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Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East to Europe and other parts of the world.

9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:50
After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim's widow decided to donate one of her husband's FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey.

13 years after 9/11, no end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:50
Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan. Instead, Americans are bracing for another upsurge of military engagement in a region where one war blurs into another. Across the world, a generation has now grown up amid this continuous conflict, and there's no end in sight.

China's premier promises more open economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:47
China's premier promised Wednesday to open the world's No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be aimed at limiting competition.

4 more arrests in Kingston High School threat case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:46
KINGSTON (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff's officers investigating a former student's reported plans to "shoot up" his old high school have arrested four more teens accused of threatening witnesses who reported the initial statements.

Florida quadruple murder suspect denies role in killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:44
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A man suspected by authorities of killing four people in Florida and dumping their bodies by a roadside insists that he wasn't responsible for the gruesome crime. Adam Matos, 28, is jailed on charges of aggravated assault in Pasco County, Florida. Matos told the Tampa Bay Times in an interview from jail on Tuesday that he's innocent. "All the fingers point to me." Matos was taken into custody on Friday as police swarmed the Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa to rescue a 4-year-old boy holed up with him.

Everyday Economics: Apple Pay Tries to Solve a Problem That Really Isn’t a Problem

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:29
A new mobile payment service was unveiled Tuesday, but credit cards seem to work just fine.

Afghans 'killed by Nato airstrike'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:25
At least 11 Afghan civilians are killed and 16 injured in a Nato airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar, local security officials tell the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Your Wednesday Briefing

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:25
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.






Democrats Reject Indicted State Senator in Queens but Renominate One in Brooklyn

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:23
Democrats expelled one indicted lawmaker, held fast to another and reaffirmed their support for an embattled Bronx power broker.






U.S. NHTSA to probe engine stalls on 2007 Chrysler minivans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:23

A Dodge sign is illuminated at the 2009 New York International Auto ShowThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday said its Office of Defects Investigation is assessing "the scope, frequency and safety consequences" of alleged engine stalling after refueling in the Chrysler vans. A spokesman for Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat SpA , on Wednesday said the automaker "will actively support NHTSA's efforts to investigate" the claims, adding that the agency's investigation notice "cites no injuries or accidents related to this reported condition." NHTSA said it had received eight complaints from consumers related to the issue. Another complaint posted in February said "vehicle stalls immediately after filling gas tank" and that the stalling "has happened repeatedly in traffic." NHTSA has received numerous complaints about the same problem on the Chrysler Town & Country, a companion model to the Grand Caravan, including 20 complaints on the 2004 Town & Country and 25 complaints on the 2005 Town & Country.


Britain and France secure EU's top economic jobs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:19

European Commission President elect Jean-Claude Juncker gestures as he addresses the media on the attribution of portfolios to the Commissioners-designate at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc's executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment.


Chlorine gas 'used in Syria attacks'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:18
Chlorine gas was used in attacks in Syria earlier this year, according to the body that seeks to implement global laws banning chemical weapons.
Categories: BBC World News

Man United predicts fall in profit

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:16
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/10/2014 6:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:15
White Pass US12
9/10/2014 6:22:07 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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Satus Pass - 9/10/2014 6:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:15
Satus Pass US97
9/10/2014 6:30:53 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.

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Stevens Pass - 9/10/2014 6:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:15
Stevens Pass US2
9/10/2014 6:37:35 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:
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 - 9/10/2014 6:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:15
Blewett Pass US97
9/10/2014 6:36:19 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 - 9/10/2014 6:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:15
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/10/2014 6:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. 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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Hollande 'hurt by Trierweiler lie'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:13
French President Francois Hollande condemns an accusation by former first lady Valerie Trierweiler that he hates the poor as a "lie that hurts me".
Categories: BBC World News