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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:34

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.


Video of 2003 Kidnapping in Algeria

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:32
Rare video made by the militants behind a 2003 kidnapping of 32 Europeans shows the abductors smiling and waving for the camera as they ride their victims’ motorcycles.

NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:31
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety, according to court documents filed on Tuesday. The class-action agreement, if approved by a federal judge and class members, would apply to student athletes in all sports who played at schools regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at any time in the past and up to 50 years into the future. The proposed NCAA settlement comes about three weeks after a federal judge's preliminary approval of an open-ended settlement between the National Football League and thousands of former players. While the money in the NFL settlement was intended to resolve all of the personal injury claims for the plaintiffs' out of pocket damages, Tuesday's proposed NCAA settlement was designed to pay only for research and a medical monitoring program.

Memorial grows for Tioga carjacking crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:30

Memorial grows for Tioga carjacking crash victimsAt Germantown and Allegheny, with each passing hour, people stop to bring something to contribute to the memorial and pray for the victims of Friday's carjacking and deadly crash.


Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:26
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.
Categories: BBC World News

Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:25
Kendrick Johnson's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit in order to subpoena witnesses and investigate the 17-year-old's death. The lawsuit, filed on Monday, claims the Lowndes County school system in south Georgia failed to investigate assaults and harassment that ultimately escalated and led to his death. "The focus has been placed on one or more of these kids," said the family's attorney, Chevene King, adding that he cannot prove that a fellow student killed the teenager. Suspecting foul play, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson hired a private pathologist who found their son's death was caused by a bodily blow.

Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:25
(Reuters) - The last surviving crew member aboard the Enola Gay, the U.S. bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, died at a retirement community in Georgia at age 93, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk navigated the flight that dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Three days later, the United States dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" on Nagasaki.

Washington ferry reaches dock after losing power

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:23
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state ferry that lost power while carrying hundreds of passengers on the ferry system's busiest route has reached dock.

Washington ferry reaches dock after losing power

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:23
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state ferry that lost power while carrying hundreds of passengers on the ferry system's busiest route has reached dock.

Seattle Jewish group calls for NRA lobbyist to quit over Holocaust remark

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:23
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jewish leaders in Washington state called on Tuesday for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist over comments in which he compared the push for stricter gun control regulations to the policies of Nazi Germany.

3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:20

This undated image released by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Honolulu, shows Kenji Okamoto. Okamoto, a Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon, received a three-month sentence Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in U.S. District Court. Kenji Okamoto has already served more than two months and is expected to be released in a few weeks. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)HONOLULU (AP) — A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.


Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:20

Decontee Sawyer, wife of Liberian government official Patrick Sawyer, a naturalized American who died from Ebola after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, talks with a reporter at her home in Coon Rapids, Minn., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, which has the largest Liberian immigrant population in the United States.


Man arrested in stabbing death of LA Clippers player's aunt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:19
Police in California have arrested a man wanted for the fatal stabbing of the aunt of a Los Angeles Clippers player in a crime that drew national attention after the basketball star pleaded on social media for help in finding the suspect, authorities said on Tuesday. Michael Williams, 51, was arrested in Sacramento thanks to a citizen's tip, police said in tweet. Williams was wanted for the July 8 murder of his estranged wife, 48-year-old Tanganyika Williams, who is the aunt of Clippers forward Matt Barnes. Barnes took to social media last week, posting pictures of Michael Williams to his Instagram and Twitter accounts, asking anyone who had seen the man to call his family or the police with details.

Everyday Economics: What Debate? Economists Agree the Stimulus Lifted the Economy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:18
Political discussions about economics have become largely unhinged from those among actual economists.

White Pass - 7/29/2014 2:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:02
White Pass US12
7/29/2014 2:32:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
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 - 7/29/2014 2:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:02
Satus Pass US97
7/29/2014 2:33:00 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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Stevens Pass - 7/29/2014 2:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:02
Stevens Pass US2
7/29/2014 2:32:40 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/29/2014 2:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:02
Blewett Pass US97
7/29/2014 2:35:27 PM

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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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/29/2014 2:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:02
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/29/2014 2:33:30 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.

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Home nations win three golds in pool

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:59
England's Ben Proud and the 4x100m medley team win Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, as does Wales' Georgia Davies.
Categories: BBC World News