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New VA secretary touts fixes to veterans group

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:33

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, speaks at the DAV 2014 National Convention on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. McDonald, a former Procter and Gamble CEO who took the top VA post July 30, met with veterans during his Las Vegas visit. (AP Photo/David Becker)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed a veterans group for the first time since taking over the troubled agency last month, calling his plans to fix it "an opportunity we can't miss nor underestimate."


Venezuela to close border at night

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:33
Venezuela says it will close its border with Colombia each night from Monday to try to curb large-scale smuggling of petrol and food.
Categories: BBC World News

US launches 4 airstrikes against Iraqi militants

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:30

U.S. AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking out armored carriers and a truck that were firing on civilians.


Pro-Palestinian activists march to UN headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:19

Supporters of ending the violence in Gaza yell at a rally near Columbus Circle during a protest in New York, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A sea of Palestinians and their sympathizers lined Manhattan streets Saturday, marching to the United Nations and shouting that Israel's response to missile attacks was genocide that took children's lives.


White Pass - 8/9/2014 3:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:18
White Pass US12
8/9/2014 3:46:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/9/2014 3:48:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:18
Satus Pass US97
8/9/2014 3:48:20 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

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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 - 8/9/2014 3:52:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:18
Stevens Pass US2
8/9/2014 3:52:19 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/9/2014 3:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:18
Blewett Pass US97
8/9/2014 3:46:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/9/2014 3:50:46 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/9/2014 3:50:46 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:16
A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better job offers.

Ohio park says it set record on applying sunscreen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:10

This photo provided by Kings Island shows, left to right, Richard Szoradi, Kaylan Szoradi, Marisa Szoradi, Michelle Szoradi, back, and Aliana Szoradi from Cleveland, Ohio, participating in an attempt to set a new world record for the most people to put on sunscreen at the same time Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Kings Island says there were 2,148 people at the event. The current world record is 1,822. The event is part of the park’s effort to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancers affecting men, woman and children. (AP Photo/Kings Island, Don Helbig)MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park says it has set another record in efforts to help in the fight against cancer.


Pro-Palestine activists march to UN headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:08

Supporters of ending the violence in Gaza yell at a rally near Columbus Circle during a protest in New York, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — A sea of Palestinians and their sympathizers lined Manhattan streets Saturday, marching to the United Nations and shouting that Israel's response to missile attacks was genocide that took children's lives.


New V.A. Chief Promises to Mend Practices

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:02
In his first public address since taking the helm of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Robert A. McDonald vowed on Saturday to restore trust in the agency.

Video: Jaydon Mickens on potential impact of NCAA antitrust ruling

WA Huskies - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:01
Washington receiver Jaydon Mickens met with the media after Saturday's practice and talked in general about the potential fallout after a U.S. District Court judge ruled against the NCAA while striking down regulations that barred players from receiving compensation from schools for the use of their
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Chris Petersen clarifies position on scheduling mid-majors

WA Huskies - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:01
Coach Chris Petersen talked about several topics after Saturday morning's practice including his vote during a informal ESPN poll that caused friction at his former team Boise State.
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Chris Petersen clarifies position on scheduling mid-majors

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:01
Coach Chris Petersen talked about several topics after Saturday morning's practice including his vote during a informal ESPN poll that caused friction at his former team Boise State.

Video: Jaydon Mickens on potential impact of NCAA antitrust ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:01
Washington receiver Jaydon Mickens met with the media after Saturday's practice and talked in general about the potential fallout after a U.S. District Court judge ruled against the NCAA while striking down regulations that barred players from receiving compensation from schools for the use of their

Petition: Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:01
A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse.

An Epicurean Village Is Too Rich for Some Paris Appetites

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 07:00
An entrepreneur aims to transform a working-class district into a high-concept gastronomic haven, but critics foresee the rise of another bourgeoisie enclave.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC World News - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 06:57
Chelsea look to hijack Manchester United's bid for Mehdi Benatia, but the Red Devils move closer to Arturo Vidal deal, plus more.
Categories: BBC World News