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VIDEO: Train driver's dash to save passengers

BBC World News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:24
A Polish train driver had three seconds to warn passengers of an impending crash with a lorry on the track as it was travelling at 110km/h (68 mph).
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McDonald's testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:22
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but says it's too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally.

EU, Germany: Ball in Turkey's court on visa waiver issue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:22

CORRECTS SPELLING OF JUNCKER -The President on the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, attends a panel discussion about the future of Europe at the Europe Forum event, hosted by the Germany's WDR television and broadcast service, at the Foreign Ministry, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Turkey and the European Union faced off Thursday over a proposed deal to let Turks travel to Europe without visas — a crucial carrot the bloc has been dangling in order to get Turkey to halt the torrent of migrants flowing from its shores to EU member Greece.


Police ID man shot after they say he pointed gun at officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:21
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police are identifying a man shot by officers after they say he confronted them with a gun during a break-in check at a southwestern Virginia home.

Shots fired in standoff between Chicago police and murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:19
Shots rang out on Chicago's South Side on Thursday as police surrounded a suspect in three killings and tried to draw him out of a house and have him surrender peacefully, authorities said. There was an exchange of gunfire at the scene as SWAT team members took up positions around the house, police spokeswoman Laura Amezaga said. The three appeared to be from the same family and police believe the shootings are related, Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante told reporters.

Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:17
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are shutting down scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine, which is one of the most important harvesting areas for the shellfish.

US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speak to reporters at Carlton Gardens in London Thursday, May 12, 2016, after meeting with key European bankers. Kerry is working to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating legitimate business with Iran. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)LONDON (AP) — The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.


Man pleads guilty in Sandy Hook massacre charity scam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:15
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the charity he created to benefit the people of Newtown following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Where the Middle Class Is Shrinking

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:13
The percentage of families earning middle-class incomes fell in nearly nine out of 10 major U.S. cities between 2000 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:09

ICE officers during an operation targeting criminal aliens and other immigration violators in Philadelphia PennsylvaniaBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has now told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day "surge" of arrests focused on mothers and children who have already been told to leave the United States, the document seen by Reuters said.


Review: In ‘Money Monster,’ a Broke Investor Holds a Grudge and a Gun

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:09
George Clooney plays a financial news talk-show host, and Julia Roberts is his producer in this self-assured hostage drama.

White Pass - 5/12/2016 10:48:50 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
White Pass US12
5/12/2016 10:48:50 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Construction has begun and drivers could experience as much as 30 minutes of additional weekday travel time. On nights and weekends, crews will be off the road and delays will be minimal.

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Satus Pass - 5/12/2016 10:56:47 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
Satus Pass US97
5/12/2016 10:56:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Stevens Pass - 5/12/2016 10:52:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
Stevens Pass US2
5/12/2016 10:52:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Blewett Pass - 5/12/2016 10:43:02 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
Blewett Pass US97
5/12/2016 10:43:02 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 5/12/2016 10:51:54 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
5/12/2016 10:51:54 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Rock blasting closure scheduled Thursday May 12 at 7 p.m., lasting one hour or more. During blasting closures eastbound traffic will stopped at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 63, Cabin Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eastbound and exit 70 westbound during blasting closures.

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Matter: Climate Change and the Case of the Shrinking Red Knots

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:00
A ripple effect of weather, insects and other food supplies, from the Arctic to the tropics, may be driving down the population of the red knot, a study finds.

The Latest: Prosecutor says 'Grim Sleeper' killed 5 more

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:00

FILE - In this Monday Aug. 23, 2010 file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr. appears for an arraignment on multiple charges as the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killer, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Los Angeles prosecutors plan to present evidence of five more killings against Franklin Jr., who was convicted in the “Grim Sleeper” murders. Prosecutors will begin laying out their case Thursday, May 12, 2016, for the death penalty for Franklin Jr. after his convictions in the serial killings that spanned more than two decades. (AP Pool/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the penalty phase in the "Grim Sleeper" murder trial. (all times local):


Legal escape for Florida’s ‘Prison Houdini’ could be blocked

NBA - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a “prison Houdini” for a series of jail escapes over the course of 36 years is facing the possibility of life behind bars. Florida’s parole board voted unanimously Thursday to hold a hearing to consider rescinding Mark DeFriest’s parole. DeFriest didn’t wait for his father’s will to […]
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Legal escape for Florida’s ‘Prison Houdini’ could be blocked

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 02:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a “prison Houdini” for a series of jail escapes over the course of 36 years is facing the possibility of life behind bars. Florida’s parole board voted unanimously Thursday to hold a hearing to consider rescinding Mark DeFriest’s parole. DeFriest didn’t wait for his father’s will to […]
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