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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/10/2014 1:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/10/2014 1:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting operation have been 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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Judge weighs revoking convicted mobster's parole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:03
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prosecutor seeking to revoke the parole of former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino said the ex-con is still active in organized crime.

Arrest made in rape of 100-year-old-woman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:01
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita have arrested a suspect in the rape of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.

S&P lowers France credit outlook to 'negative'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:54
NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Rating Services on Friday lowered its outlook for France's credit rating to "negative" from "stable," saying the country's economic picture is dimming.

Firefighters make headway against Sacramento-area wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:51
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made progress on Friday against a major wildfire burning northeast of Sacramento that destroyed six homes and charred 420 acres, allowing some residents to return to their homes near the community of Applegate. With slowing winds aiding the efforts, more than 1,400 firefighters aimed to cut off the blaze before it could burn through a canyon and threaten additional communities. "Things are looking very positive," said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire). ...

California reactivates firefighting airplanes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:49

This undated photo provided by DynCorp International shows pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt who was killed Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park. Hunt, 62, a 13-year veteran pilot of Dyncorp International, was flying a S-2T air tanker, similar to the plane in the photo, under contract with the state, when his plane hit a canyon wall while fighting the blaze that has caused the closure of the major western entrance into the heart of the park. CalFire has temporarily grounded it's fleet of S-2T's for inspection.(AP Photo/DynCorp International)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With wildfire danger peaking, California's fleet of 22 air tankers was cleared Friday to return to the skies after investigators found no evidence that a fatal crash of one of the tankers earlier in the week was the result of faulty equipment.


Senator Walsh of Montana stripped of degree for plagiarism

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:49

Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh speaks to reporters after being named to replace Baucus in Helena(Reuters) - The U.S. Army War College has revoked the master's degree of U.S. Senator John Walsh of Montana, the result of a plagiarism scandal that prompted him in August to abandon his election bid, both Walsh and the college said on Friday. "The board found that then-Colonel John Walsh did commit the offense of plagiarism and thus his master's degree and status as a graduate of the U.S. Army War College should be revoked," said Carol Kerr, a spokeswoman for the college, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ...


Nursing home chain to pay $38M in US settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around the country, the Justice Department said Friday.

Hospital: Ebola patient shows modest improvement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:46

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska hospital treating an American video journalist with Ebola says he's shown modest improvement.


Dietz & Watson breaks ground on new Philadelphia facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:45

Dietz & Watson breaks ground on new Philadelphia facilityA year after its warehouse in South Jersey burned, Dietz & Watson has broken ground on a new plant, and it's bringing jobs into Philadelphia.


Bensalem bar workers forced into freezer during robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:44

Bensalem bar workers forced into freezer during robberyPolice are looking for the suspects who forced seven bar workers into a freezer during a robbery early Friday morning in Bensalem, Pa.


Shares fall further on economy fears

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:40
Stock markets across Europe and the US see steep falls as fears about strength of the global economy deepen.
Categories: BBC World News

Equatorial Guinea VP loses Michael Jackson statues in U.S. settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:39

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in California announced a $30 million settlement on Friday between the United States and a vice president of Equatorial Guinea that requires him to forfeit his U.S. assets, including a collection of six life-sized statues of late singer Michael Jackson. Teodoro Nguema Obiang, the Central African country's second vice president, used his position of power to amass more than $300 million in the United States through corruption and money laundering, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents. ...


Maine man accused of shaking baby pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:38
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A young father who violently shook his 6-month-old daughter when her fussing interrupted his video game pleaded guilty Friday in a case that drew national attention because of a court battle over an order to not resuscitate the infant.

Harvoni, a Hepatitis C Drug From Gilead, Wins F.D.A. Approval

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:32
The drug is the first complete treatment for the disease that requires a single daily pill.






Swift is Billboard Woman of the Year

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:26
Becoming the first artist to win the award twice, Taylor Swift is named Billboard's Woman of the Year.
Categories: BBC World News

Icahn: Senate leader 'selling out' Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:26

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ. Its owners and main casino workers union are clashing over the company's demand for substantial union givebacks and government aid in return for keeping the casino open past November 2014.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carl Icahn accused New Jersey's Senate president of "selling out" Atlantic City by considering casinos near New York City, while the legislative leader said the state wouldn't give the billionaire investor the tax breaks he is seeking.


Indianapolis airport debuts customer service robot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:26
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new customer service robot has started roaming around the passenger terminal of Indianapolis International Airport.

Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for hood latch problem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:19
Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion.