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Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:16
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.
Categories: Sports Center

NFL-backed study: $255M boost to UK from franchise

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

In this handout image made available by NFL UK, the teams run onto the field before the NFL football game between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicky Hayes, NFL UK)LONDON (AP) — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.


Female police officer among 40 arrested in Camden Co. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network.


New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at about 7:55 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Nassau County Police Officer Steve Zacchia told Reuters on Wednesday. About 25 minutes later, Metropolitan Transit Authority Police reported that the body of a man who had been struck by a Long Island Rail Road train was found about 1,000 feet away, Zacchia said. ...

First Draft: Poll Shows Democrats Slipping Among Young Voters

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:12
A new poll shows Democratic weakness among a core constituency.

Ohio officer pleads not guilty after K-9's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:06
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio officer whose police dog died from heatstroke in his cruiser has pleaded not guilty on two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

Ford recalls 204,448 Ford and Lincoln crossovers for fire hazard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:59

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New YorkDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said it will conduct a regional recall of 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles to correct an issue that could cause a fire. The 2007-2008 models have fuel tank reinforcement brackets that could become corroded, which in turn could result in a fuel leak and a possible fire, Ford said Wednesday. The automaker said it is aware of one fire related to the issue, with no accidents or injuries. The vehicles are being recalled in 22 U.S. states, most of them in the Northeast and upper Midwest, and six Canadian provinces, from Ontario to Nova Scotia. ...


'Orphan' artworks set to find homes

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:59
Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.
Categories: BBC World News

California SWAT officer who was shot in raid dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:57
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A SWAT officer died early Wednesday, a day after being wounded by a shotgun blast while attempting to force open a door during a pre-dawn raid at a Southern California home, authorities said.

Ohio bill inspired by fake ice bucket challenge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:49
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would require prison time for many felony crimes against the disabled or elderly was inspired by a fake ice bucket challenge that led to charges against five teenagers, a state lawmaker said.

White Pass - 10/29/2014 5:41:34 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
White Pass US12
10/29/2014 5:41:34 AM

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Satus Pass - 10/29/2014 5:58:09 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
Satus Pass US97
10/29/2014 5:58:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/29/2014 5:49:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
Stevens Pass US2
10/29/2014 5:49:09 AM

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Blewett Pass - 10/29/2014 5:54:18 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
Blewett Pass US97
10/29/2014 5:54:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/29/2014 5:58:44 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/29/2014 5:58:44 AM

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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Casino servers settle lawsuit over skimpy uniforms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:44
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forty women employed at an Atlantic City casino have resolved their discrimination lawsuit over skimpy uniforms.

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:42
President Obama is starting to think about life after Nov. 4.






Ex-baseball star in gun accident

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:38
Retired baseball star Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after nearly shooting off his finger by accident, police and his fiancee say.
Categories: BBC World News

Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:29
The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
Categories: BBC World News

Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:18

File photo of U.S. Senator Mark Udall campaigning at a pre-debate rally in DenverBy Andy Sullivan DENVER (Reuters) - Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line. Steyer, a hedge fund manager turned environmentalist, launched a state-of-the-art operation to push voters to elect governors and senators willing to confront global warming. His NextGen Climate Action political committee is on track to spend more than $55 million in this election - an unprecedented amount for an environmentalist group. ...