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Microsoft bets on gold mine from ‘Minecraft’ purchase

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 38 min ago
Looking at the wildly popular game as a platform, the software giant is hoping to benefit from Minecraft’s passionate, young community of players.

Suspect named in Pennsylvania State Trooper shootings

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 44 min ago

Suspect named in Pennsylvania State Trooper shootingsPennsylvania State Police say they know who they are looking for in connection with a weekend shooting that left on state trooper dead and another seriously injured.


Pennsylvania state police ID suspect in deadly ambush of troopers

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago
BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania state police on Tuesday named Matthew Eric Frein, described as an anti-law enforcement survivalist, as the prime suspect in the deadly ambush of two troopers outside their barracks. An arrest warrant was secured for Frein, 31, of nearby Canadensis, Pennsylvania, state police commissioner Frank Noonan told a news conference. The shooting late Friday outside the Blooming Grove barracks about 100 miles north of Philadelphia killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...

Cigarette tax for Philly schools back on Pa. lawmakers' agenda

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago

Cigarette tax for Philly schools back on Pa. lawmakers' agendaPhiladelphia's school system drew nearer to a badly needed infusion of cash with a Pennsylvania House committee vote in favor of a $2-a-pack cigarette tax in the city.


The end of Atlantic City's hot streak

BBC World News - 4 hours 53 min ago
Atlantic City's long hot streak comes to an end
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Attention now turns to Super Bowl rematch, Broncos call it "a statement game''

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 55 min ago
In the aftermath of a surprising loss at San Diego, the fact that the Seahawks now face a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII wasn't really on the top of anyone's mind.
Categories: Sports Center

Tuesday live chat

Seattle Seahawks - 4 hours 55 min ago
We'll get going at noon Tuesday for our weekly live chat:
Categories: Sports Center

The Great Stagnation: You Can’t Feed a Family With G.D.P.

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 57 min ago
The census numbers on what American families made last year are as mediocre as they are predictable.






Amtrak service resumes between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 1 sec ago

Trains sit on the tracks behind Union Station in Washington(Reuters) - Amtrak trains resumed with limited operation between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, following interruptions due to downed wires and debris on the tracks. Engineers made repairs permitting Amtrak Northeast Corridor service to resume on a single track through the Aberdeen, Maryland, area, Amtrak said in a statement, after a Norfolk Southern Corp freight train struck a pole supporting overhead wires overnight. Work continues to return the adjacent track to service. ...


Russians urged 'don't panic'

BBC World News - 5 hours 8 min ago
Russian authorities urged people not to panic on Tuesday as the rouble fell to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy.
Categories: BBC World News

Arizona braces for possible repeat of powerful storms

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 9 min ago

Hurricane Odile is pictured off the west coast of the United States as it approaches the Baja Peninsula in this September 14, 2014 NASA handout satellite imageBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona residents braced for another wave of heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Odile began to sweep into the desert state. With cloudy skies above, locals began filling sandbags at fire stations and trying to shore up their homes, just eight days after powerful storms battered the southwestern state and dumped record rainfall on the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Last week's downpour turned sections of major freeways into lakes, overflowed from creeks and canals and killed two women swept away by floodwaters. ...


White Pass - 9/16/2014 11:16:49 AM

White Pass Report - 5 hours 11 min ago
White Pass US12
9/16/2014 11:16:49 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. motorist can expect 30 minute delays near the summit for construction work.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/16/2014 11:10:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - 5 hours 11 min ago
Satus Pass US97
9/16/2014 11:10:07 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 - 9/16/2014 11:07:04 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 5 hours 11 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
9/16/2014 11:07:04 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/16/2014 11:05:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 5 hours 11 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
9/16/2014 11:05:17 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:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/16/2014 11:15:43 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 5 hours 11 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/16/2014 11:15:43 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 closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 6:30 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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Virginia sues 13 banks for $1 billion over alleged mortgage bond fraud

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 12 min ago
By Gary Robertson and Aruna Viswanatha RICHMOND Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Virginia said on Tuesday that it sued units of Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and 11 other banks, accusing them of defrauding the state's retirement fund by selling it shoddy mortgage bonds in the run-up to the recent financial crisis. The lawsuit seeks $1.15 billion in damages from the banks, who allegedly misled the Virginia Retirement System about the quality of loans in investments purchased between 2004 and 2010. ...

Oregon-Washington St. Preview

Washington State News Wire - 5 hours 18 min ago
Oregon's bid for a shot at the 2013 national championship was derailed by a pair of losses in its final visits to Pac-12 opponents. The second-ranked Ducks head out on their first trip within the conference since those defeats for Saturday night's matchup with pass-happy Washington State. Oregon (3-0) dropped its last two Pac-12 away dates last season to then-No. 6 Stanford and unranked Arizona ...

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 20 min ago

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, chairs a meeting in the Kremlin with Vladimir Yevtushenko, second left, in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s top investigative agency says it has filed money-laundering charges against a billionaire tycoon. The Investigative Committee said Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014, that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, has been placed under house arrest. The committee said the 66-year old Yevtushenkov is suspected of involvement in a money-laundering scheme involving oil assets in the Russian province of Bashkiria. (AP Photo/ITAR-TASS, Alexei Panov, Presidential Press Service, File)MOSCOW (AP) — A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday on money-laundering charges, the nation's top investigative agency said.


Police say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 22 min ago
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Police say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder.