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Parents decry no charges for deputy who killed boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:21

File - This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco. Prosecutors said Monday, July 7, 2014, that they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed Andy Lopez, an unarmed 13-year-old boy, whose death last year sparked protests and criticism that the officer acted too quickly. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old boy slain by a Northern California sheriff's deputy said they felt they lost their son again after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against the officer who mistook the teen's pellet gun for an assault rifle.


Three hurt in electrical accident at NYC's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:20
Three people were injured on Tuesday in an electrical accident at the New York City pier where the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located, fire officials said. Two people were transported to a local hospital with burns to their arms, and a third was being evaluated at the scene after the morning accident involving a malfunctioning transformer, the New York City Fire Department said.

Washington pot shop customers cheer 1st legal sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:14

00 a.m. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Cale Holdsworth strode to the register at Top Shelf Cannabis after inspecting and sniffing a glass jar filled with marijuana and said: "I'll take two grams."


Connecticut school shooting responders honored

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:14

Connecticut state Trooper First Class Matthew Bell, left, talks with state police Sgt. Troy Anderson on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in East Hartford, Conn., following a ceremony to honor first responders and others who helped in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Bell was among the first police officers to enter the school after 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December 2012. Bell and Anderson, who runs the state police behavioral health programs, were among more than 300 people honored for outstanding and meritorious service. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Bell thought he would never again experience an event as momentous as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when he helped people evacuate lower Manhattan as a member of the Coast Guard.


White Pass - 7/8/2014 1:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:13
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 1:51:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Satus Pass - 7/8/2014 1:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:13
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 1:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 7/8/2014 1:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:13
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 1:49:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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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Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 1:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:13
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 1:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 7/8/2014 1:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 1:43:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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An epitaph for India's 'appalling' national car

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:11
The 'appalling' sedan that people waited eight years to buy
Categories: BBC World News

South Carolina Episcopalians take fight to court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:02

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein presides over a trial in a lawsuit between the Diocese of South Carolina and the national Episcopal church on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in St. George, S.C. The diocese broke away from the national church two years ago, and now the national church is demanding the breakaway churches return $500 million in land and buildings. Goodstein will rule on the suit without a jury. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — About 50 conservative Episcopal churches in South Carolina are in court this week, trying to keep their name, seal and $500 million in land and buildings after they broke away from the national denomination in a wide-ranging theological dispute.


Froome gets all-clear after Tour crash

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:55
Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome is given the all-clear after a crash during the fourth stage of the race.
Categories: BBC World News

Butler-Sloss to head abuse inquiry

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:54
Former senior judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is named as the chairwoman of a wide-ranging review into historical child sex abuse.
Categories: BBC World News

Body count up to 17 after Chicago's bloody holiday weekend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:53
The death toll from a spree of gun violence in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend has risen to 17, the medical examiner's office said on Tuesday. The holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to the third-largest U.S. city, with 53 people shot, including five by police, according to the Chicago Police Department. Cook County Medical Examiner Anthony Brucci said the tally of dead after a series of shootings on Friday through Sunday came to 17. "We've got a big job on our hands." At a news conference on Monday morning, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the violence unacceptable and blamed it in part on a "proliferation of firearms." There were 21 shooting incidents on Sunday alone, police said.

2 charged in police chase, shooting in Wilmington, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:52

2 charged in police chase, shooting in Wilmington, DelawareTwo men have been charged after an undercover police vehicle was hit by gunfire in Wilmington, Delaware Monday afternoon.


Car service Uber, New York AG reach deal on emergency pricing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:52

New York Attorney General Schneiderman speaks to reporters during the New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates Arms Fair in Saratoga SpringsBy Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc, a car service that allows users to summon a ride on their smartphone, has agreed to cap prices during emergencies and natural disasters in New York state to prevent price gouging, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday. The company also agreed to announce a national policy to limit pricing in emergencies, Schneiderman said in a news release. The three-year agreement calls on Uber to limit pricing during "abnormal disruptions of the market," to abide by a New York price-gouging law passed in the late 1970s amid escalating heating oil prices, according to the news release. Uber, whose rates rise and fall with demand, will cap prices during such disruptions to the normal range of prices charged in the preceding 60 days, Schneiderman's office said.


Critic’s Notebook: Dishes Worthy of Instagram, but Not Your Appetite

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:51
Social media can make food pictures popular, but some chefs seem to be sacrificing the flavor of a meal for the Instagram photo of the dish.

Chicago mayor's panel recommends hiking minimum wage to $13

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:48

Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel arrives at the public unveiling of Motorola Mobility global headquarters in Chicago(Reuters) - Chicago's minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour from $8.25 by 2018 under a proposal announced on Tuesday by a panel that Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed to chart a path for raising the wage floor in the nation's third largest city. The proposal, which would be phased in over four years, would affect about 410,000 workers in the city and add $800 million to the Chicago economy, the panel said. The panel recommended waiting to act on its proposal until Illinois residents vote in an advisory referendum in November about a proposed state minimum wage hike and state lawmakers have an opportunity to address the minimum wage later in 2014. "We don't think it is wise at this point to raise the minimum wage and in doing so it potentially could do more harm than good to the local economy," said John Carpenter, the chamber's vice president of external affairs.


Smallpox discovered in old storage room near D.C.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:46
The last U.S. case of smallpox was in 1949, and the last naturally occurring case anywhere in the world was in Somalia in 1977, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:43

FILE - This July 2, 2011 file photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows, from left, Jim Wells, retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Beauford as they help erect a communications antenna on Shemya Island, Alaska. Sentencing is scheduled for Wells, who was convicted of murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of co-workers Belisle and Hopkins at a Coast Guard communications station on Alaska’s Kodiak Island. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man was sentenced Tuesday to four consecutive life terms in the 2012 shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station that mystified an island community for nearly a year before an arrest was made.