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Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden play to boisterous Seahawks crowd

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:29
Under postcard-perfect sunny skies, Seahawks fans reveled in more than an hour of noisy, pre-game music with hip-hop and R&B singer Pharrell Williams and Seattle rock band Soundgarden.

Hurricane Norbert heads up Mexico's Pacific coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:28

00 AM EDT shows fairly quiet weather conditions throughout the west with high pressure in control. A storm system in the Northern Rockies is creating some showers and thunderstorms into the Northern Plains. Hurricane Norbert is off the coast of Mexico and is moving to the North at 8 MPH. The storm is going to stay just off shore the Western Mexico Coast and produce winds up to 80 MPH. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Norbert scattered rain along Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday as it headed for a brush with the Los Cabos resorts.


Free breakfast, lunch for all Philadephia school students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:27

Free breakfast, lunch for all Philadephia school studentsAll students in The School District of Philadelphia will be able to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge starting this school year.


Texas daycare center accused of withholding water to keep diapers dry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:26
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas child care center accused of duct-taping children to mats at nap time also withheld water from children to avoid frequent diaper changes, according to an investigation by the state's regulatory agency for child care licensing. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy near Fort Worth was likely negligent in proper care giving, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. "The caregivers were withholding water from the children to avoid diaper changes," it said in a letter to the center without offering further details.

City Police Officers to Start Using Body Cameras in a Pilot Program

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:25
A federal judge had ordered the department to test the cameras for one year in five police precincts, though the introduction of the cameras was not done in consultation with the court.






As Islamist Militants Advance, Residents Flee a Nigerian City

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:23
Many people were fearful that the army could not repel an attack on Maiduguri by the Islamist militants, who have taken over other cities in the region.

California sued over pepper-spray death of mentally ill prisoner

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:22
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mother and father of a mentally ill California prison inmate, who died after being pepper-sprayed in his cell, sued the state correctional system on Thursday, charging that guards failed to help him and tried to cover up the circumstances of his death. District Court lawsuit, filed in Sacramento by the parents of Joseph Duran, 35, comes just weeks after California announced new policies curbing the use of force against mentally ill prisoners in response to a judge's ruling that the state had violated their constitutional rights. Elaine and Steven Duran allege in their court papers that guards covered up the circumstances of their son's death in part to influence a class-action suit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that led to the ruling. "If it became known that Duran's death was the result of the gratuitous use of OC pepper spray against a severely mentally ill inmate, then that would dramatically underscore CDCR's problems with its use of force policy as it relates to mentally ill inmates," the lawsuit says.

Authorities remove pet monkey from Phoenix home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:18

In this photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, authorities Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, remove a small pet capuchin monkey from a Phoenix woman's home after receiving a tip about bad conditions there. Members of the sheriff's animal crimes unit went to the home after getting the tip from a caller. They reported finding extremely poor living conditions and described the unidentified 78-year-old owner as a hoarder. Sheriff's officials say the monkey appeared to be in good shape, but its living conditions were deplorable. It was being taken to a zoological society in Prescott that specializes in housing primates. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Department)PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they've subdued and removed a small pet monkey from a Phoenix woman's home after receiving a tip about bad conditions there.


Tesla picks Nevada for $5 billion battery plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:16

File of a Tesla S electric car and a charging station are displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in DetroitBy Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nevada (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5 billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday. The California-based electric car maker is still hammering out the final details on the plant that will crank out cheaper and more efficient battery packs for Tesla's future cars, including the $35,000 Model 3 that is due in 2017. Japan's Panasonic Corp will produce lithium ion cells for battery packs and will fund part of the cost of the plant, which is considered an important part of Tesla's ambitions of taking on major automakers.


New York City police to test wearable cameras in coming months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:15
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer's perspective. "I'll be right back." It is the sort of genteel encounter between an officer and a civilian that Bill Bratton, the city's police commissioner since January, said he hoped would become more common if both parties know they are being recorded. Other departments already using the cameras have found they tend to bring out the best behavior on both sides and "de-escalate" encounters with police, Bratton said at a news conference at the headquarters of the nation's largest police department. The death of Michael Brown, the unarmed Missouri teenager shot in the street by a police officer in disputed circumstances last month, has brought renewed attention to the technology.

Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:12

Crews with heavy construction equipment work Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center 15 miles east of Sparks, Nev., where Tesla Motors Inc. plans to build a 6,500 worker "gigafactory" to mass produce cheaper lithium batteries for its next line of more-affordable electric cars. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday that Tesla Motors will build a massive battery factory in the state as long as legislators approve tax breaks and other incentives worth up to $1.3 billion over 20 years.


In 911 call, man describes finding sons, wife shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:04
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man whose estranged wife and two sons were shot in a suspected murder-suicide told a 911 dispatcher that he found them lying on a bed with the couple's wedding pictures on the floor.

White Pass - 9/4/2014 4:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:03
White Pass US12
9/4/2014 4:23:15 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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 - 9/4/2014 4:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:03
Satus Pass US97
9/4/2014 4:35:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 9/4/2014 4:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:03
Stevens Pass US2
9/4/2014 4:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/4/2014 4:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:03
Blewett Pass US97
9/4/2014 4:34:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/4/2014 4:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/4/2014 4:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Rock blasting closure scheduled Thursday at 7 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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Extra Points: The scene outside the stadium, and previewing the Seahawks game

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:01
We're here CenturyLink Field, were the weather couldn't be better and the atmosphere more electric.
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Texas stripper sentenced to 20 years for starving her children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:00
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A Texas woman who authorities said worked as a "freelance stripper" was sentenced on Thursday by a jury to 20 years in prison for starving her two daughters and neglecting their care. Kayela McClintick, 24 and of San Antonio, was convicted a day earlier by the same jury after it deliberated for about half an hour on two counts of injury to a child by omission.

U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:57

A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of same-sex couples at City Hall in San FranciscoJudge Richard Posner, appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1981, wrote the unanimous decision on behalf of a three-judge panel of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. The court ruled against the bans. Supreme Court weighs in during its coming term. The arguments advanced by both states in defense of the bans were "totally implausible," wrote Posner, 75 and the panel's lone Republican appointee.