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Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:34

A police officer stands by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities say Mayor Daniel Crespo, of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.


Guard officials plead guilty in recruiting, bribery scam

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:23

National Guard officials plead guilty to bribery scheme tied to recruiting

       

White Pass - 9/30/2014 11:00:10 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:22
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 11:00:10 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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Satus Pass - 9/30/2014 10:53:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:22
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 10:53:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 9/30/2014 10:44:36 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:22
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 10:44:36 PM

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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Blewett Pass - 9/30/2014 10:58:39 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:22
Blewett Pass US97
9/30/2014 10:58:39 PM

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 - 9/30/2014 10:47:34 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 10:47:34 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21

FILE - This Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo shows President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waving as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers. The absence of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the aftermath of the kidnap and murder of a French hiker has re-ignited the debate over his fitness to rule this oil-rich North African nation that is a key ally in the fight against terror. Despite suffering from a stroke last year and being largely absent from the election campaign, Bouteflika still won a fourth term in April but has been barely seen since. . (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.


Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21

FILE - This Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo shows President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waving as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers. The absence of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the aftermath of the kidnap and murder of a French hiker has re-ignited the debate over his fitness to rule this oil-rich North African nation that is a key ally in the fight against terror. Despite suffering from a stroke last year and being largely absent from the election campaign, Bouteflika still won a fourth term in April but has been barely seen since. . (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub, File)ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's still doing so.


Wednesday's gossip column

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:18
Manchester United rekindle Vidal interest, Liverpool ponder Higuain bid, Newcastle line up Moyes to replace Pardew, plus more.
Categories: BBC World News

Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:10

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.


Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:10

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," said the city's police chief.


After bombs found, police say Frein making errors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:09

Lt. Col. George Bivens points to images of the pipe bombs that police say were left by trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein in the Pennsylvania woods, at a news conference in Blooming Grove Pa., Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or a fuse, Bivens said. In background is John Brosnan, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Philadelphia office. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.


Charges filed in Louisville school shooting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:08

A 16-year-old is accused of shooting at 15-year-old at a high school.

       

The Short List: Secret Service shakeup; kids exposed to Ebola; Apple may go gold

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:06

Out of the loop today? We've got what you missed.

       

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:03

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, right, waits for the proceedings to begin with his mother, Donna Scharfenberg, at the Colorado Supreme Court in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Coats' case highlights the clash between state laws that are increasingly accepting of marijuana use and employers' drug-free policies that won't tolerate it. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Scott Osler, Pool)DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.


Apprenticeships provide boost for SC skilled-worker pool

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

A chamber of commerce study found an apprenticeships program could help get pipeline of skilled workers flowing.

       

In N.J., training gap causes shortages for mid-skill jobs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

Employers say it's difficult to find qualified workers for some jobs.

       

Middle skills jobs boom across California

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:01

From nursing to truck drivers, jobs for those without college education are growing

       

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:00

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children's School in Medford, Mass. Researchers created the app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.