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With service, case closed in teen's tower climb

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he'd already completed.

Juvenile jail escape latest for troubled facility

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:17

A crew checks for weak spots in the fence surrounding the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. According to a Department of Children's Services spokesman, more than 30 teenagers escaped from the facility Monday night by overwhelming 16 to 18 staff members, then crawling under a weak spot in the fence. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped under a fence has a long history of violence, allegations of sexual abuse and previous efforts to break out.


Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:16

Tara Betterman-Layne, left, and her wife Melody Betterman-Layne, both from Indianapolis, Ind., talk to reporters after attending a hearing before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the challenges to Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.


Seattle agrees to pay $45,000 to pregnant woman tasered by police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:15
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle will pay $45,000 to a woman who police shocked with a stun gun after stopping her for speeding when she was seven months pregnant, resolving a long legal dispute in a city under federal scrutiny over allegations of harsh and biased policing. Malaika Brooks sued the city and the three police officers who stopped her in 2004 as she was driving her 11-year-old son to school and shocked her three times after she refused to sign a traffic ticket and leave her car under threat of arrest. "After almost eight years of litigation, we are pleased to have this matter resolved," City Attorney Peter Holmes said in a statement on Wednesday, in which he admitted no wrongdoing on the part of the officers involved. The Seattle case developed amid a number of lawsuits seeking damages over the growing nationwide use of stun guns, which incapacitate people through a jolt of electricity.

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:15

Drexel Univ. residence hall chemical leak declared under control after evacuationsFirst responders say a chemical leak that forced evacuations at a Drexel University residence hall has been declared under control.


Washington statue vandalized in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:13

Washington statue vandalized in TrentonIt's a bizarre case, and whether it's a prank or a political statement, police would like to catch the people responsible for the senseless vandalism.


VIDEO: 'No anger' over 30 years on death row

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:12
A man who spent 30 years in prison for rape and murder says he has "no anger" over his wrongful conviction, after DNA evidence proved his innocence.
Categories: BBC World News

NBC's Emmy viewers dominate TV's week

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:12

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 photo, Bryan Cranston accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work in "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. The Nielsen company said the Emmys were watched by 15.6 million people, six million more than "America's Got Talent," the second-ranked show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — More people were interested in watching a celebration of television's recent past than in seeing anything new on television last week.


N.C. half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:10

James McCollum, facing camera, embraces his son Henry following the younger man's release from Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Henry McCollum spent more than 30 years on death row for a rape and murder he didn't commit. McCollum's Step mother Priscilla McCollum is at left. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.


Guatemala prisons director arrested

BBC World News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:06
Guatemala's Prison Service Director Edgar Camargo is arrested and charged with involvement in a lucrative extortion scheme in the country's jails.
Categories: BBC World News

Drunk driver pleads guilty in deaths of 2 teens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:03

Drunk driver pleads guilty in deaths of 2 teensA drunken driver who struck and killed two teen cousins on a New Jersey roadway in 2012 has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges.


U.S. healthcare spending growth to slow further: government report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:02
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said it expects average annual healthcare spending to grow by 5.7 percent from 2013 to 2023, compared to 5.8 percent in last year's projections, which covered the years 2012 to 2022. The projected growth rate is well below the 7.2 percent annual average between 1990 and 2008, CMS said. The projections coincide with Congressional Budget Office estimates released last week that show another $11 billion reduction in projected spending for Medicare, the federal healthcare program for the elderly, for the 2015-24 period. The CMS study projects both public and private healthcare outlays and showed the overall total will make up a smaller portion of the economy than previously thought in coming years.

Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:58

CORRECTS DATELINE TO KITTERY, MAINE - Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the killing of Steven Sotloff while visiting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Miane. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Biden said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell." (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell."


Three Detroit men charged in murder of French street artist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:54
By Carrie Cunningham DETROIT (Reuters) - Three Detroit men have been charged with the robbery and murder last year of a 23-year-old French street artist, prosecutors said on Wednesday. "It sickens me that a young, talented artist who had traveled the world to pursue his passion was murdered here, thus reinforcing the stereotypes for many about our City of Detroit," said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Berreni's father, Mourad Berreni, told the Detroit Free Press his son created artwork with social messages and was drawn to the bankrupt Michigan city, which has been troubled by poverty and crime.

North Carolina Men Are Released After Convictions Overturned

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:52
Henry Lee McCollum, 50, was released a day after a North Carolina judge threw out his conviction in a 1983 rape and murder. Mentally disabled, he must now learn to live in a world he has not experienced since he was a teenager.






NY driver charged in child's death arrested again

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:50
NEW YORK (AP) — An unlicensed driver accused of killing a 4-year-old while fleeing police last year has again been charged with a crime behind the wheel — this time injuring a police officer while bolting from a weekend traffic stop, authorities said.

White Pass - 9/3/2014 1:17:57 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:48
White Pass US12
9/3/2014 1:17:57 PM

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Satus Pass - 9/3/2014 1:14:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:48
Satus Pass US97
9/3/2014 1:14:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 9/3/2014 1:17:15 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:48
Stevens Pass US2
9/3/2014 1:17:15 PM

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Blewett Pass - 9/3/2014 1:03:34 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:48
Blewett Pass US97
9/3/2014 1:03:34 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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