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Tactical shift by cartels could be fueling migrant surge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:56

One possible reason for migrant surge: drug cartels

        

Russian envoy sees prospect of terrorist state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:56

FILE - Russian Federation Ambassador Vitaly Churkin addresses the United Nations Security Council, in this May 2, 2014 file photo. Russia's U.N. ambassador said Thursday June 26, 2014 there is a real prospect of a terrorist state springing up from Syria's second-largest city Aleppo to Iraq's capital Baghdad. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says there is a real prospect of a terrorist state springing up from Syria's second-largest city Aleppo to Iraq's capital Baghdad.


AP PHOTOS: Fence helped community honor Hotshots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:55

Dennis Bueschel, a volunteer for the Tribute Fence Preservation Project, hangs a t-shirt for a display honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed nearly a year ago fighting a wildfire on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Dusty boots, weathered flowers, boxes of stuffed animals, hundreds of American flags and T-shirts off the backs of firefighters from around the country: The chain-link fence surrounding the former fire station of the Granite Mountain Hotshots became a massive memorial in the days and weeks after 19 of them died a year ago in northern Arizona.


White Pass - 6/26/2014 10:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:49
White Pass US12
6/26/2014 10:32:41 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 6/26/2014 10:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:49
Satus Pass US97
6/26/2014 10:33:00 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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Stevens Pass - 6/26/2014 10:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:49
Stevens Pass US2
6/26/2014 10:32:40 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 6/26/2014 10:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:49
Blewett Pass US97
6/26/2014 10:35:27 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 - 6/26/2014 10:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/26/2014 10:33:30 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 blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

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Top officials describe 'corrosive culture' in VA system

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:42

Report given to President Obama on Friday details history of retaliation toward workers.

        

Mariners flash some power but can’t sweep Red Sox

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:41
Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino and Brad Miller hit home runs for Seattle in a 5-4 home loss. Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma had his shortest start of the season.
Categories: Sports Center

Rights group: Iraq militants executed 160 captives

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:39

The number of victims may well be much higher, Human Rights Watch says.

        

VIDEO: Who is the man leading Boko Haram?

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:37
The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has come to international prominence after abducting more than 200 school girls, but what do we know about its leader?
Categories: BBC World News

C.J. Wilcox taken in first round of NBA draft

WA Huskies - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:36
C.J. Wilcox, the unassuming sharp shooter who set three-point and scoring records at Washington, was taken with the 28th pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in Thursday's NBA draft.
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. loses to Germany but advances to knockout round

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:31
Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday to claim Group G but the U.S. advanced to the knockout round as Portugal beat Ghana, 2-1. The U.S. will play Belgium on Tuesday.

Mourning millions: EU leaders mark WWI centennial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:30
At a site where their countrymen once slaughtered each other with machine guns, artillery and poison gas, the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and other European nations commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I and vowed Thursday to preserve peace on the continent.

ArtsBeat: Shia LaBeouf Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Studio 54

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:30
The actor Shia LaBeouf was removed from New York’s Studio 54 during a performance of “Cabaret,” for being disorderly during the performance, the police said.






Rewind: Live chat with Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:26
Denver Nuggets guard and former Husky Nate Robinson talked about his past playing days in Seattle, his new book and much more in a live chat on Thursday.

‘A lot of excitement’ as Clippers take Huskies’ C.J. Wilcox in NBA draft

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:25
Wilcox was surprised the Clippers were interested in him considering the other guards on the team and his subpar performance at their workout.

‘Missionary of tea’ John Harney helped spread the word in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:23
Former inn owner and operator John Harney went on to found specialty tea company Harney & Sons.

Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:21
Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition.