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Fight against Islamic State: U.S. is caught in balancing act

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:33
Our latest war in Iraq and Syria is indeed a strange operation ["Weapons use in Syria airstrikes outpaces raids on Islamic State in Iraq," Nation & World, Sept. 24]. We bomb, but there seems to be no attempt at stopping other countries in the Middle East from supplying funds or to stop them buyi

Texas doctor given 10 years in jail for poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:32
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer specialist working at a nationally renowned cancer center in Houston was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for lacing the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was found guilty last week of putting ethylene glycol into the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, in a 2013 incident. She was sentenced to prison by the same jury that convicted her. Prosecutors had been seeking 30 years. ...

Music Review: Robin Gibb shines on final album

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:24

This CD cover image released by Warner shows "50 St. Catherine's Drive," by Robin Gibb. (AP Photo/Warner)Robin Gibb, "50 St. Catherine's Drive" (Rhino/Warner)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Arkansas real estate agent missing, man arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:21
SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the case of an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.

News Analysis: For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:17
The Chinese leader must find a solution that keeps Hong Kong stable without sparking copycat calls for change in mainland China.






NYC man's chokehold death goes to grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether there will be criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed New York City man whose videotaped confrontation with police sparked outrage, union officials said.

White Pass - 9/29/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:07
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 11:22:07 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 - 9/29/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:07
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 11:30:53 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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Stevens Pass - 9/29/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:07
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 11:37:35 AM

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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Blewett Pass - 9/29/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:07
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 11:36:19 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/29/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:07
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 11:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Hong Kong protesters stay on streets

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:06
Protests in Hong Kong appear set to continue, as tens of thousands of people camped on the streets defy calls to go home.
Categories: BBC World News

New York City Fire captain charged with molesting two boys in L.A

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A captain with the Fire Department of New York has been charged with sexually molesting two young boys while he was in Los Angeles this month and is facing extradition back to California, authorities said on Monday. Wilbert Riera, 51, is charged with six counts of committing lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, stemming from incidents on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted at trial. ...

Teacher 'sick-outs' stop classes at two protest-hit Colorado schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:05
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Teachers calling in absent forced the cancellation of classes at two Colorado high schools on Monday in a new twist to a dispute over pay and proposed changes to a history curriculum that has drawn national attention. Hundreds of students walked out of nearly all the Jefferson County School District's 17 high schools last week in demonstration against the curriculum change idea being floated by a conservative school board majority. ...

World leaders address UN's annual gathering

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:04

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Monday for the fifth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers:


Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:02

In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, a student in the Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L) class, taught by Lori Ott, of Millsboro, Del., at the G.W. Career Educational Center in Frankford, Del., looks over a worksheet aimed at teaching basic introductions in English. U.S. schools are now dealing with the fallout from the dramatic spike in the number of children and teenagers who crossed into the United States unaccompanied by family; the Supreme Court has ruled that they have an obligation to educate all students regardless of their immigration status. (AP Photo/Emily Varisco)FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months.


Another afternoon kickoff for Huskies in first Pac-12 road game at Cal

WA Huskies - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:01
After their bye this week, the Huskies will open their first Pac-12 road game of the season with a 3 p.m. kickoff at California on Oct. 11. The game will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
Categories: Sports Center

James Foley photo removed from anti-Islamic bus ads in New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:52

A man holds up a sign supporting American journalist James Foley during a protest against the Assad regime in Syria in Times Square in New YorkBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photo of American journalist James Foley shortly before his beheading by the Islamic state militant group is being removed from anti-Islam advertisements appearing on Monday on 100 New York City buses and two subway stations. In response to a complaint from the Foley family, the advertisement is being altered to include an unidentifiable severed head held by the masked militant seen wielding a knife in the video of Foley's beheading, said David Yerushalmi, lawyer for Pamela Geller, whose group is sponsoring the ads. "The use of Mr. ...