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World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:54
It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."

In Scott Walker race, he's the main issue

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:53
The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.

Philly officially relaxes penalties for marijuana possession

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:52

Philly officially relaxes penalties for marijuana possessionPhiladelphia has enacted legislation that allows police to ticket people for possessing small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting them.


Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:51
Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian.

White House 'intruder' denies charges

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:47
Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building while carrying a knife, pleads not guilty to charges.
Categories: BBC World News

Hunting banned, tourism down in manhunt zone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:46

Hunting banned, tourism down in manhunt zoneHunting and trapping is prohibited until further notice on all public and private lands in the search area for trooper killing suspect Eric Frein.


In Scott Walker race, he's the main issue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:46

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker campaigns for re-election at a manufacturing company in Racine, Wis. The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day. But for nearly everyone in Wisconsin, the only issue is Scott Walker. And almost every voter already knows whether they love him or hate him. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The airwaves and campaign appearances in the closely contested governor's race here are bristling with charges over whether the incumbent did enough to create jobs in the state and whether the challenger is an out-of-touch liberal, and other arguments designed to sway opinions before Election Day.


Ohio city defaults on traffic camera bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:41
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio's poorest cities was dealt another financial blow Wednesday when a federal judge stuck it with a $638,000 judgment in favor of a Rhode Island company that supplied the traffic cameras it hoped would provide a revenue boost.

Pennsylvania investigates death of trooper shot during training

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:36
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An investigation is underway into the death of a 26-year-old Pennsylvania trooper who was shot and killed at a training facility in suburban Philadelphia, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. Trooper David Kedra, a two-year veteran for the force, died from a gunshot wound to the chest on Tuesday afternoon. Police have not disclosed who was holding the gun when the shooting occurred, and they have released no further information about the incident. ...

Greece's govt to call confidence vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:33

European Commission official Declan Costello arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said Wednesday it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures.


Students vow to step up HK protests

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:32
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
Categories: BBC World News

White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:31

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. Gonzalez's lawyer, David Bos, said his client was mentally competent and did not need an evaluation. He said he has become increasingly confident in his client's competency. Gonzalez was captured inside the White House on Sept. ...


Huskies morning links: Attendance down across college football

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:31
The Huskies are practicing now inside Husky Stadium and will have their final media availability of the week afterward. We'll have updates and videos from that shortly.
Categories: Sports Center

Texas court upholds dismissal of ex-House leader DeLay's convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:30
By Amanda Orr (Reuters) - A Texas court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of money-laundering and conspiracy convictions against former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found that another state appeals court had correctly overturned DeLay's 2010 convictions, finding insufficient evidence against him in September 2013. ...

White Pass - 10/1/2014 11:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:28
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 11:51:52 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 - 10/1/2014 11:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:28
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 11:59:23 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 - 10/1/2014 11:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:28
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 11:49:52 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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Blewett Pass - 10/1/2014 11:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:28
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 11:56:03 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 - 10/1/2014 11:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:28
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 11:43:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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The North Korean ex-pat entrepreneurs

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:27
The North Korean defectors setting up firms in the South
Categories: BBC World News