: EBay Opens Fine Art Live-Auction Sites, for Second Time

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:24
The new product, now available to a handful of galleries, will feature items priced anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000.






Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8B

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:24

Facebook closes WhatsApp purchase now worth $21.8BNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has completed its acquisition of the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for almost $22 billion, up from the original $19 billion when the cash-and-stock deal was struck early this year thanks in part to the rising price of Facebook shares.


White Pass - 10/6/2014 10:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:20
White Pass US12
10/6/2014 10:32:41 AM

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 - 10/6/2014 10:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:20
Satus Pass US97
10/6/2014 10:33:00 AM

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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Stevens Pass - 10/6/2014 10:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:20
Stevens Pass US2
10/6/2014 10:32:40 AM

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:


Blewett Pass - 10/6/2014 10:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:20
Blewett Pass US97
10/6/2014 10:35:27 AM

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 - 10/6/2014 10:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/6/2014 10:33:30 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 related closures: • Monday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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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Gay marriages start in Virginia; couple weds in Richmond hours after Supreme Court clears way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay marriages start in Virginia; couple weds in Richmond hours after Supreme Court clears way.

PHOTOS: Funeral for Pa. Trooper David Kedra

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:18

 Funeral for Pa. Trooper David KedraA Pennsylvania State Police trooper accidentally killed in a firearms training exercise was laid to rest in Northeast Philadelphia.


Hot air balloon drifts into ocean in California, surfers come to rescue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:16
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A hot air balloon carrying a man who had just proposed to his girlfriend drifted into the ocean off the Southern California coast, where daring surfers grabbed a rope to pull the aircraft to shore, an official said on Monday. The newly engaged couple and a pilot were on board the balloon on Sunday evening when the wind switched direction and began pushing it toward the shore of Encinitas, just north of San Diego, said Encinitas Marine Safety Captain Larry Giles. ...

Federal permits limit pollution in Spokane River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:12
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have issued permits to three northern Idaho cities that limit how much pollution can be put into the Spokane River.

Better Call Saul's Wacky Music Video Features New Footage and a Catchy Tune

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:10

Better Call Saul's Wacky Music Video Features New Footage and a Catchy TuneWhat should you do if you get caught with a George Foreman Grill down the back of your blue jeans? Or if the FBI finds kids trapped in your creepy van? Or if your husband disappears in the most convenient way? According to this wacky new music video, there's only one option: Call Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). AMC has released a wacky promotional music video for its upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul that features country singer Junior Brown listing potential troubles—and, presumably, storylines—that Saul's clients might find themselves in. Co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould wrote the lyrics, with music by Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter. The video also contains new footage from the series, which premieres in February and has already been renewed for a second season. Check it out below: From the looks of things, Better Call Saul is going to be quite fun.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Autopsy: Lifeguard died of accidental drowning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:05
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An autopsy has concluded that a veteran Newport Beach lifeguard died of accidental drowning after jumping in the water to help a struggling swimmer as rough waves battered Southern California in July.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Gameday in Washington

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:01
After what is about the biggest in-season break a team can have --- 15 days --- the Seattle Seahawks finally get back at it tonight with a 5:30 p.m. game at Washington.
Categories: Sports Center

NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars apologize for Ebola prank by mascot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:56
(Reuters) - The National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars apologized on Monday after their mascot used the Ebola epidemic to taunt fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The mascot, Jaxson DeVille, held up a handwritten sign to the crowd that read "TOWELS CARRY EBOLA" while carrying a yellow "Terrible Towel" in his right hand. Created in 1975 by then-Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope, Pittsburgh fans cheer their team by raising their arm and waving a black and gold towel in a circular motion. It is dubbed the Terrible Towel by Steelers fans, perhaps the most enthusiastic in the NFL. ...

Henning brother says 'send in troops'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:52
Alan Henning's brother calls on David Cameron to send troops to catch the Islamic State "monsters" who murdered the aid worker.
Categories: BBC World News

Football rankings -- 4A, 3A, 2A

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:48
This week's rankings.

Daily Rant&Rave: Tire changer saves the day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:47
RAVE After a flat tire on Interstate 90 with a narrow shoulder next to 70 mph traffic, a Subaru pulled over while we old folks were still looking for the phone number for our roadside assistance. The driver popped out and asked if he could change the tire for us. Ten minutes later it was done and we

Underwater search for Malaysian airliner resumes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:47
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet vanished.