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Tibet tour bus plummets into valley, killing 44

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:59
A tour bus on a highway in Tibet fell off a 10-meter (30-foot) cliff after crashing into an SUV and a pickup, killing 44 people and injuring 11 others, China's state media reported Sunday.

Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:55

Washington teenager arrested in 6-year-old's deathA 17-year-old has been arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found near the Washington state mobile home park she vanished from last weekend, authorities said.


NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:55
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

Festival closed in Bertha 'carnage'

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:50
Strong winds sweeping the country force the Boardmasters music festival to be called off.
Categories: BBC World News

Iranian plane crashes after takeoff, killing 39

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:50
A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the country's capital, Tehran, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media.

Seeing Sydney, beyond beaches and barbecue

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:46
A native son returns to Australia to enjoy the cultural life of Sydney, often overlooked by visitors.

Where to stay around North Cascades National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:46
From a floating resort to high-country camps, here are tips on where to rest your head.

North Cascades by the numbers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:46
Statistics on when, how many, how high and more for the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.

No more free rides at PreCheck airport lines

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:46
TSA will restrict use of PreCheck security lines to passengers who have paid and been pre-screened, stopping the practice of waving through some other travelers at random.

A look at California legislation on sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:43

Students watch a public service announcement called, "1 is 2 Many," featuring actor Seth Meyers among others, during an orientation meeting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego. Defining consensual sex is a growing trend by universities under pressure to do more to protect victims. Throughout the country, schools have been adopting policies on their own that set the parameters for distinguishing when consent was given for a sexual activity and when it was not. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California State Assembly is expected to vote on legislation this month that would require colleges that receive state funds for student assistance to adopt an "affirmative consent standard" as part of their sexual assault policies in determining allegations from a complainant.


US military conducts more airstrikes in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:38

US military conducts more airstrikes in IraqThe Defense Department says a new round of airstrikes by U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones has targeted Islamic militants in Iraq.


US Ebola check means quarantine of missionaries

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:34
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Missionaries retuning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored, health officials said Sunday.

White Pass - 8/10/2014 8:16:49 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
White Pass US12
8/10/2014 8:16:49 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 - 8/10/2014 8:10:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Satus Pass US97
8/10/2014 8:10:07 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 - 8/10/2014 8:07:04 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Stevens Pass US2
8/10/2014 8:07:04 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 - 8/10/2014 8:05:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Blewett Pass US97
8/10/2014 8:05:17 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 - 8/10/2014 8:15:43 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/10/2014 8:15:43 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through 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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North Cascades Highway is a ripping good road trip

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Here’s a milepost guide to attractions along what might be Washington’s most scenic pavement.

3 North Cascades hikes worth the shoe leather

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:31
Try these classic hikes, whether you have a day or a week.

Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:23

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Environmentalists, scientists and farmers agree that agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie that are linked to the toxins found in the drinking water of 400,000 people last weekend. But how much of a role do the farms play? Researchers know some of the answers, yet there are still many unknowns. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.