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Corbett announces $265M advance to Phila. schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:06

Corbett announces $265M advance to Phila. schoolsGov. Tom Corbett has announced that the state will provide millions of dollars in funding for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District to allow schools to open on time.


Police: Firefighter killed in interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:06
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — State police say a firefighter helping put out a vehicle fire was killed when a semitrailer slammed into a fire truck along an interstate highway in Kentucky.

Delays Persist for U.S. High-Speed Rail

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:06
The Obama administration has spent nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, but the projects have gone mostly nowhere.






Bush Urges Renewed Fight Against Deadly Diseases in Africa

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:03
Former President George W. Bush, speaking at a health forum in Washington, spoke of “the beginning of the end of AIDS.”

Summer In ...: At New York Camp, Hasidic Boys Study and Shun Sports

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:03
At Camp Rav Tov D’Satmar in the Catskills, 3,000 boys study the Torah or Talmud, exercise is hedged by rigorous Hasidic traditions and the athletic facilities are neglected.

European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:03
After 10 years and a journey of four billion miles, the Rosetta probe arrived at its destination for the first extended, close examination of a comet.

College finance trends: Students, families borrowing less

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:01
Has the national anxiety about student loan debt caused parents and students alike to pay more college costs out-of-pocket, and choose community college over four-year institutions? 

Police say 12-year-old crashed stolen school bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:57
BROOKSTON, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen school bus led officers on a chase in parts of three counties before crashing into a parked truck and a home.

Market Opens Lower on Tensions in Ukraine

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:51
Stock indexes fell on worries of an escalation of the conflict on the Ukraine-Russia border and after two large merger deals fell through.

US stocks slip in early trading; Walgreen drops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:51

People pass in front of the New York Stock Exchange in this Monday, March 9, 2009 photo. Worries over Russian troops amassing near the Ukraine border caused a sharp sell-off in global stock markets on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about Russian troops massing near the Ukrainian border are pushing stocks slightly lower.


Toyota pledges $1M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:38
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners.

US man executed by lethal injection

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:38
Missouri puts a murderer to death by lethal injection, the first such execution in the US since controversy over the method erupted again last month.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/6/2014 6:08:21 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:35
White Pass US12
8/6/2014 6:08:21 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 - 8/6/2014 6:07:49 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:35
Satus Pass US97
8/6/2014 6:07:49 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 - 8/6/2014 6:20:02 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:35
Stevens Pass US2
8/6/2014 6:20:02 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 - 8/6/2014 6:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:35
Blewett Pass US97
8/6/2014 6:14:51 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 - 8/6/2014 6:04:37 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/6/2014 6:04:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and 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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GOP establishment on a roll over tea party

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:32
Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts.

Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:27

In this photo made Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, an Atlantic puffin flies back to its burrow after catching a beak full of small fish to feed its chicks on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. The Audubon Society, which maintains three web cameras on another island, wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project scientists hope will help save Atlantic puffins in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)EASTERN EGG ROCK, Maine (AP) — Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary.


Couple married 62 years die together

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 21:21
Don and Maxine Simpson die four hours apart on adjoining beds, holding hands during some of their final moments, after a long marriage.
Categories: BBC World News