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Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:20

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUIThe Olympic swimmer was arrested for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning.


White Pass - 9/30/2014 12:26:16 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:18
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 12:26:16 PM

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 - 9/30/2014 12:37:43 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:18
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 12:37:43 PM

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 - 9/30/2014 12:24:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:18
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 12:24:57 PM

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 - 9/30/2014 12:27:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:18
Blewett Pass US97
9/30/2014 12:27:37 PM

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 - 9/30/2014 12:30:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 12:30:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

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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Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:17

 The Green Legend," which will premiere on Netflix and in selected global IMAX theaters on Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Netflix, Rico Torres)NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.


Florida loud music killing trial coming to close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:15

Michael Dunn wipes a tear as he testifies during his retrial at the Duval County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn is being retried on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile during his previous trial, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, Pool)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.


Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:13

Samantha Whittemore sits on a bench in a mermaid costume at the Aruze boot during the Global Gaming Expo Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas. U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. The American Gaming Association was expected to announce the results of the study Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows.


CDC experts to deploy to Texas if patient has Ebola: official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:13

Pedestrians walk past a mural showing the symptoms of the Ebola virus in MonroviaBy Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. health specialists are ready to deploy to Dallas if a patient being evaluated for Ebola is found to be carrying the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, a Dallas County official said on Tuesday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement on Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history. The U.S. ...


Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:09
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.
Categories: BBC World News

Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in 11 Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday by advocates of protecting sage grouse across the region.

Ireland’s Tax Deals for Apple Prompt Warning From European Commission

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:07
The commission laid out its preliminary case over Apple’s taxes in Ireland, and it told the country it may order it to collect huge amounts of back taxes.






Lawsuit: Man with schizophrenia falsely held

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:06
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico county and police officers in a small city falsely detained an Albuquerque man diagnosed with schizophrenia for preaching at a Denny's restaurant, then denied him medical treatment in jail, according to a new federal lawsuit.

Police: Shots fired at Kentucky school, 1 student hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:55

 Shots fired at Kentucky school, 1 student hurtA high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday.


California imposes plastic bag ban

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:54
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
Categories: BBC World News

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:53

A woman walks with a plastic bag in Sacramento, Calif.SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.


Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:53

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said Tuesday that the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.


In age of instant music, fans rewind to cassettes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:52

A sign in the cassettes collection at a store during the second ever Cassette Store Day on September 27, 2014, in Brooklyn, New YorkNew York (AFP) - Hitting the road with his band in a beat-up van, Sean Bohrman looked at the cassette deck and, instead of seeing an ancient relic, became inspired. He could listen to his own, and others', albums on the cheap.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signs firearm restriction, allowing family to request gun removal .