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Students isolated as expulsion alternative

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 31 min ago
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.

New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 31 min ago
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on "ballot selfies." The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the law, which took effect on Sept. 1, prohibiting sharing such images over Twitter, Facebook or any other online or conventional means. ...

Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 31 min ago
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

U.S. Mormon feminist says appeal against excommunication denied

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago

Kelly talks to supporters before a vigil in Salt Lake City(Reuters) - A U.S. Mormon feminist who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by church leaders. Kate Kelly, founder of the website Ordain Women, was excommunicated in June after church leaders deemed her actions and public statements to have violated the "laws and order" of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and amounted to apostasy.  (Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Eric Beech)


4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago
VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and three children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train.

NYPD's highest ranking black official quits

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 33 min ago

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, New York City Police Dept. Chief of Department Philip Banks, right, joins New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman during a news conference, in New York. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2014, Banks was to have been named first deputy commissioner, second in command at the nation's largest police force; instead, Banks elected to retire. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.


Judge suggests it's OK for football team to sue Indians

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.

Sheriff: Vancouver shooting suspect found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
VANCOUVER — The Clark County sheriff’s office says a shooting suspect in Vancouver has been found dead.

Ferries: Stop hogging our power outlets

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Washington State Ferries has installed plates and padlocks over nine electrical outlets in the passenger level of Colman Dock, to keep people from hanging out there for hours.

Old World absinthe and more from Pacific Distillery

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Marc Bernhard tracked down a French distiller’s manual from the 1800s and, following the recipe for absinthe, he started experimenting with a 10-liter still. Now there’s also gin (vodka’s soon to come) and a tasting room in Woodinville.

3 cases of wine for the holidays

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
For the festivities ahead, a glorious gathering of choices. Cheers!

Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago

FILE - This undated file photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. As investigators find more of the eerie faces scrawled on rocks in some of the West’s most picturesque landscapes, park managers are trying to figure out how they’ll get rid of the graffiti-like paintings. Casey Nocket, the 21-year-old suspect identified by the park service this week, allegedly used acrylic paint and markers to leave eerie faces in at least eight parks across California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon, including the one in this photo. (AP Photo/Instagram, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.


Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 39 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

White Pass - 10/31/2014 2:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - 1 hour 39 min ago
White Pass US12
10/31/2014 2:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Satus Pass - 10/31/2014 2:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - 1 hour 39 min ago
Satus Pass US97
10/31/2014 2:03:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/31/2014 2:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - 1 hour 39 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
10/31/2014 2:19:42 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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Blewett Pass - 10/31/2014 2:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - 1 hour 39 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
10/31/2014 2:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/31/2014 2:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 1 hour 39 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/31/2014 2:13:38 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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Orange fever reins again at Giants victory parade

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 41 min ago

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds the World Series MVP trophy during the victory parade for the 2014 baseball World Series champions, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.


Feds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 42 min ago

FILE- In this March 30, 2014, file photo, riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., following a 10-hour protest. The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 about reforms for the troubled Albuquerque police force. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.