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Combative judge returns to bench calm, collected

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:29

A month after challenging public defender to a fight, judge was polite on first day back.

        

Afghan suicide bomber kills troops

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:25
A suicide bomber kills at least eight military officers in an attack on an air force bus in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Sarkozy Faces Charges in French Corruption Probe

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:23
Officials say former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing preliminary charges in an investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.






Dead ahead: A pothole in highway construction aid?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:22

President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The president said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the summer driving season swings into full gear, states can expect a large pothole in their construction budgets if Congress doesn't reach an agreement quickly on how to pay for federal highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials are warning.


T-Mobile accused of making money off bogus billing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:21

FILE - An Oct. 19, 2012, file photo is of a T-Mobile store in New York. The Federal Trad Commission Tuesday July 1, 2014, is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. . (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after they accused T-Mobile US of wrongly charging customers for premium services, like horoscope texts and quirky ringtones, the customers never authorized.


NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:13

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The latest study of the the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board takes the opposite view of a different set of National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed last year by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden. The board which was to vote on the report on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, found that the NSA's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. Last January, the first time the board dissected an NSA surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA's collection of domestic calling records "lacked a viable legal foundation" and should be shut down.


Israel vows to find teens' killers

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:11
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to find those who killed three teenagers, as a Palestinian official says Israel's response is extreme.
Categories: BBC World News

Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:05

Presidents Obama and Bush rank as worst presidents in last 70 years, says a new poll.

       

Mariners rookie James Jones knows enough to ask for help

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:01
Young Mariners center fielder James Jones stopped by manager Lloyd McClendon’s office on Monday to ask what he needed to do to get better. That night, he had four hits and three stolen bases.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Astros -- July 1, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:01
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Categories: Sports Center

The Short List: Facebook sorry for mind experiment, Target nixes guns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:56

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White Pass - 7/1/2014 11:27:25 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:52
White Pass US12
7/1/2014 11:27:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/1/2014 11:21:58 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:52
Satus Pass US97
7/1/2014 11:21:58 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 - 7/1/2014 11:35:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:52
Stevens Pass US2
7/1/2014 11:35:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Blewett Pass - 7/1/2014 11:25:54 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:52
Blewett Pass US97
7/1/2014 11:25:54 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 - 7/1/2014 11:20:52 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/1/2014 11:20:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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VIDEO: Five dead in Kabul military bus bomb

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:50
At least five people have been killed by a suicide bomber in an attack on a military bus in Kabul.
Categories: BBC World News

Scientists find less plastic in oceans than they expected

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:46
A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that 10,000 to 35,000 tons of plastic debris is floating on the surface of our oceans — significantly less than researchers expected to find.

$150,000 bail set for SPD officer accused of child molestation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:46
A Seattle police officer accused of molesting his ex-girlfriend’s daughter was ordered held Tuesday in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Vancouver Canucks sign goalie Ryan Miller

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:31
The Vancouver Canucks acquired a starting goaltender, signing Ryan Miller to a three-year deal worth $18 million on the first day of free agency in the NHL.