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News Guide: Issues, people in Hong Kong protests

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:24
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are drawing thousands of mostly young residents of this former British colony into the streets in a massive but peaceful movement of civil resistance to Beijing's plans to screen candidates for the post of the city's leader, or chief executive. Here are the major issues and people in the dispute.

Sheriff: DCF was warned about Spirit in 2013 case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:20
BELL, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency was warned in 2013 that a man should be kept away from the daughter and six grandchildren that he later killed, Alachua County's sheriff told a newspaper.

Belgium tries 46 over jihadist links

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:08
Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/29/2014 9:32:42 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:06
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 9:32:42 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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Satus Pass - 9/29/2014 9:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:06
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 9:33:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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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Stevens Pass - 9/29/2014 9:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:06
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 9:32:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 9:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:06
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 9:35:27 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/29/2014 9:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:06
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 9:33:30 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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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Music Review: As usual, Lucinda Williams digs deep

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:04

This CD cover image released by Highway 20 Records shows "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," by Lucinda Williams. (AP Photo/Highway 20 Records)Lucinda Williams, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone" (Highway 20)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Witnesses: Skydivers who died descended too fast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:04

In this image taken from video provided by HyannisNews.com, a person is brought to an ambulance following a skydiving accident Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Barnstable, Mass. Barnstable police say the skydiving instructor and student died shortly after the crash near the Cape Cod Airfield. (AP Photo/HyannisNews.com, Robert Bastille) MANDATORY CREDIT; BOSTON OUT; PROVIDENCE OUTBARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — The two skydivers killed after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod appeared to be having problems as they descended, police said.


Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:01
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a report from the American Gaming Association.

Clash 'kills seven Ukraine troops'

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:57
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
Categories: BBC World News

Room for Debate: What Autonomy Means

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:57
Protestors in Hong Kong are demanding democratic elections. How much say are residents able to have when Beijing is in control?






Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:48

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the family of John Crawford III shows Crawford, right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod. The family of John Crawford, who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart, says soundless surveillance video shows their actions were unreasonable. But a prosecutor cited the same video to explain the shooting was justified. (AP Photo/Courtesy family of John Crawford III, File)Sometimes videos of police using force seem to justify those actions; other times, they appear to prove officers acted wrongly. In either circumstance, seeing such videos might give viewers a false sense of understanding what happened when they don't have full context. Video involving law enforcement has factored into perception of numerous police use-of-force cases this year. Some examples:


Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:46

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the family of John Crawford III shows Crawford, right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod. The family of John Crawford, who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart, says soundless surveillance video shows their actions were unreasonable. But a prosecutor cited the same video to explain the shooting was justified. (AP Photo/Courtesy family of John Crawford III, File)BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.


Marijuana industry makes political donations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:45

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Tripp Keber, head of Denver-based Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, which makes pot-infused drinks, foods and other items, stands inside one of his edibles production kitchens at his manufacturing facility in Denver. Keber is among the entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry who are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.


Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:38
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
Categories: BBC World News

Poisonous Conditions on Japanese Volcano Force Rescue Workers to Retreat

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:37
High levels of poisonous gases near the peak of Mount Ontake led to a suspension of rescue operations after eight more bodies were recovered.






Judge won't stop Detroit water shutoffs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:33
DETROIT (AP) — The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy refused Monday to stop the city from shutting off water if people can't pay their bill, saying there's no right to water and the law doesn't give him the power to keep the taps open anyway.

Bagel company Einstein Noah sold for $364.5M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
The owner of Einstein Bros. Bagels and other, similar chains is being acquired by investment group JAB Holding for about $364.5 million.