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Guest: The return on investment for hiring people with disabilities

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Walgreens launched a disability-hiring initiative seven years ago and found it improved the company’s work culture, writes guest columnist Randy Lewis.

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

No danger seen from powder sent to Reagan Library

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:26
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Emergency crews have found no threat after responding to the Ronald Reagan Library when a worker opened an envelope containing white powder.

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:16
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
Categories: BBC World News

Trial of Detroit cop who killed girl won't stop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:13

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, left, is seated in court as his attorney Steve Fishman speaks with him Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Detroit. Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid in 2010. Wayne County Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway turned down a request for a mistrial Monday after talking to jurors. Fishman had argued that Joseph Weekley's right to a fair trial was spoiled when the victim's grandmother lashed out at the officer while testifying last week. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Charles V. Tines)DETROIT (AP) — A judge has turned down a request to stop the trial of a Detroit police officer who killed a girl during a raid in 2010.


Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:12

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a New Jersey highway in June weren’t wearing seatbelts. Wal-Mart’s filing was made Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in federal court in response to a lawsuit Morgan filed in July. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.


AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:11

Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy.


Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:10
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
Categories: BBC World News

Clarke 'hiding' over black managers

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:10
Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of "hiding behind excuses" while Paul Ince calls for the "Rooney Rule".
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/29/2014 3:22:08 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:09
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 3:22:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 9/29/2014 3:30:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:09
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 3:30:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 9/29/2014 3:37:36 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:09
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 3:37:36 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 9/29/2014 3:36:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:09
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 3:36:19 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/29/2014 3:28:14 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 3:28:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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Seattle tight end Zach Miller has ankle surgery, return TBD UPDATED

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:08
Seattle starting tight end Zach Miller had surgery on his ankle  during the bye week, the team confirmed Monday morning.
Categories: Sports Center

Suspect in Oklahoma beheading expected to be charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:07

Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to file a murder charge as early as Tuesday against Alton Nolen, who is suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution center last week, prosecutors said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is also looking into Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues said he had attempted to convert them to Islam. Police said Nolen had recently become a Muslim. ...


Abbas, Netanyahu trade accusations at the UN

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:06
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked each other in speeches before world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Here is look at some of their remarks:

The Odds, Continually Updated

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:05
In Bayesian statistics, new data is used to shape assumptions, the opposite of the frequentist (classical) approach.

Parents of autistic Pennsylvania boy charged in starvation death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:05

Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, 38, is shown in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 4, 2014.Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son's starvation death in July. Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of his death, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and city police said at a news conference. Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., 38, and Kimberly A. Tutko, 39, were arraigned before District Judge Barbara Pianka on criminal homicide charges. They were denied bail. ...