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Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:00
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is accused of being a "deceitful witness" as his murder trial resumes for closing arguments.
Categories: BBC World News

Hawaii airline cancels inter-island flights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:55

This image provided by NOAA taken Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 at 2 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Iselle, left and Hurricane Julio. Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't _ and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. The center of Hurricane Iselle is expected to pass very near or over the Big Island Thursday night and just south of the smaller islands Friday. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours however Iselle is still expected to be near hurricane strength as it impacts the Big Island. (AP Photo/NOAA)HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii inter-island commuter airline has canceled flights ahead of hurricanes bearing down on the state.


Golfers charged with fighting after arguing rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:54
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two golfers have been charged with assault after they came to blows while arguing about the rules at a Pennsylvania course, and one of them allegedly hit the other in the head with a 3-wood, police said.

LA porn permits fall but films keep being produced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:50

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2002 file photo, adult actors Dasha and Eric Masterson prepare for a scene for the Vivid Video adult film "The Alley," in Chatsworth, a part of the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, for years the Porn Capital of the Country, records reveal only 20 permits to make adult films have been acquired in 2014 so far. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It has been known as the nation's porn capital for years, but if recent film-permit records are to be believed, fewer than three adult movies a month are being made in Los Angeles County this year.


White Pass - 8/7/2014 7:34:56 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 7:34:56 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/7/2014 7:21:26 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 7:21:26 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/7/2014 7:33:00 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 7:33:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/7/2014 7:32:00 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 7:32:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 8/7/2014 7:34:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 7:34:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.14 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:37

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.14 percentWASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year.


Mariners relishing being in the playoff chase

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:37
You can nitpick the Mariners’ weaknesses, or pooh-pooh the wisdom of the second wild card. But the fact remains: The race for the American League’s final playoff spot is deliciously wide open, with the Mariners smack dab in the middle of it.
Categories: Sports Center

New York patient negative for Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:36
A man admitted to a New York hospital with a high fever and stomach problems after travelling through West Africa has tested negative for Ebola.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Apparent slaying suspect dead; 2 boys safe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:30

Investigators work the scene of a homicide ThursdayDREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) — Two children taken from a Philadelphia-area home after a woman was slain were found safe in New York City early Thursday and a man in a vehicle that was sought by police was found dead, authorities said.


Correction: Child Stabbed-Playground story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:29
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — In stories Aug. 5 and 6 about the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy, The Associated Press, relying on information from Kentwood police, misspelled the victim's middle name. His name was Michael Connor Verkerke, not Michael Conner Verkerke.

Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:28
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






Thursday Memo: High-priced houses ... Super Bowl rematch - sorta ... M's in playoff hunt?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:20
Home sweet home: With a high of $543,500, Seattle median single-family home prices have passed the August 2007 high set before the housing bubble burst. It's too early to say whether Seattle can maintain that level, but Sellers are excited. Buyers? Not so much. Low inventory means bidding wars have

Briton tells of his 'fighting in Iraq'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:20
A Briton who claims to be fighting alongside militants in Syria tells the BBC he also recently went to Iraq to be at the "forefront of the fighting".
Categories: BBC World News

NY racing chief meets goals, gets $250K bonus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:10
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the New York Racing Association is getting a $250,000 bonus a year after taking over the state-controlled operator of three thoroughbred tracks.

Palestinians from Syria 'unwelcome'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:07
Jordan is turning away Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
Categories: BBC World News

Snowden Said to Be Allowed 3 More Years in Russia

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:04
Edward J. Snowden, the American former intelligence technician who leaked thousands of classified files, was originally granted one year of residency.