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Gravedigger hurt while falling into newly dug hole

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:08

 Man fatally beat dog with TV remoteA New York City gravedigger has been injured while falling backward into a freshly dug plot.


T Magazine: Welcome to the World’s Wildlife Crime Lab

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:05
The trade in illegal wildlife is a $19 billion annual business, and there’s one place the world turns to investigate the crime: a federal forensics lab (and curiosity cabinet) in a hippie town in Oregon.






5 takeaways from Chris Christie's Mexico trip

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:04

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with kindergarten and pre-K students lined up to greet him, as he visits a school in Puebla, Mexico, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The potential 2016 contender has called his three-day trade mission to Mexico a learning opportunity.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico was promoted as a chance to foster business ties between that country and his state.


Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 00:02
In putting off action until after the November elections, President Obama was acting out of concern for Senate Democrats on the ballots, White House officials said on Saturday.






N.I.H. Lab Search Uncovers Forgotten Ricin

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:56
The National Institutes of Health said on Friday that it had found a nearly century-old container of improperly stored ricin and other dangerous pathogens in one of its labs.

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:55

In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Andrew Dunham and his 2-year old daughter Leonora walk near asparagus plants on his farm, in Grinnell, Iowa. The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over his organic vegetable business.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business.


Jewish museum suspect 'Syria captor'

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:39
A freed French hostage claims that one of the Islamists who held him captive in Syria was the suspect in the Jewish Museum shooting in Brussels.
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Next for former Va. governor: sentencing, appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:26

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, right, arrives at Federal Court after the first day of jury deliberations in her corruption trial in Richmond, Va. Now that the guilty verdicts on public corruption are in, attention turns to the McDonnells' Jan. 6 sentencing and subsequent appeal. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys aren't through fighting over the fate of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


White Pass - 9/6/2014 7:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:22
White Pass US12
9/6/2014 7:41:18 AM

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 - 9/6/2014 7:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:22
Satus Pass US97
9/6/2014 7:57:17 AM

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 - 9/6/2014 7:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:22
Stevens Pass US2
9/6/2014 7:54:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/6/2014 7:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:22
Blewett Pass US97
9/6/2014 7:56:55 AM

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 - 9/6/2014 7:58:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/6/2014 7:58:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled Monday, September 8 through Thursday, September 11 starting at 7 p.m. for one hour or more each night. 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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100 Die in 5 Days of Flooding in Northern India

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:17
Swollen and swift-moving rivers in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have forced thousands of displaced people into relief camps.

This Weekend: Tale Of Two Seasons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:17

 Tale Of Two SeasonsHot and humid! Afternoon thunderstorms likely.


As Scotland votes on independence, Wales is watching

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:16
Scotland’s coming Sept. 18 vote on independence from Britain has emboldened demands for greater autonomy across the United Kingdom. In Wales, perhaps more than anywhere else, nationalists hope to push for more self-government.

State fair, salmon and bird fests | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:16
Activities for the weekend of Sept. 6-7, 2014, include the Washington State Fair, Salmon Return Family Festival, Puget Sound BirdFest and Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival.

Camden gets grip on crime with change in police culture

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:16
Camden, N.J., one of the nation’s poorest, most dangerous cities, moved in 2013 to a county-run police department. Response time is now 4.4 minutes, down from more than 60. Homicides have plummeted. The police culture has changed. And citizens notice the difference.

California tries to curb private drilling for water amid drought

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:16
California lawmakers have taken a big move toward coping with the severe drought, now in its third year. With farmers drilling deeper for water and water levels dropping, the bills establish a framework for managing groundwater withdrawals through local agencies.

Pilgrims’ long walk lifts souls, Spanish economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:16
The long pilgrimage from other European countries to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a route that dates from the ninth century, has turned what was a spiritual obstacle course in medieval times into a booming part of modern Spain’s tourism industry.