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Google using its clout to widen use of encryption

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:16
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

Outdoor enthusiasts use gadgets to stay plugged in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:15

Vendors display their wares at the Outdoor Retailer's summer show in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The biannual show brings thousands to Utah. The world's largest outdoor-gear trade show runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, most want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can.


Police: Man kills wife in Drexel Hill, briefly abducts 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:14

Man, suspect in wife's killing in Drexel Hill, is dead; abducted kids safeThe boys' father has been found dead in an apparent suicide after police say he killed their mother and fled to New York.


The Skanner Newspaper - State Supreme Court Amps Up Washington School Funding Fight

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:13
The fight over the Washington State Legislature’s school funding plan -- and the 2018 deadline for ample funding for basic education required by the state Supreme Court – is turning into a brawl.

Undocumented Mexican migrant eyes sanctuary in Arizona church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:08
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant from Mexico will take refuge on Thursday in an Arizona church that offered her sanctuary, unless the federal government offers her a chance to stay in the United States, her attorney said. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is due to be deported on Friday. On Wednesday she applied for a stay that would allow her to remain in the country temporarily, said Margot Cowan, a local immigration attorney who is helping her. The longtime Tucson resident was identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials after a traffic stop, detained by Border Patrol agents and later released, Cowan said.

LA stowaway has history of sneaking aboard flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:06

This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass was homeless and had recently left mental treatment ordered after at least seven past attempts to sneak aboard flights, officials said.


Aug. 7 TV Picks: Maggie Gyllenhaal in ‘The Honorable Woman’ on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:02
TV picks for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, include “The Honorable Woman” on Sundance, “Working the Engels” on NBC and “House Hunters International” on HGTV.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: Reboot should’ve stayed in its shell

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:01
A movie review of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” a Michael Bay-produced reboot that’s been drained of the goofy lightheartedness of the original movies. It got one star out of four.

Russia bans food imports from West

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:00
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announces a total embargo on food imports from Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

'Art Everywhere US' floods cities, rural areas with paintings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:56
By Lauren Young NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the stern couple in "American Gothic" displayed at a bus station in New York to the colorful flags in "Allies Day" over an intersection in Chicago, paintings are popping up everywhere in what is billed as the world's largest art show. "Art Everywhere US," which was launched this week and runs through Aug. 31, features reproductions of 58 classic and contemporary American paintings, including works by Grant Wood, Childe Hassam and Winslow Homer, displayed on public spaces in cities and rural areas normally reserved for advertising. "It is our hope that glimpses of great art on the streets will lead people to the masterpieces of the originals," Douglas Druick, president of the Art Institute of Chicago, said at the launch of the project in New York. The Art Institute is one of the five American museums participating in the massive art road show spanning all 50 states through a collaboration with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.

Remains of Jonestown bodies found at funeral home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:55
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 11:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 11:28:32 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 11:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 11:26:10 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 11:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 11:25:18 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 11:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 11:24:09 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 11:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 11:31:25 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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Mansion director: McDonnells were in love

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:51

Former Mansion Director Sarah Scarbrough leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, after testifying in the trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The McDonnells are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and secret loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his dietary supplement products. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUTRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The woman who ran the governor's mansion under Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that the governor doted on his wife and kissed her on the cheek frequently, but acknowledged telling investigators that the former first couple seemed to lack healthy communication skills.


Appeals court says mayor's article not defamatory

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:50
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah mayor who wrote news stories under a false identity did not defame a former contractor in one of the articles, a federal appeals court ruled.

Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:48

Women choose Dutch tomatoes at a supermarket in downtown Moscow on Thursday.MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting farmers in the U.S., Canada and Australia.