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Blame flies over drowning death in Seattle hotel pool

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:16
The family of a man who drowned in a pool in 2013 at the Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center has filed a wrongful-death suit against the hotel operators, who are seeking to draw the Fire Department into the lawsuit too.

US Mideast Envoy Quits After Attempt at Peace Deal

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:04
U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk resigned on Friday after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:04
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.
Categories: BBC World News

Week in pictures: 21-27 June 2014

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:00
Some of the best news images from around the world
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 6/27/2014 7:32:42 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:56
White Pass US12
6/27/2014 7:32:42 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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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Satus Pass - 6/27/2014 7:33:01 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:56
Satus Pass US97
6/27/2014 7:33:01 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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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Stevens Pass - 6/27/2014 7:32:41 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:56
Stevens Pass US2
6/27/2014 7:32:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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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Blewett Pass - 6/27/2014 7:35:28 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:56
Blewett Pass US97
6/27/2014 7:35:28 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 6/27/2014 7:33:31 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/27/2014 7:33:31 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is completed for the week. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

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Tui Travel and Tui agree merger deal

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:54
German travel giant Tui and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel announce plans to merge following years of speculation.
Categories: BBC World News

Djokovic wins after injury scare

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:44
Top seed Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round of the men's singles with a 6-4 6-2 6-4 defeat of Gilles Simon.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Christians flee mortar attacks in Iraq

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:44
Thousands of Christians are fleeing mortar attacks on the city of Qaraqosh, south east of Mosul, under control of Isis.
Categories: BBC World News

Bolivia leftists set clock to turn to the left, not the right

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37
Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock. Or, more precisely, turning it backward.

For musicians, practice makes perfect, but genetics play a role

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37

New research refines the relationship between nature and nurture in developing expertise.Researchers at Michigan State University tackled the age-old question of what makes a musician great and wound up partially refuting popular theories that geniuses aren't born but rather are created. "The nature vs. nurture debate has raged since the beginning of psychology," says Zach Hambrick, MSU professor of psychology. Hambrick and his team conducted a study on 850 sets of twins, comparing fraternal and identical twins. Fraternal twins have a genetic composition that is 50 percent similar, while identical twins share 100 percent of their genes.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

South Africa match will be 'bruising'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.
Categories: BBC World News

Armed police hunt for 'man with gun'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:34
Dozens of police officers are involved in an armed manhunt in Cornwall for a man who they fear might be carrying a gun.
Categories: BBC World News

Kaiser Chiefs gets the music going at Glastonbury Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:25
By Paul Sandle PILTON England (Reuters) - Kaiser Chiefs kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday, with lead singer Ricky Wilson singing "I predict a riot" to a good natured crowd made even more amenable by a halt in the rain. The British band were the surprise opener at the event at Worthy Farm in rural southwest England, which is as famous for its mud as for its line up. "Glastonbury we are honored to kick off your weekend of fun," Wilson told revelers. The festival started in 1970, when hippies paid one pound to see acts including Marc Bolan, with free milk from the farm thrown in.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Neshaminy school board OKs revised 'Redskins' policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:17

Neshaminy school board OKs revised 'Redskins' policyA suburban Philadelphia school board has approved a policy limiting - but not completely eliminating - a school newspaper's ability to ban use of the word "Redskins" when referring to the school's sports teams or mascot.


Friday Memo: Soaring rent ... measles outbreak ... foiled carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:16
Let's hope there's a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one bedroom, one bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you're clos