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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:47

People gather outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC during summer 2013 to protest the elimination of tenure and extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees in the state. Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. Among issues related to teacher pay that legislators are debating this summer include reinstating the extra pay for those teaching in the subject in which they got their advanced degree. (AP Photo/NCPolicyWatch.com)DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.


Jet diverted to Salt Lake after lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:43
DENVER (AP) — A Frontier Airlines official says one of its planes was diverted to Salt Lake City after it was hit by lightning.

Practical hurdles hampered police response to D.C. Navy Yard shootings -report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:41
(Reuters) - Police rushing to the scene of last year's Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. were hampered in their attempts to help by numerous delaying hurdles such as being locked out of room with live surveillance video, an internal report said. The Metropolitan Police Department's review of its response to last September's shooting said better access to camera footage - in a room locked by a security guard - would have helped first responders as they pursued gunman Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people before being slain by police. The 83-page post-mortem sought to summarize the Metropolitan Police Department's tactical response to the rampage in relation to other agencies working the frenetic scene, including news media, which for a time posted to Twitter developments overheard on police scanner frequencies. The Police Department's conclusions follow other reviews of the incident published earlier this year, including one that said the tragedy might have been averted had authorities not "missed opportunities for intervention." Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered steps to improve Pentagon security after the reviews found the shooting could have been averted if concerns about the gunman's mental health had been properly handled.

Utah man arrested in bomb plot to cause uprising against government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:39
(Reuters) - A Utah man has been arrested in connection with a plot to blow up a police station, kill police officers and destroy infrastructure to delay an emergency response, authorities said. John Huggins, 47, believed that the plan, once carried out, would spark an anti-government uprising, according to documents lodged with a Federal Utah court on Friday. Huggins was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with the plot, the state's U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday. The Tremonton Police Department was tipped off to the plot in February and launched an investigation with the FBI, prosecutors said.

Israel and Gaza trade fresh fire

BBC World News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:38
Palestinian deaths are continuing to mount as Israel and militants in Gaza traded fresh rounds of rocket and missile-fire on Saturday.
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Senanayake banned over bowling action

BBC World News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:36
Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake is banned from bowling by the ICC after he was found to have an illegal action.
Categories: BBC World News

Yemen tribesmen attack oil pipeline

BBC World News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:32
Yemeni tribesmen blow up a major oil pipeline, disrupting supplies from the interior to the Ras Isa export terminal on the Red Sea.
Categories: BBC World News

Radiohead To Record New Music In September

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:20

Radiohead To Record New Music In SeptemberRadiohead made a major announcement after an informal year off. When the summer ends, the band will get back to work, recording and rehearsing new music. Johnny Greenwood spoke to Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 and said, "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding." In the past year, Greenwood was busy working with orchestras, Thom Yorke spent his time on Atoms for Peace, Philip Selway began his solo album and Colin Greenwood focused mostly on charity work. As NME points out, Greenwood hinted at this timeline in April, teasing


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Biography of Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote our anthem

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:16
“What So Proudly We Hailed,” a new biography of Francis Scott Key by Marc Leepson, chronicles the varied life of the man who wrote the song that became our national anthem.

Crimea’s farmers still waiting for Russia’s promised help

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:16
Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in March, the political crisis has disrupted virtually every aspect of farming — from irrigation to credit to exports. Russia had immediately promised support, but Crimea’s farmers say they have seen no help.

Fish-quota fund creates safe harbor for California town

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:16
Faced with competition from corporate fish processors in bigger ports, Morro Bay, Calif., has become the first community on the West Coast to follow Cape Cod, Mass.: It set up a community quota fund meant to give small-scale fishermen more equal footing with big-time operators.

Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest, more | Community Corner

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:16
Community events for the weekend of July 12-13, 2014, include the Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest, Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Kent Cornucopia Days, Mercer Island Summer Celebration and Ballard Seafood Fest.

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:12

FILE - In this April 28, 2012, file photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan’s limousine. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.


Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:09

FILE - In this file photograph taken July 15, 2008, people wander around a life-size model of US planemaker Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter II, during the Farnborough aerospace show, in Farnborough, England. A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event which opens Monday, July 14, 2014. The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances that promise to give a glimpse of the future of flying. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.


Israel strikes Gaza mosque as death toll tops 120

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:07
Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, as the Palestinian death toll topped 120 Saturday in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down.

White Pass - 7/12/2014 7:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:03
White Pass US12
7/12/2014 7:27:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 7/12/2014 7:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:03
Satus Pass US97
7/12/2014 7:21:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 7/12/2014 7:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:03
Stevens Pass US2
7/12/2014 7:35:08 AM

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 - 7/12/2014 7:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:03
Blewett Pass US97
7/12/2014 7:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/12/2014 7:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/12/2014 7:20:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting is completed for the week. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62.

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