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Pentagon Moves to Allow Transgender People to Serve Openly in the Military

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:30
The plan, which could go into effect early next year, would end what is seen as one of the last discriminatory rules about who can enlist or be commissioned in the military.









The race to conquer the Matterhorn

BBC World News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:26
Swiss mark momentous race to conquer Matterhorn
Categories: BBC World News

Federal trial in North Carolina voting rights case underway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:26

Demonstrators march through the streets of Winston-Salem, N.C., Monday, July 13, 2015 after the beginning of a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law. Election law experts say the case could determine how far Southern states can change voting rules after the nation's highest court struck down a portion of the federal Voting Rights Act just weeks before the North Carolina law was passed. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers and witnesses focused on whether Republican North Carolina state lawmakers and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory illegally weakened minority voting strength as a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law began Monday.


Obama Commutes Sentences for 46 Drug Offenders

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:24
The move intensified a campaign to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system as the president more than doubled the number of nonviolent criminals he has granted clemency.









Disneyland employee accused of seeking sex from minor for park tickets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:22
A Disneyland employee accused of offering what he thought was a 14-year-old girl tickets to the Southern California amusement park in exchange for sex acts was charged on Monday with attempting to commit sex crimes against a minor. Authorities say Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets, then arranged to meet an undercover police officer posing as the teen. Enciso, who works at the park in Anaheim, was taken into custody when he arrived at a pre-arranged meeting location in nearby Huntington Beach, carrying condoms and the tickets, according to a joint statement by police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Nudist resort owners charged in California water theft case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:21
Glyn and Lori Kay Stout, the owners of Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos, are accused of taking the water for their 80-year-old “clothing optional getaway,” which boasts a pool, tennis courts, volleyball and other activities for those who enjoy relaxing in the buff. “Diversion of water in the middle of drought is worrisome to everyone and lends an urgency to the case,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Denise Raabe told Reuters. California is in the fourth year of a catastrophic drought that has cost its farm sector billions and prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use.

South Carolina sheriff says clerical error helped Dylann Roof buy gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:20

Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in Shelby, North CarolinaDylann Roof, 21, was arrested by a Columbia Police Department officer on a drug charge and jailed on Feb. 28, 2015 but a clerk wrongly listed the county sheriff's office as the arresting agency, the Lexington County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday. Two days later a county official corrected the name of the arresting agency - but only internally - to list the Columbia Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement Monday. In mid-April when a Federal Bureau of Investigations examiner conducted a federal background check for Roof's pending purchase of a gun - the weapon now believed to have been used in the church murders - the FBI found Roof's incorrect arrest information and mistakenly contacted the Lexington County records division.


Q&A with Andrew Andrews, last man standing from UW’s 2011 recruiting class

WA Huskies - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:18
Andrew Andrews enters the twilight of his college basketball career with a major task of guiding a young Washington men’s basketball team filled with nine newcomers and seven freshmen. He’s also moving from shooting guard to point guard, which will require him to run the offense like he did in high school at Portland’s Benson […]
Categories: Sports Center

Andrew Andrews is last man standing from UW’s 2011 recruiting class

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:18
Andrew Andrews enters the twilight of his college basketball career with a major task of guiding a young Washington men’s basketball team filled with nine newcomers and seven freshmen. He’s also moving from shooting guard to point guard, which will require him to run the offense like he did in high school at Portland’s Benson […]
Categories: Sports Center

Andrew Andrews is last man standing from UW’s 2011 recruiting class

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:18
Andrew Andrews enters the twilight of his college basketball career with a major task of guiding a young Washington men’s basketball team filled with nine newcomers and seven freshmen. He’s also moving from shooting guard to point guard, which will require him to run the offense like he did in high school at Portland’s Benson […]
Categories: Sports Center

Andrew Andrews is last man standing from UW’s 2011 recruiting class

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:18
Andrew Andrews enters the twilight of his college basketball career with a major task of guiding a young Washington men’s basketball team filled with nine newcomers and seven freshmen. He’s also moving from shooting guard to point guard, which will require him to run the offense like he did in high school at Portland’s Benson […]

Amazon ‘Prime Day’ stirs Wal-Mart counterattack

NBA - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:15
Wal-Mart and Amazon trade barbs and talk trash — well, sort of — in a battle of sales promotions.
Categories: Sports Center

Amazon ‘Prime Day’ stirs Wal-Mart counterattack

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:15
Wal-Mart and Amazon trade barbs and talk trash — well, sort of — in a battle of sales promotions.
Categories: Sports Center

Amazon ‘Prime Day’ stirs Wal-Mart counterattack

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:15
Wal-Mart and Amazon trade barbs and talk trash — well, sort of — in a battle of sales promotions.

NYC reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner chokehold death case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:13

NYC reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner chokehold death caseNew York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody.


Judge is inclined to release video of police killing man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge said Monday he was inclined to rule in favor of news media companies seeking video of a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in a Los Angeles suburb two years ago.

Sheriff: Washington state motorist finds girl who says she survived small ... - The Missoulian

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:12

Sheriff: Washington state motorist finds girl who says she survived small ...
The Missoulian
MAZAMA, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff: Washington state motorist finds girl who says she survived small plane crash Saturday. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Bits Blog: Details Emerge About Victoria Taylor’s Dismissal at Reddit

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:10
In a post on Reddit late Sunday, Yishan Wong, Reddit’s former chief executive and Ellen Pao’s predecessor, accused Alexis Ohanian, a Reddit co-founder, of firing Ms. Taylor.









Snoqualmie Pass - 7/12/2015 10:17:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/12/2015 10:17:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Rock blasting is schedule at 8 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16. During blasting crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures, there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 at the summit or westbound past milepost 70 near Easton. This work is weather dependent and will be subject to change.

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Taxi collides with armored car in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:05

Taxi collides with armored car in Center CityA taxi cab collided with an armored car in Center City Monday night.