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For Iraq Yazidis, a frantic search for the missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:57
Trucks and jeeps trundled slowly across the pontoon bridge, packed with refugees, with children poking their dusty heads out of the windows and truck beds. Nearby, a distraught father frantically scanned them as they passed, hoping to catch sight of his missing son.

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn't be afraid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:56
The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."

Iraqi military helicopter crashes delivering aid

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:54
A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman.

Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:52
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
Categories: BBC World News

Revenue report due as Atlantic City casinos close

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:52

In this Wednesday July 23, 2014 photograph, People walk past the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The Revel Casino Hotel will close its doors on Sept. 10, 2014 after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court, company officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When the pressure of an oversaturated market became unbearable this year, some of Atlantic City's oldest casinos either closed their doors or announced plans to do so.


As state plans appeal on federal aid, region faces old and new fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:46
The federal government has denied an emergency-aid request to help people who had lost homes and property in the Carlton Complex fire.

Car of missing Everett woman, 89, found with body inside

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:46
Everett police say they located the car belonging to a missing 89-year-old Everett woman in bushes off 12th Street Northeast in Lake Stevens on Tuesday.

Witness says teen friend shot by cop 'like an animal'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:41

Dorian Johnson gave his account to police and FBI on Wednesday.

       

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:33

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.


Justin Verlander has no major structual shoulder damage, but likely to miss one start

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:31
Detroit’s ace has shoulder inflammation and could be sidelined for Sunday’s scheduled start against Mariners.
Categories: Sports Center

Denver’s Danny Trevathan will miss 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:31
Linebacker fractures left knee in practice. He could be back by the Seahawks game Sept. 21 at CenturyLink Field.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 8/12/2014 9:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:17
White Pass US12
8/12/2014 9:57:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/12/2014 9:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:17
Satus Pass US97
8/12/2014 9:50:27 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/12/2014 9:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:17
Stevens Pass US2
8/12/2014 9:47:24 PM

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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 8/12/2014 9:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:17
Blewett Pass US97
8/12/2014 9:45:37 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/12/2014 9:56:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/12/2014 9:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Huskies fall camp observations, Day 9

WA Huskies - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:01
Notes and observations from Washington’s fall camp at Husky Stadium on Tuesday afternoon inside Dempsey Indoor:
Categories: Sports Center

Compassion seen as way to eliminate ‘epidemic of anger’ in schools

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:59
Scarlett Lewis, whose 6-year-old son was among the 20 children murdered in the Sandy Hook school massacre, told educators in Seattle on Tuesday that one key to better schools is compassion.

Rainiers lose on 2 homers in 8th

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:59
Zephyrs connect off Blake Beavan back to back in 5-4 win.

Ferguson protests give new meaning to 'hands up' sign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:58

Demonstrators rally around the "hands up" sign that witnesses say Michael Brown used before his death.