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Pennsylvania police ambush suspect believed hiding in remote woods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:41

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Monday that police believed the survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another was still hiding in a remote part of the Pocono Mountains, as an intensive manhunt entered its 11th day. Hundreds of heavily armed troopers were combing the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, who police say ambushed the officers in the parking lot of a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. ...


After scandal, congressman's TV ad features wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:41
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana congressman whose re-election is threatened by a cheating scandal is putting his marriage front and center in the campaign.

White Pass - 9/22/2014 1:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:36
White Pass US12
9/22/2014 1:03:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/22/2014 1:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:36
Satus Pass US97
9/22/2014 1:05:23 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 - 9/22/2014 1:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:36
Stevens Pass US2
9/22/2014 1:14:47 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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Blewett Pass - 9/22/2014 1:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:36
Blewett Pass US97
9/22/2014 1:13:08 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 - 9/22/2014 1:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/22/2014 1:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Monday 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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Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:34

This undated photo released by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department in West Union, Iowa, shows 28-year-old Joshua Steinbronn of Westgate, Iowa. Steinbronn was arrested Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, and charged with false imprisonment and child endangerment after the sheriff's department said he locked his girlfriend's five children, all under the age of 9, inside a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time on several occasions. (AP Photo/Fayette County Sheriff)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.


Row over Galapagos tortoise's body

BBC World News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:33
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida investigated man who killed 6 grandkids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:33
MIAMI (AP) — State child welfare officials say they had been investigating a Florida man for two weeks before he fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren.

Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:32
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Syria's Western-backed opposition group is calling for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.

Judge in Colorado cinema massacre case mulls letting cameras in trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:32

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - A judge presiding over the Colorado theater massacre criminal case heard arguments on Monday about whether to allow cameras at the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes, something both prosecutors and defense lawyers oppose. Attorneys for broadcast and print news outlets have asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to allow expanded media coverage of the proceedings, which are set to begin in December. ...


Texas captures convicted killer hours after prison break

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:28
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas captured a convicted killer on Monday eight hours after he broke out of prison in Amarillo by scaling a fence and dodging gunfire. Marvin Garcia, 34, was spotted by a search plane as he jumped from a northbound train 30 to 40 miles (50 to 65 kms) from the Neal Unit penitentiary. Garcia was serving a 25-year sentence for a 2008 homicide committed in the Houston area. He worked as a prison cafeteria worker and escaped in the predawn hours. A corrections officer fired six rounds at him as he scaled the fence. ...

Sierra Leone, Liberia Brace for New Ebola Cases

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:26
Officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease during an unprecedented nationwide shutdown.






Police: Texas soldier beat daughter to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:22
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Bliss soldier was charged with capital murder after he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter with a belt because she soiled her diaper, according to West Texas police.

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:20

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. Late Sunday night, Sept. 21, 2014,NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.


'The Lion King' earns record box office

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:20
Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.

Obama has built a complicated immigration record

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:20
There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

Global Warming Concerns Grow

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:18
More than half of Americans said global warming was caused by human behavior, the highest level ever recorded by The New York Times/CBS News poll.

Destructive California wildfire burns on as weather heats up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 04:17

A downed power line burned by the King Fire is seen in White Meadows, northeast of Sacramento, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Crews fighting a California wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and charred 28 square miles of forest land have made progress, but officials said on Monday the return of high temperatures and low humidity could fuel a new flare-up. The so-called King Fire, which broke out on Sept. 13, was burning through drought-parched timber and brush in the popular El Dorado National Forest and Tahoe National Forest, areas northeast of Sacramento. No residents have been hurt, said fire service spokesman Tom Piranio, but 2,800 people had been evacuated. ...