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Second U.S. university cuts ties with China's Confucius Institute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:50
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - A second major U.S. university in a week is severing ties with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education. Pennsylvania State University said Wednesday it would end its five-year relationship with the institute at the end of this year, citing differences with the Chinese government agency that controls and funds them. ...

Supercharged Corvette can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:49
General Motors says a new high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.

UN says 1st staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:48

 "The world is absolutely not doing enough yet, we are still challenged to outrun the disease." (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015.


Prep sports continue to gain popularity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:48
Participation in high-school sports is on the rise, both in Washington and nation-wide.

Court: Tribal convictions might not stand

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:48
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Federal prosecutors can't always use past tribal court convictions as proof of a defendant's criminal history, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found in a Montana case.

Federal court considers guns in post offices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:46
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and a rural Colorado man argued in court Wednesday over where on postal property people can legally carry guns.

New York transit authority sued for denying anti-Islamic bus ad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:46
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An anti-Islam group filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Wednesday for refusing to run a so-called "Hamas Killing Jews" advertisement on city busses, the group's attorney said. The American Freedom Defense Initiative claims the state agency violated its constitutional rights by turning down advertisements that included the slogan, "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah - Hamas MTV," the lawyer said. ...

Queens Assemblyman Charged With Cheating State of Travel Expenses

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:43
Assemblyman William Scarborough, a Democrat, was arrested and accused of stealing at least $40,000 from New York State’s reimbursement system, as well as misusing campaign money.

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:40

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, President Mahmoud Abbas, of Palestine, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to council members follows Abbas' announcement to the U.N. General Assembly last Friday that he would ask the council to set a deadline for a pullout and dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.


Participants in Detroit pension borrowing knew debt sale was 'iffy': city lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:36
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's controversial sale of $1.4 billion of pension debt, which has become one of the biggest disputes in the city's historic bankruptcy case, involved risks known to all the parties in the transaction, an attorney for the city said on Wednesday. Geoffrey Stewart, a Jones Day attorney, said bond insurers and investors were not misled about the legality of the certificates of participation (COPs) Detroit sold in 2005 and 2006 to raise money for its unfunded pension liability. "Everyone knew it was iffy," he argued in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. ...

Five Dallas-area students had contact with Ebola patient: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:36
DALLAS (Reuters) - Five Dallas-area students were being monitored for possible exposure to Ebola after coming into contact with a man being treated for the disease at a Texas hospital, officials said at a news conference on Wednesday. "The students did not have any symptoms and so the odds of them passing on any sort of virus is very low," Mike Miles, Dallas Independent School District superintendent, told the news conference. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Eric Beech)

Hearing delayed for driver in fatal Delaware bus crash

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

Hearing delayed for driver in fatal Delaware bus crashA court commissioner has rescheduled a preliminary hearing for the driver of a tour bus that crashed in Delaware, killing two passengers and injuring dozens of others.


New Polish premier wants more US military presence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:30

Poland's new prime minister Ewa Kopacz delivers her inaugural speech in the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Kopacz took over the post from Donald Tusk, who will head the European Council starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.


Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading

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

Former eBay exec sentenced for insider tradingA former eBay executive will serve 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading.


White Pass - 10/1/2014 10:50:45 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28
White Pass US12
10/1/2014 10:50:45 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/1/2014 10:55:11 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28
Satus Pass US97
10/1/2014 10:55:11 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/1/2014 10:59:43 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28
Stevens Pass US2
10/1/2014 10:59:43 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 10/1/2014 10:57:48 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28
Blewett Pass US97
10/1/2014 10:57:48 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/1/2014 10:52:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:28
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 10:52:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

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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New York Post settles lawsuit over 'Bag Men' cover

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

 Defamation suit filed over "Bag Men" headlineThe New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men." ...