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Tony Stewart will race this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:13
Tony Stewart will end three weeks of seclusion and return to NASCAR racing this weekend in Atlanta, his first public appearance since his car struck and killed a fellow driver at a dirt-track race Aug. 9, Stewart’s team said Thursday.

U.S. levels new Iran sanctions as nuclear talks in limbo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:13

Officials say they're targeting entities helping Iran evade existing sanctions

       

Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
Categories: BBC World News

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11

Rosa ParksDETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.


Farage sights set on more defections

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:10
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook: Businesses Are Winning Cat-and-Mouse Tax Game

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:07
Corporations are finding ways to legally avoid paying federal taxes, causing business income tax revenue to be stagnant.






FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:03
HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

Detroit bankruptcy judge tosses hold-out creditor's charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:01

A man walk past graffiti in DetroitBankruptcy Court judge late on Thursday removed allegations made by one of Detroit's remaining hold-out creditors against mediators in the city's historic municipal bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes chastised Syncora Guarantee Inc for claiming in an Aug. 12 court filing that mediators, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Rosen and attorney Eugene Driker, are biased. James H.M. Sprayregen, an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis representing Syncora said they "respectfully disagree with Judge Rhodes." "We still have concerns about the fairness of the mediation process," he said in a statement.


Prosecutors finish closing arguments in McDonnell trial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:55

The defense was to begin closing late Friday in the ex-Va. governor's corruption trial.

       

Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:54
The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday, officials said. The plane went down on Wednesday in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Washington, sending up a thick plume of smoke. More than 100 police and rescue personnel searched the rugged area, backed by helicopters and other aircraft, Massachusetts' Barnes Air National Guard Base said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we are doing all we can to support them during this very difficult time," Col. James Keefe, Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, said in a statement.

No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:50

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White HillsBy Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident." But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearby Las Vegas. The shooting at the Arizona Last Stop in White Hills, near the Nevada border, has touched off debate over shooting ranges offering machine guns to casual visitors and the wisdom of giving children access to high-powered firearms.


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:49

Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.


White Pass - 8/28/2014 8:15:43 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 8:15:43 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Satus Pass - 8/28/2014 8:05:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 8:05:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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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VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
Categories: BBC World News

Stevens Pass - 8/28/2014 8:10:03 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 8:10:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/28/2014 8:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Blewett Pass US97
8/28/2014 8:05:17 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 - 8/28/2014 8:07:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:39
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/28/2014 8:07:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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Democrats Wary of Benghazi Inquiry Stretching Into ’16 Election Season

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:35
An investigation of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, will extend into next year, raising concerns among Democrats that Republicans are trying to hurt Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential prospects.

USA TODAY Threepeat: Best videos of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:33

An extra-wooly sheep, an ice bucket proposal and secret caves in Mich. are must-see video.