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Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:08
On Tuesday night, Islamic State released a video of its fighters beheading James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. The black-clad executioner, who spoke English with a British accent, also produced another American journalist and said his fate depends on President Barack Obama's next move.

Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:59
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.

Cruise lines race to base newer ships in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:54
Royal Caribbean will base new $935 million Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai; Carnival will have four ships in Shanghai.

Revel shutdown OK'd as prayer service nears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:52

Revel shutdown OK'd as prayer service nearsHours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one.


Obama: U.S. will be relentless with Islamic State after beheading

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:49

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, MassachusettsBy Steve Holland and Elizabeth Barber EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand for no religion. Obama's response to the execution of James Foley marked his strongest condemnation yet of Islamic State militants, and he gave no sign of a pause in U.S. Obama's remarks, to reporters covering his vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, came shortly after the White House announced that a video showing the beheading of Foley had been authenticated by the U.S. The United States has launched dozens of airstrikes against Islamic State targets in order to protect the religious minority Yazidis in Iraq and prevent the takeover of the Mosul Dam out of concern that a breach in the structure could end up flooding Baghdad, where the U.S.


White Pass - 8/20/2014 10:01:48 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:48
White Pass US12
8/20/2014 10:01:48 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Satus Pass - 8/20/2014 10:10:22 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:48
Satus Pass US97
8/20/2014 10:10:22 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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No restrictions

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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 - 8/20/2014 10:10:02 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:48
Stevens Pass US2
8/20/2014 10:10:02 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/20/2014 10:04:26 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:48
Blewett Pass US97
8/20/2014 10:04:26 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 8/20/2014 10:02:10 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/20/2014 10:02:10 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Anthony's Restaurant prepares tasty rockfish recipe with a fruity relish

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:46
%%%6e450eb531cc51b25a2f131b99b8b7c7%%%The abundant black rockfish fishing season is now in full swing off the entire coast, and many anglers at Ilwaco, Westport, La Push and Neah Bay are loading up on these tasty fillets.

Here we go -- opening day of prep football practices

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:46
Wednesday marks the opening day of official high-school football practices in Washington, as sanctioned by the WIAA.

France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:43
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq. Speaking in an interview with Le Monde French President Francois Hollande did not say when such a meeting could be held or who would be invited but said a global strategy was needed to combat the insurgents. "We have to come up with a global strategy to fight this group, which is structured, has significant financing, very sophisticated weapons and threatens countries like Iraq, Syria and Lebanon," he said. The Islamic State has captured swathes of northern Iraq since June, executing non-Sunni Muslim captives and minorities, displacing tens of thousands of people and drawing the first U.S.

Arrested US judge embarrassed, entering treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:43
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence following his arrest in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:41

In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.


Slain journalist's parents: He died a hero

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:40

A ribbon is seen on the front door of the family home of freelance journalist James Foley, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Rochester, N.H. Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, militants with the Islamic State extremist group released a video showing Islamic State militants beheading Foley in an act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq . (AP Photo/Jim Cole)ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The parents of an American journalist slain by Islamic State militants say their son died a hero for revealing the stories of oppressed people in war-torn lands.


Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:40
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The trustee representing Montana's Yellowstone Club creditors is offering a reward to anyone who can help uncover assets the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.

Cameron says 'shocking' that Briton likely involved in U.S. journalist killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:40
Prime Minister David Cameron said he was shocked that a British citizen seemed likely to be involved in a video purportedly showing the beheading of a U.S. "We have not identified the individual responsible on the video but from what we've seen it looks increasingly likely that it is a British citizen. Now this is deeply shocking," Cameron told broadcasters on Wednesday.

Neanderthals in Europe Died Out Thousands of Years Sooner Than Some Thought, Study Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:34
The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period in which Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.

Neanderthals in Europe Died Out Thousands of Years Sooner Than Some Thought, Study Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:34
The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period that Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.