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Justin Smoak claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:48
As expected, Justin Smoak won't be back with the Seattle Mariners next season. The team wasn't expected to tender the switch-hitting first baseman a contract for next season. But his departure came sooner.

Finland comic win's world's funniest competition

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:46
The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet's international monetary woes.

Economic Pain Looms Large for Iranians in Nuclear Negotiations

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:44
President Hassan Rouhani has pledged a bright economic future to follow the lifting of sanctions, but his promises are starting to ring hollow as talks stall.






F.T.C. Accuses AT&T of Deceiving Consumers on Unlimited Data Plan

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:43
The Federal Trade Commission said smartphone customers who signed up for an unlimited data plan often found their data speeds reduced if they were in the top 5 percent of users.

Group wants court review of reactor license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.

EU to pass France and Italy budgets

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:43
The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
Categories: BBC World News

Postal audit: More monitoring for tracking program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:42

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 3006 file photo, mail for one route in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is sorted and waits to be picked up by recipients at the New Orleans post office. An internal Postal Service audit says about 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored during the last fiscal year under a far-reaching federal surveillance program and more oversight is needed to ease privacy concerns. Under the program, called “mail covers,” information on the outside of a piece of mail is recorded for use in law enforcement investigations. Postal Service spokeswoman Toni DeLancey says it is used only under limited circumstances.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal Postal Service audit says about 49,000 pieces of mail were monitored during the last fiscal year under a far-reaching federal surveillance program and more oversight is needed to ease privacy concerns.


New York law firm wins case over $44 million in fees charged to developer's widow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:42
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y (Reuters) - Rejecting claims that a Manhattan real estate mogul's widow fell under her lawyers' "Svengali-like influence," New York's top court has ruled that her estate must pay the law firm $44 million in fees for a few months' work. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday said Alice Lawrence, the widow of developer Sylvan Lawrence, was a sophisticated client who understood the risks she was taking in switching from an hourly-fee arrangement to a contingency agreement. ...

Morning commute: All roads lead to a standstill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:41
Self-driving cars or suburban light rail just can't arrive soon enough for Seattle commuters. There were at least eight blocking crashes Tuesday morning in the region that were big enough for a state traffic alert.

Couple in Sacramento shooting spree to be charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:40
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The couple accused of a bloody Northern California shooting spree that killed two sheriff's deputies, wounded a third and left a motorist fighting for his life will be charged Tuesday with murder, attempted murder and carjacking, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, known to federal authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, and Janelle Marquez Monroy terrorized communities on the eastern edge of Sacramento Oct. 24, starting with the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver in the parking lot of a motel. ...

Italy 'to continue' migrant rescues

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:38
The Italian navy says it will continue search and rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean, amid concern about EU budget cuts hitting rescues.
Categories: BBC World News

UN General Assembly condemns US Cuba embargo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:37

The shadow of self-employed Juan Carlos Lazo is cast on the cement next to his motorized bicycle which he uses to sell donuts along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, early Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote on Tuesday to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 23rd year in a row. The embargo was first enacted in 1960 following Cuba's nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations. Sanctions against the Caribbean nation were further strengthened to a near-total embargo in 1962. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday for the 23rd year in a row to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba.


White Pass - 10/28/2014 10:37:59 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:35
White Pass US12
10/28/2014 10:37:59 AM

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 - 10/28/2014 10:24:04 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:35
Satus Pass US97
10/28/2014 10:24:04 AM

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 - 10/28/2014 10:30:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:35
Stevens Pass US2
10/28/2014 10:30:14 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow slush and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 10/28/2014 10:25:02 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:35
Blewett Pass US97
10/28/2014 10:25:02 AM

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 - 10/28/2014 10:26:09 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/28/2014 10:26:09 AM

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:
Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

Weather:


Obama to make statement about Ebola at White House at 2:55 p.m. ET

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a statement about the Ebola outbreak response on the South Lawn of the White House at 2:55 p.m. ET (1855 GMT) on Tuesday, the White House said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29

Robel PhilliposBOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.


Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:24
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia investment adviser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for committing fraud that fueled a bank's collapse, cost investors millions of dollars and turned the accused banker into a fugitive who was ultimately — and mistakenly — declared dead.