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Westwood leads as Woods struggles

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:13
Tiger Woods cards an opening four-over-par 76 and is eight shots behind early US PGA co-clubhouse leader Lee Westwood.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit mayor announces water bill collection plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:08

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks to the media during a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Detroit. Duggan announced the city will offer affordable payment plans to many delinquent customers. Detroit shut off water service to around 17,000 to 18,000 residential customers, about 10 percent of the roughly 170,000 total. About 60 percent to 70 percent have been restored, and officials said restorations continue. Shutoffs have been halted until Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — Facing international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars' worth of unpaid bills, Detroit's mayor announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable, consistent payment plans and financial assistance to many delinquent customers.


Florida boy killed by 2 family pit bulls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:07
FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old north Florida boy is dead after two family pit bulls attacked him outside his home.

Militants in Iraq Hit by Strikes, Kurds Say

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:07
While Kurdish officials said the U.S. had bombed two towns seized by members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon denied that U.S. forces were involved.






Police: Pennypack Park murder may not be random

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:06

 Pennypack Park murder may not be randomInvestigators say a woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park was strangled and police believe this may not have been a random act.


Hundreds evacuated from path of fast-growing Oregon wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:03
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A wind-whipped Oregon brush fire forced the evacuation of 600 people and shut a highway by Thursday as firefighters struggled against steady winds to tame the growing blaze and tamp down others across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, fire officials said. The so-called Rowena fire, which grew eight-fold overnight to 1,900 acres in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon, led to 275 homes being evacuated by morning. The National Weather Service issued a "red flag warning" for northeast Oregon and southeast Washington state on Wednesday, indicating new wildfires are likely to spark and spread quickly in the region. In Oregon alone, firefighters were battling a dozen wildfires across some 100,000 acres, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group said.

Massive red tide bloom washing off Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:01
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The largest red tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade has killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and may pose a greater health threat if it washes ashore as expected in the next two weeks, researchers said on Thursday. Red tide occurs when naturally occurring algae bloom out of control, producing toxins deadly to fish and other marine life. "It could have large impacts if it were to move inshore," said Brandon Basino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The phenomenon has existed for centuries, but such a large bloom is being closely monitored in Florida because it could impact beach tourism and commercial fishing.

Utah gay couples ask Supreme Court to hear appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:55
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though they scored a key victory in federal appellate court, attorneys for three Utah gay and lesbian couples said Thursday they plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take Utah's appeal of a favorable gay marriage ruling.

New Mexico truck explosion forces evacuation of Navajo community

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:54
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A semi-tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials crashed and exploded on a New Mexico highway on Thursday, officials said, forcing authorities to evacuate temporarily hundreds of people from a nearby Navajo Nation reservation community. Navajo Nation spokesman Rick Abasta said about 300 residents were told to leave their homes in Naschitti, 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque, following the accident. Emergency response officials said the fire has been extinguished and the cause of the crash is under investigation, while U.S. Highway 491 is likely to be closed for the rest of the day. "Please avoid the accident area and ... follow instructions provided by first responders," Navajo Nation President Ben Shelley in a statement.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 1:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:53
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 1:27:24 PM

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 1:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:53
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 1:21:57 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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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 1:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:53
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 1:35:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 1:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:53
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 1:25:53 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 - 8/7/2014 1:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 1:20:51 PM

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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Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:51

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.)A jury convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Thursday in the killing of a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch last year, rejecting his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in self-defense.


NYC school workers charged with abusing Korean exchange-students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:45
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wife of a private school owner and an employee were accused of withholding food and bathroom privileges from underage foreign-exchange students from Korea to discipline them, prosecutors said on Thursday. Sun Kyung Park, 33, and Min Kyung Chea, 34, both residents of the New York borough of Queens, also were accused of hitting the four students, who range in age from 9 to 11 years old, at Crown Academy. "The young victims in this case came to the United States from Korea without their parents who paid considerable sums of money to send their children abroad to learn English and obtain an education," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement "The defendants had an obligation to provide a safe environment for the students and keep them from harm – which they are accused of failing to fulfill," Brown said. Prosecutors say Chea and Park punished students for getting bad grades or being noisy by forcing them to hold stacks of books above their heads for extended time periods, striking them with spiral notebooks and throwing school supplies at their faces.

FDA: Georgia plant waited to disclose salmonella

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:43
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Officers at a Georgia peanut plant took five days to disclose that lab tests found salmonella in some of their products, despite repeated questioning from on-site inspectors rushing to find the source of a deadly national outbreak, a federal investigator testified Thursday.

Cambodia: Were the trials worth it?

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:42
Life sentences for two Khmer Rouge leaders
Categories: BBC World News

Left out to freeze on K2

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:39
The porter Italian climbers left out to freeze on K2
Categories: BBC World News

Wine Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years for Defrauding Clients

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 04:38
Rudy Kurniawan sold wealthy clients bottles of purportedly rare and sought-after wines that were actually old bottles of blended wine.