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Journalists slam Forest Service over wilderness permits

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:48
Forest chief says journalists don’t need permits. On the ground, the reality has been different.

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:47

FILE - In this Thursday, April 15, 2010 file photo, grounded aircraft are seen at Belfast City airport, Northern Ireland. Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights, under new safety guidelines issued Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency said that starting immediately, European airlines can, at their own discretion, allow passengers to leave electronics on the entire flight, without the putting them into "airplane mode." (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)BERLIN (AP) — European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.


One dead after pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit highway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:46
DETROIT (Reuters) - A truck driver died on Friday after his vehicle struck a pedestrian bridge, causing it to collapse onto a Detroit highway, closing the roadway, officials said. A second person was injured, according to Michigan State Police. "It was actually a traffic crash," said Michael Shaw, a lieutenant with the state police. "A cargo hauler, one of those trucks that pick up and drop off dumpsters, struck the overpass, and the bridge collapsed. ...

Celebrated Manet portrait headed to NYC auction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:43

This undated photo provided by Christie's shows French Impressionist Edouard Manet's "Spring," which could set a new record for the artist when it is auctioned on Nov. 5, 2014, at Christie's. The presale estimate for the painting depicting a Parisian actress in fancy dress and bonnet is $25 million to $35 million. (AP Photo/Christie's)NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait by Edouard Manet of a Parisian actress in a fancy dress and bonnet is heading to auction and could set a record for the artist.


French rally against hostage killing

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:43
Hundreds gather at the main mosque in Paris to protest against the killing of Herve Gourdel, the French hostage beheaded by jihadists in Algeria.
Categories: BBC World News

Few Flights Resume at Chicago Airports After Fire

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:43
A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt for hours Friday, sending delays and cancellations rippling through the air-travel network from coast to coast.

UKIP 'parking tanks on Labour lawn'

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:43
UKIP leader Nigel Farage issues a pre-election warning to Ed Miliband in a speech to his party's conference in the Labour leader's constituency.
Categories: BBC World News

Homeless man testifies in loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:40
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, according to testimony in the first-degree murder trial on Friday.

Minivan slams into home in Claymont, driver cited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:36

 DUI driver launches minivan airborne, plows into homePolice say the driver of a minivan was under the influence when he lost control, slamming the vehicle into a house in Claymont, Delaware.


EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:34

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan attends to a news conference of European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in Berlin, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Trilateral gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine about gas supply from Russia for Europe during the upcoming winter take place in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union.


EU and Canada detail trade deal

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:30
EU and Canadian leaders have announced a trade agreement, but it could still come unstuck.
Categories: BBC World News

Police Chief’s Apology Met With Scorn in Ferguson

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:29
Protesters and the police clashed hours after a videotaped apology to the family of Michael Brown from the police chief of Ferguson, Mo.

White Pass - 9/26/2014 8:50:46 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:24
White Pass US12
9/26/2014 8:50:46 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 - 9/26/2014 8:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:24
Satus Pass US97
9/26/2014 8:48:20 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 - 9/26/2014 8:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:24
Stevens Pass US2
9/26/2014 8:52:19 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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Blewett Pass - 9/26/2014 8:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:24
Blewett Pass US97
9/26/2014 8:46:29 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/26/2014 8:41:34 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:24
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/26/2014 8:41:34 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled for Monday, Sept 29 through Thursday, Oct. 2 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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Correction: Movie Drones story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:23

eight rotor Sky Jib Helicopter in San DiegoWASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the Federal Aviation Administration granting permits for drones to be used in moviemaking, The Associated Press reported erroneously that ConocoPhillips was the only company previously granted a permit for commercial drone fights. BP also had been granted a permit.


Ai Weiwei creates Blenheim art show

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:22
The UK's biggest exhibition of works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has been put together at Blenheim Palace with the help of 3D technology.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman arrested in home invasion, assault of man, 76

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 00:14

Woman arrested in home invasion, assault of man, 76A Dover woman has been arrested in the home invasion and assault of a 76-year-old man.