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Mother of 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:11

FILE - In this July 25, 2014, file photo, an investigator examines a heavily damaged SUV before it is towed from the scene of a fatal accident in north Philadelphia. The mother of three children killed when the SUV that police said was carjacked and crashed into a group on a north Philadelphia corner last month has died, officials said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of three children killed when a carjacked sport utility vehicle crashed into a group selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser has died, officials said Friday.


US reviewing ivory rule after bagpipes are seized

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:09
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review its rules about ivory imports after two New Hampshire teenagers' bagpipes were seized at the Canadian border, a spokesman said Friday.

A Q&A on changes coming to FICO credit scores

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:08
NEW YORK (AP) — There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers and how much interest to charge them. A higher score could get you better terms on loans for cars and homes.

Hawaiian refineries running as Iselle brings wind, rain

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:05
(Reuters) - Hawaii's two refineries continued operating on Friday as Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on the archipelago's Big Island, the companies said. The refineries on the island of Oahu, about 187 miles (300 km) northwest of the Big Island, were monitoring weather conditions and taking precautions. "We are continuing to operate the refinery at moderate throughput," said Lance Tanaka, spokesman for Par Petroleum Corp's 94,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Kapolei near Honolulu, the larger of the two plants. Chevron Corp said it would adjust operations at its 54,000-bpd Honolulu plant accordingly if necessary.

White Pass - 8/8/2014 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:03
White Pass US12
8/8/2014 12:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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.

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Satus Pass - 8/8/2014 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:03
Satus Pass US97
8/8/2014 12:24:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

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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 - 8/8/2014 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:03
Stevens Pass US2
8/8/2014 12:30:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/8/2014 12:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:03
Blewett Pass US97
8/8/2014 12:25:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/8/2014 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/8/2014 12:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Taser used in Swansea tower siege

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:56
Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan candidates agree to resolve dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:48
Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates agreed Friday to resolve their election dispute and said they would set an inauguration date before the end of August.

Moss on 'True Detective': 'It's a fantastic show'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:46
Elisabeth Moss won't say whether she'll be joining the second season of "True Detective," but she calls HBO's mystery series "a fantastic show."

Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:45
President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings.

Destructive Oregon wildfire threatens homes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:45

This Aug. 2, 2014 satellite image provided by NASA shows a view from space of several fires burning in northern California and southern Oregon. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the image. Red outlines show where high surface temperatures are associated with active burning. Authorities said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. All graphic material is in the original image from the source. The horizontal line in the upper third of the photo is the Oregon-California border. (AP Photo/NASA)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more.


Hagel: US can effectively target Iraq airstrikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:45
The U.S. launched its first airstrikes into Iraq Friday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the U.S. military has enough intelligence to clearly single out and hit Islamic militants if they threaten U.S. interests or the thousands of refugees who fled to a mountaintop.

USC steps up security after murder of Chinese graduate student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:43
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of Southern California announced a series of security improvements on Friday in response to the brutal murder of a Chinese graduate student who was beaten to death with a baseball bat last month near his off-campus apartment. The measures mark the second major security upgrade since the 2012 murder of two graduate students from China sent shockwaves through the prestigious private school and ignited a debate over whether USC and the Los Angeles Police Department had provided adequate security in the neighborhoods surrounding the urban campus. "USC evaluates and upgrades its security measures and safety procedures on an ongoing basis, and we are glad that we have been successful working with LAPD in reducing crime overall,” Todd Dickey, senior vice president for administration, said in a statement.

US doctor with Ebola says he is getting stronger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:42

This undated handout photo obtained on July 30, 2014 courtesy of Samaritan's Purse shows Dr. Kent Brantly near Monrovia, LiberiaATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day.


Bipartisan Support, With Caveats, for Obama on Iraq Airstrikes

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:42
President Obama faced some skepticism among Republicans and Democrats over his strategy for the attacks on militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.






US air strike on militants in Iraq

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:42
The US launches an air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, and confirms that the group has taken the country's largest dam.
Categories: BBC World News

Correction: Wetlands-Water Reuse story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:41
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 3 about a man-made wetland system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of water the system contributes to a local reservoir. It adds 65 million gallons per day, not 65,000 gallons.