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Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:29
The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
Categories: BBC World News

Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:18

File photo of U.S. Senator Mark Udall campaigning at a pre-debate rally in DenverBy Andy Sullivan DENVER (Reuters) - Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line. Steyer, a hedge fund manager turned environmentalist, launched a state-of-the-art operation to push voters to elect governors and senators willing to confront global warming. His NextGen Climate Action political committee is on track to spend more than $55 million in this election - an unprecedented amount for an environmentalist group. ...


Fed set to end US stimulus programme

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:18
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.
Categories: BBC World News

Developer secures funds to build 3 WTC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Developer Larry Silverstein has secured the funds to build his long-planned 3 World Trade Center.

US rocket explodes during launch

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:06
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
Categories: BBC World News

Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:05
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
Categories: BBC World News

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:58
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

Explosion unlikely to derail private space travel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:53

Explosion of Antares rocket headed to the International Space Station may not deter private launches.

       

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:50

Rescue workers use pipes to pump water out of the mine after underground waters flooded a section of the Has Sekerler mine in the town of Ermenek, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, early Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in the coal mine, officials and reports said - an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards. Initial reports said flooding inside the coal mine near caused a cave-in, but subsequent reports workers were trapped by the water. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Wednesday as anxious relatives huddled nearby after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep underground.


US man missing during NFL game found

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:49
Police find a Colorado man five days after he went missing while attending a professional football game in Denver on Thursday.
Categories: BBC World News

Where's the czar? Critics say administration slow to respond to Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:47
President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?

White Pass - 10/29/2014 4:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43
White Pass US12
10/29/2014 4:51:52 AM

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Satus Pass - 10/29/2014 4:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43
Satus Pass US97
10/29/2014 4:59:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/29/2014 4:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43
Stevens Pass US2
10/29/2014 4:49:52 AM

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Blewett Pass - 10/29/2014 4:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43
Blewett Pass US97
10/29/2014 4:56:03 AM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/29/2014 4:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:43
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/29/2014 4:43:24 AM

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:31
AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company -- slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:31
Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:31
Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up.

World stocks gain as focus shifts to Fed meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:31
Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks that were buoyed by solid earnings, while investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy.