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IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:08
The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.
Categories: BBC World News

Federal Judge Approves California Plan to Reduce Isolation of Mentally Ill Inmates

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:07
The state, adhering to a court order, is proposing to stop keeping most mentally ill prisoners in their windowless cells for 23 hours a day.

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:01
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Beavers look to avoid another opening misstep

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:53
There's no way Oregon State is going to overlook season-opening opponent Portland State. The Beavers have been caught in that trap before, with losses to Eastern Washington last season and Sacramento State to kick off 2011. Senior Obum Gwacham, who is making the switch from wide receiver to defensive end this season, said ''not sleeping on any opponent'' no matter what their level will be key to ...

Venus Williams Loses at U.S. Open, and Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber Are Upset

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:52
Venus Williams was defeated by Sara Errani in a riveting match, and Angelique Kerber, the No. 6 seed, was dismantled by 17-year-old Belinda Bencic. Simona Halep, the No. 2 seed, also lost.






Teen drowns in Kennett Square reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:51

Teen drowns in Kennett Square reservoirOfficials say a 17-year-old died after drowning in a reservoir in Kennett Square, Chester County.


Foul ball leaves girl with fractures to skull, nose

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:49

Foul ball leaves girl with fractures to skull, noseA New Jersey family wants to see better measures to protect fans at the ballpark after their own scare.


White Pass - 8/29/2014 2:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:48
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 2:17:56 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 - 8/29/2014 2:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:48
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 2:14:20 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 - 8/29/2014 2:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:48
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 2:17:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/29/2014 2:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:48
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 2:03:33 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 - 8/29/2014 2:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 2:06:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:45
BALTIMORE (AP) — A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.

Yoko Ono publicist sues Batali eatery in NYC over 'homophobic' flap

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:45

An employee arranges pricetags at a vegetables work bench during the opening day of upmarket Italian food hall chain Eataly's flagship store in downtown MilanYoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York food emporium, claiming the bouncers at the popular Manhattan eatery shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window. Kip Kouri suffered a gash on his leg that required stitches, cuts on his head and injuries to both knees in the assault on July 17, his lawyer, Richard Klass, said on Friday. An Eataly spokeswoman denied anyone used homophobic slurs and said security guards had to forcefully remove Kouri from the restaurant, the New York Daily News reported. "While doing so, the whole group banged into the glass window, which crashed, injuring all involved, including our guards," Cristina Villa was quoted as saying in the News story.


USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:41
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

Orbitz says American Airlines fares back on its websites

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:40
American Airlines Group Inc airfares went back on Orbitz Worldwide Inc websites on Friday, after the two companies patched up a dispute that caused American to pull the information on Tuesday. "We are pleased that our long-standing relationship with American Airlines allowed us to quickly resolve business matters," Orbitz.com President Sam Fulton said in a statement. Orbitz, based in Chicago, sells through Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com and other sites. Its Orbitz for Business service for corporate customers wasn't affected by the dispute.

VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:39
Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll leads players with positive approach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:36
Carroll, who led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in his fourth year as Seahawks coach, has spent the past 15 years under an intense spotlight. When expectations peak, when pressure bubbles, Carroll handles it not with the expected ruggedness of his profession, but with the approach of a self-h

Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:34

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, former FBI director Louis Freeh, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Freeh was airlifted to a hospital Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, after a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said. Freeh issued a statement Friday, Aug. 29, giving thanks the agents and employees of the FBI. He said, "Their devotion, vigilance and prayers have sustained me and my family." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.


Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:33
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Categories: BBC World News