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Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:13
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
Categories: BBC World News

Sotloff was citizen of both U.S., Israel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:12

He hid dual nationality during year of captivity before being beheaded by Islamic State terrorists.

       

Berkeley votes to provide free medical marijuana to the poor

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:11
Beginning next August, medical marijuana dispensaries in this city will be required to donate at least 2 percent of their cannabis to low-income residents.

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:08
When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.

Obama vows to bring Islamic State killers to justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:02

Intelligence community analysis concludes gruesome beheading video is genuine.

       

Steven Sotloff beheading video deemed authentic

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:02

Intelligence community analysis concludes gruesome video is genuine.

       

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:00

 Should a 9-Year-Old Handle an Uzi?PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.


Judge orders attorney to wear socks in court

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:58

Indiana attorney faces sanctions if he shows up in court with sockless feet again.

       

3 fatally shot, 2 wounded at Kansas City homes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:57
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon, and police located a missing SUV hours later several miles away.

Celeb hacking scandal shows digital vulnerability

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:47

 The Winter Soldier," at the Rex Cinema, in Paris. To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. That’s the advice experts offer after hackers broke into female celebrities’ personal accounts, stole nude photos and posted them online. Even though such hacking is illegal - the man who stole nude photos of Johansson was convicted of federal wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer - ensuring that all the illicit images are removed from all the sites that posted them is a never-ending challenge that one expert likened to a game of “whack-a-mole.” (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — To keep private pictures private, never upload them online.


France delays delivery of new war ship to Russia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40

Kremlin leader lays out a seven-point peace plan that he hopes will be adopted by all sides this week.

       

White Pass - 9/2/2014 9:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40
White Pass US12
9/2/2014 9:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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No restrictions

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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 - 9/2/2014 9:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40
Satus Pass US97
9/2/2014 9:03:17 PM

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

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Stevens Pass - 9/2/2014 9:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40
Stevens Pass US2
9/2/2014 9:19:42 PM

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Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/2/2014 9:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40
Blewett Pass US97
9/2/2014 9:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 9/2/2014 9:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/2/2014 9:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Hawaii tropical fish collector denies scuba diving attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:32
By Karin Stanton KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - A Hawaii man who collects tropical fish for aquariums pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a criminal charge stemming from an unusual underwater scuffle in which he is accused of ripping the breathing apparatus from the mouth of another scuba diver. The defendant, Jay Lovell, also asked that the case against him be heard by a jury trial, which a state circuit court judge scheduled to begin next Thursday in the city of Kona on Hawaii's Big Island. His plea of not guilty was entered during an arraignment before Judge Ronald Ibarra that lasted just a few minutes. Rene Umberger, 53, director of a coral reef conservation group called For the Fishes, has accused Lovell of attacking her at a depth of 50 feet while she and others in her group were videotaping Lovell and another diver collecting fish.

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:30
By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned ...

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:30

A video purportedly shows U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic StateBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". A statement released by Sotloff's family through a spokesman indicated the family considered the video to be authentic.


Commissioners recognize advantages of long-term repairs to four largest units at Rocky Reach Dam

Chelan County PUD - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:00
Commission meeting news. Other topics: fiber equipment discount; surplus land hearing; special meetings set.
Categories: Chelan County