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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:13

This handout photo provide by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, taken March 5, 2014, shows Dr. Christian Bermudez of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center checking patient Jon Sacker, who was being treated with an experimental device called the Hemolung that acts like dialysis for lungs. Doctors credit the experiment with buying Sacker time to improve enough to undergo a lifesaving double lung transplant later that month. (AP Photo/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.


With Arthur on the way, Boston hurries up its 4th

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:13

The annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert and fireworks will be held on Thursday, a day early.

       

What Japan's military shift means

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:12
What does Japan's military shift mean?
Categories: BBC World News

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:01
Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Categories: BBC World News

Oscar-nominated writer-director Mazursky dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:53

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows American actor and film director Paul Mazursky. Mazursky, the writer-director of such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday, June 30, 2014, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.. He was 84. (AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.


White Pass - 7/1/2014 10:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:52
White Pass US12
7/1/2014 10:23:15 PM

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 - 7/1/2014 10:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:52
Satus Pass US97
7/1/2014 10:35:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/1/2014 10:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:52
Stevens Pass US2
7/1/2014 10:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Blewett Pass - 7/1/2014 10:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:52
Blewett Pass US97
7/1/2014 10:34:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/1/2014 10:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/1/2014 10:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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California's Napa County wildfire sparks evacuations, damage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:50
(Reuters) - A fast-spreading wildfire was sweeping through a remote swath of California's Napa Valley on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and damaging structures, fire officials and local media said. The so-called Butts Fire, which erupted on Tuesday afternoon, had burned about 2,700 acres in Napa County's Pope Valley near Lake Berryessa and was only 30 percent contained by the late evening, according to the Cal Fire website. An area winery posted a picture on Twitter of a charcoal plume of smoke stretching out against a bright azure sky, local media reported.

David Price fans nine in Tampa Bay’s 2-1 win over Yankees

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:46
Price falls short of striking out 10 in six consecutive starts.
Categories: Sports Center

VIDEO: Ukraine fighting resumes after ceasefire

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:43
Fierce fighting has returned to eastern Ukraine, following the end of a 10-day unilateral ceasefire.
Categories: BBC World News

Ranger plucks dog from cliff in Alaska park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:40
A ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska plucked a dog off a cliff ledge near Exit Glacier.

N. Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:37
North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials said, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul expected to focus on the North's nuclear weapons program.

Record 94 degrees as heat trough blasts through region

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:34
Tuesday was the hottest July 1 ever recorded in Seattle, but cooler temperatures will move in on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

In dry California, water fetching record prices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:32

FILE - In this May 1, 2014 photo, irrigation water runs along a dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, Calif. In dry California, water is fetching record high prices. As drought has deepened in the last few months, a handful of special districts in the state's agricultural heartland have made millions through auctions of their private, underground caches that go to the highest bidders. With the unregulated, erratic water market heating up in anticipation of the hot summer months, the price is only going up. In the last five years alone, it has grown tenfold, shooting to as much as $2,200 an acre foot. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, FILE)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.


Rainiers can’t recover from first inning, drop 3-2 decision to Reno

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:32
Erasmo Ramirez settles down after rocky first inning

Lawyer seeks to stop team from paying Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:23

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men's families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the families of two men allegedly gunned down by former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to bar the football team from paying Hernandez a $3.2 million contract signing bonus.


Victim of Bourbon Street shooting dies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:21

A "person of interest" turned himself in to police Wednesday.