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UN camp in South Sudan 'horrific'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:03
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/8/2014 10:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
White Pass US12
8/8/2014 10:27:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 10:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
Satus Pass US97
8/8/2014 10:21:57 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 10:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
Stevens Pass US2
8/8/2014 10:35:08 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 10:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
Blewett Pass US97
8/8/2014 10:25:53 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 10:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/8/2014 10:20:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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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Utility to pay $12M over massive 2011 blackout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — The customer-owned electric utility serving Southern California's Imperial Valley will pay a $12 million civil penalty in a vast power outage three years ago.

Huskies morning links: Shaq Thompson on his 'shaky' sophomore season

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:01
The Huskies are heading away from campus for a closed practice today, meaning there won't be any updates here this afternoon, unfortunately. The good news is Saturday's practice (10 a.m., Husky Stadium) is open to the public. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Categories: Sports Center

McDonald's sales hit by China scandal, US weakness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:00

FILE - In this Friday, April 20, 2012, file photo, McDonald's sign is displayed at a McDonald's restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif. McDonald's says a key sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July 2014, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and the impact of a food safety scandal in China. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China.


Woman pleads guilty in Denver child abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:58

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, Lorinda Bailey, left, arrives at court with her attorney Chelsea Reiss and a police escort at the Denver Justice Center, in Denver. Bailey pleaded guilty to a second offense of child abuse on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in exchange, six other counts are being dropped. Bailey and Wayne Sperling were accused of keeping their four boys, ages 2 to 6, in an apartment filled with cat feces and flies. When police found the children in October, they could communicate only in grunts, were malnourished and weren't toilet trained. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — A woman who starved her four young sons and kept them in a filthy, feces-strewn Denver apartment could spend up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to her second offense of child abuse.


W.H.O. Declares Ebola in West Africa a Health Emergency

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:56
The United Nations health agency said the outbreak warranted extraordinary measures but stopped short of imposing a travel ban.






Delco hospital shooting suspect moved to prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:47

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White House: number of Central American migrant children is decreasing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:45

A view inside the first detention center specifically for mothers recently arriving from Central America with children in Karnes City TexasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recent surge in migrant children from Central America across the U.S. border has eased, but the numbers are still high compared to historical standards, and could rise again once the weather cools down, the White House said on Friday. "Historical trends also indicate that as the weather cools and as we enter the fall and winter season, traditionally the rates of apprehension - the rates of those who attempt to illegally enter the country - go back up," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. ...


Ebola 'an international emergency'

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:42
The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.
Categories: BBC World News

A veteran's Purple Hearts mission began with gift

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:37

Purple Hearts Reunited founder Capt. Zachariah Fike, who was wounded in Afghanistan while serving with the Vermont Army National Guard, displays a Purple Heart from Pearl Harbor which has yet to be reunited with its owner or relatives, during the National Order of the Purple Heart National Convention in Denver, Thursday Aug. 7, 2014. Purple Hearts Reunited receives lost Purple Hearts and works to reunite the medals with their original owners. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — His labor of love began with an effort to find the owner of a Purple Heart that was given to him as a gift.


Judge upholds award in Ventura defamation lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:33
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled as reasonable $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a defamation case.

Clintons Support de Blasio's Push to Bring Democratic Convention to Brooklyn

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:31
Before Mayor Bill de Blasio began his bid to win the 2016 convention he made sure he had the Clintons’ blessing, three people familiar with the discussions said.






In bond filing, Port Authority lists subpoenas over bridge closure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:31
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has disclosed a list of federal and state subpoenas it has received linked to investigations into a scandal over deliberate lane closures at a major transportation route. "The Port Authority has received and is responding to several grand jury subpoenas for the production of records," the authority said in the Aug. 6 document. Authorities launched the investigations after staff in the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allegedly colluded with Port Authority staff to shut down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last year. The subpoenas relate to investigations by the United States Attorney's office and the Manhattan District Attorney.

County Fair-goers: We were fed pot-laced chocolate

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:31
Three people say they were drugged after eating a chocolate bar that wasn't supposed to have marijuana in it at the Denver County Fair's new pot pavilion, and one of them has filed a lawsuit alleging the vendor was negligent.

Italian Senate to cut its powers

BBC World News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:20
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.
Categories: BBC World News