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City Room: New York Today: A Better Egg Sandwich

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:02
What you need to know for Thursday: a breakfast sandwich improvement project, perfect weather, and the mayor signs Avonte’s Law.






Should state sue Arne Duncan to get No Child waiver back?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:01
The executive director of the association that represents Washington school superintendents says Washington state should challenge the revocation of the state's waiver from the No Child Left Behind law in federal court.

Music Review: A forlorn Sinead O'Connor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:00

This CD cover image released by Nettwerk Records shows "I'm Not Bossy. I'm The Boss," by Sinead O'Connor. (AP Photo/Nettwerk Records)Sinead O'Connor, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

ISIS Forces Appear to Capture Iraq’s Largest Dam

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:56
Advances by Sunni extremists in the country’s north created an onslaught of refugees and set off fearful rumors in Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital.






Wenger drops Man Utd Vermaelen hint

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:53
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have received offers for Thomas Vermaelen and that Manchester United could be one of them.
Categories: BBC World News

Marine paddles away trauma of war on river quest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:53
Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz.

Ebola provides a painful lesson on Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:51
Two doctors say a stronger Liberia would not be prey to Ebola.

Poland speeds up arms deal citing Ukraine conflict

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:50
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense ministry says it is accelerating the tender process for its acquisition of new combat helicopters due to the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 6:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 6:37:58 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 6:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:24:03 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 6:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 6:30:13 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 6:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:25:01 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/7/2014 6:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 6:26:08 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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New Jersey officer probed for criticizing Obama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer is under investigation after he was videotaped making comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution.

New Zealand fishing boat hauls in plane with body

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
The crew aboard a New Zealand fishing boat on Thursday hauled up a surprising and gruesome catch: a small plane with a body inside.

Leash laws are for everyone

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
RAVE To the woman who gave a stuffed horse to my weeping 4-year-old granddaughter at Redmond Derby Days. She was hot, tired and had just lost her balloon. You offered the stuffed horse to her and her dad, and the tears were replaced with a hug for her new horse. Thank you so much!

Officials: Woman sneaked onto flight after 3 tries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:47

This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.


ECB holds eurozone interest rates

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:46
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate on hold at 0.15% for another month as it looks to see how measures unveiled previously are working.
Categories: BBC World News

US jobless aid applications fell to 289,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:44

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, job seekers check out the opportunities at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.


Jury resumes deliberations in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:42

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — Jurors have returned for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit-area man who argued self-defense in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch.