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Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:57

A police vehicle and residents are seen at the crime scene where mayor of Bell Gardens, California Daniel Crespo was shot, at a condo in Bell Gardens, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...


SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:53
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
Categories: BBC World News

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:49

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1954 file photo, Muslims visit the Kaaba, the Sacred House of Allah, during a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. As Muslims from around the world stream into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. (AP Photo, File)MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.


Kansas City Royals beat Oakland A’s in 12th inning of AL wild-card game

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:46
The host Kansas City Royals, playing their first postseason game in 29 years, rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in an American League wild-card game. Salvador Perez’s two-out single drove in Christian Colon from second base for the winning run.
Categories: Sports Center

Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:45

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.


Arias attorneys allege misconduct, seek dismissal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:44

Defense attorneys say the misconduct denies Jodi Arias the possibility of a fair trial.

       

Myanmar awards first licenses to foreign banks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:31
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar awarded licenses Wednesday to the first foreign banks allowed to operate in the country in a half-century.

White Pass - 10/1/2014 12:56:01 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:23
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 12:56:01 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/1/2014 12:46:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:23
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 12:46:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/1/2014 12:57:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:23
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 12:57:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 10/1/2014 12:47:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:23
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 12:47:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 - 10/1/2014 12:45:29 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 12:45:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and 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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D.A. in Oklahoma to seek death penalty in beheading case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:49

District attorney said he made determination after meeting with family of victim.

       

Tunisian women take a 'step backwards'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:47
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
Categories: BBC World News

Weather Channel to name snowstorms again this winter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:41

The Weather Channel will give snowstorms names again this winter

       

Man accused of sex with dog held on sex assault charge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:39

Man spared conviction on accusations he had sex with a dog accused of sexually battering a friend.

       

Obama, national security team meet on Islamic State

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:30

President Obama and aides evaluate air strikes in Syria and Iraq.

       

Local Ebola infection rocks North Texas Liberians

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:27

Some worry that a stigma will lead to discrimination.

       

U.S. government to help pay migrant kids' legal bills

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:24

Money will help support programs that provide legal services to children caught crossing the border illegally.

       

White Pass - 9/30/2014 11:50:44 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:23
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 11:50:44 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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