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12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza planned

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:28
The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning. The military says in a statement that the lull will start at 8 a.m. local time and end at 8 p.m. local time.

Huge dust storm envelops Phoenix area

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:16

Traffic was snarled, air traffic briefly halted and visibility was at 0 to 1/2 mile.

       

California state senator facing additional charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:15

FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco. Yee, charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge. A federal grand jury on Friday, July 25, 2013 filed the additional charge against Yee. The grand jury says Yee took bribes in exchange for votes in favor of several legislative bills, including one on medical marijuana. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.


White Pass - 7/25/2014 7:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14
White Pass US12
7/25/2014 7:46:35 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.

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Satus Pass - 7/25/2014 7:48:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14
Satus Pass US97
7/25/2014 7:48:20 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 - 7/25/2014 7:52:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14
Stevens Pass US2
7/25/2014 7:52:19 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/25/2014 7:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14
Blewett Pass US97
7/25/2014 7:46:29 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/25/2014 7:50:46 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/25/2014 7:50:46 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Monday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:14

FILE - This July 1, 2012 file photo shows Ric Gillespie, right, founder of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, watching equipment testing alongside Wolfgang Burnside from aboard a ship at port in Honolulu. A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man’s lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise funds for the search. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, file)CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue raising funds for the search.


US 'will send migrant youths home'

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:12
President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.
Categories: BBC World News

Peering Into Darkness Beneath the Israel-Gaza Border

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:10
Some 30 tunnels, part of a network used by Palestinian militants, have been found by Israeli forces since the ground invasion of Gaza began.






Friday Memo: Scratching Nugent ... A bump in the night ... More money for Beast Mode?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:05
Just say 'No' to  Nugent: The Puyallup Tribe is the second Northwest tribe to cancel concerts by Ted Nugent. The news came three days after Idaho’s Coeur D’Alene Tribe canceled Nugent’s Aug. 4 show over his “racist and hate-filled remarks.” Shawn Vestal, a columnis

Orders for US durable goods up 0.7 percent in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:01
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans.

Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:58

Investigators gather at the scene of a fatal accident in North Philadelphia, Friday July 25, 2014. Two children were killed and three people critically injured when a hijacked car lost control and hit a group of people near a fruit stand, according to police. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.


Utilities hope to restore power to much of the Methow Valley

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:51
Lightning strikes that might have fueled the Carlton Complex wildfire never materialized Wednesday and Thursday, allowing emergency responders a moment to sigh in relief.

Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep'

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:46
A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Categories: BBC World News

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Medea,’ Kathleen Turner and Noël Coward on London Stages

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:46
Three plays with particularly passionate women are running in London: “Medea,” “Bakersfield Mist” (with Kathleen Turner) and Noël Coward’s “This Was a Man.”






Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:46
A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage licenses will be issued for gay couples in either county any time soon to allow for appeals.