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AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:02
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:56

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


VIDEO: Louisiana's vanishing voodoo culture

BBC World News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:55
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
Categories: BBC World News

GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:50
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.

Washington tribes testify against Canada oil pipeline

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:48
Washington state tribes are testifying in Canada this week about their opposition to expansion of the pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to Vancouver, B.C., and the increase in oil tankers that would follow.

Business-travel industry keeps wary eye on Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:46
The devastating impacts upon travel of SARS disease in 2003 is remembered amid Ebola outbreak, although Ebola is much more restricted geographically.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:45
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Oscar de la Renta Was Household Name for New York’s Elite

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:34
The influence of Mr. de la Renta, the fashion designer who died on Monday, was felt throughout the city’s intersecting worlds of power and money.






Pac-12 media day live updates

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:31
We'll have live updates starting at 9 a.m. Thursday for the 2014 edition of Pac-12 men's basketball media day.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks injury report for Wednesday: Chancellor sits out with ankle injury

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:31
Seattle's official injury report for Wednesday is mostly as expected.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 10/22/2014 5:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
White Pass US12
10/22/2014 5:32:41 PM

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.

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Satus Pass - 10/22/2014 5:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
Satus Pass US97
10/22/2014 5:33:00 PM

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.

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Stevens Pass - 10/22/2014 5:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
Stevens Pass US2
10/22/2014 5:32:40 PM

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.

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Blewett Pass - 10/22/2014 5:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
Blewett Pass US97
10/22/2014 5:35:27 PM

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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/22/2014 5:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/22/2014 5:33:30 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

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Conditions:
Rock blasting related closures scheduled for Wednesday cancelled. Blasting related closure scheduled Thursday night, starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During closures, 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.

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Heady Stakes for ‘Black-ish’ on ABC

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:30
The new ABC comedy “Black-ish” takes a nuanced and complicated dive into issues of racial identity.

After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take Over Ottawa

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:29
Workers in the capital were stuck in their buildings during a lockdown after shootings at two sites on Wednesday.






Six surprising Ebola numbers

BBC World News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:29
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic
Categories: BBC World News

VideoL: Extra Points --- Seahawks update for Wednesday

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:16
A quick video update of the day's happenings at the VMAC:
Categories: Sports Center

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:14

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.