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Feds booed in California after migrant standoff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:49
An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to their city in the first place.

Listening Post: Martin Indyk Cites Israeli-Palestinian Distrust

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:47
Martin S. Indyk, who resigned last week as special envoy for Israel-Palestinian negotiations, says skepticism is the reason peacemaking efforts have failed for decades.

U.S. service sector growth slows slightly in June: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:42

A waiter serves green champagne during a St Patrick's Day reception at the White HouseThe pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed slightly in June as business activity decelerated, even as new orders and employment growth sped up, according to an industry report released on Thursday. The Institute for Supply Management said its services index ticked down to 56.0 last month from 56.3 in May, which was a nine-month high. The reading fell shy of economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey. Non-manufacturing business activity slipped to 57.5 in June from 62.1 in May, but the new orders index rose to 61.2, the highest since January 2011, from 60.5 in May. Employment rose to 54.4, a five-month high, from 52.4.


Drought won't stop fireworks in dry western states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:38
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.

Pistorius 'has disability anxiety'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:36
South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius has "significant stress and anxiety" because of his disability, a sports doctor tells his murder trial.
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State's first licensed pot producer selling his business

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:35
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The man who received Washington's first license to produce legally grown marijuana said he wants to sell his business--even before the first pot is sold. With legal recreational marijuana sales scheduled to begin in the state on Tuesday, Sean Green said he's not selling his business, Kouchlock Productions, because he's in financial trouble. He feels, rather, it's time to step ...

Plane hits passenger bridge at airport; none hurt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:31
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Frontier Airlines plane approaching the terminal at Cleveland's main airport struck the bridge that passengers use to board and exit aircraft. No injuries have been reported.

Censorship claims as Google cuts search results

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:29
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google's removal of some search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship.

Walgreens, diabetic employee reach $180K deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:19
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar.

Maine ear biter cleared of assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:13
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who bit off a portion of another man's ear during a fight has been acquitted of assault charges.

White Pass - 7/3/2014 6:51:53 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12
White Pass US12
7/3/2014 6:51:53 AM

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Satus Pass - 7/3/2014 6:59:24 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12
Satus Pass US97
7/3/2014 6:59:24 AM

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Stevens Pass - 7/3/2014 6:49:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12
Stevens Pass US2
7/3/2014 6:49:53 AM

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Blewett Pass - 7/3/2014 6:56:04 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12
Blewett Pass US97
7/3/2014 6:56:04 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 7/3/2014 6:43:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/3/2014 6:43:25 AM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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California wildfire threatens wine country homes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:04
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in rural Northern California's Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, but so far is not posing a threat to the vineyards that are the region's claim to fame.

China and South Korea Affirm Antinuclear Goals

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:03
The presidents of China and South Korea smoothed over differences to release a joint statement expressing opposition to North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs.






No structural harm in Brooklyn Bridge facade fall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:52

This photo provided by Roberto Danino shows emergency personal near a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge after it had collapsed, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A fire department spokesman says five people were injured. (AP Photo/Roberto Danino)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Transportation says the collapse of a facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge did not cause any structural damage.


June U.S. payrolls surprise hugely to the upside

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:52
(Reuters) - U.S. employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1 percent, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health and underscoring its momentum heading into the second half of 2014. KEY POINTS: * Consensus estimate was 212,000 jobs and 6.3 percent unemployment * May's number was revised up to 224,000 from 217,000; April to 304,000 from 282,000 * The private sector added 262,000 jobs * U-6 unemployment down to 12.1 percent from 12.2 percent, and the lowest since October 2008 * Household survey shows the workforce grew by 81,000, employment by 407,000 COMMENTS: MOHAMED EL-ERIAN, CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER AT ALLIANZ SE, NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA: “This comprehensively strong jobs report is good news for Main Street. Markets are torn between the good economic news and the risk this entails for a super accommodative Federal Reserve.” JACOB OUBINA, SENIOR U.S. ECONOMIST, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK: “It’s an extremely bullish report.

'Brutal' UK prostitution gang gets prison sentence

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:50
An international trafficking network forced more than 120 Eastern European women into prostitution, using violence and intimidation to operate brothels across London "on a commercial scale," police said Thursday.