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2 hotels get overhauls in sign of Sin City upswing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:37

In this undated architectural rendering provided by Caesars Entertainment shows the exterior of a proposed new $223 Million LINQ Hotel & Casino, the latest addition to its portfolio of Las Vegas resorts. An aging Las Vegas Strip resort is getting a $223 million upgrade to match the hip new dining and entertainment district next door. Caesars Entertainment said Tuesday, July 1, 2014, that it’s overhauling The Quad and renaming it the LINQ Hotel & Casino effective Oct. 30. It’s the same name as the popular pedestrian mall that opened earlier this year and features the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. (AP Photo/Caesars Entertainment)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two major Las Vegas resorts will be completely overhauled and rebranded in another sign that the entertainment capital is emerging from its recession doldrums.


Defending Champion Andy Murray Loses at Wimbledon

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:36
Defending champion Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon, beaten in straight sets by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Champion Murray beaten by Dimitrov

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:35
Andy Murray's title defence ends with a straight-sets defeat by Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon.
Categories: BBC World News

Ahead of July 4th, much of East Coast eyes storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:30

This Tuesday, July 1, 2014, satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the center of Tropical Storm Arthur off the east coast of Florida. With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast early Wednesday, though Tropical Storm Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path. (AP Photo/NOAA)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.


Chinese President’s Visit to South Korea Could Nudge U.S. Off Its Regional Perch

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:28
The visit to Seoul by President Xi Jinping of China appears to be aimed at disrupting the alliances the United States has developed in the region.

Pre-teen defendant incompetent to proceed in 'Slenderman' case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:27
WAUKESHA Wis. (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin pre-teen girls accused of stabbing their friend to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman" after experts deemed her mentally incompetent to proceed with her defense. Two doctors have concluded that Morgan Geyser was incompetent, according to the results of mental evaluations disclosed in court on Wednesday. Geyser and Anissa Weier, both 12, have been charged as adults in the stabbing of their friend in a park in late May. ...

PHOTOS: Chester County Sheriff's Most Wanted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:26

 Chester County Sheriff's Most WantedThe Chester County Sheriff's Department is seeking more than a dozen 'Most Wanted' fugitives.


Italy shipwreck 'leaves 70 missing'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:20
Some 70 people are lost at sea after their boat capsized off Sicily, survivors say, in the latest disaster to hit migrants crossing to Italy.
Categories: BBC World News

Doctors: Stabbing suspect is mentally incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:16
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors say one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is not competent to stand trial.

Fact sheet: 2015 Audi A3

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:15
2015 Audi A3 2.0T quattro S tronic

The connected car? Audi has it in the 2015 A3

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:14

This undated product image provided by Audi shows the 2015 Audi A3. (AP Photo/Audi)After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi's new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers — young millenials.


Excavation for Railyard Project Reveals a Hidden Piece of New York City

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:02
The development of a mixed-use project has uncovered layers of bedrock schist and exposed geological features that have never been seen.

Scientists retract studies about making stem cells

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:58

This undated image made available by the journal Nature shows a mouse embryo formed with specially-treated cells from a newborn mouse that had been transformed into stem cells. Researchers in Boston and Japan say they created stem cells from various tissues of newborn mice. If the same technique works for humans, it may provide a new way to grow tissue for treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson's disease. The report was published online on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in the journal Nature. (AP Photo/RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Haruko Obokata)NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who reported in January that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells have withdrawn that claim, following accusations of falsified data.


White Pass - 7/2/2014 6:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:56
White Pass US12
7/2/2014 6:37:58 AM

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 - 7/2/2014 6:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:56
Satus Pass US97
7/2/2014 6:24:03 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.

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Stevens Pass - 7/2/2014 6:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:56
Stevens Pass US2
7/2/2014 6:30:13 AM

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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Blewett Pass - 7/2/2014 6:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:56
Blewett Pass US97
7/2/2014 6:25:01 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/2/2014 6:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/2/2014 6:26:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:55
Though they are strong supporters of the Democratic Party, they tend not to turn out in nonpresidential election years like this one.

American Ship Loading Syrian Chemicals for Destruction at Sea

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:52
The cargo is part of a 1,300-ton stockpile of toxins removed from Syria under an international deal brokered last year and brought to Italy.