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Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 19:01
Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms -- stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.

Snap election called in Bulgaria

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:57
Voters in Bulgaria face their second election in less than two years after parliament is dissolved amid the country's worst banking crisis since the 1990s.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq TV: Airstrike kills 60 extremist fighters in Mosul

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:54

Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group seized Mosulin a blitz offensive in June.

       

Tax Reform: Inverting the Debate Over Corporate Inversions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:49
Asking U.S. companies to be patriotic is not realistic, but there is another way: abolishing the corporate income tax and raising taxes on shareholders.

Man held over Israeli teens' murders

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:39
A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Aspirin a day cuts cancer risk, but ...

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:38

Data from 200 studies indicates that bowel, esophageal, and stomach cancer cases and deaths could drop 30% to 40% if people took the drug ev...

       

No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:38
The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.
Categories: BBC World News

Kansas Republican senator Roberts fights off Tea Party challenger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34

U.S. Senator Roberts addresses a news conference as he discusses his opposition to a vote on START Treaty on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Veteran Republican Senator Pat Roberts fought off a Kansas primary challenge by a Tea Party-backed doctor who had promised a "family feud" with his distant relative President Barack Obama if elected, results on Wednesday showed. Roberts secured 48 percent of the vote and Milton Wolf 41 percent in the four-candidate field, according to final but unofficial results, the Kansas secretary of state said. In primary battles ahead of November's midterm elections, Roberts' showing marked a victory for an incumbent Republican, a pattern that played out more broadly as voters went to the polls in other U.S. states on Tuesday. Missouri, Michigan and Washington state also held primaries.


White Pass - 8/6/2014 3:12:39 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34
White Pass US12
8/6/2014 3:12:39 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 8/6/2014 3:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34
Satus Pass US97
8/6/2014 3:03:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/6/2014 3:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34
Stevens Pass US2
8/6/2014 3:19:42 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/6/2014 3:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34
Blewett Pass US97
8/6/2014 3:13:59 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 8/6/2014 3:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/6/2014 3:13:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Air strike injures 2 in key Ukrainian rebel city

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
Air strikes and artillery fire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Donetsk have brought the violence closer than ever to the city center, as Kiev's forces move in on the rebel stronghold.

Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of war was holding for a second day Wednesday, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce and a broader deal for the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.

New Afghan attack kills 7 after US general slain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
U.S. officials prepared Wednesday to fly the body of a two-star general slain in an Afghan "insider attack" back home, as a similar attack saw an Afghan police officer drug and shoot dead seven of his colleagues, authorities said.

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.

NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
The driver of a double-decker tour bus has been arrested in connection with a crash with another bus that injured 14 people in Times Square.

Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states -- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee -- in the biggest such session on the issue so far.

US terrorism database doubles in recent years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.