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Damages slashed to $34.6 million in Boston Scientific mesh trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:14
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - A jury award of $73.4 million to a woman who said she was injured by a Boston Scientific Corp transvaginal mesh device has been cut to $34.6 million, thanks to a Texas law that caps how much companies must pay in punitive damages. Last month, jurors in Dallas found Boston Scientific liable for selling a defective Obtryx sling that was implanted in plaintiff Martha Salazar to treat urinary leakage. ...

One local retail maven blisters another

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:14
Sleep Country founder Sunny Kobe Cook turns on another retailer in a blog post; Super Jock ‘N Jill is opening a second store — this time on the Eastside.

Recovery in Need of Recovery: Jobs Report Highlights the Wage Growth Puzzle

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:09
The latest unemployment reading points to a healthy economic expansion, and yet wage growth remains subdued.

VIDEO: Occupy leader threatens talks boycott

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:05
Occupy Central leader Benny Tai says pro-democracy protesters will boycott talks if violence against student protesters is not stopped.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Howard University Hospital has admitted a patient with possible symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus "in an abundance of caution," it said in a statement on Friday. The patient, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, is in stable condition and is being treated in isolation, a hospital spokeswoman said, adding that she could not provide additional details about the case because of patient privacy. CNN and NBC News had earlier reported the news. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Aziz Ansari Prepares for Madison Square Garden

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:00
Aziz Ansari, a stand-up comedian known to television viewers from “Parks and Recreation,” is playing Madison Square Garden on his first arena tour.

Aziz Ansari Prepares for Madison Square Garden

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:00
Aziz Ansari, a stand-up comedian known to television viewers from “Parks and Recreation,” is playing Madison Square Garden on his first arena tour.

Burst of hiring sends US stocks higher; Bonds sink

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:58

Fairmount Santrol Chairman William Conway, CEO and President Jennifer Deckard, and company director Charles Fowlerl, second left to right, celebrate as their IPO begins trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Specialist John Alatzas is at left. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising sharply as investors were encouraged by a burst of hiring last month.


Tories to 'curb human rights cases'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:53
Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.
Categories: BBC World News

British teen obsessed with TV's 'Dexter' sentenced to prison after stabbing and dismembering girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:50

British teen obsessed with TV's 'Dexter' sentenced to prison after stabbing and dismembering girlfriendThe murder is believed to be inspired by the fictional serial killer 'Dexter.'


White Pass - 10/3/2014 8:13:48 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:49
White Pass US12
10/3/2014 8:13:48 AM

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 - 10/3/2014 8:07:31 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:49
Satus Pass US97
10/3/2014 8:07:31 AM

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 - 10/3/2014 8:09:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:49
Stevens Pass US2
10/3/2014 8:09:53 AM

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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Blewett Pass - 10/3/2014 8:12:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:49
Blewett Pass US97
10/3/2014 8:12:17 AM

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 - 10/3/2014 8:04:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/3/2014 8:04:13 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 is completed for the week. 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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Detroit manager: Art sale would have been harmful

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:46

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr, right, followed by the media, leaves U.S. District Court in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Orr is expected to testify Wednesday afternoon and again Thursday in the city's federal bankruptcy trial (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager says an art museum would have been irreparably harmed if the city had tried to sell art to get out of bankruptcy.


Cameraman had done nonprofit work in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:43
NEW YORK (AP) — An American cameraman diagnosed with Ebola had been doing nonprofit development work in Liberia before outbreak of the disease.

Police: 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:43

 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in WilmingtonOfficials say two people fleeing police crashed into another vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.


As Michelle Obama Campaigns, Some Democrats Fear Her Last Name Is a Liability

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:38
Mrs. Obama, unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1998, will keep to a fairly limited path as she stumps for candidates, some of whom are trying to distance themselves from the president.

'Beardless Jesus' found in Spain

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:37
Archaeologists in Spain say they have found one of the world's earliest known images of Jesus.
Categories: BBC World News