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Eye of Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii: NOAA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eye of Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday with strong winds and heavy rain, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. The center said Iselle had weakened to a tropical storm as it moved over Hawaii. Iselle is being closely followed by Julio, a Category 3 hurricane set to reach Hawaii on Monday. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Bill Trott)

Seahawks-Broncos: Live Game Chat

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:01
We'll get going at 4:30 p.m.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 8/8/2014 7:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00
White Pass US12
8/8/2014 7:27:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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 - 8/8/2014 7:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00
Satus Pass US97
8/8/2014 7:21:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 8/8/2014 7:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00
Stevens Pass US2
8/8/2014 7:35:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/8/2014 7:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00
Blewett Pass US97
8/8/2014 7:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 8/8/2014 7:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/8/2014 7:20:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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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New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:55

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, MississippiMore than seven million Americans have gained health coverage through government programs including Medicaid since enrollment in Obamacare health insurance was launched October 1, the U.S. administration said on Friday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said 7.2 million new participants in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by June brought overall Medicaid enrollment to 66 million people. The enrollees include uninsured Americans who gained coverage through traditional Medicaid, as well as a special Medicaid expansion in 26 of the 50 U.S. states under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.


City Room: New York Today: Dragon Boats Return

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:49
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: boats race in Queens, balmy weather, and the mayor’s children intern at City Hall.






Killer of 'Bandit Queen' convicted

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:43
A man is found guilty of killing India's bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, 13 years after her death.
Categories: BBC World News

Rare tropical storm batters Hawaii

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:41
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.
Categories: BBC World News

Stowaway arrested again at Los Angeles airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:40
A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after wandering through terminals without an airline ticket, authorities said.

Man charged with starting massive California blaze

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:39
While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.

Man charged with starting massive California blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:38
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While the flames still raced through California's Sierra Nevada last year, investigators zeroed in on a deer hunter they had rescued by helicopter an hour after the first report of the wildfire that would become the mountain range's largest in its recorded history.

Friday's gossip column

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:33
Man Utd chase Cuadrado, Liverpool consider Cavani chase, Everton could sign Ben Arfa, Rihanna could buy club, plus more.
Categories: BBC World News

Gay Games 9 to begin Saturday in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:31

A man looks over Gay Games t-shirts for sale in the downtown convention center in Cleveland Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Cleveland and Akron might seem like odd choices to host the 9th International Gay Games, but organizers of the weeklong, Olympic-style event say that’s exactly the point. There are hopes that bringing the Games to the Rust Belt will help chip away at barriers that persist between the gay and straight communities. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — If Cleveland and Akron seem like odd choices to host the international Gay Games, that's because they are. The eight previous hosts for this quadrennial affair have been gay-friendly cities where those who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered feel comfortable.


US wholesale inventories rise 0.3 pct. in June

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:28

In this June 17, 2014 photo, a stocker rolls product to restock at a Kroger grocery store in Richardson, Texas. The Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they may anticipate slower growth ahead.


Drogba quits international football

BBC World News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:27
Chelsea's Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football.
Categories: BBC World News

A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:26

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, a South Korean quarantine officer, right, checks the body temperature of a passenger against the possible infection of Ebola virus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea has been stepping up monitoring of its citizens returning from trips to West Africa and other areas affected by the deadly Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee, File) KOREA OUTNEW YORK (AP) — As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly.


The Ethicist: Compassionate Capital Punishment

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:16
The messy morals of making death more pleasant.