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VIDEO: 'Dreadnought' dinosaur biggest ever

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:35
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge OKs $41M deal in Central Park jogger case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on New York City's $41 million settlement with the five men who were wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger.

VIDEO: New chapter for Iraq government

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:32
As the Nato summit continues to discuss the threat of the militant group Islamic State (IS) the world is waiting to see the formation of a new Iraqi government.
Categories: BBC World News

A look at Nebraska unit treating Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third American aid worker, Dr. Rick Sacra, to be treated in the U.S. for the deadly Ebola virus arrived Friday at the Nebraska Medical Center's biomedical isolation unit — the largest in the country.


Suit over in vitro fertilization can go to trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit by a former Roman Catholic schoolteacher who says she was fired by a northern Indiana diocese for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization can proceed to trial, a federal judge has ruled.

Alabama federal judge resolves wife-beating charge with court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:28
(Reuters) - An Alabama federal district court judge facing accusations he beat his wife agreed on Friday to attend a 24-week program on family and domestic violence and undergo a substance abuse assessment to resolve the charges, his attorney said. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, was arrested last month and charged with a misdemeanor count of battery after his wife called police from an Atlanta hotel room to say he had hit her. Fuller has already begun voluntary treatment and counseling, and the court program was offered and approved with the support of Fuller's wife, according to his attorney, Barry Ragsdale. Fuller has already been tested for substance abuse and no issues were found, Ragsdale said.

Seahawks snap counts versus Packers

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:16
Here are the snap counts for Seattle's win over the Packers Thursday night.
Categories: Sports Center

Querying Nato's rapid reaction force

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:14
What Nato's latest plans mean for its members
Categories: BBC World News

Daimler to hike Mercedes production in Alabama by 60,000 vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:13

Logo of Mercedes Benz is seen on top of a car factory against the background of an overcast sky in the central Hungarian town of Kecskemet(Reuters) - Daimler AG will hike output at its Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant by 60,000 vehicles annually as it increases production of the C-Class sedan and adds a new sports utility vehicle, the ML Coupe, Daimler's chief executive officer said on Friday. Dieter Zetsche visited Daimler's plant in Tuscaloosa on Friday, where he gave specific numbers to the additional production that Daimler signaled in June. Production of the C-Class sedan began in June in Alabama. In 2013, the German automaker produced 185,000 vehicles, including ML-Class and GL-Class SUVs, at its Alabama plant.


White Pass - 9/5/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:11
White Pass US12
9/5/2014 11:22:07 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 - 9/5/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:11
Satus Pass US97
9/5/2014 11:30:53 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 - 9/5/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:11
Stevens Pass US2
9/5/2014 11:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/5/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:11
Blewett Pass US97
9/5/2014 11:36:19 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/5/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/5/2014 11:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting completed for the week. 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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The surreal world of Pakistan's 'political circus'

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:08
Pakistan's 'umpires', shipping containers and tired protesters
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq refiles case in U.S. court over disputed Kurdish crude

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:08

The oil tanker United Kalavyrta approaches Galveston, TexasHOUSTON (Reuters) - Iraq has refiled in U.S. court to gain control of $100 million of Kurdish crude oil on a tanker near Texas, days after the court ruled it lacked jurisdiction to seize the cargo but said it could hear arguments over who is the oil's rightful owner. Iraq, in court documents seen on Friday, widened its case to include potential buyers of the cargo and said the Kurdistan Regional Government has not stated if it currently owns it. Baghdad urged the court to intervene by taking temporary control of the cargo until the dispute is resolved, and said the U.S. ...


Police arrest men in bizarre Tucson kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:05

This Sept. 3, 2014 photo provided by the Tucson, Ariz., Police Department shows Juan Carlos Martinez-Borajas. Martinez-Borajas is one of five men arrested who are suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old boy and asking his family for ransom. (AP Photo/Tucson Police Department)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police this week rescued a 16-year-old boy they say had been beaten, blindfolded and bound after being kidnapped for ransom because his captors believed he came from a wealthy family.


Damaged Buildings and Psyches Challenge Schools in Gaza

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:03
While the logistics of getting students back to school are crucial, parents and educators in Gaza face the larger challenge of educating a generation that has survived three wars in six years.

Ex-driver for Washington mayor pleads guilty to campaign violations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:02
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former driver for Washington Mayor Vincent Gray pleaded guilty on Friday to campaign finance violations, prosecutors said, bringing a long-running federal investigation closer to the outgoing mayor. Mark Long, 47, pleaded guilty in District of Columbia Superior Court to conspiring with businessman Jeffrey Thompson and business owner Eugenia Harris to conceal campaign payments coming from them, the U.S. Tainted by the scandal, Gray lost the Democratic primary election in April to city Councilmember Muriel Bowser. Gray has denied any wrongdoing since the federal investigation began more than three years ago.

Jamaican officials: Unresponsive US plane crashed near island

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:56

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off JamaicaTwo F-15 fighter jets followed a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean Friday after its pilot failed to respond to repeated contact attempts by air traffic controllers, government officials said.