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Dozens search Idaho mountains for missing Montana college student

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:35
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Dozens of sheriffs deputies and volunteers combed the rugged canyon lands and whitewater rivers of central Idaho on Tuesday searching for a Montana college student who vanished one week ago while driving to Montana from Idaho. Lucius Robbi, 21, of Orleans, California, has not been seen or heard from since last Tuesday, when he set off for the University of Montana campus in Missoula from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, where he had worked as a guide for a second summer at a rafting company that offers trips on the Payette River.   Robbi told fellow workers at Cascade Raft and Kayak he intended to camp Tuesday evening and be on hand the following day for orientation at the university, said Anne Long, office manager at the rafting company.   Surveillance video from a gas station in southwest Idaho on Tuesday showed what appeared to be his 1997 green Subaru Legacy with California plates and two orange kayaks strapped to the hood, she said. “It’s very strange,” Long said of the disappearance.   Robbi’s parents arrived in Idaho over the weekend and were among the dozens of volunteer and law enforcement searchers who have fanned out along a route toward Montana that could have taken Robbi through the backcountry of central Idaho near the remote town of Stanley, she said.   The mountainous area borders the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and is known for whitewater rapids, rock slides and flash flooding.

Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:34

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2009 file photo, a crowd gathers on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, Colo., during a Mardi Gras parade celebration. Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, are not up for a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign. The Denver Post reports the company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers for the Sept. 5-7 event. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow, File)DENVER (AP) — Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.


Suit: Church knowingly let abuser in youth program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:33
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two 50-year-old men filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the Seventh-Day Adventist Church put a man known to abuse children in charge of its youth program in the 1970s and kept him in that position even after learning he was accused of abusing a child in its ranks.

Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:13

This undated photo provided by Turner shows Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., John Martin. The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner. Martin has been talking for several months about a restructuring plan he has called Turner 2020. (AP Photo/Turner)NEW YORK (AP) — The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.


Southern California prepares for big storm surf

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:05
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas were preparing Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Rapoport's thoughts on Seahawks, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:01
1, We'll start with some thoughts from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who spent yesterday in Seattle and Tweeted a few of his observations:
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Ohio appoints special prosecutor for fatal police shooting at Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:00
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's attorney general said on Tuesday he has assigned a prosecutor with experience in police-involved shootings to investigate the death of a man shot while holding a BB gun at a Dayton-area Walmart. Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters that Mark Piepmeier of Hamilton County has been assigned as the special prosecutor for the case, which will go before a special grand jury on Sept. 22. "Mr. Piepmeier will do everything in his power to seek justice in this case." Crawford's death came a few days before the Aug. 9 fatal shooting by police in Ferguson, Missouri, of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, which is being investigated by the U.S.

Correction: Obit-Sperling story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:56

This undated photo provided by the Apollo Education Group shows John G. Sperling, founder of the Univertsity Of Phoenix. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group, the parent company of the University of Phoenix. His cause of death was not disclosed. Sperling stepped down two years ago as Apollo’s executive chairman, but his legacy remains as the founder of one of the biggest disrupters of traditional higher education. (AP Photo/Apollo Education Group)PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday.


White Pass - 8/26/2014 10:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:55
White Pass US12
8/26/2014 10:27:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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 - 8/26/2014 10:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:55
Satus Pass US97
8/26/2014 10:21:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/26/2014 10:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/26/2014 10:35:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/26/2014 10:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:55
Blewett Pass US97
8/26/2014 10:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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 - 8/26/2014 10:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/26/2014 10:20:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed at 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.

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US eager to cater to Chinese tourists

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:49

In this July 18, 2014 photo, South Coast Plaza General Manager Werner Escher, middle at doorway, greets Chinese tourists visiting the shopping center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Chinese tourism is surging and the mall is a popular destination that is doing what it can to keep the buses coming, from accepting China’s UnionPay card to providing Mandarin-speaking salespeople. Tourism from China to the United States has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Tourism from China to the United States has soared in the last seven years. Some facts about where the tourists go, what they do and how much they spend:


Texas v. Perry Emerges From Years of Struggle Over Anticorruption Unit

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:48
The conflict between Republicans who control Texas state government and a Democratic district attorney’s office has been playing out for years.






Thailand’s Business in Paid Surrogates May Be Foundering in a Moral Quagmire

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:37
Recent scandals have focused scrutiny on the largely unregulated practice of paid surrogate motherhood, prompting a government crackdown.

Emmys 2014: ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ Take Top Honors

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:13
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles included expected wins for the final season of “Breaking Bad” and yet another top comedy honor for “Modern Family.”






Goalkeeper Gurveen Clair leads Washington State to a 0-0 tie with No. 17 Brigham Young

WA Cougars - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:46
WSU now has five consecutive shutouts going back to last season
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