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Smoke reported on United flight to Pittsburgh

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — A United Airlines maintenance team is trying to determine what caused a report of smoke aboard a flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Pittsburgh.

DealBook: After Long Fight, Judge Rakoff Reluctantly Approves Citigroup Deal

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Judge Jed S. Rakoff said he would approve a $285 million settlement, but added that the appeals court “has now fixed the menu, leaving this court with nothing but sour grapes.”






Juno Therapeutics snags $134M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Juno Therapeutics, the Seattle biotechnology startup unveiled in December by leading cancer scientists here and in New York, has raised $300 million in less than a year.

Subaru recalls 5 models for air bag problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:46
Subaru is recalling an undetermined number of vehicles because of air bag problems that have affected much of the global auto industry.

Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:44

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1974 file photo, Richard Nixon waves goodbye with a salute to his staff members outside the White House as he boards a helicopter and e resigns the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974. He was the first president in American history to resign the nation's highest office. (AP Photo, File)YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.


Mom, 2 kids not breathing when pulled from pool

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:43
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother and two of her children were hospitalized in grave condition Tuesday after she jumped in to a motel pool in Hollywood to help the struggling kids and all three were pulled from the water by a passer-by who learned CPR just last week, authorities said.

Jodi Arias to represent self at penalty trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:40

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Jodi Arias appearing for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. A judge has ruled, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, that Arias can represent herself in the upcoming penalty phase of her murder trial. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias bathed in the spotlight soon after her arrest for the killing of her ex-boyfriend, and she remained there for years, offering jailhouse interviews, using Twitter from behind bars and spending 18 days on the witness stand during her murder trial.


Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

Washington ferry system cannot confirm sighting of missing Oregon mom

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:39
Surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system cannot confirm that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was aboard, local authorities told Fox News Tuesday.

2nd American aid worker with Ebola at US hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:36

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.


Police: Boy, 9, dies after Mich. playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:34

 Boy, 9, dies after Mich. playground stabbingA hearing is scheduled for a 12-year-old boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a Michigan playground.


Fleas overrun western New York courthouse, force shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:31
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A flea infestation forced a courthouse in western New York state to shut its doors for the second straight day on Tuesday, officials said. It was unclear how the courthouse became overrun by fleas, Nisbett said. Flea poison fumes would likely clear by Wednesday morning, making it safe to use the building again, Nesbitt said, noting that the final decision on when to reopen lay with court officials. A statement on the New York courts website said that Orleans County Court matters scheduled during the closure would be diverted to a nearby Village of Albion office building.

Michigan porch shooting suspect admits he intended to shoot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:30

Theodore Wafer sits in the court room during his arraignment in Detroit, MichiganTheodore Wafer, 55, is accused of shooting Renisha McBride, 19, in the face through a screen door in Dearborn Heights when she knocked on his door looking for help after an early morning accident last November. Taking the stand in his racially charged second-degree murder trial, Wafer said he "shot in fear" when he saw a figure coming to his door. Wafer wept during his testimony on Monday, saying he regretted killing the unarmed McBride but that the violent knocking on his front and side doors made him think someone was trying to break into his house. Wafer has testified that he couldn't find his cell phone to call police, and went to the door with his shotgun.


Food fight in Kansas primary part of Election Day in four states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:29
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Kansas voters will get to weigh in Tuesday on a Republican food fight in a congressional primary and decide a close contest between a veteran U.S. senator and a physician who has family ties to President Barack Obama. As four U.S. states hold primaries on Tuesday, one Kansas race drawing national attention is for the state's 4th Congressional District, where food labeling has become an issue in Republican Todd Tiarht's challenge to incumbent U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo. "Tiahrt appears to be running a 'scorched earth' policy of attacking many traditional Republican donors and supporters in an effort to paint himself as a populist," said Michael Smith, political science professor at Emporia State University. Also in Kansas, Republican Senator Pat Roberts finds his 47-year career in Congress in jeopardy as polls show conservative "Tea Party" challenger Milton Wolf, a doctor who says he wants to "save the Republic," closing in.

U.S. court approves $27.8 million deal for toxic Tennessee spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:28
A federal judge in Tennessee has approved a $27.8 million settlement from the Tennessee Valley Authority to more than 800 people affected by a 2008 accident that unleashed a wave of toxic coal sludge, plaintiffs’ lawyers said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on Monday signed off on the deal, which resolves 63 lawsuits brought by residents and property owners in eastern Tennessee who said they were affected by the spill at the TVA’s coal-powered Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee. More than a billion gallons of coal ash were spilled, plaintiffs' lawyers said.

Diet supplement is focus of Virginia ex-governor's corruption trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:28

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A top Virginia health adviser testified on Tuesday at the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell that she discussed a dietary supplement at the center of the trial with McDonnell's wife and the supplement's maker. The aide, Molly Huffstetler, said that no action resulted from the August 2011 meeting she had with McDonnell's wife, Maureen, and businessman Jonnie Williams to discuss Williams's dietary supplement, Anatabloc, and its benefits. Huffstetler testified in U.S. District Court that Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William Hazel told her to meet the first lady and Williams.


White Pass - 8/5/2014 9:57:09 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:25
White Pass US12
8/5/2014 9:57:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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 - 8/5/2014 9:50:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:25
Satus Pass US97
8/5/2014 9:50:27 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/5/2014 9:47:24 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:25
Stevens Pass US2
8/5/2014 9:47:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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 - 8/5/2014 9:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:25
Blewett Pass US97
8/5/2014 9:45:37 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.

Weather: