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'Significant' rise in migration to UK

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:52
There has been a "significant" increase in net migration into the UK, which reached 243,000 in the 12 months to March, government statisticians say.
Categories: BBC World News

Pakistan PM named as murder suspect

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:45
Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Exclusive: Air quality problems dog Irving's New Brunswick oil-by-rail terminal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:42

Irving Oil workers inspect rail cars carrying crude oil at the Irving Oil rail yard terminal in Saint John, New BrunswickBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Irving Oil's oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, has seen increasing air quality problems since it started up in 2012, undermining the company's assurances to regulators the project would likely not impact the environment, according to documents obtained by Reuters. New Brunswick's Department of the Environment approved the 145,000-barrel-per-day Saint John rail terminal project in June 2012 without requiring an environmental impact study after Irving said it did not expect it to trigger new odors or emissions and was just a variation on its existing marine terminal facility on the same site, according to the documents obtained through a Right to Information Act request.


Source: Joan Rivers hospitalized, upgraded to stable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:38

 Joan Rivers rushed to hospitalComedienne Joan Rivers is hospitalized in stable condition, a law enforcement source tells ABC News.


White Pass - 8/28/2014 10:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:35
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 10:07:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/28/2014 10:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:35
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 10:12:13 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/28/2014 10:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:35
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 10:02:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/28/2014 10:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:35
Blewett Pass US97
8/28/2014 10:04:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/28/2014 10:01:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/28/2014 10:01:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:28

FILE - In this June 13, 2012, photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population. Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — including widely feared Asian carp — to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/John Flesher, File)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — including widely feared Asian carp — to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday.


U.S. lists 20 corals as threatened; activists want more

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:26
Environmentalists urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday to extend the protection to all threatened marine species. "We are concerned with NOAA's unwillingness to acknowledge the widespread threats to the coral species not receiving protections," said Bethany Cotton, wildlife program director for environmental advocacy group WildEarth Guardians. NOAA was considering 66 coral species when it embarked on its study two years ago.

Surprise! Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie are now married

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:24

Surprise! Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie are now marriedAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.


Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:23
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records. Salt Lake City prosecutors filed a single misdemeanor count of disrupting a meeting or procession against each of the 13 late on Wednesday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to six months in the county jail.  All 13 - eight men and five women - plan to enter not guilty pleas when they appear at a Sept. 26 arraignment in the Salt Lake City Justice Court, group spokesman Troy Williams said on Thursday. The activists were arrested in February after blocking access to the governor’s office and a Capitol meeting room in hopes of forcing state lawmakers to advance a bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing and employment matters.

Burger King to America: Drop dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:18
As you know, Burger King will move its headquarters to Canada with its purchase of Tim Horton's, thus evading America's supposedly onerous corporate tax rates. The talking point here is that the effective federal, state and local tax rate in the United States is 40 percent, highest in the OECD, vs.

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:17
Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:16
A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week.

Burger King merger and its flight to Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:16
Plans to relocate to Canada

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:12
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:10

This Aug. 27, 2014 booking photo released by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office shows reality television star Will Hayden, after he was arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish on a charge accusing him of raping a child. Hayden, whose show “Sons of Guns” appeared on The Discover Channel, had been free on $150,000 bond after an Aug. 9 arrest for alleged child molestation. A sheriff’s office spokeswoman says she cannot say whether both arrests involve the same child. (AP Photo/East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.


5 things to know about earthquake faults

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:08

Contractors pull loose bricks from the roof of an earthquake damaged 36,000 square foot former boat shop on Mare Island Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Vallejo, Calif. The building dates from 1904 and was used by the Navy. The bayside city that twice was briefly the capital of California sustained more than $5 million in damage and dozens of injuries. It was the latest blow to a town that has weathered years of bankruptcy and is now beset by gangs and crime. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.