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Taking stock of the All-Star chances for Kyle Seager, Fernando Rodney

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:16
Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano seem to be a lock to be on the American League’s roster for the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. But what about Kyle Seager and Fernando Rodney?

Tennessee man claims $259 million Powerball prize

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:53
A man with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee, and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts.

Phone hacking editor Coulson jailed for 18 months

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:46

Andy Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.

       

City Light CEO Carrasco regrets distraction of recent controversies

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:46
After weeks of bad publicity, Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco apologized Thursday for controversies that caused him to lose a $60,000 raise.

In time, Russell Wilson will settle the ‘elite’ debate on his terms

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:46
Russell Wilson is the new benchmark for what an NFL quarterback can accomplish by age 25. He has no true historical peer. The Seahawks begin training camp in three weeks, and amid the boredom of this calm period, a period of manufacturing conversation has commenced.

Sparks knock off Storm, 70-56

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:45
Playing without leading scorer Camille Little, Seattle is unable to match up well with the Sparks’ size down low in a 70-56 loss.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:44

Miami defensive end Dion Jordan is suspended for four games

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:39
Defensive end Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for a stimulant prohibited under the NFL’s policy on use of performance-enhancing substances. Jordan, a former Oregon standout, was the third player drafted last yea

Sizzling jobs report heats up economic optimism

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:31
The new jobs exceeded widespread expectations that the economy would add about 200,000 jobs last month. Statisticians also increased May’s already strong preliminary jobs number by 7,000 to 224,000, and April’s number by 22,000 to 304,000.

AP PHOTOS: Naturalization ceremonies around US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:29

Jensi Francisco, 4, holds an American flag while attending a naturalization ceremony in which his mother, Jennifer Francisco, of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Atlanta. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration in Atlanta marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is swearing in over 9,000 new citizens over the Fourth of July holiday week in ceremonies held around the country.


Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:26

Hurricane warning flags fly in a Hatteras Village neighborhoodKILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.


White Pass - 7/3/2014 9:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
White Pass US12
7/3/2014 9:51:52 PM

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Satus Pass - 7/3/2014 9:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Satus Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:59:23 PM

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Stevens Pass - 7/3/2014 9:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Stevens Pass US2
7/3/2014 9:49:52 PM

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Blewett Pass - 7/3/2014 9:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Blewett Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:56:03 PM

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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 - 7/3/2014 9:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/3/2014 9:43:24 PM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:21

CORRECTS POSITION OF THOMAS AND SUDO- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio watches hot dog eating contestants Sonya Thomas, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest tomorrow Thursday, July 3, 2014, at City Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island.


Americans mark July 4 with fireworks, food

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:15

Doc Rutstein, of Braintree, Mass., sings along to the national anthem during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:


Foster Farms recalls some chicken, 16 months into salmonella outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:05

A package of Foster Farms fresh chicken fillets is seen at a Burbank grocery storeCalifornia-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms announced late Thursday. The chicken products being recalled were produced by Foster Farms at its three plants in central California, all of which public health investigators have connected to the outbreak that started in March of 2013. The salmonella strains connected to the outbreak have been identified in nearly 600 cases in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Foster Farms, in issuing the first recall since the outbreak started, said it was doing so "in the fullest interest of food safety".


Schools rewiring to close digital gap

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:03

Schools are using the summer break to expand internet bandwidth required for testing.