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Walsh departure leaves Democrats to scramble

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:09

In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., speaks on the National Mall in Washington. Walsh says he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a college research paper. Walsh said in a statement Thursday he’ll leave the race but keep the seat he was appointed to until his term ends in January 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt withdrawal from the campaign in a plagiarism controversy.


2 killed in robbery of California marijuana grow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:06
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The robbery of a Central California house with a marijuana-growing operation triggered a fierce gunbattle in which two suspects were killed and a 15-year-old girl was used as a human shield by fleeing robbers, authorities said Thursday.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 8:20:51 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 8:20:51 PM

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 8:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 8:21:57 PM

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 8:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 8:35:08 PM

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 8:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 8:25:53 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 8:30:18 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 8:30:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . 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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30 19th century test coins sold at auction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:53

This image provided by Heritage Auctions shows one of the historic experimental coins from the collection of the late Texas businessman and philanthropist Harry W. Bass, Jr. that will be offered by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 World's Fair of Money on Aug. 7, 2014 near Chicago. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — Thirty coins stamped by the U.S. Mint in the 19th century to test designs and metals have sold at auction for more than a half-million dollars.


Security lapses found at CDC bioterror lab

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:51

A bioterror lab under investigation for safety issues has had repeated incidents of security doors left unlocked

       

'Lion Whisperer' continuously interrupted by lions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:51

We're sorry, what were you trying to say about lion conservation?

       

Annenberg estate was refuge for disgraced Nixon

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:50

He survived the Watergate fallout by hunkering down at Sunnylands in California in 1974.

       

Undocumented Mexican migrant takes refuge in Arizona church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:46
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - Surrounded by about 50 well-wishers, including representatives from a dozen southern Arizona congregations, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and longtime Tucson resident took refuge on Thursday in a church that offered her sanctuary. "I don’t want to leave here," Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto told the gathering through an interpreter. My children are here, and we’re going to keep on until we achieve victory," Loreto is due to be deported on Friday, but she will remain protected by Southside Presbyterian Church until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offers her a reprieve, said Pastor Alison Harrington. "We are standing between Rosa and an unjust system," Harrington said.

Hurricane Julio strengthens into Category 3 storm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:43

Crowds line up inside the departures terminal at the Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. With Iselle, Hawaii is expected to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it is Hurricane Julio. Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday they are waiving change fees for passengers trying to leave before the hurricanes hit the islands. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Julio has strengthened into a Category 3 storm as it spins toward Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.


Rory McIlroy shoots 66 at PGA Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:33
Rory McIlroy showed no sign of letting up. Lee Westwood might just be getting started.

Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:33
No one knows why Renisha McBride, 19, ended up at the home of Theodore Wafer last Nov. 2, although prosecutors speculated the woman may have been confused and seeking help, hours after she had crashed her car blocks away.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:32

Lynden 3rd in the MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
Lynden, the reigning WIAA state champs in Class 2A, ranks third in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings. Ellensburg, runners-up in 2A in 2013, is 23rd on the list. Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville is first with Kingfisher of Oklahoma second.

Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: White Sox at Mariners -- August 7, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:31
It's the live game thread for tonight's game between the White Sox and Mariners. Roenis Elias is getting the start for Seattle while righty Scott Carroll will go for the South siders. It should be fun -- way more fun than preseason football. So come join the conversation.