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More thunder, lightning complicate NW wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:00

A massive, dramatic dust storm moves toward a barn near Harrington Wash., Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. More often associated with the Southwest the dust storm blew through Eastern Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms, lightning and rain. (AP Photo/Lacey Hirst)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.


Delhi University admits transgenders

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:54
Delhi University acknowledges transgender students for the first time after introducing a column for a third gender in its application forms.
Categories: BBC World News

Mariners 6, Blue Jays 3

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:46
Box score ... 08.12.14 Box Score
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Demitrius Bronson out to catch his next big break

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:46
Homegrown running back looking to put dropped pass at Denver behind him.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks Kam Chancellor says "it just feels different, feels good''

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:31
Another player gradually getting back to full health is strong safety Kam Chancellor, who today got as much work as he has at any practice during training camp after having off-season surgery to repair some hip issues that dates to his college days at Virginia Tech.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners’ bullpen has made a remarkable improvement from last season

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:31
Adding two veterans helped, as did getting more innings out of the starting pitchers
Categories: Sports Center

Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:24

Thomas Beatie was legally declared a male but has since given birth to three children.

       

Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:23

FILE - This Sept. 1, 2013, file photo shows Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va, as he talks with media before entering a classified members-only briefing on Syria by senior administration officials on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.


Report: ICE faulted for freeing detainees in 2013

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:22

Report cites poor planning and a lack of communication, not politics, for the release.

       

China data raises doubts over growth

BBC World News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:22
China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the expansion is at a slower pace from the previous month.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/12/2014 11:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:19
White Pass US12
8/12/2014 11:57:09 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 11:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:19
Satus Pass US97
8/12/2014 11:50:27 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 11:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:19
Stevens Pass US2
8/12/2014 11:47:24 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.

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Blewett Pass - 8/12/2014 11:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:19
Blewett Pass US97
8/12/2014 11:45:37 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 11:56:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/12/2014 11:56:03 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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Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:17

FILE - In this March 2, 2010, file photo, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer speaks in Santa Clara, Calif. Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.


Rainiers lose on 2 homers in 8th

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:16
Zephyrs connect off Blake Beavan back to back in 5-4 win.
Categories: Sports Center

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:13

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.


Obama dines with Holder on Martha's Vineyard

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:11

President Obama is vacationing in Massachusetts.

       

Iraq evacuation may not require U.S. troops on Mount Sinjar

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:00

Troops find that a U.S.-led evacuation of refugees might not be needed.