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Dozens stuck for hours on SeaWorld San Diego ride after power failure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:41
(Reuters) - A SeaWorld San Diego elevator ride with dozens aboard was stuck some 220 feet (67 meters) above ground for four hours on Sunday after a power failure, fire officials said. "We were there standing by in case we were needed but we weren't," said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Lee Swanson. "We greatly appreciate the patience of our guests, and they received return admission and other park amenities," park spokesman David Koontz said in a statement, according to U-T San Diego, a local newspaper.

Colombian rebels attack oil camp

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:41
Thirteen oil workers and their relatives are injured after suspected left-wing ELN rebels throw explosive devices at a camp in north-eastern Colombia.
Categories: BBC World News

Corruption crackdown snares former Chinese general

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:36

Corruption crackdown snares former Chinese generalA spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face ...


Woman shot at Pa. gun show doesn't blame vendor

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:31
ORANGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A woman wounded at a central Pennsylvania gun show during the weekend says she doesn't blame the vendor who shot her accidentally while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster.

New UN rights probe intensifies pressure on SLanka

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:31

FILE - This May 18, 2009, file photo shows Tamil people protesting against the war in Sri Lanka at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. A new U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka will intensify international pressure on the Sri Lankan government and could probe the purported responsibility of senior Sri Lankan officials with U.S. ties. According to a previous UN report as many as 40,000 civilians may have died amid government shelling in the last five months of the 2009 conflict. And government forces have also been accused of executing ethnic Tamil rebel leaders, who tried to surrender. (AP Photo/Keystone, Magali Girardin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U.N. investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka will intensify international pressure on its government and could probe the purported responsibility of senior Sri Lankan officials with U.S. ties.


5 things to know about Washington legal pot sales

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:31
The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a ...

5 things to know about Washington legal pot sales

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30

In this June 25, 2014 photo, Bob Leeds, who retired from banking and social-services work to become a partner at Sea of Green Farms, a licensed pot-grower in Seattle, stands next to his company's logo. Sea of Green is licensed to grow some of the first pot that will be legally sold for recreational use in Washington state starting in July. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry:


5 things to know about Washington legal pot sales

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
SEATTLE (AP) — The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago. Here are five things to know about challenges facing the industry:

5 things to know about the start of legal marijuana sales in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
SEATTLE - The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state next week, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a ...

White Pass - 6/30/2014 6:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
White Pass US12
6/30/2014 6:02:06 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Satus Pass - 6/30/2014 6:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
Satus Pass US97
6/30/2014 6:01:10 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 6/30/2014 6:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
Stevens Pass US2
6/30/2014 6:04:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Blewett Pass - 6/30/2014 6:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
Blewett Pass US97
6/30/2014 6:14:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 6/30/2014 6:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/30/2014 6:08:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. At that time there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound past mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Stoke unhappy with Assaidi valuation

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:30
Liverpool's asking price for winger Oussama Assaidi is still above Stoke's valuation, says Potters chief executive Tony Scholes.
Categories: BBC World News

Top China military official accused

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:25
A top Chinese general is accused of corruption and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report, in what could be the biggest military scandal in years.
Categories: BBC World News

All to play for in EU jobs push

BBC World News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:18
EU jobs push after Juncker vote
Categories: BBC World News

Dolly Parton thrills crowd at Glastonbury Festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:09
Dolly Parton has won over legions of hard rock fans at England's Glastonbury Festival, one of the biggest events on the summer calendar.

No treats: School in Washington cracks down on birthday celebrations

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:06
A school in Washington state has upped the ante on fighting childhood obesity by regulating treats.

Utah man to jail after fight over pew space

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:06
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.