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Man convicted in wife’s death, had Googled 'how to break a neck'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24
MOUNT VERNON — A man authorities say strangled his wife after doing online research into how to kill someone has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:24

Woman walks by a memorial set up for Michael Brown in FergusonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...


Puget Energy’s earnings fall, create first red ink in 3 years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:22
Paradoxically, lower than predicted energy costs throw Puget Energy for an accounting loss; also Starbucks settles with disgruntled owner of Tassimo brewing system

Religious talk: Salem school bars church leader

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.

Bodies not yet recovered from site of Kansas airport plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:20

Smoke billows from a building at at Mid-Continent Airport shortly after a twin-turbo airplane crashed into a building killing several people including the pilot in Wichita KansasBy Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - The bodies of four people killed when a small twin-engine turboprop airplane crashed into a building at Wichita's airport remained in the smoldering ruins on Friday as federal officials investigated the crash, officials said. A demolition contractor has been called in to make sure the Flight Safety International building is stable enough for crews to remove the dead, Wichita city spokesman Dale Goter said. ...


Repeat offender gets 45 years for raping ailing, elderly woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:19
A 35-year-old Seattle man was sentenced to nearly 45 years in prison on Friday for robbing two women last year in the Chinatown International District and violently raping one of them.

Get a close (online) look at Hawaii lava flow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:16
With lava oozing toward homes and businesses in a  village on Hawaii's Big Island, tourists (and islanders) want to see the flow of molten rock. But legally you can’t.

Huskies say they feed off Cyler Miles, and he’s back in charge

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:14
Miles will return as UW’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s 10 a.m. game at Colorado as the Huskies look to end a two-game slide.
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Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:12
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

White Pass - 10/31/2014 3:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:11
White Pass US12
10/31/2014 3:03:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 10/31/2014 3:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:11
Satus Pass US97
10/31/2014 3:05:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/31/2014 3:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:11
Stevens Pass US2
10/31/2014 3:14:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Blewett Pass - 10/31/2014 3:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:11
Blewett Pass US97
10/31/2014 3:13:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 10/31/2014 3:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/31/2014 3:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:09

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.


Man convicted of manslaughter in Florida marching band hazing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:02
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The ringleader of a beating ritual that led to the death of a Florida college marching band member was convicted on Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing, the first case to go to trial in an incident that drew national attention to hazing abuses. A jury convicted percussionist Dante Martin, 27, for his role in a November 2011 ritual involving the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band that led to the death of Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major. "Now he has to pay for what he has done. ...

Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:01
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

Unger hopeful of playing Sunday, Chancellor, Okung now questionable for Seahawks Sunday; more injury updates

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:01
While one position for the Seahawks appeared to clear up a bit Friday --- center --- the strong safety spot got a little murkier.
Categories: Sports Center

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt ends

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:55

Halloween back on in Pa. town after Frein manhunt endsTrick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper.


Police release recordings from school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:52
SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.