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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.

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:31
Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene.

Fmr. sportscaster Don Tollefson pleads guilty to fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:26

Fmr. sportscaster Don Tollefson pleads guilty to fraudFormer Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson pleaded guilty to fraud charges in court on Monday morning.


California community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:24
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's two-year colleges would be able to offer baccalaureate degrees under a law signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who also rejected extra funding for the state's strapped university systems. The law, a pilot program approved Sunday by Brown along with other education-related measures, would allow 15 community colleges to expand programs in job-related fields such as automobile mechanics and dental hygiene to four-year bachelor's degrees from two-year associate's degrees. ...

Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:23
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.
Categories: BBC World News

Search for Pa. trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:18

Search for Pa. trooper killing suspect shifts slightlyThe delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.


Mariners' near-miss, NFL bad behavior: Seattle Times readers sound off

WA Cougars - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:16
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Mariners' near-miss, NFL bad behavior: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:16
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White Pass - 9/29/2014 8:22:08 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:05
White Pass US12
9/29/2014 8:22:08 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 8:30:54 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:05
Satus Pass US97
9/29/2014 8:30:54 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 8:37:36 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:05
Stevens Pass US2
9/29/2014 8:37:36 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 - 9/29/2014 8:36:20 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:05
Blewett Pass US97
9/29/2014 8:36:20 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/29/2014 8:28:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:05
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/29/2014 8:28:14 AM

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:
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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Latest News: Hong Kong, Narendra Modi, George Clooney

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:02
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Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:01
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
Categories: BBC World News

Artists take aim at gun violence

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

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, artist Adam Mysock installs his artwork, titled "Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun (The Last Judgement)," for the upcoming exhibit "Guns in the Hands of Artists," at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The wall of a downtown New Orleans art gallery has been riddled with bullet holes.