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Pregame notes and lineups: White Sox at Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:16
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President Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:13

President Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in IraqPresident Barack Obama says he has authorized the U.S. military to launch targeted airstrikes if Islamic militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq.


3 decades later, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:13

The site of the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, Del., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The state Division of Forensic Science has taken possession of the remains, discovered at the former Minus Funeral Home in Dover, and is working to make identifications and notify relatives, the agency and Dover police said in a statement. The division last week responded to a request to check the former funeral home after 38 containers of remains were discovered inside. Thirty-three containers were marked and identified. They spanned a period from about 1970 to the 1990s and included the Jonestown remains. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape punch — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine of the victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday.


Sotomayor said it: Notable quotes from Supreme Court's 1st Latina justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:00

Five years ago, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina U.S. Supreme Court justice.

       

DealBook: Upstart in China Rides High on I.P.O. Crest

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:00
Fan Bao, the head of the China Renaissance investment firm, has built a network of contacts with a focus on tech start-ups that will thrive in China’s “new economy.”

Toddler slides through White House gate, alarming Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:58

The South Lawn and the White House is pictured in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A toddler squeezed through the White House gates on Thursday evening, causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue and amusing White House reporters awaiting late-breaking news on Iraq. "We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on way with parents," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said in a statement provided to White House reporters. Secret Service agents regularly close off the area due to suspicious packages near the White House, but pint-sized intruders are far less common. ...


White Pass - 8/7/2014 7:38:47 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 7:38:47 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:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/7/2014 7:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 7:35:07 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 7:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 7:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/7/2014 7:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 7:34:35 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/7/2014 7:29:42 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 7:29:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Rock blasting operations are underway, lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Tragic end after 4-day search for missing girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:52

Jenise Paulette WrightSEATTLE (AP) — A four-day search for a missing Washington girl who vanished from her home over the weekend came to a tragic end Thursday, as authorities said they believe they have found the body of 6-year-old Jenise Wright.


G.O.P. Senator and 3 Justices Prevail in Tennessee Election

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:51
Senator Lamar Alexander outspent his chief opponent, Joe Carr, and voters also rejected an effort to force three State Supreme Court justices from the bench.






Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:49
President Obama announced that he had authorized targeted American airstrikes against militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital. He also said that U.S. aircraft has dropped aid for tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a mountain range.






Seahawks open preseason against ‘fired-up’ Super Bowl foe Denver

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:48
Seattle has won nine straight preseason games and coach Pete Carroll says “we’re playing to win.’’
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Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:33

 pay up for charity or get doused. The fund-raising phenomenon is catching on fast, propelled by popular videos of the dunkers and the dunked _ including famous athletes and entertainers _ posted on social media sites. And the challenges are raising tens of thousands of dollars and immeasurable awareness for causes from ALS to breast cancer to a camp for kids who’ve lost a father to war. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.


California cargo ships to slow for whales under new program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:32
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be paid a bonus of $2,500 per trip to slow down, in an effort to cut off-shore air pollution and reduce collisions with whales. The four-month pilot program started in July, run by federal and local officials and an environmental group. Last week, a dead fin whale washed up at the beach and harbor city of Port Hueneme, south of Santa Barbara. "Slowing down ships is a good thing for air pollution, endangered species protection and human health," said Kristi Birney, marine conservation analyst with the Environmental Defense Center based in Santa Barbara.

Seattle Seahawks game suspended by lightning strike UPDATED

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Seattle's pre-season opening game at Denver was suspended with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter Thursday night due to a lightning strike that fell within an eight-mile radius of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

Montana Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Sen. John Walsh’s decision to leave the race in Montana improves the odds for Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats in November to take Senate control.

Editorial: In 38th District races: John McCoy, June Robinson, Mike Sells

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Voters in the 38th Legislative District are best served by state Sen. John McCoy, and state Reps. June Robinson and Mike Sells.