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Honduran man waits for asylum after 12-year fight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:30

In this Saturday, July 26, 2014, photo, Celvyn Mejia Romero looks out an office window before an interview at the Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston. Romero is still fighting to stay in America. His tenacious and unusually long bid for asylum offers a singular glimpse into the complex world of immigration law and rules that many legal experts say are fiendishly difficult for anyone, especially kids, to negotiate. And yet at 22, Mejia Romero, who has lived longer in the U.S. than in his native Honduras, is hoping he’ll prevail. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)When he arrived at the Texas border, Celvyn Mejia Romero was a scared 10-year-old, with a machete scar and memories of a murdered uncle as reminders of why he'd embarked on a long, perilous journey from Honduras.


American Doctor With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:25
The first of two American aid workers infected with Ebola while working in West Africa was admitted to an Atlanta hospital on Saturday.






Gunman, homeowner killed in hostage standoff

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:19
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — A wanted parolee who took a woman hostage and held sheriff's deputies at bay for eight hours was killed Saturday along with the woman's husband, who died in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.

Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:11

American Muslim Omar Akersim's books the Progressive Muslim is viewed next to The Quran, the Muslim holy book at his home in Los Angeles Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Nearly 40 percent of the estimated 2.75 million Muslims in the U.S. are American-born and the number is growing, with the Muslim population skewing younger than the U.S. population at large, according to a 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay.


Infected Ebola doctor lands in US

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:06
A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.
Categories: BBC World News

State Dept.'s Kerry heading to Myanmar, Australia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:06

This Aug. 1, 2014, file photo shows Secretary of State John Kerry as he boards a plane to depart New Delhi, India, Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He'll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawaii. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He'll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawaii.


State Dept.'s Kerry heading to Myanmar, Australia

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He'll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawaii.

Slenderman stab girl 'mentally unfit'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 02:03
A schoolgirl accused of trying to kill her friend to "please" an online horror character is "mentally unfit" for trial.
Categories: BBC World News

Body of boy who'd been dead for days found in home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:59
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say the body of an 8-year-old boy was found inside his home several days after he died, and his father is facing criminal charges.

White Pass - 8/2/2014 10:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:51
White Pass US12
8/2/2014 10:27:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/2/2014 10:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:51
Satus Pass US97
8/2/2014 10:21:57 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 - 8/2/2014 10:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:51
Stevens Pass US2
8/2/2014 10:35:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/2/2014 10:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:51
Blewett Pass US97
8/2/2014 10:25:53 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 - 8/2/2014 10:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/2/2014 10:20:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed 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 between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Body of 8-year-old dead several days found in home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:44
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say the body of an 8-year-old boy was found inside his home several days after he died, and his father is facing criminal charges.

Israel 'set to shun Gaza talks'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:44
Israel is unlikely to send a delegation to truce talks in Cairo as it presses on with its Gaza offensive, reports quoting senior officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Leery Golfers Have a Policy for Trophies Not Yet Won: Hands Off

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:41
Many players on tour share a superstition when it comes to handling their sport’s most coveted prizes.

Corruption probe might not hurt Cuomo's US profile

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:41

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center left, is surrounded by the media in Freeport, N.Y., where he was visiting a homeowner still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Cuomo was on Long Island to announce a new program to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, but ended up fielding questions about the political storm regarding his top aide's efforts to stop the corruption commission from issuing subpoenas to groups linked to the governor. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. And both are now facing criticism — and the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — for their administration's penchant for micro-management.


NI win first golds as Scots also shine

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:36
Northern Ireland claim two golds - their first of Glasgow 2014 - before Scotland join them in winning two boxing titles.
Categories: BBC World News

Tony Floor's Tackle Box opens up to a parade of Columbia River salmon

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:31
Here is Tony Floor's Tackle Box report for August: