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Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:01
Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.

Tossed for disrespect? It happens even to kindergartners

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:00
Even at the highest levels of government, among people programmed to duck controversy, there is no mincing words on the problem of school discipline: Racial discrimination seriously skews who gets punished, and for what, says U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:57
EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.

Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:55
Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.
Categories: BBC World News

Greenland calls for early elections next month

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:51
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.

European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:46
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:46
One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:44

A student protester gets emotional while pleading for a peaceful resolution, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The student leaders of the protests are warning that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, they will step up their actions -- including occupying several important government buildings. They'd be risking another round of confrontations with police, who are unlikely to let government buildings be stormed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)HONG KONG (AP) — Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.


VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:42
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/2/2014 3:58:16 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:38
White Pass US12
10/2/2014 3:58:16 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/2/2014 3:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:38
Satus Pass US97
10/2/2014 3:54:40 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/2/2014 3:57:34 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:38
Stevens Pass US2
10/2/2014 3:57:34 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 - 10/2/2014 3:43:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:38
Blewett Pass US97
10/2/2014 3:43:53 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/2/2014 3:46:37 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/2/2014 3:46:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Reader photos: Sparkly spiderweb, colorful canoes, more

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:36

Stunning photos of the day, shared by USA TODAY's Your Take contributors.

       

All Of Garden: Eating Olive Garden for 49 days

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:36

Forty nine days of Olive Garden is what folk heroes are made of. Carbohydrates.

       

Ohio mom suing sperm bank for wrong sperm

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:31

Instead of getting the sperm of a white man, Jennifer Cramblett was inseminated with the sperm of a black man.

       

Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:31
Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.

Ukraine GDP 'to shrink 8% this year'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:07
Ukraine's economy is likely to suffer more than previously predicted because of the conflict in the east of the country, the World Bank has said.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:06
A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.
Categories: BBC World News