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Jury again tries for verdict in Ventura libel case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:24

FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have gone back to work at trying to reach a verdict in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.


Alabama woman dies after being doused in gasoline, set ablaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:18
Deborah Diane Prater, 49, had recently ended her three-year relationship with Michael Kennedy, 48, when police say he came to her house in a Birmingham suburb early on Sunday and argued with her before setting her ablaze. "It's a totally senseless and violent loss of life," said Sergeant Jack Self, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "This is a special kind of evil that has no place existing in our society." Kennedy fled in Prater's sport utility vehicle and was arrested on Monday about five miles away by U.S. Marshals.

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues U.S. Border Patrol agents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:17
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers for the mother of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by U.S. border police filed a U.S. federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday, calling the killing "brazen and lawless" and the latest example of agents using excessive force. The lawsuit says unnamed U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the constitutional rights of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was 16 years old when he died in the cross-border shooting from Arizona into Nogales, Mexico, in October 2012. An autopsy by Mexican authorities found the teen was shot seven times from behind. "I want to know who assassinated my son and why?" Araceli Rodriguez, the slain boy's mother, said in a statement released by her attorney.

Half of Yosemite fire evacuees allowed to return

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:10

Rick Ogden who lost his home in the Sand Fire, waits for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. Their home of 12 years was completely destroyed at 2pm on Saturday.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for about half of the estimated 100 homes cleared out by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park.


California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:04
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:04
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents. Here's how Hawaii's longstanding law compares with federal reforms:

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:02

FILE - This April 14, 2014 file photo shows a section of the I-75 Phase II modernization project under way in Dayton, Ohio. The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels. Under a schedule outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the Senate would take up that bill Tuesday. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.


Seahawks add veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:01
The Seahawks have made another move this morning, adding veteran right tackle Eric Winston to the roster.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 7/29/2014 9:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
White Pass US12
7/29/2014 9:37:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 7/29/2014 9:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
Satus Pass US97
7/29/2014 9:24:03 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/29/2014 9:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
Stevens Pass US2
7/29/2014 9:30:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/29/2014 9:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
Blewett Pass US97
7/29/2014 9:25:01 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/29/2014 9:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/29/2014 9:26:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from 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. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.

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U.S. House Speaker Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:55

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington. Boehner is, however, hoping this week to pass Republican legislation that would authorize a lawsuit, claiming Obama overstepped his powers in ordering unilateral changes to his landmark healthcare law known as "Obamacare." Any such lawsuit could take years to wind through the court system. Meanwhile, Obama is weighing whether to take executive action to scale back deportations of some undocumented residents, a move that would further rachet up tensions with Republicans, who have blocked comprehensive changes to U.S. immigration law, insisting the president take stronger action to stop the flow of illegal migrants. "We have no plans to impeach the president.


China Says Former Security Chief Is Being Investigated for Corruption

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:54
Zhou Yongkang, who retired from the Politburo Standing Committee in late 2012, is the most senior Communist Party figure to face a formal corruption inquiry.






AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:49

This June 12, 2014, aerial photo shows four oil wells in various stages of production, from drilling to a fully functional pump producing well, in McKenzie County, N.D. An oil boom near North Dakota’s Badlands has created an infrastructure building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil production demand roads, homes, food trucks, stores and more. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.


Zinc fire prompts evacuation at Northeast Philadelphia manufacturing plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:48

Zinc fire prompts evacuation at Northeast Philadelphia manufacturing plantFirst responders were on the scene of a fire at a manufacturing plant in Northeast Philadelphia.


Liberia bans football over Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:48
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.
Categories: BBC World News

Unesco asks for Star Wars report

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:45
Unesco contacts the Irish government asking for a report on the use of a County Kerry island for filming the new Star Wars film.
Categories: BBC World News

5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:44

5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctionsFive Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.