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Mormon church's international mark on display

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:17

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, shows flowers blooming in front of the Salt Lake Temple in Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend starting Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during a conference that brings 100,000 members to Salt Lake City to listen to guidance and inspiration from church leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend during a biannual conference that brings 100,000 church members to Salt Lake City to listen to words of guidance and inspiration from the faith's leaders.


Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad brand image

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:16
Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside.

Pedro Celis mocked by conservative radio hosts for vague answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:16
What should have been a friendly radio chat flipped into a PR headache on Thursday for Republican congressional candidate Pedro Celis.

UVa kidnap suspect: 'Gentle giant' or predator?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:12

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew didn't appear in in Albemarle County General District Court as expected Thursday, Oct, 2, 2014, for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges, in Charlottsville, Va. Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville. (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File) (AP Photo/City of Charlottesville, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was the kind of guy who would bust your lip, then regretfully drive you to the hospital. A "cool individual" around other guys, but a bit too "touchy-feely" with the ladies, family friend Rod Brown says.


Woman found dead in Old City park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:12

Woman found dead in Old City parkPhiladelphia police are investigating the death of a woman found dead in a park in Old City.


Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:07

FILE - In this file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn of Milwaukee. Salahadyn, accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin, pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee.


Sweden to Recognize Palestinian State

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:06
The new prime minister announced the decision in Parliament on Friday, making Sweden the first major state of the European Union to recognize Palestine.

Fitch Rates Washington's $765MM GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:05
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following state of Washington general obligation bonds:

Michigan Rep. Bentivolio files to run as write-in

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:04
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Friday filed to run as a write-in candidate in the race for his current seat in a suburban Detroit district.

Everett bridge inspected, to reopen after truck hits it

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:03
UPDATE: 2:05  p.m.: Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, and it's being reopened to traffic.

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan Henning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:02

Video purports to show Islamic State beheading of Alan HenningAn Internet video purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning.


Obama highlights economic, manufacturing gains

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:56

President Barack Obama speaks at Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to discuss the economy as part of Manufacturing Day. Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, the president on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job growth in U.S. history and boasted that the country is surpassing combined job creation in other advanced economies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Boosted by the lowest jobless rate in six years, President Barack Obama on Friday heralded September's hiring rate as the longest uninterrupted stretch of private sector job growth in U.S. history and declared that the United States is surpassing combined job creation in other advanced economies.


Philly VA whistleblower testifies at hearing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:52

Philly VA whistleblower testifies at hearingA woman who blew the whistle on alleged misconduct at Philadelphia's Veteran's Affairs office testified about the problems Friday at a congressional hearing.


White Pass - 10/3/2014 1:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
White Pass US12
10/3/2014 1:02:06 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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Satus Pass - 10/3/2014 1:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Satus Pass US97
10/3/2014 1:01:10 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 - 10/3/2014 1:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Stevens Pass US2
10/3/2014 1:04:37 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 - 10/3/2014 1:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Blewett Pass US97
10/3/2014 1:14:51 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 - 10/3/2014 1:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/3/2014 1:08:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting is completed for the week. 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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3 possible cases of enterovirus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:46

3 possible cases of enterovirus at Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia may have three cases of enterovirus D68 on its hands.


Lawyer: Insanity a defense in kids-out-window case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 04:44
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer said Friday he plans an insanity defense for a 34-year-old Las Vegas mother of three accused of throwing her two youngest children out a second-story window before jumping out herself.