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Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:17
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75.

Lynx forced to rally for playoff win

Seattle Storm - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:16
Hours after being named the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the beat the Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.
Categories: Sports Center

Rainiers win 7-3; AquaSox lose

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:16
Shortstop Ketel Marte and second baseman Gabriel Noriega each had home runs to lead the Tacoma Rainiers to a 7-3 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday in a Northwest League game.
Categories: Sports Center

Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:15

Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding following a news conference Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Jan Harding, 67, drank sweet tea containing a toxic cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat at a Utah restaurant after an employee mistook the substance for sugar and mixed it into a dispenser. Harding is listed in good condition at a Salt Lake City hospital as she continues to improve. Authorities say a worker at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan unintentionally put the chemical cleaning compound in a sugar bag last month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly killed her.


5 craziest crimes of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:12

An ill-advised call to 911 is among the weirdest crime stories of the week.

       

Navy boots sailor over her natural hairstyle

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:10

Discharge for failing to obey an order ends woman's 12-year career with the service.

       

White Pass - 8/21/2014 11:32:42 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:08
White Pass US12
8/21/2014 11:32:42 PM

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 - 8/21/2014 11:33:01 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:08
Satus Pass US97
8/21/2014 11:33:01 PM

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 - 8/21/2014 11:32:41 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:08
Stevens Pass US2
8/21/2014 11:32:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/21/2014 11:35:28 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:08
Blewett Pass US97
8/21/2014 11:35:28 PM

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 - 8/21/2014 11:33:31 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/21/2014 11:33:31 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting completed for the week. During blasting I-90 will be closed at 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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Tenn. man sues 'Cold Justice' for defamation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:54

Josh Singletary says the show violated his rights and implied he murdered a woman in 2010.

       

Hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:53

Internal records of Homeland Security employees were exposed during recent computer break-in.

       

After unrest in Ferguson, St. Louis cops try to build trust

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:52

Embattled St. Louis County police say they are balancing keeping the peace with catching criminals.

       

Miley banned in Dominican Republic

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:50
A Miley Cyrus concert scheduled for the Dominican Republic has been banned over the "morals" in her performances.
Categories: BBC World News

Eagles find their offensive groove in exhibition win over Steelers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:46
Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphia’s starting offense to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:46
Susan Poling’s opinion, which does not carry the force of law, revealed for the first time the price tag of the operation in which U.S. special-forces commandos whisked Sgt. Bergdahl away in a Blackhawk helicopter after he was freed in Afghanistan: $988,400.

Eagles find their offensive groove in exhibition win over Steelers

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:46
Nick Foles threw one touchdown pass and led Philadelphia’s starting offense to three first-half scores in a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
Categories: Sports Center

Western Washington, Seattle Pacific are 1-2 in GNAC women’s soccer poll

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:46
Western Washington was projected to repeat as Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season champions in women’s soccer, receiving six first-place votes and 62 points in the coaches preseason poll.

Pot businesses pay July taxes, one brings box of cash

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:46
For marijuana businesses, Wednesday was the first deadline to pay their tax obligations to the Liquor Control Board. Pot businesses owed the state about $750,000 for July excise taxes, according to Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith. Over the past several days, many have