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Obama critic D'Souza spared prison for violating election law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:12

Conservative commentator and best-selling author, Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza avoided prison on Tuesday when a U.S. judge sentenced him to serve eight months in a community confinement center after he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law. D'Souza, 53, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan to live in a center, which would allow him to leave during non-residential hours for employment, for the first eight months of a five-year probationary period. ...


Man critical in Broad Street shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:11

Man critical in Broad Street shootingA man is in critical condition after a shooting in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Harvard endowment grows to $36.4 billion, nears pre-crisis level

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:06
By Tim McLaughlin and Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University said Tuesday its $36 billion endowment posted a 15.4 percent return in fiscal 2014 as in-house bond managers and outside hedge funds teamed up to easily beat the portfolio's 14.6 percent benchmark return. The endowment, overseen by Harvard Management Company Inc, grew to $36.4 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30 from $32.7 billion. That marked a near-full recovery from losses posted during the financial crisis. ...

Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:05
The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
Categories: BBC World News

Arsenal 1-2 Southampton

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:01
Southampton come from behind to beat Arsenal in a superb Capital One Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.
Categories: BBC World News

ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:01
PHOENIX (AP) — A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Texas immigrant center to hold up to 2,400

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:01
DILLEY, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. will eventually hold 2,400 people in Texas.

Pa. lawmaker comes out as gay amid push to change hate crime law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:57

Pa. lawmaker comes out as gay amid push to change hate crime lawGay rights supporters turned out in force in Harrisburg Tuesday to push for a major change in Pennsylvania's hate crime law.


NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and religious leaders from several faiths on Tuesday denounced anti-Islamic ads that are appearing soon on New York City transit buses and subway stations.

White Pass - 9/23/2014 1:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:47
White Pass US12
9/23/2014 1:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/23/2014 1:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:47
Satus Pass US97
9/23/2014 1:03:17 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 - 9/23/2014 1:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:47
Stevens Pass US2
9/23/2014 1:19:42 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:


Blewett Pass - 9/23/2014 1:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:47
Blewett Pass US97
9/23/2014 1:13:59 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 - 9/23/2014 1:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:47
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/23/2014 1:13:38 PM

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 closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 6:30 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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After a week away, UW defensive lineman Joe Mathis returns to practice

WA Huskies - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:46
Washington sophomore Joe Mathis, a backup defensive lineman, returned to practiced Monday and could play for the Huskies in their Pac-12 opener against No. 16 Stanford on Saturday (1:15 p.m., FOX).
Categories: Sports Center

Television Review: ‘black-ish,’ a New ABC Comedy, Taps Racial Issues

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:43
The new ABC comedy “black-ish” follows a black family struggling with what it means to be prosperous.

Colorado taco truck 'sold meth'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:34
Police in Denver arrest 17 people they say were part of a drug ring that sold methamphetamine and cocaine from a taco food truck.
Categories: BBC World News

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse on the Lower East Side

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:29
At Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse on the Lower East Side, with its singing and dancing, Gentiles can act like Jews and Jews can act like themselves.

To Fix Rikers, de Blasio Wants Outside Help at Jail Agency

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:24
Rankling union leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wanted to alter civil service laws so he could look beyond the Correction Department for officers who could reform the jail complex.

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:19
On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.