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Fire at NJ home where hospital CEO, wife were found dead was arson: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:42
(Reuters) - New Jersey investigators have determined that a weekend fire in the home where a New Jersey hospital chief executive and his wife were found dead was arson, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said on Wednesday. The blaze was started in the second-floor bedroom of the Montgomery Township home of John Sheridan Jr., 72, the CEO and president of Cooper University Health System, and his wife Joyce, 69, said prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano. The couple were found unresponsive in the bedroom early Sunday. ...

GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:41

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the Global Business Conference for investors in Milford, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.


New Mexico women say motel owner assaulted them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:41
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women have sued a New Mexico motel owner and the director of the halfway house where they lived, saying they were repeatedly sexually assaulted at work and threated with being sent back to prison when they complained.

ISIS Takes a Kurdish Village in Syria as Car Bombs Kill Dozens in Homs

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:40
Islamic State militants swept into a Kurdish village near the Turkish border, while in the western Syrian city of Homs, twin car bombings killed at least 45 people.

Mom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:38

This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Lisa Egersdorf, accused of driving her teenage son by a gas station to shoot at rival gang members after picking him up from school. Prosecutors say Egersdorf was behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla when her 17-year-old son fired several shots at people he’d been fighting with at his Salt Lake City school. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Sheriff Office)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school.


Pennsylvania judge says Scranton can't tax commuters to fix pensions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:36
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Penn. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday rejected the cash-strapped city of Scranton's bid to solve its municipal pension woes with a new commuter tax. The 0.75 percent tax on commuters' earned income was supposed to have gone into effect on Wednesday. It would have affected about 23,000 people and raised about $5 million annually, according to city officials. Senior Judge John Braxton of Philadelphia, who heard the case in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, said the city could not impose a commuter tax unless it levied the same tax on residents. ...

San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

Caterham to race on despite bailiffs

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:33
Formula 1 team Caterham pledge to compete in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite bailiffs visiting their base.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/1/2014 12:42:26 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:29
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 12:42:26 PM

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 12:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:29
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 12:41:30 PM

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 12:44:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:29
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 12:44:57 PM

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 12:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:29
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 12:55:11 PM

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 12:48:41 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:29
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 12:48:41 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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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Child trapped under car in Tioga Nicetown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:28

Boy dies after being struck by car in Tioga-NicetownEmergency crews are on the scene of where a child got trapped underneath a vehicle in Philadelphia's Tioga Nicetown section.


Liberian Officials Identify Ebola Victim in Texas as Thomas Eric Duncan

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:23
Senior Liberian officials said the man, Thomas Eric Duncan from Monrovia, had helped a woman who had Ebola to the hospital a few days before he left for the United States.

AP-GfK Poll: Voters' pre-election focus on economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:21

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, people signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. In a new Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday, 9 in 10 of those most likely to go to the polls or mail in a ballot in this year’s midterm elections call the economy an extremely or very important issue. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy.


VIDEO: Explosions as coalition strikes IS

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:20
The Syrian town of Kobane is still under siege, two weeks after Islamic State fighters began their assault.
Categories: BBC World News

AP football rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:59
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Japan volcano eruption deaths rise

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:59
Rescue workers in Japan recover more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 47 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
Categories: BBC World News

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."