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Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.

Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:07

Angelica Gallegos, whose well has run dry, chops vegetables as she stands next to her sink where she washes dishes with bottled water in PortervilleBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday. ...


AP asks for accounting of fake FBI news stories

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:06
SEATTLE (AP) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and The Associated Press sent separate letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressing concerns that the FBI faked an AP story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. The AP also asked the Justice Department to account for other times it has posed as a media organization in an investigation.

2 Louisiana children killed walking to school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:05
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say two teenage girls were killed and a third was seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they walked to school.

Hate crime bill approved in Philadelphia after same-sex attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:04

Hate crime bill approved in Philadelphia after same-sex attackPhiladelphia's city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren't covered under state law.


Defense asks for new judge in Iraq war crime case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:03
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Defense lawyers called a military judge biased and unfair on Thursday and asked him to remove himself from the case of a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case.

White Pass - 10/30/2014 3:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
White Pass US12
10/30/2014 3:02:06 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/30/2014 3:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Satus Pass US97
10/30/2014 3:01:10 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/30/2014 3:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Stevens Pass US2
10/30/2014 3:04:37 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/30/2014 3:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Blewett Pass US97
10/30/2014 3:14:51 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/30/2014 3:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/30/2014 3:08:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decide on the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 - 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts - and last season to have the option vest
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Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:58

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...


Sleuths have new hope in search for Earhart plane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:51
OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane.

Argentina OKs law aimed at luring oil investment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:46
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress has passed an energy law aimed at luring foreign investment into its promising shale oil and gas.

Sources: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:39

 Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedAction News has learned that police have captured Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper.


Electricity project linking Quebec and New York clears hurdle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:39
By Mike De Souza OTTAWA (Reuters) - A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday. Don Jessome, chief executive officer of Albany-based Transmission Developers Inc., said a U.S. ...

Outburst disrupts former college official's trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:33
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state university administrator testified during a federal civil rights trial Thursday that he didn't sexually harass or assault students, prompting one of the plaintiffs to rise from his seat and shout: "Don't lie!"

Suspect arrested in taunting of California officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:33
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway.

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:30

Neal Orsini poses in a Colonial-era cemetery on Rogers Island on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Fort Edward, N.Y. The cemetery could hold the remains of hundreds of people, including some of the famous frontier fighters known as Rogers’ Rangers. In 2006, a local couple who served as caretakers for the then-privately owned property uncovered seven human skeletons buried at the site, including one that was missing its skull. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?