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Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887: WHO

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

Troops, volunteers dig through China quake debris

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
About 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes Tuesday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed 410 people. Groups of volunteers, meanwhile, used their bare hands.

Cease-fire takes effect to end Gaza war

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:46
An Israel-Hamas cease-fire, meant to last three days, went into effect on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, setting the stage for talks in Cairo aimed at reaching a broader deal on a sustainable truce and the rebuilding of the battered coastal territory.

Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:42
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency.

Police: 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:38

 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in carA child crying on the television show "Game of Thrones" jogged a foster parent's memory that he had left a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car.


Missing girl's parents take lie detector test

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:36

Jenise Wright, 6, of Bremerton, Wash., was last seen Saturday night and wasn't reported missing until Sunday night.

       

Celebs explain new Scrabble words in video

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:29

5,000 new words are added to the official Scrabble Dictionary released Tuesday.

       

More charges expected in Wisconsin suitcase deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:25

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, Steven Zelich walks into a Walworth County courtroom for his preliminary hearing in Elkhorn, Wis. Zelich, a former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Kenosha County, Wis., to face more charges. Zelich’s attorney Jonathan Smith says he doesn’t know what the charges will be. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court to face more charges.


Birds fall from sky amid massive chemical cleanup

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:23

St. Louis, Mich., residents struggle to live with toxic legacy of decades of pollution.

       

White Pass - 8/5/2014 4:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
White Pass US12
8/5/2014 4:46:35 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 - 8/5/2014 4:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
Satus Pass US97
8/5/2014 4:48:20 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 - 8/5/2014 4:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
Stevens Pass US2
8/5/2014 4:52:19 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 - 8/5/2014 4:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
Blewett Pass US97
8/5/2014 4:46:29 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 - 8/5/2014 4:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/5/2014 4:50:46 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through 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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McDonnells were deaf to 'optics,' former counselor says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22

He said he raised concerns several times about appearances of Star Scientific influence

       

Turkish police held in wiretap probe

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:22
At least 25 Turkish police officers are detained on suspicion of illegal wiretapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:20

Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in DelawareDelaware State Police have captured a suspected burglar shot and wounded by a homeowner early Tuesday morning.


VA deputy chief addresses veterans in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:18
DENVER (AP) — VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson is addressing a veterans convention in Denver days after his department said it wanted to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

Family dog kills woman, sheriff says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:15

Relatives refer to the dog as a pit bull, police have not determined breed.

       

More buck for your Big Bang Theory

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:13
Are the Big Bang Theory cast worth $1m per episode?
Categories: BBC World News