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James Metts Is Accused of Accepting Bribes

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:21
James R. Metts, the state’s longest-serving sheriff, is accused of accepting money from a restaurant mogul to free workers arrested and sent to the county jail he controlled.

Doctors: 12-year-old stabbing suspect incompetent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:16
Doctors believe that one of the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is not mentally competent to stand trial, attorneys said Wednesday.

Flights to U.S. Face Scrutiny After Threats Are Reported

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:11
The Department of Homeland Security said it would increase screening of passengers and cargo on United States-bound flights in response to threats from Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.






Lightning creates striking picture against NYC sky

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:11

In one surreal looking image, a bolt of lightning is seen shooting near the United Nations.

       

Guest: Obama’s regulatory cap-and-trade does not work for Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:10
Washington state would be penalized under the EPA’s proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions, writes guest columnist Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Baseball Let Rodriguez Use Testosterone in Big Year, Book Says

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:10
According to a new book, “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era,” Alex Rodriguez was granted a therapeutic use exemption to use testosterone in 2007, the year he won his third M.V.P. award.

Mauled girl's family says it won't take KFC money

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:08

The family claims a KFC employee asked the scarred 3-year-old to leave the restaurant.

       

Gotham: Takeover of Kenmore Hotel: Informer Recalls His Complicity

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:08
Two police informers now claim that the conquest of the Kenmore Hotel in 1994 was a dirty victory, where planted evidence and false testimony were used to frame many of the tenants.

One dead in fireworks explosion at Texas high school

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:07

The blast occurred as crews were setting up for a July 4th show on Friday.

       

Tennessee police officer sued in second killing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:06

Officer now accused of shooting woman in back 10 times cleared of wrongdoing in 2009 case

       

Rick Perry Turns From Beloved Cowboy Boots

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:05
Gov. Rick Perry, who appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 2010 with a pair of cowboy boots, announced recently that he had given them up because of his back problems.

Colorado leaders seek gay-marriage resolution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:05

Julie Hoehing, left, and Nancy Cooley, middle, hug and kiss after they were married, while daughter Lia Cooley watches at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Although Colorado's constitution bans same-sex marriage, a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver last week regarding a Utah case said states cannot prevent people from marrying based on their gender. That motivated Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall to begin issuing marriage licenses, even though the 10th Circuit put its ruling on hold pending an appeal. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Mark Leffingwell)DENVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.


Storms leave power outages, flooding, flight delays in central U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
Hundreds of thousands of people were without power on Tuesday after a deadly storm that brought tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain to the central United States. Illinois was particularly hard hit as flooding, downed trees and fires caused by lightning strikes snarled traffic, cut power and delayed or canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Chicago. About 400,000 ComEd customers lost power in the storm and 153,000 remained without power on Tuesday afternoon, mainly in the region south of Chicago, the company said. Iowa also took a direct hit, with hail measuring 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10 cm) in diameter and peak winds of 90 mph (145 kph) recorded, said National Weather Service spokesman Pat Slattery.

White Pass - 7/2/2014 5:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
White Pass US12
7/2/2014 5:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

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Satus Pass - 7/2/2014 5:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
Satus Pass US97
7/2/2014 5:24:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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.

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Stevens Pass - 7/2/2014 5:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
Stevens Pass US2
7/2/2014 5:30:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

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Blewett Pass - 7/2/2014 5:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
Blewett Pass US97
7/2/2014 5:25:01 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/2/2014 5:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/2/2014 5:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Germany draws parallels to 1990 winning team

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:01
Facing criticism at home for failing to find the beautiful game, Germany is drawing parallels to its 1990 World Cup campaign, when it won the last of its three titles.

On Soccer: World Cup 2014: Jurgen Klinsmann and U.S. Soccer Make Slow Progress

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:01
The United States, which lost to Belgium on Tuesday, finished in the top half of a 32-team tournament. Was the World Cup a success for the American team?