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City Room: New York Today: A Sailor’s Life on Staten Island

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:05
Friday and the weekend: Subway delays and reroutings, free museums, extra-bright weather and the enduring mystery of the dropped groundhog.






Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:02

Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476A fatal crash slowed traffic on I-476 in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County early Friday.


Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:58

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011, file photo, the Intel logo is displayed on the exterior of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel Corp., says it will invest up to 9 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) to take a 20 percent state in Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, which are controlled by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a state-owned company funded by Tsinghua University. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.


Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:56
The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

Texas meat packer recalls beef products for possible E.coli

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:55
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Thursday. USDA said Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas is recalling the 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products with potential E.coli 0157:H7. Caviness' beef trimmings were shipped to fast food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas. ...

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:49
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

On Baseball: Final View of Derek Jeter at Short: A Sight to Behold

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:47
After his game-ending hit on Thursday night and the ensuing celebration, Jeter walked alone to his shortstop position one last time and took it all in.

Fire Grounds Flights in Chicago, Snarling Air Traffic

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:42
All flights into and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early on Friday due to a fire at an air traffic control tower.

Fire at air traffic control site in Chicago stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:37

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


US lead by a point at Gleneagles

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:36
Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lose on the final green as the United States edge into a 2½-1½ lead at the Ryder Cup.
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Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35

Filipino business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan talks to reporters following the launching of free Internet surfing service to millions of pre-paid subscribers of his telecommunications company at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Pangilinan said a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership. Pangilinan said that Filipino-British company Forum Energy PLC communicated the offer to China National Offshore Oil Corp. to explore Reed Bank, northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan. Philippine and Chinese vessels had a confrontation there three years ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippine energy company said Friday a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership.


Asia falls, Europe drifts on Wall Street drop

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35
Japanese stocks led most Asian benchmarks lower Friday while European stocks drifted in lackluster early trading after Wall Street's worst day since July, as investors awaited the latest economic data on the world's largest economy.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35
The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

Fire at control site stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:34

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


State park visitors get free parking Saturday

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:28
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 26, 2014 Washington State Parks is offering “free days” when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. The next free day is Sept. 27, in honor of National Parks Lands Day. The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a [...]

White Pass - 9/26/2014 5:49:36 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:22
White Pass US12
9/26/2014 5:49:36 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 - 9/26/2014 5:50:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:22
Satus Pass US97
9/26/2014 5:50:57 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 - 9/26/2014 5:49:31 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:22
Stevens Pass US2
9/26/2014 5:49:31 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:


Blewett Pass - 9/26/2014 5:59:30 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:22
Blewett Pass US97
9/26/2014 5:59:30 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 - 9/26/2014 5:42:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/26/2014 5:42:17 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:
Rock blasting is completed for this 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.

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