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More tests needed before Ohio city gets water back

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:46

Aundrea Simmons stands next to her minivan with cases of bottled water she bought after Toledo warned residents not to use its water, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio. About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city were warned not to drink or use its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie. (AP Photo John Seewer)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo's water supply, the mayor said Sunday, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day.


Putin Strives to Harness Energy of Russian Pilgrims for Political Profit

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:42
Celebrations for the 700th birthday of St. Sergius emphasized his role in shaping a unified Russia, a narrative that dovetails with the Kremlin’s political aims.






AP Exclusive: Sikh victim's lessons sustain family

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:41
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope — the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years by a white supremacist.

Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:35
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply.

Replant after wildfire or let nature take over?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:34

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, vegetation grows among trees burned by the Rim Fire, near Groveland, Calif. Nearly a year after the Rim Fire charred thousands of acres of forest in California's High Sierra, a debate rages over what to do with the dead trees, salvage the timber to pay for forest replanting and restoration or let nature take its course. Environmentalist say that the burned trees and new growth beneath them create vital habitat for dwindling bird such as spotted owls, and black-backed woodpeckers and other wildlife. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California's High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?


Car crashes head-on into RV, killing 2 women, teen

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:34
STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — Police say a car crossed the center lane on a New Hampshire highway and crashed into an RV, killing a mother and son from Massachusetts and a woman from Florida.

Somali candidate eyes milestone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:31
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a neighborhood dubbed "Little Mogadishu," Mohamud Noor can't walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand.

Somali candidate eyes milestone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:31
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a neighborhood dubbed "Little Mogadishu," Mohamud Noor can't walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand.

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:17
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.
Categories: BBC World News

Glasgow prepares to close 2014 Games

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:13
Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue and more than 2,000 performers will bring the curtain down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later.
Categories: BBC World News

On 2nd day without water, Toledo mayor says more tests are needed to ensure toxins are gone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:07
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — On 2nd day without water, Toledo mayor says more tests are needed to ensure toxins are gone.

On 2nd day without water, Toledo mayor says more tests are needed to ensure toxins are gone

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:07
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — On 2nd day without water, Toledo mayor says more tests are needed to ensure toxins are gone.

Teenager loaned violin worth £1m

BBC World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:02
A teenage boy is loaned a £1m Stradivarius violin by a musician touched by similarities in their lives.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/3/2014 6:27:25 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01
White Pass US12
8/3/2014 6:27:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/3/2014 6:21:58 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01
Satus Pass US97
8/3/2014 6:21:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/3/2014 6:35:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01
Stevens Pass US2
8/3/2014 6:35:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/3/2014 6:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01
Blewett Pass US97
8/3/2014 6:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/3/2014 6:20:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/3/2014 6:20:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Strong quake kills at least 150 in southern China

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:35

Strong quake kills at least 150 in southern ChinaA strong earthquake jolted southern China's Yunnan province on Sunday, toppling thousands of homes and killing at least 150 people.


Man rescued from overturned car in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:30

Man rescued from overturned car in Port RichmondA man is hospitalized after his car overturned in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.