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Obama likes all the 'folks'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:40

President Obama often employs a favorite term: Folks.

       

Ohio drinking water emergency 'not over yet'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:26

Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency for three counties.

       

Bertha drifting away from Turks & Caicos, Bahamas

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:10

Officials discontinue warnings after tropical storm battered Turks & Caicos, Bahamas.

       

Around 500,000 in Ohio without drinking water as tested for toxins

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:06
By George Tanber TOLEDO Ohio (Reuters) - Some 500,000 residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were without safe drinking water for a second day on Sunday while local water supplies were being tested following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie. Health officials sent samples to several laboratories on Saturday for testing after finding Lake Erie may have been affected by a "harmful algal bloom," but results would not return until Sunday, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Heidi Griesmer said. The lake provides the bulk of the area's drinking water.

Quake death toll rises in southern China

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:04

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m.

       

Voices: At 9/11 Memorial, stories behind the names

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:03

A visit to the new memorial brings back memories of the victims' lives

       

China gives Xinjiang death toll

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:01
China gives the first definitive death toll, 37 civilians, in what it calls a gang attack last week in the eastern province of Xinjiang.
Categories: BBC World News

Boomers need help dealing with their parents’ ‘stuff’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:01
How to downsize your parents belongings.

White Pass - 8/3/2014 1:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:59
White Pass US12
8/3/2014 1:22:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/3/2014 1:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:59
Satus Pass US97
8/3/2014 1:30:53 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 - 8/3/2014 1:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:59
Stevens Pass US2
8/3/2014 1:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/3/2014 1:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:59
Blewett Pass US97
8/3/2014 1:36:19 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 - 8/3/2014 1:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/3/2014 1:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Lethal flood hits Italy festival

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:53
Four people are killed and 20 others injured after a flash flood tore through a festival in a village near Venice in northern Italy.
Categories: BBC World News

California governor declares emergency amid fires

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:49

This Monday, July 28, 2014 photo released Thursday, July 31, 2014 by the U.S. Forest Service, shows flames and smoke in the Sierra National Forest, Calif. On Thursday, Fire crews are battling a blaze in Sierra National Forest about 60 miles northeast of Fresno, Calif. that was creeping closer to the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreation spot that supplies drinking water. (AP Photo/U.S. National Forest Service, Burt Stalter)ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire along the Oregon-California border spurred evacuation notices even as California's governor declared a state of emergency to help fight blazes raging in the state.


VIDEO: Sour grapes? Italian winemakers at war

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:45
The natural wine movement in Italy says their product is 'true' to wine drunk in the middle ages but has caused controversy in the industry. Alan Johnson reports from Tuscany.
Categories: BBC World News

Jon Lester wins debut with Athletics

Seattle Mariners - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 16:16
Lester, a Tacoma native who attended Bellarmine Prep, worked into the seventh inning to win his Athletics debut and Jonny Gomes produced two timely hits during an eight-run burst in his Bay Area return for an 8-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Categories: Sports Center

Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr. Are Wed in Hyannis Port, Mass.

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:15
Cheryl Hines, an actress, director and producer, married Robert Kennedy Jr. , an environmental lawyer, on Saturday.