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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:19
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:19
Thousands of villagers stayed in shelters near the disputed region of Kashmir's de facto border Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by their commanders to defuse escalating tensions.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Hawks off to Oakland to settle final roster spots, Seahawks learning to live with a target, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:17
We'll start by reminding you that a week from today there will be ACTUAL NFL FOOTBALL!!!!!!!

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

Caf stands firm on Nations Cup venues

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:08
Caf declares there will be no further changes to September's Nations Cup qualifiers despite some relocation requests over Ebola fears.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:07

In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo Governor Rick Perry pauses as he addresses attendees at the 2014 Red State convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough? After plummeting from a front-runner to political punchline three years ago, Governor Perry appears poised to run again _ hoping to convince conservatives he can better cope with the national spotlight. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?


Police seize video gamer live on cam

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:06
Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.
Categories: BBC World News

IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:03
Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have killed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after gaining control of the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
Categories: BBC World News

US supermarket sale ends bitter feud

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:46
The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
Categories: BBC World News

CDC worker flown home to US over Ebola concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:40
ATLANTA (AP) — A CDC staff member who worked in close proximity to someone infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown by charter jet back home to Atlanta to monitor potential symptoms, officials said Thursday.

VIDEO: MH370 search to begin in September

BBC World News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:39
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says a deep-sea search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared in March will begin in September.
Categories: BBC World News

In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:39

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Hensarling speaks during the testimony of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray in WashingtonBy Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said, "between now and the end of this Congress, I'm a little less sanguine about it." It has been a question heard repeatedly by lawmakers this month in "town hall" district meetings punctuated - and sometimes dominated - by concerns and angry outbursts over immigration policy and the crisis caused by a flood of child migrants at the southwestern border in recent months.


Public Editor's Journal: Why The Times Identified and Photographed Teenagers in a Sex Abuse Article

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:36
Readers wrote of concerns for the victims’ privacy and safety, and a reporter explains how it came about.






On the Runway Blog: When the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Becomes a Promotional Moment

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:35
Have we reached the point where being doused with cold water is more about “being in the club” than about helping a charity?






White Pass - 8/28/2014 8:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:34
White Pass US12
8/28/2014 8:03:13 AM

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 - 8/28/2014 8:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:34
Satus Pass US97
8/28/2014 8:05:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/28/2014 8:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:34
Stevens Pass US2
8/28/2014 8:14:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/28/2014 8:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:34
Blewett Pass US97
8/28/2014 8:13:08 AM

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 - 8/28/2014 8:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/28/2014 8:18:55 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is complete for the week.

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Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes Is Tricky for Obama

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:32
A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict.