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Padua, Italy, has St. Anthony’s tongue and college-town vibe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:48
Untouristy city of Galileo, Dante is just 30 minutes from Venice.

Colorado court hears appeal of worker fired for medical marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:47

A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in SeattleBy Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law. The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.-based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana. Coats is quadriplegic as a result of a car accident and has a license to use marijuana to treat painful muscle spasms. ...


Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:46
For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.

Chiefs break Seahawks' Guinness noise record

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:46
Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest outdoor venue in sports.
Categories: Sports Center

Inmate convicted of police killing to speak at Vermont graduation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:42
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A former death row inmate, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, will deliver a graduation speech at a liberal arts college in Vermont at the request of students there. At a Oct. 5 ceremony, Goddard College in Plainfield will play a speech recorded by Mumia Abu-Jamal at the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated. ...

Novartis ordered to face U.S. lawsuit over doctor kickbacks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:37

A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in MumbaiBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge said Novartis AG must face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the Swiss drugmaker of paying multimillion-dollar kickbacks, including a $9,750 dinner for three at a Japanese restaurant, to induce doctors to prescribe its drugs. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan on Tuesday let the government pursue its entire lawsuit, brought under the federal False Claims Act. He also said New York can pursue most of its state law claims in a related lawsuit. ...


Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:31

Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The foreign minister of the Bahamas said Tuesday his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying that allowing it to balloon could be a "recipe for civil strife."


Washington State lands commitment from in-state center

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:30
Ernie Kent lands his third commitment in the Class of 2015.

Oklahoma suspect in beheading death charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:28

Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsBy Heide Brandes NORMAN Oklahoma (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities on Tuesday filed murder charges against Alton Nolen, who is suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution center last week shortly after being fired, and may seek the death penalty, prosecutors said. The state is not pursuing a terrorism charge and will leave that matter to federal authorities, Greg Mashburn, the Cleveland County district attorney, said at a news conference. "There is not a terrorism statute in the state of Oklahoma," he said. ...


Decorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home.

VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:27
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida loud music shooting not accidental, shooter testifies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:26

Michael Dunn raises his hands in disbelief as he looks toward his parents after the verdicts were announced in his trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger. "I meant to pull it 50 times if that’s what it took to save my life. I was going as fast as I could," said Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer who is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ...


School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:18

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, pose for photos as they prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple send their son to private school and have hired a tutor to improve David's reading _ expenses made possible by Greg’s salary as a regional buyer for Costco Wholesale. (AP Photo/David Tulis)WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:


White Pass - 9/30/2014 9:36:50 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:17
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 9:36:50 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 - 9/30/2014 9:39:50 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:17
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 9:39:50 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 - 9/30/2014 9:40:03 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:17
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 9:40:03 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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Blewett Pass - 9/30/2014 9:26:45 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:17
Blewett Pass US97
9/30/2014 9:26:45 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 - 9/30/2014 9:35:34 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 9:35:34 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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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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Miami commissioners approve billion-dollar downtown complex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:14

The Miami skyline is pictured from a causeway on a rainy day in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The city of Miami has given the nod to a $1.5 billion mixed-use project boosters said will transform downtown Miami, adding retail and public spaces to a destitute neighborhood squeezed between condominium towers and the home of the Miami Heat basketball team. City commissioners late Monday voted unanimously to allow Miami developers Miami Worldcenter Associates, together with Michigan-based shopping center developers Taubman Centers and The Forbes Company, to move forward with plans for a sprawling complex that will span several city blocks. ...