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Harvard police: Threat may have come from overseas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says an emailed threat sent to hundreds of students and others affiliated with the school may have come from overseas.

VIDEO: On road booby-trapped by IS

BBC World News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:30
Quentin Sommerville follows Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq to see the tactics Islamic State militants are using to slow the war against them.
Categories: BBC World News

Florida 'speed trap' town disbands police force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:30

Kim Andrews stands outside his gun and knife collectors’ shop in Waldo, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Andrews says he will now wear a gun every day, since the tiny north Florida town known nationally as a speed trap decided to officially dismantle its police force. The move came weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into ticket quotas, mishandling of evidence and other issues. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is now in charge of policing the town of 1,000, leaving some citizens worried that the speeding problem will worsen, and that criminals will feel like they have carte blanche. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The tiny town of Waldo in north Florida has such a notorious reputation as a speed trap that AAA erected billboards to warn drivers about it, but all that may be about to change.


Ebola’s Cultural Casualty: Hugs in Hands-On Liberia

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:24
As Ebola ravages West Africa, Liberians are losing an integral part of their culture, in which the double-cheek kiss was once the standard greeting.

Methodist church to hear appeal over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Methodist church's highest court will decide later this month whether a minister who officiated his gay son's wedding can keep his pastoral credentials.

The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:05
A quixotic historian is trying to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast, which loses about a football field’s worth of land every hour.

Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:04
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a missing University of Virginia student are appealing for whoever is responsible for the disappearance to help them find their daughter.

VIDEO: US hostage parents appeal for 'mercy'

BBC World News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:03
The parents of US hostage Peter Kassig have appealed to Islamic State militants to "show mercy" and release him.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/4/2014 8:12:40 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:59
White Pass US12
10/4/2014 8:12:40 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:


Satus Pass - 10/4/2014 8:03:18 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:59
Satus Pass US97
10/4/2014 8:03:18 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 - 10/4/2014 8:19:43 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:59
Stevens Pass US2
10/4/2014 8:19:43 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 - 10/4/2014 8:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:59
Blewett Pass US97
10/4/2014 8:13:59 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 - 10/4/2014 8:13:39 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/4/2014 8:13:39 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 is completed for the week. 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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HK leader call for 'return to order'

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:51
Hong Kong's leader warns police will take "all actions necessary" to ensure public offices and schools reopen on Monday, as thousands rally against violence.
Categories: BBC World News

South and North Korea Agree to Resume High-Level Talks

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:32
A breakthrough appeared to come Saturday, during a meeting between South Korean officials and a delegation from the North visiting for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.






Market debuts BPA-free receipts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:31
At PCC Natural Markets, customers have long searched out canned foods produced without the controversial chemical bisphenyl-A. The 10-store co-op sells BPA-free water bottles made from stainless steel.

Ebola dampens Eid celebrations

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:16
Celebrations in West Africa for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha are being badly affected by the Ebola outbreak, with many public places deserted.
Categories: BBC World News

Soaring housing costs push Londoners onto houseboats

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:16
London’s skyrocketing housing costs have had the side effect of pushing more people into living on houseboats on its canals. In recent years the number of houseboats on its 100 miles of canals has doubled, reaching capacity and beyond.

More Americans are living alone

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:16
The proportion of people living alone in the United States has grown steadily since the 1920s, raising a host of health and safety issues for government and community groups.

Forget stopping: Trying to slow invasion of the lionfish

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:16
Lionfish have become the most numerous marine invasive species in the world. And they just love U.S. Southern seaboard. There is no stopping the lionfish now, but experts trying to spare delicate reefs hope spearfishing will at least slow the fish down.