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Woodland Park Zoo elephant died because it couldn’t stand

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:46
A 45-year-old elephant with arthritic legs died at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo because it went down and couldn’t get up.

Seahawks national media picks: Guess who's picking against Seattle?

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:44
It's hard to find anyone who thinks the Seahawks will lose to Washington on "Monday Night Football."
Categories: Sports Center

Ohio man pleads guilty to assault of burned baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:44
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of burning his girlfriend's 5-month-old son so badly that part of the child's left leg had to be amputated has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in central Ohio.

Cyprus president suspends peace talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:42
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Tuesday suspended talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island in response to Turkish plans to search for oil and gas in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.

Petersen: ‘motivation thing is overrated’

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:41
The Huskies (4-1, 0-1 Pac-12), idle last week, managed just 179 yards in the loss to Stanford and ranks last in the Pac-12 with an average of 370.2. This Saturday, the Huskies play at Cal (4-1, 2-1), which ranks 122nd out of 128 FBS teams in total defense, allowing 544.8 yards per game.
Categories: Sports Center

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:41

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossedThe NCAA is going on the legal offensive, asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.


Tristan Etienne leaves Washington

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:39
Freshman Tristan Etienne has left the Washington program citing personal reasons, the school announced Monday.
Categories: Sports Center

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:38

 millions of Americans who didn’t get health insurance this year now risk fines from the Internal Revenue Service. But it turns out that half or more of them may be eligible for waivers. At least on paper. Community groups and tax preparation companies say the process for claiming exemptions looks really convoluted.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.


Police: 4-year-old took heroin to day care

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:34

This undated photo provided by the Delaware State Police shows Ashley Tull. Tull of Selbyville, Del., has been charged with child endangerment and maintaining a drug property. She was arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, and released on $6,000 bond. She did not immediately return a call left at a home listing Tuesday. Police say Tull's 4-year-old daughter unknowingly brought hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center when she switched backpacks. Police say the backpack contained nearly 250 packets of heroin, all labeled "Slam." (AP Photo/Delaware State Police)SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl mistakenly took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out to classmates, thinking it was candy, Delaware State Police said Tuesday.


White Pass - 10/7/2014 10:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
White Pass US12
10/7/2014 10:41:18 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.

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Satus Pass - 10/7/2014 10:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
Satus Pass US97
10/7/2014 10:57:17 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 - 10/7/2014 10:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
Stevens Pass US2
10/7/2014 10:54:47 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.

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Blewett Pass - 10/7/2014 10:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
Blewett Pass US97
10/7/2014 10:56:55 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/7/2014 10:58:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/7/2014 10:58:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in State Races

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:30
With the midterm elections weeks away, the rulings over laws that Republican-led state governments passed to more tightly regulate voting are changing procedures and could affect outcomes in some states.






Friend of accused Boston bomber changed story on dorm visit: agent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:29

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber initially denied visiting the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly blasts but changed his story while being questioned by the FBI, an agent who interrogated him testified on Tuesday. U.S. prosecutors contend that 21-year-old Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts, lied about accompanying two other men to the suspect's college dorm room and removing a backpack containing fireworks three days after the April 15, 2013, attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260. ...


Person of interest in custody after Widener University threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:26

Widener University freshman in custody after threatA police source tells Action News that a person of interest is in custody after a threat against Widener University was posted to social media.


No Ebola screening for UK arrivals

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:24
There are no plans to introduce Ebola screening for those arriving in the UK, Public Health England says.
Categories: BBC World News

Video journalist getting experimental Ebola drug

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:20
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American video journalist being treated for Ebola in Nebraska is receiving the same experimental drug being used to treat a patient in Dallas.

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:19
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.