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California wildfire burning in triple-digit heat

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:14

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah. Authorities say a 5-square-mile wildfire north of Vernal has burned three structures but is now 25 percent contained. Utah fire officials say they plan to continue putting a perimeter around the Taylor Mountain Road Fire on Monday. Rangers say Steinaker State Park remains closed as crews use it as a staging area. (AP Photo/Utah State Parks)WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.


Forecasters: Tropical Storm Fausto has formed in Pacific far off Mexico; no threat to land

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:14
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Tropical Storm Fausto has formed in Pacific far off Mexico; no threat to land.

The joy of bidets

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:13
A passion for that thing Brits don't know how to use
Categories: BBC World News

Fire breaks out in Ship Bottom, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:11

Fire breaks out in Ship Bottom, N.J.Long Beach Township police and fire crews were called to a fire in Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island.


The race to create a fitness app

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:06
Why a young consultant gave up a top job to go it alone
Categories: BBC World News

'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/7/2014 3:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
White Pass US12
7/7/2014 3:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/7/2014 3:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
Satus Pass US97
7/7/2014 3:24:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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 - 7/7/2014 3:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
Stevens Pass US2
7/7/2014 3:30:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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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Blewett Pass - 7/7/2014 3:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
Blewett Pass US97
7/7/2014 3:25:01 PM

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 - 7/7/2014 3:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/7/2014 3:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Fire damages Michelin-ranked California restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:53
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — A top-rated Northern California restaurant is severely damaged and a firefighter is recovering from injuries after an early morning fire.

Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:52
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.

White House says most children at border to be sent home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:48

Demonstrators picket against the possible arrivals of undocumented migrants who may be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in CaliforniaBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that most unaccompanied minors flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay as the Obama administration prepares to ask Congress for $2 billion to address the border crisis. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said most of the border-crossers would not qualify to stay in the United States. Those who possibly could get asylum are children who have been victims of domestic abuse. The strong warning came as the White House is expected to lay out on Tuesday what it wants in emergency funding from the U.S. Congress to deal with the flood of children.


New T.S.A. Rules for Electronics on Flights Bound for U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:47
American officials are responding to intelligence reports that explosives could be disguised inside devices like cellphones.

Dam construction turns up fossil treasure trove

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:47

Salmon Ruins Executive Director Larry Baker points out the area, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, where artifacts where found by road workers at the Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield, N.M. The pottery pieces and fragments of charcoal, burned corn fibers and other material were found last week when a laborer noticed something red and black glinting in the sun. The Mountain States Constructors Inc. crew was widening U.S. Highway 64 along the Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield when workers made the find. (AP Photo/ The Daily Times, Jon Austria) MANDATORY CREDITFREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.


Threats made against firefighters in wake of blaze that killed 4 children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:46

Threats made against firefighters in wake of blaze that killed 4 childrenThreats have been made to firefighters in the wake a blaze that claimed the lives of four young children Southwest Philadelphia.


Homes damaged in Cobbs Creek collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:44

Homes damaged in Cobbs Creek collapseTen people have been displaced following a row home collapse in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.


Teen sleeping in bed shot in Sicklerville, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:39

Teen sleeping in bed shot in Sicklerville, N.J.A 13-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her bed overnight in Sicklerville, New Jersey.


Venezuelan man charged in Miami with fish and coral smuggling

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:38
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Venezuelan man charged with smuggling more than 100 specimens of fish and live coral out of the United States in his luggage faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine after he was arrested trying to board a plane from Miami to Caracas in May. Oscar Cordova-Cobian, 42, pleaded not guilty in a Miami federal court on Monday to a charge of exporting 136 protected marine species. At the time of his arrest, Cordova-Cobian told U.S. ...