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Argentina hours away from default

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:50
No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.
Categories: BBC World News

US travel ban on Venezuela officials

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:50
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit boy killed by stray bullet while sleeping in bed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:46
(Reuters) - An 8-year-old Detroit boy who was sleeping in his bed was struck and killed on Wednesday by a stray bullet fired from outside his home, police said. The boy died at a hospital of a single gunshot wound. No arrests have been made yet but there is a person of interest who is being investigated, they said. The boy, identified by family and neighbors as Jakari Pearson, lived at the home with his mother. At least three shots were fired into his bedroom, broadcaster WDIV Local 4 reported. "He was just a little boy, trying to enjoy life," his aunt, Denise Berry, told the TV station. ...

Man pleads guilty in Minnesota cartel house case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:37
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Detroit drops post-bankruptcy monitor from exit plan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:35

A man walks past graffiti in Detroit(Reuters) - Detroit has dropped the idea of having a court-appointed monitor keep an eye on its finances when it exits bankruptcy after determining the move was not needed, a city spokesman said on Wednesday. The city scratched references to a monitor in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court late Tuesday, just days after it submitted a revised bankruptcy plan that called for creating the watchdog role. "After discussing it with the mayor and with the state of Michigan, the emergency manager determined such a monitor would be superfluous to the financial oversight and reporting requirements already required as part of the 'grand bargain' legislation that was signed into law," said Bill Nowling, spokesman for Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. To ease pension cuts for city retirees and protect the city's art collection, Detroit has garnered money from the state and $466 million in pledges from private groups and the Detroit Institute of Arts in what is called the grand bargain.


Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:32

detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,TexasSAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.


Louvre rat run shocks the French

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:27
The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
Categories: BBC World News

Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.

Airbus says plane market 'strong'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:24
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraqi Kurdish pipeline stopped; tanker in limbo off Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:21
By Humeyra Pamuk and David Sheppard ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for the past week. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has not launched any oil tankers from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in over a month as Baghdad has moved to block the vessels from unloading at foreign ports. The latest set-back comes as Iraqi Kurdistan's increasingly bitter legal and diplomatic struggle with Baghdad over oil sales threatens to spill over into the United States.

Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:14

6 Philadelphia narcotics officers arrestedU.S. Attorney Zane Memeger has announced the arrests of 6 Philadelphia narcotics officers.


APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:12

former Minnesota Gov. Jesse VenturaMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passage from the best-selling memoir "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday.


Fact sheet: Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:11
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4X4

Grand Cherokee: A grand, and long, ride

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:11

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. With the addition of an impressive diesel V-6 from Jeep’s parent, Fiat of Italy, the 2014 Grand Cherokee 4X2 now boasts a federal government travel range of 615 miles on a single tank of fuel, the best ever for a Grand Cherokee. It is rated at 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, for an average of 25 mpg. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)The flagship of the Jeep line — the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle — is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014.


White Pass - 7/30/2014 7:52:38 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09
White Pass US12
7/30/2014 7:52:38 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 - 7/30/2014 7:53:33 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09
Satus Pass US97
7/30/2014 7:53:33 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 - 7/30/2014 7:46:44 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09
Stevens Pass US2
7/30/2014 7:46:44 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/30/2014 7:52:32 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09
Blewett Pass US97
7/30/2014 7:52:32 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 - 7/30/2014 7:53:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/30/2014 7:53:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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U.S. relief worker 'fighting through' Ebola virus: son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:08
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An American aid worker infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia and neighboring African countries is "fighting through it," her son said on Wednesday. Jeremy Writebol told NBC's "Today" show that his mother, missionary Nancy Writebol, is moving around on her own and receiving a lot of fluids as she is treated in isolation. Nancy Writebol and another U.S. colleague who contracted Ebola in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, have both been described as stable but suffering from some symptoms of the contagious disease, for which there is no known cure. Writebol and Brantly were part of a team from two North Carolina-based relief organizations, Samaritan’s Purse and SIM, which on Tuesday said they would evacuate all nonessential personnel from Liberia as Ebola cases there mount.