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Two in five U.S. homes have only cellphones: survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:52

A man stands in Grand Central Terminal, as passengers face limited train service on New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to Con Edison power problem in New YorkThe number of U.S. homes with only cellphones is growing, with 41 percent of them without landlines in the second half of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. The increase in cellphone-only households is slowing, the CDC report said, and those without landlines tend to be younger, poorer, renters and Hispanic. The percentage of Americans in homes without landline phones in the second half of last year was up 2.8 percentage points from the second half of 2012. Households are identified as "wireless-only" if they include at least one wireless family and if there are no families with landline phone service in the household.


Explorers find 1952 US plane wreck in Lake Ontario

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:51
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — The wreck of a U.S. Air Force twin-engine plane that crashed into eastern Lake Ontario more than 60 years ago has been found in deep water off Oswego, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.

NYPD: Drone came within 800 feet of chopper

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:44
Police have arrested two people for operating a drone over the George Washington Bridge that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter.

The Most Idealized Sentiments From Taylor Swift's Love Story Op-Ed About The Music Industry

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:44

The Most Idealized Sentiments From Taylor Swift's Love Story Op-Ed About The Music IndustryOnce upon a time, for no discernible reason, Taylor Swift wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about the future of music. In it, she tells the story of two lovers: the music and the fans, who live in a land far, far away, where only "arrows through the heart" (and hard work!) can bring them together. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, she managed to forget that her genius songwriting and hard work have also been met with commercial success that can easily fund the "nice garden" she'd like to tend while sitting back and growing old. Also, several


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Who's Next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:38

Krystal Klacsan prepares artwork to be hung, Monday, July 7, 2014 behind a case displaying glass bongs at the recreational marijuana store Cannabis City in Seattle. When legal sales begin on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the store will be the first and only store in Seattle to initially sell recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow. Here's a look at five of the states that may be welcoming more permissive marijuana laws in the near future:


Fifa partner CEO arrested over scam

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:37
Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup tickets.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:24
A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Police kill cow that charged officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:16
MOUNT VERNON (AP) — Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

AbbVie increases offer for Shire

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:11
US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
Categories: BBC World News

NYPD: Mom of baby abandoned in subway in custody

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:11

In this Monday, July 7, 2014 surveillance camera image provided by the New York Police Department, a woman, top right, pushes her baby girl in a stroller at the Columbus Circle subway station in New York. The 20-year-old woman, who is suspected of abandoning the baby at the Manhattan station, was in police custody on Tuesday. (AP Photo/NYPD)NEW YORK (AP) — A woman suspected of abandoning her baby girl at a Manhattan subway station was in police custody on Tuesday.


Man brings knife in carry-on at Detroit airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:11

This July 6, 2014 photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration shows a knife concealed inside the bottom lining of a shoe belonging to a passenger at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. The TSA says airport police responded, took possession of the knife and arrested the passenger. (AP Photo/Transportation Security Administration)ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an airline passenger was arrested in Michigan after being found with a knife inside the bottom lining of a shoe in his carry-on luggage.


White Pass - 7/8/2014 5:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:10
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 5:32:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/8/2014 5:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:10
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 5:33:00 AM

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 - 7/8/2014 5:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:10
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 5:32:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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:


Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 5:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:10
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 5:35:27 AM

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 - 7/8/2014 5:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 5:33:30 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Egyptian bid to stop statue sale

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:05
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry challenges the sale of a 4,000-year-old statue by Northampton Borough Council.
Categories: BBC World News

Drone in close call with New York police helicopter, two arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:04
Two men accused of flying a drone so close to a New York police helicopter that it was forced off course to avoid crashing have been charged with reckless endangerment, police said on Tuesday. The close call took place at 2,000 feet (610 meters) high in dark skies near the George Washington Bridge just after midnight on Monday, said Detective Annette Markowski. The drone got within 800 feet (244 meters) of the helicopter, which was operated by two police officers on routine patrol, she said. Arrested and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment were Mendoza Wilkins, 34, and Castro Remy, 23, both of Manhattan, she said.

All riders now off disabled California coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:56
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

Panel to hear clemency bid in buried-alive case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:55
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hear a clemency petition on behalf of a woman convicted of helping kidnap Kankakee businessman Stephen Small and burying him alive in 1987.