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Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:32
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Thousands more join Hong Kong protest

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:31
Thousands more people have been joining pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest day of protests so far.
Categories: BBC World News

NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:28
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:20
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police: 1 child injured, high school evacuated after report of weapons on campus.

White Pass - 9/30/2014 10:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 10:22:07 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/30/2014 10:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 10:30:53 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/30/2014 10:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 10:37:35 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/30/2014 10:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
Blewett Pass US97
9/30/2014 10:36:19 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/30/2014 10:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 10:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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DealBook: EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Icahn’s Strategy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:17
The move, which the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn had called for, will cleave eBay almost in half and separate it from a company that generates almost half its revenue.






Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:06

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City notifying the public about its closure(Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The auction started on Wednesday with Straub's all-cash bid, but was adjourned until Tuesday for the Jewish Rosh Hashanah holiday. Brookfield, which owns the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, declined to comment on the report. If Straub loses the auction, he will collect a $3 million breakup fee for serving as the lead bidder, the newspaper said. ...


Secret Service information should be made public soon: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Information about a recent security breach at the White House should be made public as soon as possible, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said it is the Secret Service's responsibility to investigate security for the White House and the president. He said President Barack Obama is confident the Secret Service will implement necessary reforms. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was questioned by a congressional committee on Tuesday about how a man managed to jump the White House fence and enter the building earlier this month. ...

Colorado student protests spread to a middle school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:01
DENVER (Reuters) - Protests against a proposed curriculum change that saw hundreds of high school students walk out of class in a Colorado district spread to a middle school on Tuesday. Several dozen students staged a demonstration outside the Carmody Middle School in the Jefferson County School District and chanted slogans including "Don't censor history," local TV news footage showed. Last week hundreds of students walked out of nearly all the district's 17 high schools to protest the curriculum change proposal, which is being floated by a school board with a conservative majority. ...

Utah man attacked with chemical lye

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:54
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is facing assault and mayhem charges, accused of attacking another man by spraying him in the face with chemical lye.

UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:54

A Turkish soldier holds the hand of Sidra, 12, a Kurdish refugee girl from Kobani who lost her parents after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.


Kurdish and Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Against ISIS in Northern Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:53
Kurdish pesh merga fighters and Iraqi security forces began efforts to drive out the Islamic State from several parts of northern Iraq, including near the Syria border.






Feds: More reforms needed at Rikers jail complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City's efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:51
Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:51
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Naked woman in semi that hit school bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:49
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the tractor-trailer that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people.