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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/23/2014 10:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:46
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/23/2014 10:08:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m. lasting 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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Prosecutor: Child had lighter at deadly shed fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:41
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that killed an 8-year-old Massachusetts boy say a child was playing with a lighter inside a shed that apparently contained gasoline for a lawnmower.

Air France pilots protest in Paris

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:35
Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.
Categories: BBC World News

ICE takes custody of Afghan Army officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:34

This Aug. 7, 2014 photo, shows the Rainbow Bridge which connects Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/The Niagara Gazette,Dan Cappellazzo) BUFFALO NEWS OUT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUTBOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts were placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after being detained on the Canadian border, authorities said.


Man charged with threatening to take over ranch

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:32
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce and spent more than 20 years in prison for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the case is now charged with threatening to kidnap the current owners and showing up at the property to "take back the ranch," Ravalli County court records said.

Fox attacks 2nd grader, teacher during gym class

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:31

Fox attacks 2nd grader, teacher during gym classFour people were bitten by a fox on Monday, including a second grade boy who was attacked during an outdoor gym class, and the boy's gym teacher who ran to his aide and ripped the animal off him.


Opportunity costs of endless war | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:28
According to one defense analyst's estimate, the United States spent about $100 million in three weeks of limited airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State. Another tally says taxpayers are shelling out $312,500 every hour for action against the group.

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:27
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.
Categories: BBC World News

AccuWeather: Pleasant Today, Rain Tomorrow Night

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:26

 Pleasant Today, Rain Tomorrow NightMeteorologist David Murphy says a southern system looks to bring periods of rain into Thursday.


Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:24
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government.

Texas backs off plan to sell alcohol at guns shows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:22
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions, such as a ban on sales of live ammunition.

Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:22
Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington.

Microsoft launching Xbox One in China Sept. 29

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:21
Microsoft will be launching Xbox One in China on Sept. 29, the company said Tuesday.

Pennsylvania lawmakers push to change hate crime law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:19

Pennsylvania lawmakers push to change hate crime lawGay rights supporters turned out in force in Harrisburg Tuesday to push for a major change in Pennsylvania's hate crime law.


Research: Florida Everglades crocodile numbers up

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:19

In this undated photo provided by the University of Florida, an adult American crocodile swims at Everglades National Park, Fla. A UF study has found a record number of American crocodile hatchlings in Everglades National park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once endangered species. (AP Photo/University of Florida, Jemeema Carrigan)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A record number of American crocodile hatchlings were counted in Everglades National Park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once-endangered species, researchers said Tuesday.


10. Garden of England - Interlude - alt-J

iTunes Top Ten - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:19
This Is All Yours
alt-J

Release Date: September 22, 2014
Total Songs: 14
Genre: Alternative
Price: $8.99
Copyright ? 2014 Infectious Music Ltd., under exclusive license to Atlantic Recording Corporation for North America.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:16

In this courtroom sketch Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, center right, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, stands next to attorney Stanley Cohen, center, as interpreter Marwan Abdel-Rahman, right, quotes from the Quran on behalf of Abu Ghaith during his sentencing hearing in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, left, sentenced Abu Ghaith to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks The judge said he saw "no remorse whatsoever" from the 48-year-old imam who was convicted in March on conspiracy charges that he answered Osama bin Laden's request in the hours after the attacks to speak on the widely circulated videos used to recruit new followers willing to go on suicide missions like the 19 who hijacked four commercial jets on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."


AP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:05

In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, glass artist Jonathan Davis is illuminated by the flame from his torch as he shapes glass in his studio near Pittsboro, N.C. A glassblower by trade, Davis uses a sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen and propane to manipulate glass into elaborate art and sculpture at his studio and playground in rural Chatham County. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound.


Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:04

In this Aug. 20, 2014, photo, Jessica Huskey stands by a yellow ribbon placed there by her spouse Nivia Huskey before Nivia's military deployment in Jacksonville, N.C. Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize gay marriages, leaving thousands of military families missing out on legal rights they would enjoy if Uncle Sam had stationed them elsewhere. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital.


Fresh Graves Point to Undercount of Ebola Toll

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:03
While the Sierra Leone Health Ministry has confirmed 10 Ebola deaths, a Freetown cemetery said it had added 110 graves in eight days alone.