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City Room: New York Today: Carnival Countdown

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:04
What you need to know for Thursday: preparing for the West Indian Day parade, cooler weather, and a surge in heroin deaths.






FBI probes hacking attack on JPMorgan, 1 other bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:57

FBI probes hacking attack on JPMorgan, 1 other bankThe FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.


The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:54
Some activists like Rebecca Gomperts are now imagining the unthinkable: a future where most abortions happen at home.






WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:51
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:49
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
Categories: BBC World News

Body found in Jerusalem forest where NJ man vanished

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:48

 Body found in Jerusalem forest is NJ man Aharon SoferA body has been found in a Jerusalem forest where Lakewood, New Jersey man Aharon Sofer vanished, a local official says.


US economic growth revised upwards

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:40
The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola Could Eventually Afflict More Than 20,000, W.H.O. Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:37
The forecast came as the World Health Organization said the overall toll had risen by more than 100, to 1,552 out of 3,069 cases in four West African countries.






Volokh Conspiracy: This is your federalism on drugs

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:37
State decisions to legalize the use and possession of marijuana raise important legal and policy questions, but there's no reason federalism principles need to apply differently when it comes to drugs.

Ohio driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:34
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

White Pass - 8/28/2014 7:12:39 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:33
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 7:12:39 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.

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Satus Pass - 8/28/2014 7:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:33
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 7:03:17 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/28/2014 7:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:33
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 7:19:42 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 - 8/28/2014 7:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:33
Blewett Pass US97
8/28/2014 7:13:59 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 - 8/28/2014 7:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/28/2014 7:13:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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Islamic State Executes Hundreds of Syrian Soldiers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:22
Islamic State fighters have executed 250 Syrian soldiers captured when the group seized an air base in Raqqa last weekend, according to a video posted on YouTube on Thursday and confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State fighter.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Said to Wed in France

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:22
Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie, the glamorous Hollywood couple dubbed “Brangelina” in tabloid headlines, were married in France, according to media reports on Thursday.






Washington loses more college students than it gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:16
When he was president of  the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), Bjong "Wolf" Yeigh was well aware of New York's brain-drain problem: The state's bountiful numbers of college students didn't stick around after graduation.

On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:15
President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?

Sports of The Times: Aching for Change in an Unequal Sport

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:12
Five-set matches take an unnecessary toll on the bodies of male tennis players at Grand Slams, and they also perpetuate inequality between the men and the women.