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China car parts plant blast kills 69, hurts 187

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:41
A suspected dust explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors killed at least 69 people and injured more than 180 others, state media reported Sunday, again highlighting workplace safety that remains a concern.

Clinton to Obama: The job ages you

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:41

President Clinton wishes President Obama a happy birthday.

       

Mudslides cut off access for hundreds in Calif.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:34

An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. About 1,500 residents of Oak Glen, and another 1,000 residents of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains were unable to get out because the roads were covered with mud, rock and debris, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman)OAK GLEN, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms across Southern California on Sunday brought flash floods that led to a few rescues, while thick debris flows cut off access to two mountain towns and stranded more than 2,000 people people.


Report: Suspect in custody in toddler's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:32
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Sunday in the case of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort, authorities said.

Nickelodeon’s Digital Generation

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:32
The 36-year-old network is making a broad effort to discover, develop and disseminate shows for children who barely distinguish among a television set, a laptop, a tablet and a mobile phone.

Portland flushes its role in outdoor-toilet business

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:31
The city has agreed to allow the toilet’s manufacturer to set the price and market the toilets, giving the city a royalty.

Rory McIlroy triumphs at Firestone, reclaims No. 1

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:31
Rory McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66 and returned to No. 1 in the world with a two-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational.

John Force, 65, beats Gary Densham, 67, in oldest NHRA final | Northwest Nationals

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:31
John Force caps stellar weekend by winning Funny Car title over longtime friend Gary Densham. Doug Kalitta wins in Top Fuel and Jason Line takes Pro Stock.

Curtain draws on Glasgow 2014 Games

BBC World News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:21
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and more than 2,000 performers performed at Hampden to mark the finale of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.
Categories: BBC World News

Body-paint artist blends models into NYC landmarks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:20

In this July 29, 2014 photo, artist Trina Merry, left, paints model Jessica Mellow in colors of the Manhattan Bridge in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The city’s streets are Merry’s studio, and the naked body is her canvas. She creates images that seamlessly camouflage her mostly nude models into New York City’s skyline, blending them into the details of the Empire State Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Central Park and other landmarks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's streets are Trina Merry's studio, and the naked body is her canvas.


Disputes Threaten to Derail Audit of Afghanistan Vote

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:17
Three weeks after Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a deal to impose a monitored review of the presidential election runoff, the process came close to collapse over the weekend.






Soundgarden, Pharrell highlight NFL Kickoff show at CenturyLink Field

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:16
Details of the 2014 NFL KIckoff show at CenturyLink Field prior to Seattle's opening game against Green Bay were announced tonight. The press release with details is below:
Categories: Sports Center

Pirates up in arms over no-call in 10th in 3-2 loss at Arizona

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:16
Throw by Pittsburgh’s Jayson Nix hits Nick Ahmed’s raised left arm as he slides into second base, deflecting a potential double play.
Categories: Sports Center

In NY giveaway, Pez dispensers filled with cash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Pez dispensers buried on New York City beaches this weekend contained something even sweeter than candy: cold, hard cash.

Remains found of man sought in family's slayings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:12

FILE - This undated photo released by the Shasta County Sheriff's office shows Shane Miller, 45. Officials say their search for Miller, a man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters last year has ended with the discovery of skeletal remains on a Northern California riverbank. Shasta County sheriff's Detective Dave Eoff said dental records confirmed Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 that the remains belonged to Shane Miller. (AP Photo/Shasta County Sheriff, file)PETROLIA, Calif. (AP) — The extensive search for an ex-convict suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters last year ended with the discovery of skeletal remains on a Northern California riverbank that officials confirmed Sunday as those of the fugitive.


White Pass - 8/3/2014 9:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:08
White Pass US12
8/3/2014 9:46:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/3/2014 9:48:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:08
Satus Pass US97
8/3/2014 9:48:20 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/3/2014 9:52:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:08
Stevens Pass US2
8/3/2014 9:52:19 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/3/2014 9:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:08
Blewett Pass US97
8/3/2014 9:46:29 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/3/2014 9:50:46 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/3/2014 9:50:46 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through 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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