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President Obama's tan suit lights up Twitter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:52

President Obama was making serious comments about the Islamic State's threat, but the Twitterverse was obsessed with his tan suit.

       

Crews battle flames inside North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:48

Crews battle flames inside North Philadelphia homeCrews were on the scene of a fire inside a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Video: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll after preseason loss to the Raiders

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:46
Here's some of what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say following the loss in Oakland Thursday night:
Categories: Sports Center

For ALS families, coping is the real 'challenge'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:45

Those with ALS hope the "ice bucket" campaign will lead to research to fight the disease.

       

Senegal confirms its 1st case of Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:45

An outbreak ravaging West Africa began last year in Guinea, which shares a border with Senegal.

       

White Pass - 8/29/2014 1:18:55 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:42
White Pass US12
8/29/2014 1:18:55 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 - 8/29/2014 1:17:58 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:42
Satus Pass US97
8/29/2014 1:17:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/29/2014 1:19:58 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:42
Stevens Pass US2
8/29/2014 1:19:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Blewett Pass - 8/29/2014 1:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:42
Blewett Pass US97
8/29/2014 1:13:08 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 - 8/29/2014 1:14:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:42
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/29/2014 1:14:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:36

In this Aug. 21, 2014 photo Jim Corbin, a plant protection specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, walks through the forest near Bryson City, N.C., looking for wild ginseng plants. The legal ginseng hunting season begins Sept. 16, and Corbin and his colleagues are spreading harmless yellow dye on the plant’s roots to discourage poachers. He says dealers are alerted not to buy plants with the dyed roots. But with wild ginseng root fetching upward of $900 a pound, untold numbers of poachers have taken to local forests. (AP Photo/Mitch Weiss)ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.


Rivers 'resting' after health scare

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:30
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
Categories: BBC World News

Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:30

Nidal Hasan addressed his letter to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who leads the militant group.

       

Malaysia Airlines to Cut 6,000 Staff in Overhaul

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:19
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.






2.6m historic pictures posted online

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:18
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
Categories: BBC World News

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:11

FILE -This Sept. 30, 2011 file photo shows a collection of giant African land snails in Miami. The Giant African Snail eats buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Department of Agriculture is trying to stop them. Since June, USDA has seized more than 1,200 of the large snails, also known as Giant African Land Snails, all of them traced back to one person in Georgia who was illegally selling them. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.


Police shot Marine as he drove away, witness says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:07

A member of the bachelorette party that witnessed the shooting comes forward.

       

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:05

In this photo from Aug. 14, 2014, John Wirtz, Chief Product Officer of Hudl, speaks of his company's product in Lincoln, Neb. Hudl is a software company that has developed a way to immediately get game film to coaches after games and break down and separate different plays by type. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone.


More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:02
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
Categories: BBC World News

With an eye on China, the U.S. and Japan grow closer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:00

Japan's more prominent military stance has its neighbors -- and many of its own people -- nervous.