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State ferry Tacoma to be sidelined until at least December

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:31
The state ferry Tacoma, which stalled July 29 near Bainbridge Island due to an electrical failure, will be out of service until at least December, Washington State Ferries announced Friday.

Burn ban in E. Washington extended to Sept. 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:31
The Governor's Office announced an extension to the burn ban in Washington that includes most outdoor and agricultural burning in 20 counties east of the Cascades.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 2: Birth of Bart

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:31
Welcome to Day 2 of our celebration of "The Simpsons," Matt Groening's famous family. Our party in turn celebrates the FXX channel's marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Any "Simpsons" newbies out there? You may think Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie just

Cash raised for Mo. cop surpasses Brown donations

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:28

A crowd-funding page created for Darren Wilson raised $235,010. Another has been created.

       

China: Criticism of U.S. jet encounter 'groundless'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:22

Chinese Defense Ministry says pilot acted professionally and kept fighter jet within safe distance of U.S. aircraft.

       

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:21

Saturday's strike marked the first time an entire high-rise was toppled.

       

White Pass - 8/22/2014 6:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
White Pass US12
8/22/2014 6:47:43 PM

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 - 8/22/2014 6:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
Satus Pass US97
8/22/2014 6:52:33 PM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/22/2014 6:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
Stevens Pass US2
8/22/2014 6:42:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/22/2014 6:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
Blewett Pass US97
8/22/2014 6:44:45 PM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/22/2014 6:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/22/2014 6:41:20 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting completed for the week. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

Weather:


Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:16
The Obama administration on Friday offered compromises intended to address objections by some nonprofit groups and private companies over providing contraceptive coverage.






Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:15
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday, but the woman says the dolls are meant to be therapeutic for patients.

VIDEO: Afghanistan poll recount under way

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:10
David Loyn looks at how votes are being checked in the wake of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election.
Categories: BBC World News

SodaStream goes back to the future with new retro models

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:10

SodaStream and KitchenAid are teaming up to make products that combine their strengths.

       

VIDEO: Pakistan's anti-PM protest continues

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:09
Thousands of Pakistani protesters defy soaring temperatures and rain to maintain their protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the parliament in Islamabad.
Categories: BBC World News

The Saturday Profile: American’s Star Power Unrivaled in Japan

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:07
David Spector, with his bleach-blond hair and ability to deliver one-liners in flawless Japanese, has been a fixture in Japan’s often raucous talk-show world for 30 years.

Despite Similar Shooting, Los Angeles’s ‘Bank of Trust’ Tempers Reaction

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:06
The shootings were similar — an unarmed black man killed by the police — but efforts by the department and local leaders in Los Angeles led to less violence than in Missouri.

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:52

Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso walks out of the Sacramento County Jail in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hueso was booked into the Sacramento County Jail early Friday morning after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more. (AP Photo/Fenit Nirappil)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.