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Microsoft alerts police to child porn

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:07
A man is arrested in Pennsylvania after Microsoft discovered suspected child abuse images in his OneDrive and email accounts and alerted officials.
Categories: BBC World News

New York teen wins $50,000 prize for invention aiding Alzheimer's patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:03
A New York teenager whose grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease won a $50,000 science prize for developing wearable sensors that send mobile alerts when a dementia patient begins to wander away from bed, officials said on Wednesday. Kenneth Shinozuka, 15, who took home the Scientific American Science in Action Award, said his invention was inspired by his grandfather's symptoms, which frequently caused him to wander from bed in the middle of the night and hurt himself. "I will never forget how deeply moved my entire family was when they first witnessed my sensor detecting Grandfather's wandering," Shinozuka said in a statement. "At that moment, I was struck by the power of technology to change lives." His invention uses coin-sized wireless sensors that are worn on the feet of a potential wanderer.

Wanted by FBI: someone to rate news stories about the agency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:59
(Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to hire a contractor to grade news reports about the agency and brief staff on whether press coverage is favorable, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. The FBI is seeking print, digital and broadcast news related to the agency to be summarized and interpreted, according to the Statement of Work document for the contract. The FBI would rate the reports "positive," "neutral" or "negative" and email the briefs to select FBI personnel on weekdays. "This news briefing service shall be broad in scope, comprehensive in nature, and shall allow FBI executives and other employees to keep current on media coverage of the FBI," the contracting document said.

Utah woman denied rescue after dog tussles with mountain goat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:50
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies in Utah said on Wednesday they could not help a woman whose dog was injured in a tussle with a mountain goat because their policy is to rescue only humans, adding the pet was off its leash and attacked the wild animal. The altercation took place high on the slopes of the 11,752-foot (3,582-meter) Mount Timpanogos, 55 miles (88.5 km) south of Salt Lake City, late on Sunday as the 26-year-old woman hiked with her dog. The Utah County Sheriff's Office said they received a call from the woman's mother asking for a search and rescue team to go to her aid because she could not get her injured 55-pound (25-kg) dog down off the mountain on her own. "It's a  tough call, but we have to draw a line somewhere," said Utah County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Spencer Cannon.

VIDEO: Inseparable couple die hours apart

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:46
A US couple, who were married for nearly 62 years, died just hours apart, their granddaughter has said.
Categories: BBC World News

Detroit porch shooting trial ends

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:46
Theodore Wafer, who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch, should have called the police if he was afraid, prosecutors say.
Categories: BBC World News

Game thread: Braves at Mariners -- August 6, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:45
It's the game thread on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon. You know you aren't paying attention at work. So come on here and talk some baseball.
Categories: Sports Center

W.H.O. Weighing Emergency Decree on Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:44
The World Health Organization also said it was convening a panel to evaluate the possibility of using experimental vaccines to combat the outbreak.






Report faults Chevron in deadly gas well fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:43
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Environmental investigators have faulted Chevron site managers in a report on a natural gas well fire in western Pennsylvania that killed one worker.

Baboon, lynx, zebra among seized zoo of taxidermy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:40

Officer Owen Teruya, U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds deer antlers in Carson, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced and displayed the taxidermy take with an estimated value of nearly $9,000 on Wednesday. They were seized last month at a port inspection when officers found seven boxes with “animal heads” written on them. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Customs officers in Los Angeles have seized a vast menagerie of stuffed-and-mounted animals including a wildebeest, a zebra, a gazelle and a baboon.


New crime literature: amateur sleuths and a thief/detective

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
Adam Woog rounds up new crime literature for August: Deborah Halbert’s “The Skeleton Crew,” Timothy Hallinan’s “Herbie’s Game” and Jason Goodwin’s “The Baklava Club.”

White Pass - 8/6/2014 12:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
White Pass US12
8/6/2014 12:12:39 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 - 8/6/2014 12:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
Satus Pass US97
8/6/2014 12:03:17 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 - 8/6/2014 12:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
Stevens Pass US2
8/6/2014 12:19:42 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.

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Blewett Pass - 8/6/2014 12:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
Blewett Pass US97
8/6/2014 12:13:59 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/6/2014 12:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/6/2014 12:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . 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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Michigan voters approve plan to end some business-tied property tax

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:36
Michigan voters have approved a measure to end property taxes on some business equipment and funnel replacement money to local governments for services that were backed with the tax revenue, according to results posted by the Michigan Department of State. Michigan law requires voters to sign off on new local taxes. It also will shift a portion of the state's use tax revenue, which includes taxes on out-of-state purchases, used car and boat sales and rental receipts, to local governments to cover services such as policing. According to an analysis of the measure by Michigan's senate, "local unit revenue in aggregate will be unaffected." Local governments will receive $96.1 million in fiscal 2015, $380.6 million in the subsequent fiscal year, and $410.5 million in the following fiscal year, the analysis showed.

Man shot with crossbow in Wildwood, suspect sought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:33

Man shot with crossbow in Wildwood, suspect soughtPolice say one person has been arrested while a second person is being sought after a man was shot with a crossbow in Wildwood, New Jersey.


ArtsBeat: Tom Petty Finally Has a No. 1 Album

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:31
“Hypnotic Eye” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the band’s first album to top the Billboard chart.






Two new historical novels by Seattle-area authors

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:30
Two Seattle-area novelists publish books that combine historical research with compelling plots — Emma Campion’s “A Triple Knot” and Megan Chance’s “Inamorata.” Chance reads Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.