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5 things you need to know Wednesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:45

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Humidity helps crews fighting California wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:43

Remington Jones, of the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif., Engine 1130 looks for hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, near Burney, Calif. The fire is threatening more than 700 homes, some of which have been evacuated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Thunderstorms that brought light rain and increased humidity to Northern California helped crews make progress Tuesday against two large wildfires that threatened hundreds of homes but also raised the possibility of new lightning-sparked blazes in the region.


Fauci: New drugs not the best answer for Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:42

Experimental drugs probably aren't a big part of the solution to Ebola, Fauci says.

       

Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:36

 Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwordsRussian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.


Arrest in murder of woman whose body found in suitcase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:35

Arrest in murder of woman whose body found in suitcaseA Pleasantville man has been arrested and charged with murder of a woman whose remains were found inside a suitcase seven months ago.


Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:34

Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurtA crash between two double-decker tour buses injured 14 people and left Times Square blood-spattered on Tuesday afternoon.


Trump sues to get name off casinos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:32

Trump sues to get name off casinosDonald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with running them: You're fired.


White Pass - 8/5/2014 8:16:49 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:29
White Pass US12
8/5/2014 8:16:49 PM

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:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/5/2014 8:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:29
Satus Pass US97
8/5/2014 8:10:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/5/2014 8:07:04 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:29
Stevens Pass US2
8/5/2014 8:07:04 PM

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:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 8/5/2014 8:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:29
Blewett Pass US97
8/5/2014 8:05:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/5/2014 8:15:43 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:29
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/5/2014 8:15:43 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

Weather:


Police: Man gave kitten heroin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:23

 Man gave kitten heroinA Chester county man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly giving a kitten heroin.


DealBook: British Bank Standard Chartered Faces Action, Again, by New York State

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:19
The British banking giant is being scrutinized by New York’s financial regulator for failing to weed out risky transactions flowing through its American operations.

MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Man critical after struck by car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:16

Man critical after struck by car in WilmingtonA man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware.


Woman found dead near Pennypack Park rec center

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:15

Woman found dead near Pennypack Park rec centerAuthorities continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found in a park in Northeast Philadelphia on Tuesday.


Missouri set to execute man who killed neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:10

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri's governor declined on Tuesday to block the execution of a man who raped and killed a college student, leaving him on course to be the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.


N.J. cop: Obama doesn't follow Constitution

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:06

Police officer says police don't have to follow Constitution because the president doesn't.

       

Teenagers indicted in killings of homeless men

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:01
Three teenagers were indicted Tuesday for the brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque.