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No pay raise for City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:31
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not give City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco a pay raise, citing "judgment" issues, including a utility contract aimed partly at boosting Carrasco's online image.

Man denied release in Iran documents case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:29
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — A federal judge has declined to release from prison a former defense contractor engineer charged with trying to ship sensitive military documents to Iran, agreeing with prosecutors that he's a flight risk.

US factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:29
Orders to U.S. factories fell in May, ending three months of gains.

U.S. expands airlines' reporting requirements on pet safety

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:29
U.S. airline passengers who travel with their pets will have access to more information about a carrier's animal-safety record under regulations announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Transportation Department. The rules, which go into effect on Jan. 1, will for the first time include commercial shipments of dogs and cats, such as those by breeders, not just those by pet owners. Animal rights groups had wanted more animals than just dogs and cats to be covered by the reporting requirements for commercial shipments, but the department said it would be "unduly burdensome" to require airlines to report the death, loss and injury of all species that are transported. Currently, airlines must file monthly reports and they don't include the total number of animals transported.

U.S. to implement 'enhanced security measures' at overseas airports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:28

Johnson testifies at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S., on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will increase security measures at overseas airports that have direct flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. The department did not specify which airports or what countries would be affected, nor did it say what triggered the enhanced measures. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry," DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. U.S. ...


Ahead of July 4th, storm nears popular NC coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:26

45 PM EDT shows a dense swirl of clouds off the Florida Atlantic Coast associated with Tropical Storm Arthur. A mass of clouds over the northeast portions of the Gulf of Mexico are producing rain and thunderstorms. A dense area of clouds is occurring over the Upper Mississippi Valley into the western Great Lakes and western Ohio Valley with some rain showers. Clouds with rain and thunderstorms are developing across the western portions of New England and the northern portions of the Appalachians into the Mid Atlantic as a frontal boundary moves through those regions. Clouds with rain and thunderstorms are occurring over the Lower Mississippi Valley. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As one of the year's busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina's Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore.


California couple accused of keeping autistic boy in cage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:20
(Reuters) - A Southern California couple have been arrested for child endangerment over accusations they kept their 11-year-old severely autistic son in a metal cage, police said on Wednesday. Lieutenant Bob Dunn, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, said early indications were that the family might have been having difficulty coping with the boy. The parents, identified by police as Loi Vu, 40, and Tracy Le, 35, were booked on felony charges of child endangerment and false imprisonment, while the boy and two other siblings were in the custody of child protective services.

University of Utah tweaks fight song called sexist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:19
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has tweaked its official fight song, offering an alternate choice for its signature line while replacing others altogether amid concerns the former version was sexist.

Civilians killed in Ukraine attack

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:17
Rebels and Ukrainian forces blame each other for at least nine civilian deaths in a village, as diplomats meet in Berlin.
Categories: BBC World News

Wednesday morning's pregame notes and lineups vs. the Astros

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:16
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NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:15

In this image released by NASA, a Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014. The goal of the $468 million mission, designed to last at least two years, is to study the processes behind how the environment absorbs carbon dioxide. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDITVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.


US condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Man high on drugs, with lit cigarette, blamed in fatal N.J. fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:06
(Reuters) - A cigarette smoker high on opiates caused a New Jersey motel fire that killed four people in March, authorities said on Wednesday. John Alberti, 45, can be seen on security video at the Mariner's Cove Motel in Point Pleasant Beach smoking in a public lounge where the fire started, the Ocean County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Body of missing abalone diver found off Northern California coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:59
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco man who disappeared over the weekend while diving for abalone with a group of friends off the Northern California coast has been found dead in a sea cave, officials said on Wednesday. Feng Chang Wei, 44, was in the ocean on Sunday with four friends off Mendocino County when strong currents and rough conditions started to pull the group into a cave situated along a bluff, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office. “Several of the men clung to the rocks trying to avoid being pulled into the cave,” Sergeant Dustin Lorenzo said in a statement. “At one point Feng Wei was struck by a wave and pushed into the cave where he became distressed.

Sports of The Times: World Cup 2014: America’s Love Affair With Tim Howard May Be Fleeting

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Tim Howard’s brilliance in the United States’ loss to Belgium at the World Cup was an inspiration to Americans, some of whom took their adulation to amusing lengths.






White Pass - 7/2/2014 11:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
White Pass US12
7/2/2014 11:32:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/2/2014 11:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Satus Pass US97
7/2/2014 11:33:00 AM

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 - 7/2/2014 11:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Stevens Pass US2
7/2/2014 11:32:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Blewett Pass - 7/2/2014 11:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Blewett Pass US97
7/2/2014 11:35:27 AM

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 - 7/2/2014 11:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/2/2014 11:33:30 AM

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 is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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