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Washington State lets citizens name discovered wolf packs

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:38
Brooks Hays SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Three men in Washington State have now had the honor of choosing a wolf pack's name after each located previously undiscovered wolf pairs and pups.

Billionaires' artworks headed to auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:32

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Andy Warhol’s “A Group of Four Portraits of Sao Schlumberger,” Sotheby’s predicts the 1974 acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, from the collection of renowned art benefactors Pierre and Sao Schlumberger, could be $2-3 million when it is auctioned in November. The Schlumbergers were the first patrons to commission Warhol for a silkscreen portrait. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s)NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety modern and contemporary artworks, including a rare Mark Rothko painting, from the collection of the renowned art benefactors Pierre and Sao Schlumberger could realize $85 million at the fall art auctions next month.


Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of bombing suspect's pal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:32

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in Boston for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Phillipos trial. He was charged with lying to authorities about being in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed Tsarnaev’s backpack, laptop and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON (AP) — A prosecutor told a jury Monday that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lied repeatedly to the FBI during the investigation into the deadly attack, while the friend's lawyer said he was a frightened 19-year-old whose memory was clouded by heavy marijuana use.


Detroit not 'where we need to be,' but can rebuild after bankruptcy: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:31

The word 'Bankruptcy' is seen painted on the side of a vacant building by street artists as a statement on the financial affairs of the city on Grand River Avenue in DetroitBy Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit may take years before fully functioning as a city, its mayor said on Monday as he gave a tepid blessing to the plan for ending the city's historic bankruptcy. Mayor Mike Duggan was the last witness called by Detroit's attorneys, who then rested the city's case in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on the plan to adjust $18 billion of debt. "We’re about 10 percent where we need to be," Duggan said about Detroit's current state. "It’s going to be a multiyear process. ...


White Pass - 10/6/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
White Pass US12
10/6/2014 11:22:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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Satus Pass - 10/6/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
Satus Pass US97
10/6/2014 11:30:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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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Stevens Pass - 10/6/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
Stevens Pass US2
10/6/2014 11:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 10/6/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
Blewett Pass US97
10/6/2014 11:36:19 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 - 10/6/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/6/2014 11:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting related closures: • Monday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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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Journalist Suspects He Got Ebola While Cleaning Infected Car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:17
The American journalist with Ebola who arrived at a Nebraska hospital today said that his son believes that he may have gotten infected when he got splashed while spray-washing a vehicle where someone had died from the disease.

Blog on hiatus...(VIDEO)

WA Huskies - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:16
Well, that was an interesting WNBA season and FIBA World Championship. I'm on vacation and will shut the blog down until Oct. 27 when the basketball world transitions into the NCAA season.
Categories: Sports Center

Blog on hiatus...(VIDEO)

Seattle Storm - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:16
Well, that was an interesting WNBA season and FIBA World Championship. I'm on vacation and will shut the blog down until Oct. 27 when the basketball world transitions into the NCAA season.
Categories: Sports Center

US rebuff to gay marriage opponents

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:13
The US Supreme Court rejects appeals against gay marriage in five US states, increasing the number where it's legal to 30, in a move applauded by campaigners.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspected gunman wrote letter about Pennsylvania ambush: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:11

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania(Reuters) - The survivalist accused of gunning down two Pennsylvania State Police troopers left a handwritten letter detailing the ambush and his escape, CNN reported on Monday. The letter, believed to be written by 31-year-old suspect Eric Matthew Frein, was found during the manhunt for the sniper after the shooting on September 12, CNN reported, citing two unnamed law enforcement sources. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and left Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, critically wounded. A spokesman for Pennsylvania State Police declined to confirm the report. ...


Spanish nurse is suspected of Ebola infection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:05

Spanish nurse positve for Ebola; 1st reported transmission outside AfricaIn what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the disease, Spain's health minister said Monday.


Jewish fraternity house in Atlanta vandalized with swastikas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:02
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Swastikas were spray painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta hours after the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, school officials said on Monday. The Nazi symbols were painted on the exterior of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house on Sunday, the Emory officials said, adding that the incident was under investigation by campus police. ...

Huge crane arrives at NY's Tappan Zee project

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:58

A large crane named the Left Coast Lifter arrives at the Tappan Zee Bridge near Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The crane, which can lift 1900 tons, will assist in the ongoing construction at the bridge. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — One of the world's largest floating cranes, a blue and red behemoth bearing two American flags, arrived at New York's Tappan Zee Bridge construction site on Monday.


Corporate deals set to return to pre-crisis levels

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:46
In a year that's been awash with multi-billion dollar corporate deals, the number and value of mergers and acquisitions is set to grow further, reaching pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months, consulting firm EY said Monday.

The rumors are true: 'Twin Peaks' returns

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:46
It's long been rumored, and it's finally happening: David Lynch's series "Twin Peaks," which went off the air in 1991 after just two seasons, is returning to television. It'll be a nine-episode limited series on Showtime, to air in 2016 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series ending. Or

Court won't hear Zedillo-Mexican massacre case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:42
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of 10 people who tried to sue former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on allegations he bore some responsibility for a 1997 massacre in Mexico and tried to cover it up.