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US admiral: Drills to help China, US work together

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:09

A Canadian ship sits docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises on Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Monday that China's first-time participation in the world's largest maritime exercises in Hawaii will help Beijing and other nations work together in a crisis.


U.S.-Belgium World Cup game provides plenty of intrigue

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:08
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann raises questions about the referee in Tuesday’s round of 16 game. Jozy Altidore is expected to be available for the Americans.

Over 500 arrested after Hong Kong democracy rally

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:05

The march reflects growing dissatisfaction with the influence of Beijing.

        

SEIU could feel fallout from high court’s union-dues ruling

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:04
A Supreme Court ruling could create new obstacles for the Service Employees International Union in Washington state. The court on Monday struck down a similar union’s ability to collect mandatory dues from workers.

Seattle school district gets (mostly) clean audit

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
The Seattle school district has run afoul of the state auditor for years because of  error-ridden payrolls, sketchy contracts, mishandled federal grants or loss of revenue from outside groups using district facilities.

Anti-fracking win in N.Y. court may deal blow to industry

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
The state’s highest court ruled that cities and towns in New York can block hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — within their borders.

Wealthy Chinese scooping up U.S. golf courses

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
The investments mark the third wave of golf-course purchases by Asian investors. But unlike the Japanese and the South Koreans before them, the Chinese are buying into an overbuilt U.S. industry at the bottom of the market.

Man sentenced after planning to aid al-Qaida

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
A California man who told an undercover FBI agent that he was committed to waging jihad and planned to travel to Pakistan to train al-Qaida fighters was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison.

GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
The attorney overseeing General Motors' compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars.

Monday Memo: Warming up ... Liquor sales ... Surprise, you're married

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01
Are you ready for some heat? The temperature is expected to climb into the mid- to upper 70s today, the mid-80s tomorrow and 80 degrees Wednesday. In fact, we can look forward to sunny skies all week. Ah, summer. Gotta love it. Get out your sunscreen, flipflops and those cool new shades wh

SEIU could feel fallout from high court’s union-dues ruling

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:57
A Supreme Court ruling could create new obstacles for the Service Employees International Union in Washington state. The court on Monday struck down a similar union’s ability to collect mandatory dues from workers.

Some down time for the blog ...

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56
We're out for a short break -- you know, that summer vacation thing. And the front fence needs fixing.

22 White House staffers make $172,200 a year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56

Among those getting a raise: Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who went from $135K to $172K

        

Bryce Harper returns, and has ideas on lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:54
The Washington outfielder, who was 1 for 3 in his first game since April 25, said Ryan Zimmerman should play left field, not third base.

India collapse toll rises to 24

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:48
The death toll in a building collapse in the southern Indian city of Chennai rises to 24, reports say.
Categories: BBC World News

Tropical depression forms off Florida coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:43
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Florida and is expected to develop fairly quickly into the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

VIDEO: US court curbs contraception mandate

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:42
The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception.
Categories: BBC World News

'Glee'-type school music contest crowns winners

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:39
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager from Chicago who sang an aching Jason Robert Brown song and another from Georgia who chose to sing "Raise the Roof" — and almost did so — have won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

White Pass - 6/30/2014 8:17:14 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:38
White Pass US12
6/30/2014 8:17:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 6/30/2014 8:15:26 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:38
Satus Pass US97
6/30/2014 8:15:26 PM

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.

Weather: