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Blewett Pass - 11/7/2014 2:54:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:55
Blewett Pass US97
11/7/2014 2:54:19 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/7/2014 3:00:02 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/7/2014 3:00:02 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Rewind: Friday's Sounders FC chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:52
Join the conversation ahead of the second leg of the Western Conference semifinals between the Sounders and F.C. Dallas on Monday at CenturyLink Field.

Q and A: For Supreme Court, a Case of Economics and Politics

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:51
The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act could affect the ability of many people to pay for health insurance.






Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:44

U.S. President Obama speaks as Secretary of Defense Hagel listens before the start of a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in WashingtonBy Phil Stewart and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision greatly expands the scope of the U.S. campaign and the geographic distribution of American forces, some of whom will head into Iraq's fiercely contested western Anbar province for the first time to act as advisors. ...


How to track the weekend's games

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:39
Well, it isn't technically the state playoffs (we have to get to the bracket next week first), but we've arrived at the week 10 matchups. And, call me crazy, but I'm using the term playoffs.

Owl attacks hawk at Vermont LL Bean store display

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:36
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.

Nine rookie Port Authority cops fired after wild New Jersey graduation bash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nine rookie officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department are being fired and three supervisors disciplined after a rowdy graduation party at a New Jersey bar, authorities said on Friday. The raucous behavior during the Aug. 23 bash at a Hoboken bar raised such concern that the Port Authority is reevaluating its candidate-screening process, the agency said in a statement. ...

Loretta Lynch, Federal Prosecutor, Will Be Nominated for Attorney General

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:33
Ms. Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is the leading contender to succeed Eric H. Holder Jr., who is stepping down.






Intense storm hitting Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:29

This Nov. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA shows a picture captured by NASA's Aqua satellite of Typhoon Nuri. Weather forecasters say an explosive storm, a remnant of Typhoon Nuri, surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is heading toward the northern Pacific Ocean and expected to pass Alaska's Aleutian Islands over the weekend. (AP Photo/NASA)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The edge of a rapidly intensifying storm began pummeling parts of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, signaling its arrival by lashing the western tip of the island chain with hurricane-force winds.


Yemen Shia rebels join new cabinet

BBC World News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20
A new cabinet is formed in Yemen, including figures from the rebel Shia Houthi group, in an effort to defuse mounting political tensions.
Categories: BBC World News

Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

Germantown abduction suspect in jail on suicide watchThe man who allegedly kidnapped Carlesha Freeland-Gaither is in custody in Virginia for heinous crimes he allegedly committed there.


Dallas reaches end of Ebola monitoring period

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:20

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)DALLAS (AP) — Dallas calmly marked the end of its Ebola crisis on Friday when the last of the 177 people who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly virus were to be cleared at midnight.


Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch for Attorney General on Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:16

Attorney General- LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn prosecutor Loretta Lynch for his next attorney general at an event in the White House Roosevelt Room on Saturday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Lynch, 55, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate fraud cases. She would be the first black woman to hold the job, if confirmed by the Senate. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Argentina tells NY judge new lawsuits seek $4.7B

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Argentina has told a Manhattan judge that his orders have caused bondholders to demand $4.7 billion since June, creating an "impossible situation" for the South American nation.

Robin Williams' autopsy found no illegal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:12

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the "Happy Feet" Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities say an autopsy on Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide at his Northern California home in August 2014. The Marin County sheriff's office released the autopsy results Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff's officials said Friday.


Gay marriage advocates target U.S. Supreme Court after loss

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:10

Terrence Hall and Christopher DeCaria display their marriage license to the media outside of the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in CharlotteBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same. Same-sex marriage advocates in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee said they would quickly appeal to the Supreme Court, possibly within the next two weeks. Officials in Michigan and Kentucky, who defended their states' gay marriage bans, said they would urge the high court to resolve the constitutionality of the prohibitions.


Detroit wins court approval for plan to exit bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr addresses the media about the ruling on the Detroit municipal bankruptcy during a news conference in the Theodore J. Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit,By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit won U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval on Friday for a road map to end its fiscal free fall and revitalize a city sinking under a huge debt load and dysfunctional government. Judge Steven Rhodes confirmed the city's plan to shed about $7 billion of its $18 billion of debt and obligations and plow $1.7 billion into improvements, finding it both fair to creditors and feasible to implement. ...


Prisoners freed quickly after voters OK measure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 07:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.