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Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:49
President Obama announced that he had authorized targeted American airstrikes against militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital. He also said that U.S. aircraft has dropped aid for tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a mountain range.






Seahawks open preseason against ‘fired-up’ Super Bowl foe Denver

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:48
Seattle has won nine straight preseason games and coach Pete Carroll says “we’re playing to win.’’
Categories: Sports Center

Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

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

 pay up for charity or get doused. The fund-raising phenomenon is catching on fast, propelled by popular videos of the dunkers and the dunked _ including famous athletes and entertainers _ posted on social media sites. And the challenges are raising tens of thousands of dollars and immeasurable awareness for causes from ALS to breast cancer to a camp for kids who’ve lost a father to war. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.


California cargo ships to slow for whales under new program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:32
By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be paid a bonus of $2,500 per trip to slow down, in an effort to cut off-shore air pollution and reduce collisions with whales. The four-month pilot program started in July, run by federal and local officials and an environmental group. Last week, a dead fin whale washed up at the beach and harbor city of Port Hueneme, south of Santa Barbara. "Slowing down ships is a good thing for air pollution, endangered species protection and human health," said Kristi Birney, marine conservation analyst with the Environmental Defense Center based in Santa Barbara.

Seattle Seahawks game suspended by lightning strike UPDATED

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Seattle's pre-season opening game at Denver was suspended with 1:30 remaining in the first quarter Thursday night due to a lightning strike that fell within an eight-mile radius of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

Montana Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Sen. John Walsh’s decision to leave the race in Montana improves the odds for Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats in November to take Senate control.

Editorial: In 38th District races: John McCoy, June Robinson, Mike Sells

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Voters in the 38th Legislative District are best served by state Sen. John McCoy, and state Reps. June Robinson and Mike Sells.

Israeli Procedure Reignites Old Debate

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:29
The Israeli military’s “Hannibal procedure” is intended to prevent captors from getting away with their captives, even at the risk of endangering the lives of the captured Israeli soldiers.

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:29

Monica McBride, mother of Renisha McBride, cries during the reading of verdict of guilty of of second-degree murder and manslaughter for Theodore Wafer, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Detroit. Walter Ray Simmons, Renisha's father, is at right. Wafer, 55, shot Renisha McBride through a screen door on Nov. 2, hours after she crashed into a parked car a half-mile from his house. The jury convicted Wafer of second-degree murder and manslaughter after deliberating for about eight hours over two days. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.


Exec was wary of Williams' ties to Va. governor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:21

Star Scientific chairman said he was worried his company would be taken seriously but eventually saw benefits.

       

Drink your coffee, it’s good for you

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:18
Nutritionist Barbara Quinn brings back coffee wisdom from a trip to Kona, Hawaii. Among the things she learned: Coffee is full of antioxidant substances known to protect cells in the body from destruction.

Guest: Tax inversions threaten U.S. economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
How the U.S. government can stop exit of U.S. companies choosing to relocate their headquarters to other countries to avoid having to pay taxes on income earned overseas, according to guest columnist Jerry Wegman.

Mariners minor league report, August 7

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center

Marshawn Lynch among Seattle Seahawks sitting out tonight

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
There are 17 Seahawks not expected to play when the team opens preseason action tonight at Denver.
Categories: Sports Center

The Cozy: Longtime restaurant near Camp David closes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:14

Since 1942, White House staffers, press made family-run place a part of their routine.

       

Teen in love with music gets huge surprise

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:05

Doctors said he'd never talk and would end up in an institution. But this teen has learned to never use his autism as an excuse.

       

Former Calpers board member charged with bribery in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:57

Calpers mission statement is seen posted on the wall in the regional office in Sacramento.A federal grand jury indicted on Thursday a former Calpers board member on charges of bribing a chief executive of the California public pension fund and faking documents to gain million of dollars in investments fees. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced that Alfred J. Villalobos, a former member of the board of the California Public Employee Retirement System who later worked as a placement agent, engaged in a conspiracy to commit corruption, defraud the United States, conceal materials, and conspire to commit mail and wire fraud. Villalobos was a member of Calpers board from 1993 to 1995 and later founded a placement agency called ARVCO Capital Research LLC that solicited investments by public pension funds in private equity funds, according to court documents.


White Pass - 8/7/2014 6:27:25 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 6:27:25 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 6:21:58 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:21:58 PM

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 - 8/7/2014 6:35:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 6:35:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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.

Weather: