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5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:08

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Judges weigh 4 states' same-sex marriage cases

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:08

Gay marriage supporters rally on Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati are set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow.


Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57

Defense argued Theodore Wafer acted in self-defense in the shooting of Renisha McBride.

       

Boating With Friends, Girl, 16, Dies in Accident on Long Island Sound

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:57
After falling out of an inner tube, the girl was struck by the boat’s propellers.

Florida woman charged with murdering grandson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:50
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged with the murder of her 7-year-old grandson.

Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:46
%%%aa63b04f5f538b8549086679144b26e4%%%Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent.
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Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule

Seattle Storm - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:46
%%%aa63b04f5f538b8549086679144b26e4%%%Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent.
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CDC chief says Ebola must be contained in Africa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:42

Officials say they know how to keep the disease from spreading worldwide.

       

White Pass - 8/6/2014 7:07:23 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
White Pass US12
8/6/2014 7:07:23 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:
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 - 8/6/2014 7:12:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
Satus Pass US97
8/6/2014 7:12:13 PM

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 - 8/6/2014 7:02:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
Stevens Pass US2
8/6/2014 7:02:09 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:
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 - 8/6/2014 7:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
Blewett Pass US97
8/6/2014 7:04:25 PM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/6/2014 7:31:48 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/6/2014 7:31:48 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and 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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Oregon mom whose disappearance sparked search committed suicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:40
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The death of an Oregon woman whose disappearance prompted a nearly two-week search in a rural community near Portland has been ruled a suicide, police said on Wednesday. Jennifer Janelle Huston, a stay-at-home mother found dead on Tuesday in an isolated forested area 20 miles from her home in Dundee, died of asphyxiation “fairly close to the time she was reported missing,” the Newberg-Dundee Police Department said in a statement. Shortly after she vanished, her husband said he feared she had been in an accident near their rural community of Dundee, about 30 miles southwest of Portland.

3 hurt in Franklin Twp., N.J. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:30

3 hurt in Franklin Twp., N.J. crashThree people were injured after two vehicles collided Wednesday in Franklin Township, Gloucester County.


AP source: BofA nears $16-$17B settlement with US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:29

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, a Bank of America sign is photographed in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the matter says Bank of America has agreed to pay between $16 billion and $17 billion to settle an investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.


UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:29
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that "the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world."

In Greece, Migrants Are Desperate to Flee Again

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:27
They left countries like Iran and Afghanistan, ending up in poverty and as the targets of garbage thrown by angry citizens.

California reports first West Nile virus deaths in 2014

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:24

California health officials said Wednesday the mosquito-born West Nile virus had resulted in the first two deaths of the summer.

       

As summit closes, Obama hails US-Africa ties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:20

 security and government corruption. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Though noting persistent challenges, President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent on the rise and a growth market for U.S. businesses as he closed an unprecedented summit Wednesday aimed in part at fostering his own African legacy.