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Americans thinking big against Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:28
A U.S. victory over Germany would certainly qualify as a surprise.

Police fill a need with ‘Beds for Kids,’ other projects

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:24
Two Seattle police officers are inspired to help kids with no place to sleep.

Curt Schilling says cancer in remission

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:23
Former Boston pitcher announces news on social media.

Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:21
We’ve learned where they go in winter, confirmed that they eat chinook salmon more than anything else, and we now try to keep noisy boats away from them. But even after 10 years of research, the number of southern-resident killer whales in Puget Sound is still in decline.

Sales drop in second week for 'Hard Choices'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:19
Sales for Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Hard Choices" dropped sharply in its second week of publication, but her memoir remains the country's most popular adult nonfiction book.

GM halts sales of Cruze over airbags

BBC World News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:18
General Motors tells dealers in the US and Canada to halt sales of some Chevrolet Cruze cars due to a potential problem with the airbag.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago lays off 1,150 teachers, staff

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:17

Schools chief blames declining enrollment for sacking 550 teachers, 600 other staffers.

        

Arizona education official cries in apology over Web comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:13
Arizona's top education official broke down in tears on Wednesday as he apologized for his anonymous comments on Internet blogs that included comparing a birth control activist to Adolf Hitler and calling for an end to Spanish-language media in the United States. John Huppenthal, a Republican who is scheduled to compete in an Aug. 26 primary and would if successful run to retain his post as superintendent of public instruction in a November general election, told reporters at a news conference in Phoenix that he would not resign. "I’m here to renounce those blog comments," Huppenthal told reporters. Huppenthal admitted to writing the anonymous blog posts in a statement his office released last week to the Arizona Republic newspaper, which posted the statement online.

Washington settles with family of slain patient

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:12
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state has paid $500,000 to the family of a patient who was strangled to death at a psychiatric hospital, settling a lawsuit that accused the facility of failing to adequately supervise patients. Duane Charley, 56, was strangled with a belt in November 2012 ...

Minorities seen driving U.S. household growth: study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:10

Homes are seen for sale in the southwest area of Portland, OregonBy Moriah Costa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minorities will account for more than one-third of U.S. households by 2025 and make up nearly half of first-time homebuyers, according to a study released on Thursday. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University estimated the number of households, which currently stands at slightly more than 122 million, will increase by between 11.6 million and 13.2 million over 2015-2025. With the aging of the baby boomer generation, the number of households aged 65 and older is likely to increase by 10.7 million by 2025, the study said.


Arizona education official cries in apology over Web comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:07
Arizona's top education official broke down in tears on Wednesday as he apologized for his anonymous comments on Internet blogs that included comparing a birth control activist to Adolf Hitler and calling for an end to Spanish-language media in the United States. John Huppenthal, a Republican who is scheduled to compete in an Aug. 26 primary and would if successful run to retain his post as superintendent of public instruction in a November general election, told reporters at a news conference in Phoenix that he would not resign. "I’m here to renounce those blog comments," Huppenthal told reporters. Huppenthal admitted to writing the anonymous blog posts in a statement his office released last week to the Arizona Republic newspaper, which posted the statement online.

YouTube's music stars to air on Sirius XM radio show

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:04

Visitors stand in front of a logo of YouTube at the YouTube Space Tokyo, operated by Google, in Tokyo(Reuters) - YouTube is venturing onto radio with a weekly show on satellite radio service Sirius XM that will feature the online video website's most popular and emerging artists, the companies said on Thursday. The show called The YouTube 15 will be hosted by Jenna Marbles, one of YouTube's most popular stars whose videos on how to talk to your dog and other snippets from her life drew more than 13 million subscribers to her channel. YouTube's radio show will debut July 11 on the SiriusXM Hits 1 channel, which plays pop, R&B, rock and hip-hop.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Ikea to Increase Minimum Hourly Pay

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01
The retailer said the average hourly pay in its American stores will jump to $10.76, a 17 percent increase.

Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:01
The group of military, intelligence and legal experts warned of a “slippery slope” to perpetual war and the dangers of setting bad precedents for foes.






White Pass - 6/25/2014 8:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:59
White Pass US12
6/25/2014 8:23:15 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 - 6/25/2014 8:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:59
Satus Pass US97
6/25/2014 8:35:07 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:


Stevens Pass - 6/25/2014 8:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:59
Stevens Pass US2
6/25/2014 8:27:45 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 - 6/25/2014 8:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:59
Blewett Pass US97
6/25/2014 8:34:35 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 - 6/25/2014 8:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/25/2014 8:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Rock blasting related clean-up is in progress on Snoqualmie Pass. Due to a considerable amount of debris that was dislodged during the blast, and the extensive clean-up effort needed to remove it, the estimated time to open the roadway is approximately one or more hours.

Weather:


Well: Longer Heart Monitoring Backed for Stroke Patients

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:57
Two new studies suggest that atrial fibrillation may be the unrecognized cause of many strokes, and that patients should be monitored for a month to find out.