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U.S. investigator of Colombia scandal quits over prostitution case: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:16

Secret Service agents guard a street where U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Bonilla family at their home in Las VegasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who ran an investigation of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in 2012 resigned after he was suspected of visiting a prostitute in Florida, the New York Times reported. Investigator David Nieland left the government in August after refusing to answer questions about the incident, when he was seen coming and going from a building under surveillance in a prostitution investigation, the newspaper reported late on Tuesday, citing current and former DHS officials. ...


Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big lead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:14

Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big leadThe latest 6abc/Franklin and Marshall College poll released Wednesday shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett chipping away at challenger Tom Wolf - but Wolf still remains the front-runner.


Bits Blog: IBM and Twitter Team Up to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:12
The partnership seeks to harness Twitter messages as a way for businesses to make decisions based on real-time trends among the social network’s users.

Heavy rains and winds lash Argentina

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:11
Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
Categories: BBC World News

Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:10
Court documents say a New Mexico sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy told police, "I shot the guy" after officers arrived to a chaotic scene at a hotel.

Tulalip Tribes 'denounce horrific actions' of school shooter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:07
In a statement released Wednesday, the Tulalip Tribes said members "denounce the horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg," who shot five friends at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday before killing himself.

Video: UW's Siosifa Tufunga talks about his first start, chemistry on the offensive line

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:05
Washington junior lineman Siosifa Tufunga made his first career start against Arizona State on Saturday night, replacing the injured Dexter Charles at left guard. Tufunga talked about that and more after Wednesday's practice:

Change in China for family succession

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:04
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
Categories: BBC World News

Report: Official quits over prostitution incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:01
The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported.

Truth Needle: Prop. 1B campaign overstates extent of preschool funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:01
Campaign fliers for Seattle’s prekindergarten propositions contain some misinformation. In the second of two companion stories, here’s a look at a mailer for Proposition 1B.

Twenty-nine charged in Chicago with 'cracking cards' bank fraud scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:00
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Twenty-nine people in the Chicago area face state or federal charges for involvement with a bank fraud scheme known as "cracking cards," which found participants through rap music and social media, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The multimillion-dollar scheme, which started on Chicago's South Side about three years ago, involved recruiting bank customers to give up their debit cards and PIN numbers with the promise of making fast cash, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said. ...

TSA finds cannon barrel in Maui traveler's luggage

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:59
An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage -- the barrel of a cannon.

Arizona governor's race targets independent voters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:51

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Arizona candidate for governor, Republican Doug Ducey smiles on the studio set prior to a televised debate against Democratic candidate Fred DuVal in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The Democrat promises not to raise taxes and even talks about lowering some. The Republican bills himself as a reformer of education.


White Pass - 10/29/2014 11:41:55 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:50
White Pass US12
10/29/2014 11:41:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/29/2014 11:48:12 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:50
Satus Pass US97
10/29/2014 11:48:12 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 10/29/2014 11:42:27 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:50
Stevens Pass US2
10/29/2014 11:42:27 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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No restrictions

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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 - 10/29/2014 11:56:06 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:50
Blewett Pass US97
10/29/2014 11:56:06 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/29/2014 11:58:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:50
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/29/2014 11:58:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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California orders quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:49
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California health officials on Wednesday ordered any recent travelers to the state from an Ebola affected country who have had contact with an infected patient to be quarantined for 21 days. California Department of Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman said people who had been to the Ebola zone but not come in contact with an infected person would not be subject to the quarantine. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Friends remember Ben Bradlee as lion of journalism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 03:48

Quinn Bradlee, son of Ben Bradlee, is embraced by Carl BernsteinWASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, was remembered as a "journalistic warrior" Wednesday during his funeral at Washington National Cathedral.