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Yale endowment posts 20 percent return, besting rival Harvard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:10
BOSTON (Reuters) - Yale University's endowment posted a 20.2 percent return in the 2014 fiscal year, the school said on Wednesday, besting Ivy League rivals such as Harvard and Dartmouth. The endowment value grew to $23.9 billion as of June 30, from $20.8 billion the year before, bolstered by double-digit returns in private equity, domestic and foreign stocks, and real estate, it said in a press release. Its hedge fund investments returned 9 percent, it said. ...

Nato sees Russia pullback in Ukraine

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:08
Nato says it has observed a "significant" withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine, but adds that some forces still remain there.
Categories: BBC World News

Upper Darby man, 21, charged with sex assault, trafficking under new law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:07

Upper Darby man, 21, charged with sex assault, trafficking under new lawA Delaware County man faces sexual assault and human trafficking charges after police say he had sex with two teenage girls.


Senator: Terror group nearly capable of explosive

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says an al Qaida-linked group was close to being capable of assembling an explosive device that could go undetected through airport security.

AC/DC: Malcolm Young will not return

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:02
AC/DC confirm founding member Malcolm Young will not return to the band for their new album and tour, after taking a break due to illness.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/24/2014 7:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:58
White Pass US12
9/24/2014 7:28:32 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/24/2014 7:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:58
Satus Pass US97
9/24/2014 7:26:10 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/24/2014 7:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:58
Stevens Pass US2
9/24/2014 7:25:18 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/24/2014 7:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:58
Blewett Pass US97
9/24/2014 7:24:09 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/24/2014 7:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/24/2014 7:31:25 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 closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. 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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Houston jury clears Patti LaBelle's bodyguards of assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:50
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston jury cleared bodyguards of Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who claimed they beat him so badly he had to drop out of the military academy. In a decision late on Tuesday, the federal court jury sided with the singer's bodyguards, who said Richard King initiated the 2011 dispute while he was waiting for a ride at a Houston airport. Attorneys for the bodyguards said King shouted racial epithets at the group and hit LaBelle's son. ...

Teen on trial in Colorado newlywed slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:49
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lawyers for a teen accused of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary say he happened upon the scene after the newlyweds were killed.

Massachusetts house where dead babies were found to be razed: reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:48

A police officer stands in front of the home where the bodies of three dead infants were found earlier in the week in BlackstoneBOSTON (Reuters) - Officials in Blackstone, Massachusetts, ordered the owner of a home where a 31-year-old woman was found living with the bodies of three of her dead children to tear the structure down, local media reported on Wednesday. The town's board of health voted at a meeting late Tuesday to order the destruction of the beige, one-story house. Investigators had found it filled with refuse a foot high in places, including dirty diapers and dead animals, and infested with vermin. The chairman of the board of health did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. ...


City Room: New York Today: Hello, High Holy Days

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:46
Wednesday: A guide to Rosh Hashana for parents, fine fall weather, and a big ear appears uptown.






Delaware man charged with 5th DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:45

Delaware man charged with 5th DUIA Delaware man has been arrested for his fifth DUI after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop, police say.


Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:37
The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.
Categories: BBC World News

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:37
Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year.

Wiggins wins world time trial title

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:34
Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins clinches his first road world title with a thrilling time trial victory at the World Championships in Spain.
Categories: BBC World News

Farrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective' season 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:24
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

Trinity Mirror in phone-hack payout

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:23
Trinity Mirror admits for the first time that some of its journalists were involved in phone hacking as it agrees to pay compensation to four people.
Categories: BBC World News