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Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:35

Members of the St. Louis chapters of the NAACP and the National Urban League march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when Officer Darren Wilson, a white police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Tensions that flared after a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown have started to ease. Here's a look at key elements of the Aug. 9 shooting and the unrest that followed in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson:


VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:34
The best social media trends of the week in 60 seconds
Categories: BBC World News

Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:32
WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jail inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital, authorities said.

Drought leaves California homes without water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:32
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.

The Swiss selfie scandal

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:30
The graphic photos from inside the Swiss parliament
Categories: BBC World News

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:28

A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MissouriPresident Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement to purchase such equipment, a senior Obama administration official said on Saturday. Images of police wielding military-style guns and armor have shocked many Americans following clashes that were triggered by the fatal shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson two weeks ago.


Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:27
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to urge Israel and Hamas to start fresh talks, as a 12-storey Gaza building is destroyed in air strikes.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/23/2014 3:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
White Pass US12
8/23/2014 3:51:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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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White Pass - 8/23/2014 3:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
White Pass US12
8/23/2014 3:51:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/23/2014 3:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
Satus Pass US97
8/23/2014 3:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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No restrictions

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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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Stevens Pass - 8/23/2014 3:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
Stevens Pass US2
8/23/2014 3:49:52 PM

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US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/23/2014 3:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
Blewett Pass US97
8/23/2014 3:56:03 PM

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 - 8/23/2014 3:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:25
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/23/2014 3:43:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Snoqualmie Pass: New blast starting time of 7 p.m. this week. Rock blasting is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. Throughout closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Man shot to death at Wiz Khalifa concert in Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:12
(Reuters) - A man was shot to death backstage at a Wiz Khalifa rap concert in Northern California and the gunman remained at large, police said on Saturday. The 38-year-old man was hit by gunfire at the concert on Friday night at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said in a written statement. Mountain View is near San Jose. "This was a senseless tragedy," Khalifa said in a post on Twitter.

Health-care workers risk family scorn as they continue work with Ebola patients

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:08
In the campaign against the Ebola virus, the front line is stitched together by doctors and nurses who treat patients who will probably die; janitors who clean up lethal pools of vomit and waste; drivers who retrieve patients; body handlers who keep corpses from infecting others.

The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:07
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Aug. 23

More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:06
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday — days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways.

More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:06

This image made from a video provided by KOMO News shows damage in north central Washington after rain created mudslides on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The land, which was left bare by wildfires, washed down hillsides, damaged homes and closed highways. (AP Photo/KOMO News) SEATTLE OUTTWISP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday — days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways.


Woman dies after her car strikes parade vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:03
LAPEER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A car struck a parade vehicle Saturday in rural Michigan, killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people, authorities said.