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Nicaragua suspends search for miners

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:46
Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.
Categories: BBC World News

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:44

Keonya Wells walks her son Joseph Toney to school along a safe passage route as Chicago Public School community watch person Keisha Powe stands guard Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chicago. Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.


Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:43

U.S. missionary Bae appears before a limited number of media outlets in PyongyangSecuring the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday. "We continue to do all we can to secure their earliest possible release." On Monday, three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S.


Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:41
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the government plausibly showed that releasing images of Mohammed al-Qahtani, who was subject to interrogation techniques that a government official likened to torture, could endanger military personnel, diplomats and workers in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents al-Qahtani in a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. over his treatment, had sought the disclosure of photographs, videos and other audiovisual evidence of his confinement conditions under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Writing for a three-judge panel, however, Circuit Judge José Cabranes said the release "could logically and plausibly harm national security because these images are uniquely susceptible to use by anti-American extremists as propaganda to incite violence against United States interests domestically and abroad." Al-Qahtani has been held since February 2002 at the U.S.

Pentagon: death of al Shabaab leader in U.S. strike would be major blow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:38
The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby told a Pentagon briefing that the U.S.

Mass escape from juvenile US prison

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:35
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
Categories: BBC World News

Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:35

FILE - This June 10, 2014 file photo shows Dr. William Dando outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland, Md. A western Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient. Attorneys for Dr. William Dando and the Allegany County State's Attorney's office announced the deal at a court hearing Tuesday in Cumberland. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic in April.


White Pass - 9/2/2014 11:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:34
White Pass US12
9/2/2014 11:02:06 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 - 9/2/2014 11:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:34
Satus Pass US97
9/2/2014 11:01:10 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 - 9/2/2014 11:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:34
Stevens Pass US2
9/2/2014 11:04:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/2/2014 11:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:33
Blewett Pass US97
9/2/2014 11:14:51 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/2/2014 11:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/2/2014 11:08:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for 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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Seahawks Daily Top 10: On Grit, Sherman, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:31
School may be starting up all over the place. But for the Seahawks, today is like a Friday, with the game against the Packers now just two days away.
Categories: Sports Center

Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:29

a lawsuit against the Voter ID billDistrict Court in Corpus Christi stems from a battle over stringent voter ID measures signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, in 2011. The law requires voters to present a photo ID such as a concealed handgun license or driver's license, but it excludes student IDs as invalid. "Although Texas has yet to identify a single instance of in-person voter fraud, the state nevertheless insists that a racially discriminatory photo ID law is necessary to prevent it," said Natasha Korgaonkar, assistant counsel with the civil rights group NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.


Amtrak asks for probe of Illinois line delays on CN Rail track

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:28
In a complaint filed on Aug. 29, Amtrak said it wants the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to investigate CN for causing delays on its Illini and Saluki lines, which travel on CN-owned track between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois. A spokesman for Montreal-based CN said that the company would respond to Amtrak's investigation request, but had no further comment.

U.S. cannot verify video purporting to show beheading of U.S. hostage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it could not immediately confirm reports that Islamic State had released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing that if there is such a video, it would be analyzed very carefully, adding that the administration's thoughts and prayers were with Sotloff's family. Shortly before the briefing, the SITE monitoring service said the militant group had released the video. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Tray Vous recalls stroller trays because of strangulation risk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:19
Tray Vous LLC is recalling snack and activity trays for strollers because of a strangulation risk for children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The opening between the tray and the stroller seat allows a child's body to pass through but could trap a child's head, the commission said in a statement.

Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:18

FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows the US side of Niagara Falls in New York beginning to thaw after the recent "polar vortex" that affected millions in the US and Canada. Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. we should see more of these in the future because a study partially links these polar vortex related cold outbreaks to loss of sea ice off Russia as the world gets warmer. But we have to note that last year’s polar vortex chill was slightly different and not connected to sea ice loss, researchers say. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.


Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:17

Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvestNAPA, Calif. (AP) — The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins.


Family: Joan Rivers on life support

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:16

 Joan Rivers on life supportJoan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.