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Well: Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:25
Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:22
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Categories: BBC World News

TSA offering $15,000 for best screening-line ideas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:22
Federal agency wants new ways to screen passengers at airport security checkpoints and to reduce the long lines, and is offering cash prizes for best ideas.

U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:18

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityU.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a joint report. The National Security Agency's surveillance programs, which include the collection of telephone "metadata," have heightened government officials' concerns about dealing with the media, as "any interaction - any email, any phone call - risks leaving a digital trace that could subsequently be used against them," the report said.

Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:17

A border patrol vehicle stands guard at a section of collapsed fence just west of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., Sunday, July 27, 2014, after severe storms in southern Arizona over the weekend knocked down a chunk of the metal border fence that divides Mexico and the U.S. Rain runoff from the storms destroyed about 60 feet worth of fence and caused damage to homes just north of it. (AP Photo/Nogales International, Jonathan Clark)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico.

Suburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:16

Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down. Both men said they were grateful that they knew of no injuries. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings.

Video: Russell Wilson on ESPN

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:16
ESPN has a pretty massive crew in town for tomorrow's live broadcast of Seahawks practice --- here are the details on that.
Categories: Sports Center

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

VIDEO: Ebola forces border closures

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:12
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
Categories: BBC World News

Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:09
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances.

England's Gemili takes 100m silver

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:05
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado attorney general again seeks to halt gay marriage in Boulder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:04
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's attorney general asked the state's highest court on Monday to order the Boulder County Clerk to stop giving out marriage licenses to gay couples, saying her actions must be governed by the current state of the law, court documents show. In the latest legal maneuver of his weeks-long tussle with Hillary Hall, the clerk of staunchly liberal Boulder County, Republican Attorney General John Suthers submitted the filing to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hall has issued nearly 200 licenses to gay couples since a Denver-based federal appeals court ruled late last month that a same-sex marriage ban in neighboring Utah was unconstitutional.  That ruling was subsequently stayed, and Suthers says Colorado's prohibition on same-sex nuptials remains in force. Last week the Colorado Court of Appeals likewise denied Suthers' request to tell her to cease, setting the stage for a review by the state's top court.

Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:03
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
Categories: BBC World News

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:00

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision Monday, July 28, 2014, reflects a compromise by tribal and federal officials, environmental groups and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station, which is on track to cease operations in 2044. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

Two men charged in deadly Philadelphia carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:55
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia prosecutors have charged two men they say killed three children and injured three others when a carjacked SUV they were driving swerved out of control last week, city officials said in a news conference on Monday. Police Captain James Clark said Jonathan Rosa, 19, turned himself in on Sunday afternoon, and Cornelius Crawford, 22, was arrested on Sunday evening. The men have been charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54

2 men charged, ID'd in fatal Tioga carjacking, crashPolice on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser.

US citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.

U.S. court backs government demand for names of 'straw buyers' of guns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday backed a federal government demand that firearms dealers in four southwestern border states report "straw buyers" suspected of purchasing multiple weapons for Mexican drug gangs. The demand sent to gun dealers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas is part of "Project Gunrunner," a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) initiative to combat cross-border weapons trafficking.

U.S. appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:51
A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the latest in a string of court rulings across the country to back gay marriage. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 2-1 to affirm a February ruling by a federal judge who struck down the state ban as unconstitutional. Judges Roger Gregory and Henry Floyd wrote that barring gay couples from marrying violated rights to due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment. Fifty-seven percent of voters approved Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2006.

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White Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
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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.