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2 Sides Cite Discrimination as Battle on Texas Voting Law Heads to Court

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:57
Justice Department lawyers say a law is unfair to blacks and Hispanics, while Texas argues that Southern states are being unfairly targeted.

2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near biker club

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:51
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:48
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops.

Flames damage dry cleaners in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:39

Flames destroys landmark dry cleaning business in RoxboroughCrews were on the scene of a fire at a dry cleaning business in Philadelphia's Roxborough section Monday morning.


Police investigate fatal shooting in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:37

Police investigate fatal shooting in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Southwest Philadelphia late Sunday night.


Comedy Mystery Mutants: Extreme skipping and time traveling Hitler assassins

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:31
The Comedy Mystery Mutants took Sunday's Bumbershoot audience on a tour of Seattle's weird underbelly of comedy with a mix of sketch, video, music and stand-up comedy at the Leo K. Theatre.

McGinley braced for tough decisions

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:23
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/1/2014 11:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22
White Pass US12
9/1/2014 11:41:18 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.

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Satus Pass - 9/1/2014 11:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22
Satus Pass US97
9/1/2014 11:57:17 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 - 9/1/2014 11:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22
Stevens Pass US2
9/1/2014 11:54:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/1/2014 11:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22
Blewett Pass US97
9/1/2014 11:56:55 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/1/2014 11:58:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/1/2014 11:58:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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Moscow urges Ukraine talks to back cease-fire

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:18
Russia's foreign minister urged those holding a new round of talks Monday on easing Ukraine's crisis to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:15
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

VIDEO: Inside Amerli after lifting of siege

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:12
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the besieged town of Amerli, which was liberated by Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Sunday.
Categories: BBC World News

Celebrate Wilderness Act: No fee, films,walks and more at Olympic Nat'l Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:01
Fifty years ago, the federal Wilderness Act was signed and now protects about 150 million acres of American wild lands, including within national parks and national forests.

Daily Rant&Rave: Watch for pedestrians, drivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:59
RAVE To the crew on the Kaleetan ferry on a recent sailing to Orcas Island. We arrived early, but not early enough and probably didn’t deserve to make it on the boat, but thanks to the skills of the ferry crew they managed to squeeze us on as the very last car. We felt like we won the lottery!

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:58

In this Aug. 23, 2014 photo, Keith Stephens stands at a rally in support of policeman Darren Wilson, in St. Louis. Wilson is the white officer who shot unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Like many Americans, Stephens has formed strong opinions about the case. (AP Photo/Jesse Washington)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.


South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:51

This Aug. 27, 2014 photo from from a broadcast ad shows Boots McMaster, the bulldog owned by Henry McMaster the Republican who is running for South Carolina lieutenant governor, in Charleston, S.C. With dogs in almost half of American homes, a number of South Carolina political candidates this year are featuring the family pet dog in ads, on web sites and on Facebook pages. College of Charleston political scientist Gibbes Knotts says such ads help to humanize a candidate but probably are not that effective in winning votes. Ads that contrast candidates - negative ads - tend to work better, Knotts says. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.


Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital

BBC World News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:47
Security forces and protesters continue their clashes in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
Categories: BBC World News