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Lynden 3rd in the MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
Lynden, the reigning WIAA state champs in Class 2A, ranks third in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings. Ellensburg, runners-up in 2A in 2013, is 23rd on the list. Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville is first with Kingfisher of Oklahoma second.

Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.

Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?

News Analysis: Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:30
After months of resisting sending Americans to fight ISIS, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be.






Islamic State seizes north as Iraq crumbles

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:29
The loss of the Mosul Dam, the largest in Iraq, to the insurgents was the most dramatic consequence of a dayslong offensive in the north, which has sent tens of thousands of refugees, many from the Yazidi minority, fleeing into a vast mountainous landscape.

Ebola is a public health emergency, WHO says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27

The World Health Organization also says the disease claimed an additional 29 lives in just two days this week.

       

Hawaiian refineries preparing for oncoming storms

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:24
Hawaii's only two refineries on Thursday were preparing for a pair of hurricanes approaching the archipelago, spokesmen for the companies said. They joined Hawaiians bracing for Hurricane Iselle, which was slated to make landfall on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday night before passing south of the other islands on Friday. Behind Iselle was Hurricane Julio, forecast to pass just north of the Big Island on Sunday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Par Petroleum Corp and Chevron Corp each were securing their plants on the island of Oahu.

Man, 19, shot and killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:18

Man, 19, shot and killed in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot multiple times in a car in North Philadelphia.


Man, suspect in wife's killing in Drexel Hill, is dead; abducted kids safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:16

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.


Pregame notes and lineups: White Sox at Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:16
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Categories: Sports Center

President Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:13

President Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in IraqPresident Barack Obama says he has authorized the U.S. military to launch targeted airstrikes if Islamic militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq.


3 decades later, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:13

The site of the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, Del., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The state Division of Forensic Science has taken possession of the remains, discovered at the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, and is working to make identifications and notify relatives, the agency and Dover police said in a statement. The division last week responded to a request to check the former funeral home after 38 containers of remains were discovered inside. Thirty-three containers were marked and identified. They spanned a period from about 1970 to the 1990s and included the Jonestown remains. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape punch — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine of the victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday.


Sotomayor said it: Notable quotes from Supreme Court's 1st Latina justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:00

Five years ago, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina U.S. Supreme Court justice.

       

DealBook: Upstart in China Rides High on I.P.O. Crest

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:00
Fan Bao, the head of the China Renaissance investment firm, has built a network of contacts with a focus on tech start-ups that will thrive in China’s “new economy.”

Toddler slides through White House gate, alarming Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:58

The South Lawn and the White House is pictured in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A toddler squeezed through the White House gates on Thursday evening, causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue and amusing White House reporters awaiting late-breaking news on Iraq. "We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way with parents," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said in a statement provided to White House reporters. Secret Service agents regularly close off the area due to suspicious packages near the White House, but pint-sized intruders are far less common. ...


White Pass - 8/7/2014 7:38:47 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 7:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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 7:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 7:35:07 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 7:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 7:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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.

Weather: