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Golden Gate ferry captains stage one-day strike in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:30
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California's largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco Bay-area commuters in a wider labor dispute over wages and benefits for transit workers. The 20 ferry pilots who work for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District walked off the job for the day to protest what union officials have criticized as bad-faith contract bargaining on the part of management. ...

Victim in Oklahoma food warehouse incident was beheaded: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:29
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Okla. (Reuters) - A worker killed in an attack at an Oklahoma food distribution warehouse on Thursday was beheaded and the suspect, a fired coworker, had reportedly tried to convert his colleagues to Islam, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into suspect Alton Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues reported he had attempted to convert them, police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore said. ...

No charges in toxic tea incident at Utah eatery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:27

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, shows the exterior of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah. No charges will be filed in a case involving a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors determined after reviewing an extensive investigation by the South Jordan Police Department that there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill said Friday in a short news release. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.


White Pass - 9/26/2014 11:45:27 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:25
White Pass US12
9/26/2014 11:45:27 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 - 9/26/2014 11:44:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:25
Satus Pass US97
9/26/2014 11:44:07 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 - 9/26/2014 11:42:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:25
Stevens Pass US2
9/26/2014 11:42:09 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 - 9/26/2014 11:48:13 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:25
Blewett Pass US97
9/26/2014 11:48:13 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 - 9/26/2014 12:00:12 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:25
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/26/2014 12:00:12 PM

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 for Monday, Sept 29 through Thursday, Oct. 2 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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Mom found fit for trial in kids-out-window case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:22

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Luz Robledo Ibarra. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, defense lawyer Benson Lee says he will fight a finding that Ibarra, 34, is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1½-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says he'll fight a finding that a Las Vegas woman is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1½-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself.


Voters in U.S. West oppose transfer of public lands to states: survey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:14
(Reuters) - A majority of voters in Western U.S. states oppose proposals for local authorities to take over the management and costs of national forests and other public lands currently run by the federal government, a survey showed. A poll of 1,600 voters in eight states released by the Center for American Progress think tank on Thursday found that only in Utah did a majority, 52 percent, support the idea of transferring those lands to state control. Overall, 59 percent of respondents said such a move would not be fair to taxpayers in their state. ...

Well: Ask Well: Weights Before Cardio?

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:14
The best available science indicates that the order of the exercises, or whether they should be combined in one workout, was immaterial.






Frugal Traveler: In the Northwest, 3 Trips, Planned by Others

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:12
The Frugal Traveler surrenders itinerary control and follows the orders of others through Vancouver, the San Juan Islands and Portland, Ore.

Court program gives prostitutes another chance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:10
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court program that tries to permanently steer prostitutes off the streets through a variety of educational and medical interventions has honored its newest graduates.

IMF OKs $130 million for Ebola stricken countries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.

Motherlode Blog: A Stolen Video of My Daughter Went Viral. Here’s What I Learned.

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:06
I wanted the video of my 4-year-old talking about equality to be shared. But when it was stolen and shared by strangers, the experience changed how I think about posting images of my children online.






Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: All-Star Crystal Langhorne filled a void in the paint

WA Huskies - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: All-Star Crystal Langhorne filled a void in the paint

Seattle Storm - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:01
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Categories: Sports Center

'Radical' Kenya madrassa closed

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 03:00
Kenya's authorities close a madrassa east of the capital for teaching radical Islamic ideologies and warns other religious schools may also be shut.
Categories: BBC World News

School stabbing suspect can move to psych hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:59
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has approved moving a 16-year-old boy charged in a high school stabbing rampage to a Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital indefinitely after three experts testified he was motivated by the Columbine massacre.

US stocks surge in afternoon trading; Nike jumps

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:58

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown in this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. Japanese stocks led most Asian benchmarks lower Friday Sept. 26, 2014 while European stocks drifted in lackluster early trading after Wall Street's worst day since July, as investors awaited the latest economic data on the world's largest economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging in afternoon trading, gaining back most of a slump from the day before.