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Marvel's 'Guardians' rockets to top of box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:44

This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." The movie releases on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.


Toledo Zoo using own water amid Lake Erie toxin

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:43
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo says it's using its own water reserves for the animals as drinking water for some 400,000 people in the region remains off limits because of toxins in Lake Erie.

Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:33
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct.

Air Force Academy investigating athletic programs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:33
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy said Sunday it has launched an investigation of its athletic department and is demanding more accountability from coaches after the Colorado Springs Gazette reported allegations of lax oversight and athlete misconduct.

Somali candidate eyes milestone in US race

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:31

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Mohamud Noor hands out his campaign literature in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. A Noor victory would presumably set him on course to be the highest-ranking Somali-American elected official in the country. He’s trying to bump one of the Legislature’s longest-ever serving House members in Phyllis Kahn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a neighborhood dubbed "Little Mogadishu," Mohamud Noor can't walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand.


How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:31
To grab some of TV’s ad dollars, the social network is trying to help advertisers reach the perfect customer.






US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:25
The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

Mariners minor league report, August 3

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:16
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center

Skokomish boat ramp closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:16
The Skokomish Park boat launch, owned and operated by the Skokomish Tribe, at Hoodsport will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5-6 as Tacoma Power works on the new sockeye hatchery.

Mariners minor league report, August 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:16
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.

US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:14
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.
Categories: BBC World News

Canada's Magic! tops British music chart with debut single

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:05

Members of the band Magic! arrive on the red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in TorontoLONDON (Reuters) - Canadian band Magic! moved up one place to top the British singles charts on Sunday with their reggae-infused debut track "Rude", the Official Charts Company said. The single toppled Cheryl Cole's "Crazy Stupid Love" to take the number one spot, boosted by internet streaming which was added to the charts data last month alongside physical sales. In the albums chart, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran continued his run at number one, topping the bill for a sixth week with "X", while Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke - The Best Of" remained in second place. ...


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

White Pass - 8/3/2014 10:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:03
White Pass US12
8/3/2014 10:23:15 AM

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 - 8/3/2014 10:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:03
Satus Pass US97
8/3/2014 10:35:07 AM

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 - 8/3/2014 10:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:03
Stevens Pass US2
8/3/2014 10:27:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/3/2014 10:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:03
Blewett Pass US97
8/3/2014 10:34:35 AM

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 - 8/3/2014 10:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/3/2014 10:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed 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 between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Second U.S. aid worker with Ebola to leave Liberia Monday night

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:01
A second American health worker suffering from Ebola is due to fly from Liberia's capital Monrovia to the United States overnight on Monday, the country's information minister said. "The airport authorities tell me it will be Monday night or very early on Tuesday at around 1 am," Lewis Brown told Reuters by telephone on Sunday. Nancy Writebol, a missionary working for U.S. charity Samaritan's Purse, is due to travel on the same plane that transported her colleague Dr. Kent Brantly from Liberia on Saturday, Brown added.

Sunday's pregame notes and lineups for Mariners at Orioles

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:01
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Categories: Sports Center

Sunday's pregame notes and lineups for Mariners at Orioles

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:01
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