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President, health care law star in state races

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he's popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found.

Police: 3rd passenger in Delaware bus crash dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner, on the ramp from southbound Delaware 1 to Red Lion Road in Bear, Del. A third passenger, Jyostina Poojari, 43, of Mumbai, India, died at Christiana Hospital in Newark, state police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She was taken there after the Sept. 21 crash in Bear. The driver, Jinli Zhao was charged with two counts of the operation of a vehicle causing death of another person.(AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)A third passenger injured in a tour bus crash last month in northern Delaware died Thursday morning, police said.


White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:53

This undated family photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man, as they had intended. Cramblett was pregnant with Payton, now 2-years-old, when the mistake was discovered. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jennifer Cramblett)CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.


Interim Secret Service head has been a familiar figure beside U.S. presidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:50

File photo of U.S. President and Mrs. Obama under the watchful eye of then-Secret Service Agent Clancy in TucsonBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a member of the U.S. Secret Service's most elite detail, Joseph Clancy guarded the lives of three U.S. presidents and now will try to repair the agency's damaged credibility after a spate of embarrassments and failures. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Clancy's appointment as interim director shortly after Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday. Clancy rejoins the service after leaving his job as head of security for the Comcast media corporation in the Philadelphia area where he grew up. ...


After $75K investment, raw milk dairy in Carnation unable to get insurance

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:48
Last year, Cindy Krepky realized her long-held dream of building a raw milk goat dairy on her Dog Mountain Farm near Carnation. After building her herd and investing $75,000 in a USDA-certified plant, she provided bottled milk from her does to customers through her farm store, CSAs and other outlets

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:47
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: The true origin of the 12th Man? And more

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:46
Sorry for the late entry this morning, but had some other stuff going on, and some other things to get on the blog.
Categories: Sports Center

Can a football stadium be as 'smart' as a phone?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:45

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a fan uses an app on a smartphone to order food and drinks at Levi's Stadium during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif. If 49ers CEO Jed York realizes his vision, Levi’s Stadium will channel Silicon Valley’s ingenuity to become known as a technology temple programmed to pamper and connect fans who are more accustomed to being corralled in congested venues with little or no Internet access. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.


California Legislature withholds nepotism report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42

FILE -- In this March 26, 2014 file photo, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, left, and Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, speak to reporters during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate has denied a formal request by The Associated Press under the Legislative Open Records Act for a copy of a nepotism investigation that taxpayers paid for. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.


Liberia says may prosecute man who flew to U.S. with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42
By Bate Felix DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia could prosecute a national who flew to the United States and was diagnosed with the Ebola for making a false statement on travel documents, the head of the West African nation's airport authority said on Thursday. Binyah Kesselly said the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was asked in a questionnaire as he left Monrovia airport if he had come in contact with any Ebola victim or was showing symptoms of the disease and he had replied 'no'. ...

White Pass - 10/2/2014 12:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
White Pass US12
10/2/2014 12:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Satus Pass US97
10/2/2014 12:03:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Stevens Pass US2
10/2/2014 12:19:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Blewett Pass US97
10/2/2014 12:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/2/2014 12:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Justices Take Cases on Bias, Redistricting and Judicial Elections

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:34
The Supreme Court added 11 cases to its docket, including ones on redistricting, judicial elections and discrimination in housing and employment.






Don King liable for canceled title fight after boxer's drug test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:29

Boxing promoter Don King attends a news conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las VegasBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge found boxing promoter Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, challenger Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly put King in breach" even if the promoter had nothing to do with the failed test. ...


The Enforcer: John Branch’s ‘Boy on Ice’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:25
Derek Boogaard gave everything he had to a sport that ultimately destroyed his life.

Turkish MPs vote to join war on IS

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:21
Turkey's parliament backs a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

Jon Ryan named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:16
Seattle punter Jon Ryan has been named as the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Month.
Categories: Sports Center