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First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:37
The Supreme Court gathers to set its term agenda, Republicans are gaining strength in the polls and a new Lincoln history is coming out in photographs and print.






Source: Detroit close to deal with last major creditor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:35

City and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. are working out terms, source says.

       

Sinosphere Blog: From Around the World, Support for Hong Kong Protesters

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:28
The democracy movement in Hong Kong is gripping people’s imaginations around the world and inspiring many small but impassioned demonstrations of support. Partly fueling them is the Asian city’s large diaspora.

Fire destroys home in Montgomery County, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:24

Fire destroys home in Montgomery County, Pa.Firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed a home in Dresher, Pennsylvania early Monday morning.


Prosecution rests case in loud-music murder retrial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:17

Fatal shooting happened at Florida gas station.

       

EU commissioners face MEP grilling

BBC World News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:16
MEPs begin questioning each new European Commissioner in turn at public hearings, putting EU policies under close scrutiny.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Fatal accident at 'monster truck' show

BBC World News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:16
Three people including a child are killed by a "monster truck" at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
Categories: BBC World News

Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:08

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday for the trial of the last of three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to face charges relating to a visit the trio made to the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly attack. ...


Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials’ Call to Disperse

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:04
The city’s wave of public protest extended into the working week as thousands ignored a government call to abandon street blockades across the city.






White Pass - 9/29/2014 3:26:16 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 3:26:16 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 3:37:43 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 3:37:43 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 3:24:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 3:24:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 3:27:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 3:27:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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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 3:30:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 3:30:17 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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US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:03
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Even as the U.S. and European Union seek a major free trade deal, Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties in areas ranging from construction to energy security, U.S. Secretary for Commerce Penny Pritzker said Monday.

Pulse of the People: Microsoft Begins a Push Into the Polling World

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
The company, having done polls through video games in 2012, plans to have its automated digital assistant survey people through their mobile phones.

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46

In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Brandon Bryant, 28, poses for a photo, in Caras Park in Missoula, Mont. Bryant, a former sensor operator, manned the cameras for drone pilots at Air Force bases in Nevada and New Mexico for about five years. Bryant said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and that he still suffers from insomnia, depression and nightmares three years after he participated in his last mission. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.


Storms drench parts of Arizona, Nevada

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted Sunday morning by toppled trees and debris-littered streets.

Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:46
Authorities searched Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

Climate change linked to 2013 heat waves, extreme weather

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:42

Climate change influenced several of the world's most extreme weather events of 2013.