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Jury resumes deliberations in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:42

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Jurors have returned for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch.


Kerry Visits Afghanistan to Urge Election Deal

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:29
The Obama administration is pressing the Afghans to inaugurate a president before NATO nations hold a summit meeting in Wales in early September.






Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:27

a vigil for Michael Connor Verkerke, 9KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.


Judges weigh gay marriage cases from 4 states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:26

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters rally on Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, however, gave fewer hints as to where he may come down when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the fate of gay marriage bans in four states.


Bumpy road to Grand Canyon Skywalk now paved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:26

FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, people walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. A ceremony is planned Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 to mark completion of a newly-paved road which leads to the Skywalk. Known as the Diamond Bar Road, the once rugged, nine-mile washboard road cost more than $30 million to finish and came after years of legal battles with a local dude rancher. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists.


Police: Teacher found at school drunk and pantsless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25

 Teacher found at school drunk and pantlessAn Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and without wearing pants.


Virginia resident catches squirrel kick on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:25
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Virginia resident on his first trip to the Grand Canyon started recording when he saw a squirrel approach two men, thinking they would be bitten.

Jason Rezaian of Washington Post and Wife Still Held

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:17
The arrest of Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post has alarmed the foreign press corps and points to a split between Iran’s president and the state institutions that hold the real power.

Relative: Boy voiced love after playground attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:12
A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family.

Hurricane Julio strengthens into Category 2 storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:03

Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, rightHONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio strengthened into a Category 2 storm as it spun toward Hawaii, with winds gusting at a sustained speed of 100 mph.


Fannie Mae earns $3.7B in 2Q; paying $3.7B to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:01

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011, photo, the Fannie Mae headquarters is seen in Washington. Fannie Mae reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae is reporting net income of $3.7 billion from April through June as the housing market continued to recover.


News Analysis: After Chokehold Death, de Blasio Seeks a Tricky Balance

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:59
After a man died in a police chokehold, Mayor Bill de Blasio sought a healing moment last Thursday at City Hall. It didn't work, and he is still struggling to take command of the controversy.

Obama signs veterans health care bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:54

President Obama says plan should give veterans access to health care 'they have earned.'

       

VIDEO: Ebola victim arrives in Spain

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:51
A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has been flown back to Spain for treatment as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency,
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White Pass - 8/7/2014 5:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:48
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 5:07:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 8/7/2014 5:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:48
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 5:12:13 AM

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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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 5:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:48
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 5:02:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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 - 8/7/2014 5:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:48
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 5:04:25 AM

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 - 8/7/2014 5:01:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 5:01:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . 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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8-year-old tried to save brother, 6, from grandma

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:39

Boy heard struggle and called father; grandmother found bloody, with bottle of wine.