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U.S. Attorney General Holder to stay until successor in place: Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down but has agreed to stay on until a successor is named and confirmed. "With his typical dedication, Eric has agreed to stay on as attorney general until I nominate a successor and that successor is confirmed by the Senate," Obama told a news conference with Holder at his side. Holder is a close Obama ally and the first U.S. black chief prosecutor. (Reporting by Sandra Maler and Mohammad Zargham)

US releases IS oil strike images

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:42
The Pentagon releases footage and still photos of its air strikes on oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.
Categories: BBC World News

Rival Palestinian Factions Agree to Resolve Differences, Leaders Say

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:41
Government news media reported that the leaders of Hamas and Fatah had made progress on the sticking points of their five-month-old reconciliation pact.

Sheriff: Iowa mom let abusive boyfriend back home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:38

This combination made from booking photos released by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in West Union, Iowa show 29-year-old Jonya Smith, left, and 28-year-old Joshua Steinbronn. Both were arrested Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, after the sheriff said Steinbronn violated a no-contact order with Smith’s children, who he’s charged with locking in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time. (AP Photo/ Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa mother was arrested after allowing her boyfriend back in the home where investigators say he locked her five children in a bedroom for 24 hours at a time, a sheriff said Thursday.


Police: Man raped small girl, killed her kitten

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:38

 Man raped small girl, killed her kittenA 34-year old Bucks County man is behind bars, accused of sexually and mentally abusing a little girl over the course of several years and killing he kitten.


Postal Service aims for grocery delivery beyond Amazon

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:33
The U.S. Postal Service, which has been testing grocery deliveries for Amazon in San Francisco, is now seeking permission to move to new markets and handle shipments for other companies.

More road options considered for Hawaii lava flow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:33
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

Oil industry offers crude-train testing standards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, a BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people. Shipping oil by rail has become far more common as domestic drilling booms in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Colorado and other states. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.


Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:30
Plans to step down once a successor is named.

Factbox: Possible successors to U.S. Attorney General Holder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:24
(Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation on Thursday after nearly six years as the top U.S. law enforcement official. Here is a look at some possible candidates to replace him. * Donald Verrilli, 57, serves as the U.S. solicitor general.In that role he is the Obama administration's top representativebefore the U.S. Supreme Court. He has held the position sinceJune 2011. His most high-profile victory before the high courtwas the landmark 2012 ruling upholding President Barack Obama'ssignature healthcare law. ...

US says transgender workers illegally fired

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:23
DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency on Thursday filed its first lawsuits to protect transgender people in the workplace, accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing employees who were making a transition to female.

Stock markets shaken by Apple slide

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:19
Leading US shares close sharply lower, dragged lower by Apple, which slipped 3.8% after the technology giant was forced to pull an update to its iOS 8 operating system.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Club offers chance to vent anger

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:19
A club, named the Furiousness Centre, that allows guests to vent their anger and aggression, has opened in Hungary.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/25/2014 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
White Pass US12
9/25/2014 12:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/25/2014 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Satus Pass US97
9/25/2014 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.

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Stevens Pass - 9/25/2014 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Stevens Pass US2
9/25/2014 12:30:13 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.

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

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/25/2014 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 12:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closure is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. 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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IS strikes would be legal - No 10

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:12
Iraq's request for help means air strikes against Islamic State would be legal, the government says as it urges support for Friday's Commons vote.
Categories: BBC World News

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Alaska near Anchorage, no immediate damage reported

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:12
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday near Anchorage, but the U.S. Geological Survey said there was little likelihood of casualties or severe damage from shaking generated by the deeply rooted tremor. The agency said the quake's epicenter was located 81 miles (130 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city, and originated at a depth of 63.2 miles (101.7 km) below the surface, which would have lessened its impact. "It was the earth rolling. It looked like I had double vision going on. ...