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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 59 min ago

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

BBC World News - 8 hours 3 sec ago
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado voters to weigh in on GMO food labeling

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 57 sec ago
Colorado voters in November will have their say on a proposition that would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOS. Proponents of GMO labeling initiatives, who say they have the right to know what is in their food, have been gaining steam in the United States. Their wins have come despite well-funded opposition from GMO crop backers ranging from PepsiCo Inc to Monsanto Co who say GMOs are safe, labels will confuse consumers and switching to non-GMO ingredients would significantly increase the cost of food. Colorado's Secretary of State on Wednesday confirmed that supporters submitted enough valid signatures to get the GMO labeling measure, which will be Proposition 105, on the Nov. 4 ballot.

A few morning Mariners links, notes and video -- Robinson Cano to represent MLB in Japan

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 2 min ago
A quick piece of travel advice - always double check AM and PM when you are hurriedly booking a flight or you'll end up with a 10:45 p.m. flight.

D.E.A. Increases Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers Like Vicodin

New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 4 min ago
To tackle prescription drug abuse, new rules for dispensing hydrocodone, the most widely prescribed painkiller in the United States, include no phoned-in prescriptions and no refills.

'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle against Islamic State in Iraq

Washington State News Wire - 8 hours 6 min ago
By Isabel Coles MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state, says it played a decisive role in blunting the militants' sweep through Iraq, which ...

Education: Class-size reduction necessary to McCleary compliance

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 7 min ago
In its editorial “One budget-buster down: pension lawsuits; another around the corner: Initiative 1351,” [Opinion, Aug. 15] The Seattle Times suggests that Initiative 1351’s class-size improvements go beyond what is required by the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision orde

Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 9 min ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.

2 American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 14 min ago
After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.






White Pass - 8/21/2014 8:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - 8 hours 22 min ago
White Pass US12
8/21/2014 8:28:32 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:


Satus Pass - 8/21/2014 8:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - 8 hours 22 min ago
Satus Pass US97
8/21/2014 8:26:10 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 - 8/21/2014 8:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 8 hours 23 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
8/21/2014 8:25:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/21/2014 8:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 8 hours 23 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
8/21/2014 8:24:09 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 - 8/21/2014 8:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 8 hours 23 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/21/2014 8:31:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Weather system east of Caribbean could turn into tropical storm

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 23 min ago
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours, U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said, referring to the weather system now about 350 miles (563 km) east of the Lesser Antilles islands. Arthur, a Category 2 storm, made landfall over North Carolina’s Outer Banks in early July. A tropical depression later that month did not develop into a storm.

Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid

BBC World News - 8 hours 25 min ago
Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

BBC World News - 8 hours 25 min ago
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.
Categories: BBC World News

Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 33 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented.

Public safe as two Americans treated for Ebola released from hospital: doctor

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 36 min ago

Handout photo of Dr. Kent Brantly speaking with colleagues at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in MonroviaATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, who both contracted the deadly virus in Liberia, have tested clear of the virus and are likely to make a complete recovery, said Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit. "I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life," Brantly said during a news conference. ...


Counterfeit Seahawks merchandise can be hard to tackle

Seattle Seahawks - 8 hours 37 min ago
As the new Seahawks season picks up speed, fans are showing their enthusiasm by buying jerseys, flags and anything else tied to the team or their favorite player. But there’s no shortage of websites selling counterfeits, or just scamming the fans.
Categories: Sports Center