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Seahawks to release Terrelle Pryor

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:31
One of the biggest points of intrigue surrounding the Seahawks’ 53-man roster is settled: The Seahawks will release quarterback Terrelle Pryor, according to a league source.

McConnell’s campaign manager resigns over 2012 scandal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:24
Jesse Benton, a former strategist for presidential hopeful Ron Paul and his son Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, issued a written statement announcing his departure Friday night.

Federer & Sharapova win at US Open

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:21
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
Categories: BBC World News

Weyerhaeuser campus draws global admirers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:17
The Federal Way campus that Weyerhaeuser is selling was a groundbreaking piece of 20th-century corporate architecture with open office layouts and thoughtful landscaping. Also, Boeing’s surplus carbon fiber builds “exoskeleton” protection for football players.

Game thread: Nationals at Mariners -- August 29, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:16
It's a great night for baseball! The weather is temperate, Felix Hernandez is pitching, and my headache has relented. The NL East leading Washington Nationals are in town for the weekend so that means the Mariners will likely play better than they did against the Rangers.
Categories: Sports Center

McDonald’s faces test in Russia as politics bite into U.S. symbol

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:16
When its first Moscow restaurant opened in 1990, it was the biggest McDonald’s in the world — with 27 cash registers and enough seating for 700 people. Now regulators are shutting down outlets as a response to Western sanctions in Russia.

Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00
Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

After deaths, NYC music festival tightens security

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00

Workers prepare a cooling tunnel, which will blast attendees with cold air while displaying an LED light show, at the Electric Zoo music festival venue on New York's Randall's Island, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Oil train regulation passes in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:53
By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state. The bill would require railroads to notify the state's Office of Emergency Services when trains carrying crude oil from Canada and North Dakota are headed to refineries in the most populous U.S. It passed its final vote in the Assembly 61-1, with strong bipartisan support within the state legislature in Sacramento. “We have a spotlight on this issue because of the seriousness of the risk to public safety that it presents,” said the bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, whose district encompasses parts of Sacramento along the trains’ route.

White Pass - 8/29/2014 8:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:51
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 8:23:15 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Satus Pass - 8/29/2014 8:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:51
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 8:35:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/29/2014 8:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:51
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 8:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Blewett Pass - 8/29/2014 8:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:51
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 8:34:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/29/2014 8:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 8:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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Ohio prep football game halted after fights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:49
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio.

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:44
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

U-Haul truck fire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:34

U-Haul truck fire in North PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a truck fire spread to the outside of a building in North Philadelphia.


EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:29

EU sanctions would aim at inflicting more economic pain in hopes of changing what is viewed as Russian meddling in Ukraine.

       

Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at U.S. Open

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:28
American Venus Williams, a two-time U.S. Open champion, was two points from victory four times before losing to Italian Sara Errani 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5) in a third-round match.

Made in America FYI: Set times, road closures, what to bring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:23

 Set times, road closures, what to bringThe Made in America music festival is this weekend in Philadelphia. We already knew who was playing, but on Wednesday, the concert promoters announced the set times for the acts.