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Work begins on $1 billion solar plant in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Construction has begun on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the Mojave Desert that officials say will produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes when it is completed in 2016.

White Pass - 9/5/2014 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:12
White Pass US12
9/5/2014 12:37:58 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:


Satus Pass - 9/5/2014 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:12
Satus Pass US97
9/5/2014 12:24:03 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 - 9/5/2014 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:12
Stevens Pass US2
9/5/2014 12:30:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/5/2014 12:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:12
Blewett Pass US97
9/5/2014 12:25:01 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 - 9/5/2014 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/5/2014 12:26:08 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:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting completed for the week. 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.

Weather:


S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:11
The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record after a surge in dividend-rich utility stocks.

New York man gets life in prison for killing policeman and driver

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:51
A New York man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop on Long Island and killing a second man in an attempt to escape, the local prosecutor said. Judge Jerald Carter issued the maximum allowed sentence to Darrell Fuller, of Queens in New York City, on Friday in Nassau County Court. At the time of the murders, Fuller was out on parole after a conviction for attempted murder. Fuller, 34, was driving on a highway in Long Island's Nassau County in October 2012, when he collided with another vehicle, according to the office of Kathleen Rice, Nassau County's district attorney.

The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:48
An elaborate case led to the discovery, and subsequent arrest, of Jimmy Cournoyer, a French Canadian playboy and international criminal.

US confirms death of Somalia terror group leader

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:47
U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism resolve and was an example of his deliberate approach to dismantling al-Qaida affiliated groups.

Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:47
President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday.

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

Lufthansa cancels 200 flights because of pilots’ strike

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:46
Short-haul flights canceled in advance of six-hour Friday strike.

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:46
Avoidable miscommunication between U.S. air and ground forces led to a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan that killed five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

Man who stole Army IDs gets 2 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:44
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who admitted to stealing identification information from soldiers in his former Army unit at North Carolina's Fort Bragg, then selling it so false identities could be created for militia members, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

VIDEO: 'Dreadnought' dinosaur biggest ever

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:35
Fossils unearthed in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge OKs $41M deal in Central Park jogger case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on New York City's $41 million settlement with the five men who were wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger.

VIDEO: New chapter for Iraq government

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:32
As the Nato summit continues to discuss the threat of the militant group Islamic State (IS) the world is waiting to see the formation of a new Iraqi government.
Categories: BBC World News

A look at Nebraska unit treating Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third American aid worker, Dr. Rick Sacra, to be treated in the U.S. for the deadly Ebola virus arrived Friday at the Nebraska Medical Center's biomedical isolation unit — the largest in the country.


Suit over in vitro fertilization can go to trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:29
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit by a former Roman Catholic schoolteacher who says she was fired by a northern Indiana diocese for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization can proceed to trial, a federal judge has ruled.