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Panama winds down program for eased immigration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:03
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A program that helped tens of thousands of foreigners get permission to live and work in Panama entered its final days on Friday with the opening of the last of the immigration fairs that have roused nationalist sentiment in the small Central American nation.

VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:58
British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.
Categories: BBC World News

Police seek suspect in rape of 100-year-old woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:55
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for one or more intruders who they say broke into the Wichita home of a 100-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her.

Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:54

Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fightA local group, co-founded by former Congresswoman Majorie Margolies, is joining the push to send supplies, training and aid to Ebola-stricken countries.


Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:53

In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, from left specialist surgeons Andreas G Tzakis, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Mats Brannstrom, Michael Olausson and Liza Johannesson attend a news conference, at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg, Sweden. In a world first, a baby has been born to a Swedish woman who received a transplanted womb last year, according to the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure. Earlier this year, Dr. Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Goteburg and Stockholm IVF, began transferring embryos into seven women in Sweden who successfully received new wombs. Brannstrom told The Associated Press the baby was born in September, 2014 to a 36-year-old woman who received her womb from a close family friend. Neither the woman nor her male partner was identified. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse, File) SWEDEN OUTLONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.


As Big Ten Declines, Homegrown Talent Flees

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:52
The Big Ten is no longer the center of the football universe, as shifting demographics mean member states produce fewer top players and the area’s top recruits are drawn to powerhouses like the Southeastern Conference.






Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:52

Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungryStudents poured, they scooped and they sealed - 20,000 meals packed in two hours at Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion Station - and it was all to help the hungry.


White Pass - 10/3/2014 3:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
White Pass US12
10/3/2014 3:02:06 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 - 10/3/2014 3:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
Satus Pass US97
10/3/2014 3:01:10 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 - 10/3/2014 3:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
Stevens Pass US2
10/3/2014 3:04:37 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 - 10/3/2014 3:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
Blewett Pass US97
10/3/2014 3:14:51 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 - 10/3/2014 3:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/3/2014 3:08:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is completed for the week. 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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Report details four seconds of horror in deadly crash at Florida daycare

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:49
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a car that crashed through a Florida daycare center and killed a 4-year-old girl in April mistakenly accelerated instead of braking after he was rear-ended, according a report on the crash released this week. The episode, which lasted only 4.2 seconds, occurred as children at the Kindercare Learning Center in suburban Orlando were having snack time, said the Florida Highway Patrol report, released on Wednesday. The Highway Patrol did not recommend charges against Albert Campbell, then 61, whose Toyota Solara sedan plowed into the center. ...

AccuWeather: Soggy Start to the Weekend, Chilly End

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:49

 Soggy Start to the Weekend, Chilly EndMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says a strong cold front will bring a dramatic chance in our weather this weekend.


Bounced school-lunch check may cost Washington state parent $700

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:45
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state mother may be forced to pay nearly $700 after bouncing a $30 check to pay for her two children's high school lunches, school and debt collections officials said on Friday. Christina Johnson-Conley bounced a check last year to pay for the equivalent of about 10 lunches at North Thurston High School in Lacey, south of Seattle, said district spokeswoman ...

VIDEO: Turkey tanks idle as IS attacks

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:43
Turkey has not honoured its vow to protect Kobane from Islamic State occupation. The BBC's Paul Adams reports the city is still under attack while Turkish tanks sit idle metres away.
Categories: BBC World News

Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages from other areas: judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:42
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have wed legally in other places, a state court judge ruled on Friday in the latest case to address gay rights in the United States. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that a state ban on recognition of legal same-sex marriages violated the rights of gay couples to the same protections heterosexual couples have under the U.S. Constitution. ...

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:42
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A civil rights group and several clergy said Friday that police overreached when arresting 13 protesters outside the Ferguson station.

First lady stumps in New England for Democrats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:38

First lady Michelle Obama gestures as she speaks while campaigning for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley during a Coakley for Governor campaign event, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the Strand in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)First lady Michelle Obama made a political swing through New England Friday on behalf of Democrats running for governor in tight races in Massachusetts and Maine, where she urged fired-up supporters to get to the polls when her husband's name won't be on the ballot.


US Marine killed over Persian Gulf is identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:35
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps has identified a 21-year-old corporal who died after bailing out of his aircraft over the Persian Gulf.