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'Forgotten' Swiss baby dies in car

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:39
A 16-month-old baby in Switzerland dies after one of its parents went to work forgetting that the child had been left in the car.
Categories: BBC World News

Worlds apart: From Gaza to Sydney

BBC World News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:22
Australia and Gaza share ocean views, but not much else
Categories: BBC World News

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 10: 3 best guests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:00
Can "real" people be guest stars on an animated TV show? Sure! "Scooby-Doo" did it (Phyllis Diller and Don Knotts, for example) and "The Simpsons" does it really, really well. Some celebs got to appear solely as voices, while others were on screen as themselves. (How is your animated self different

A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:58

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 file photo, the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and the Revel Casino Hotel, right, are seen along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Showboat is due to close on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 and Revel will close its hotel Monday and casino on Tuesday. Although, Caesars Entertainment spokesman Gary Thompson told The Associated Press that Caesars officials were showing the Showboat on Tuesday afternoon to a party that had expressed interest. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:


White Pass - 8/30/2014 5:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
White Pass US12
8/30/2014 5:32:41 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 - 8/30/2014 5:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
Satus Pass US97
8/30/2014 5:33:00 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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Stevens Pass - 8/30/2014 5:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/30/2014 5:32:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/30/2014 5:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
Blewett Pass US97
8/30/2014 5:35:27 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 - 8/30/2014 5:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/30/2014 5:33:30 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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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50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:46

Janet Barresi, state superintendent, gestures as she speaks during a State Board of Education meeting in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:


Who's paying the new Obamacare tax? You

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:42

A new levy aimed at the health care industry is being redirected, in part, to taxpayers.

       

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:42

This photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 shows hearings on legislation to repeal Common Core academic standards in the House Finance Hearing Room at Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, where Republican legislators such as state Rep. Andy Thompson saying it’s kind of “creepy the way this whole thing landed in Ohio with all the things prepackaged.” (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.


NYPD probed for 2nd restraint-related death

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:33

Medical examiner "physical restrain by police" was a factor in the of Ronald Singleton, 45.

       

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight.

Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.

EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:31
Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.