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Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:16
A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants.

Embattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:09
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the department.

White Pass - 10/31/2014 7:12:39 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:08
White Pass US12
10/31/2014 7:12:39 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/31/2014 7:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:08
Satus Pass US97
10/31/2014 7:03:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/31/2014 7:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:08
Stevens Pass US2
10/31/2014 7:19:42 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/31/2014 7:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:08
Blewett Pass US97
10/31/2014 7:13:59 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/31/2014 7:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/31/2014 7:13:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Thursday and Friday night, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, may be encountered Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30 and 31 and Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

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VIDEO: Costa Rica issues volcano warning

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:07
Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after the eruption of Turrialba volcano in the centre of the country.
Categories: BBC World News

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:06
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
Categories: BBC World News

AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:04

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a boy runs across a street in the fishing town of Petersburg, Alaska. Despite being reachable only by ferry or airplane, the island town of 3,000 on Alaska's Inside Passage received day-long visits in October from both U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan. Their Senate race is being watched closely nationwide as one that could contribute to a shift in the political balance of the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of this remote and rugged state.


Maine Judge Orders Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:02
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked in West Africa, had defied the authorities’ requests to go into quarantine because she said the measures were not justified.

Latest News: Jerusalem Protests, Eric Frein, Halloween

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:01
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson quotes and video

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 23:01
Here is some video and the quotes of what Seattle QB Russell Wilson had to say to the media Thursday:
Categories: Sports Center

Accused manhunt killer Frein charged

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:59
A Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer before leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt is charged with murder.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:54

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. ...


China makes 'biggest cash haul'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:53
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Categories: BBC World News

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:50

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, a model dressing as Japanese character Hello Kitty performs during a carnival at Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. Come Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.


Harris loses conviction appeal bid

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Categories: BBC World News

Investigation: Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:33

 Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?Could a mirror that's on every single SEPTA bus be to blame for dozens of serious knockdown accidents? That's what SEPTA bus drivers are warning in the wake of a deadly crash last month.


Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:31

A mobile phone shop clerk dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Apple Inc. began selling the iPhone 6 in South Korea on Friday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.