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Study finds toxic metals in Los Angeles homes near gas leak

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:27

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials say homes near the nation’s largest-known methane leak had higher levels of toxic metals that could be responsible for persistent symptoms residents have endured. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released results Friday that showed barium, manganese and vanadium were found more frequently and in higher […]

Fish and Wildlife drops legal challenge to eagle killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:26

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010, file photo, an American bald eagle casts looks out, at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Ore. The head of the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish says his agency is considering whether it believes the Northern Arapaho Tribe would have to get state permission to kill bald eagles off the Wind River Reservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is dropping its appeal of a judge's decision to allow members of an American Indian tribe to kill bald eagles for religious purposes on its reservation in central Wyoming. The federal agency on Friday, May 13, 2016, filed notice with a federal appeals court in Denver that it won't continue its appeal of last year's decision by U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday dropped its legal challenge to an American Indian tribe killing bald eagles for religious purposes on its Wyoming reservation — a move that could clear the way for issuing a federal permit in coming months.


Putin warns of threats as US base opens

BBC World News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:24
Vladimir Putin ups the ante in a dispute over a new US missile defence station in Romania, saying Russia will "neutralise emerging threats".
Categories: BBC World News

Mariners vs. Angels: Live coverage as Seattle looks to stay hot at home

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:24

Follow along for live coverage and commentary as Nathan Karns and the Mariners take on the last-place Angels.
Categories: Sports Center

California Amtrak train slams into pickup, killing 3 men

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:21

An Amtrak train sits on the tracks after it hit a pickup truck that was attempting to cross the tracks near a canal Friday, May 13, 2016, in Madera, Calif. A few men in a pickup truck died when the driver pulled in front of a speeding Amtrak passenger train, splitting the truck in two but causing no serious injuries to the train's passengers, authorities said. (Silvia Flores/The Fresno Bee via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three men in a pickup died Friday when the driver pulled in front of a speeding Amtrak, ripping the truck in two but injuring none of the train's passengers, authorities said.


Man chokes 8-year-old girl in Chicago bathroom, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:21

Man chokes 8-year-old girl in Chicago bathroom, police sayA man is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant in Chicago's South Loop.


Ex-prep school official, Teacher of Year to face sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:18
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former admissions officer at an elite prep school who went on to become a Teacher of the Year at another school has turned himself in to face allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage boy decades ago.

Hero German shepherd bitten while saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:18

Hero German shepherd bitten while saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnakeWhen a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old Florida girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down despite multiple snakebites.


White Pass - 5/13/2016 5:00:32 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:15
White Pass US12
5/13/2016 5:00:32 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Construction has begun and drivers could experience as much as 30 minutes of additional weekday travel time. On nights and weekends, crews will be off the road and delays will be minimal.

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Satus Pass - 5/13/2016 4:43:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:15
Satus Pass US97
5/13/2016 4:43:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Stevens Pass - 5/13/2016 4:57:55 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:15
Stevens Pass US2
5/13/2016 4:57:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Blewett Pass - 5/13/2016 5:00:26 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:15
Blewett Pass US97
5/13/2016 5:00:26 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 5/13/2016 4:47:45 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:15
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
5/13/2016 4:47:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled rock blasting-related closure: Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 from 7:30 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 62 near Cabin Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past exit 53 near the Summit of Snoqualmie Pass or westbound past exit 70 near Easton.

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Nigerian Chevron facility bombed, ExxonMobil cuts exports

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:13

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion has closed a second Chevron facility in Nigeria as renewed attacks by militants further cut production in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Production already had reached a 20-year low because of attacks on a Chevron platform last week and on a pipeline that forced Shell to suspend exports […]
Categories: Sports Center

Nigerian Chevron facility bombed, ExxonMobil cuts exports

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:13

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion has closed a second Chevron facility in Nigeria as renewed attacks by militants further cut production in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Production already had reached a 20-year low because of attacks on a Chevron platform last week and on a pipeline that forced Shell to suspend exports […]
Categories: Sports Center

Nigerian Chevron facility bombed, ExxonMobil cuts exports

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:13

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion has closed a second Chevron facility in Nigeria as renewed attacks by militants further cut production in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Production already had reached a 20-year low because of attacks on a Chevron platform last week and on a pipeline that forced Shell to suspend exports […]

Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to Nordic state dinner

NBA - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama stood out in a sea of black tuxedos at Friday night’s Nordic Summit dinner, wearing a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown. The first lady chose a dress by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan for the White House dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway. She finished the look […]
Categories: Sports Center

Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to Nordic state dinner

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama stood out in a sea of black tuxedos at Friday night’s Nordic Summit dinner, wearing a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown. The first lady chose a dress by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan for the White House dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway. She finished the look […]
Categories: Sports Center

Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to Nordic state dinner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama stood out in a sea of black tuxedos at Friday night’s Nordic Summit dinner, wearing a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown. The first lady chose a dress by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan for the White House dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway. She finished the look […]

Three killed in California when Amtrak train slams pickup

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 08:10
Three people were killed on Friday when an Amtrak train slammed into their pickup truck near Fresno, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP Officer Javier Ruvalcaba said investigators were still at the scene of the noontime crash late on Friday afternoon, and that few details were available yet. The passenger train was traveling at about 79 miles per hour when it hit the pickup truck, whose driver was attempting to cross the tracks, the Fresno Bee reported, citing CHP Sergeant Lloyd Pratt.