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Asia stocks dip on Dow drop, China data cuts loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:15

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.


SPD investigates cop who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:14
Seattle police are investigating the conduct of a veteran officer who has written about 80 percent of the tickets for consuming marijuana in public this year, including some that referred to City Attorney Pete Holmes, a strong advocate of pot legalization, as “Petey Holmes.”

EWU Football Begins 2014 Season

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:09
=The Eastern Washington University football team kicked off its 2014 Fall practice schedule on Thursday, July 31, with the program's earliest start coming only in only a few weeks on Aug. 23 when Sam Houston State comes to town for the first NCAA game of the season.

USA TODAY Threepeat: Best videos of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:57

A near-death train encounter, a baby geep and an incredible dust storm are must-see videos.

       

Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry 70 years ago

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:54

Three days later, the SS raided the hiding place, and she was sent to a concentration camp.

       

P&G to shed more than half its brands

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:51

The company is getting rid of nearly 100 minor brands to focus on its 70-80 best sellers.

       

Victim shot in the neck in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:43

Victim shot in the neck in ChesterAuthorities are investigating after a victim was found with a gunshot wound to the neck in Chester.


5 things you need to know Friday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:40

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Contractor and inspector stole $3.6 million from PennDOT, AG says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:36

Contractor and inspector stole $3.6 million from PennDOT, AG saysTwo men, a contractor and an inspection consultant, have been charged with conspiring to steal $3.6 million in taxpayer money from PennDOT.


NYPD chokehold death ruled homicide

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:35

Video showed Eric Garner telling two officers several times, 'I can't breathe.'

       

White Pass - 7/31/2014 8:16:49 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32
White Pass US12
7/31/2014 8:16:49 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 7/31/2014 8:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32
Satus Pass US97
7/31/2014 8:10:07 PM

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 - 7/31/2014 8:07:04 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32
Stevens Pass US2
7/31/2014 8:07:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There will be pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86.2 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 7/31/2014 8:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32
Blewett Pass US97
7/31/2014 8:05:17 PM

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:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/31/2014 8:15:43 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/31/2014 8:15:43 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled for Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Vote on cigarette tax for Phila. schools postponed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:31

Vote on cigarette tax for Phila. schools postponedThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives' vote on a cigarette tax that would provide funding for Philadelphia schools has gone up in smoke.


Southbound lanes of I-495 bridge in Wilmington reopens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:30

Southbound lanes of I-495 bridge in Wilmington reopensThe southbound lanes of the Interstate 495 bridge in Wilmington was reopened to traffic today - one month ahead of schedule.


Cigarette tax for Philly schools stalls, jobs jeopardized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:27

Vote on cigarette tax for Phila. schools postponedThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives' vote on a cigarette tax that would provide funding for Philadelphia schools has gone up in smoke.


1 dead in Tioga-Nicetown triple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:27

1 dead in Tioga-Nicetown triple shootingAuthorities say one person was killed in a triple shooting in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Map: Seattle’s ‘gayborhood’ is becoming less gay

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:17
The percentage of same-sex couple households has declined on Capitol Hill, but increased in many other Seattle neighborhoods, since 2000.