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Thursday's pregame notes and lineups: Mariners at Blue Jays

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:31
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Categories: Sports Center

Bits Blog: Apple Responds to Complaints of Bent iPhones

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:27
Social media channels have overflowed this week with commentary on whether Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus bends under pressure.






Groundhog dies after escaping NYC mayor’s grip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:27
Her shadow was one of the last things she saw.

VIDEO: Syria refugees stranded in no man's land

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:23
There has been renewed fighting around the Syrian town of Kobane - intensifying the surge of refugees trying to cross into Turkey.
Categories: BBC World News

Matter: A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:17
Viroids, naked loops of RNA, attack crops and other plants today, but new research suggests they existed at the earliest stages of life on Earth.

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:15

U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderWASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.


Portal Bridge Presents Northeast Rail Commuters With a 104-Year-Old Problem

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
The Portal Bridge in New Jersey causes rail delays from Washington, D.C., to Boston, but a replacement won’t be cheap.

White Pass - 9/25/2014 1:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
White Pass US12
9/25/2014 1:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/25/2014 1:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
Satus Pass US97
9/25/2014 1:24:03 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/25/2014 1:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
Stevens Pass US2
9/25/2014 1:30:13 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/25/2014 1:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 1:25:01 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/25/2014 1:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 1:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

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

Conditions:
Rock blasting closure is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. 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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Algeria in shock over beheading

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:14
Algeria in shock over beheading of French tourist
Categories: BBC World News

ACLU sues over immigrant's detention under Arizona immigration law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:13
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday alleging sheriff's deputies unlawfully arrested and detained an immigrant following a 2012 traffic stop under Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said Pinal County deputies violated Maria Cortes' Fourth Amendment rights by subjecting her to a prolonged detention they charge was based solely on the suspicion she was an undocumented immigrant. Cortes, who had a pending visa application, was then taken to a U.S. ...

$1.5m for US woman punched by police

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:13
A Los Angeles woman repeatedly punched in the head by a police officer at the side of the road will receive $1.5m (£0.9m) in compensation.
Categories: BBC World News

Center City attack suspect Kathryn Knott fired from hospital job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:13

Center City attack suspect Kathryn Knott fired from hospital jobOne of the suspects accused of attacking a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month has been fired from her job as an emergency room tech.


Militant in Syria beheading videos identified: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:12

FBI Director James Comey testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A masked Islamic State militant seen wielding a knife in videos at the beheading of two Americans has been identified, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday, but he declined to give the person's name or nationality. The videos released in August and September of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff showed a masked Islamic State militant brandishing a knife and speaking English with a British accent. ...


Big fine for crashing drone in Yellowstone spring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:10
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Career criminal gets life for 3 killings in 1980s

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:09

Samuel Little shouts as he is sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s, in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Little, 74, shouted out in court during his sentencing hearing that he didn't commit the killings and said he hoped for a new trial. His lawyer Michael Pentz, left, has filed a notice of appeal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Audrey Nelson clawed for her life while being beaten and strangled 25 years ago, she grasped something that finally brought justice for her family Thursday and helped send a serial killer to prison.


USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:08
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face.