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VIDEO: Is there a new World Disorder?

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:22
The BBC's John Simpson analyses the causes and connections behind conflicts in the world at the moment - and what can be done.
Categories: BBC World News

Marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:22
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's upcoming vote on whether to legalize marijuana has generated a name-calling dispute between a congressman who wants to overhaul federal marijuana policy and a prominent district attorney who has been speaking out about the dangers of pot.

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:17

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problemsAtlantic City's casino industry is dwindling and now there is word that the Trump Taj Mahal is experiencing money problems.


Ukraine agrees ceasefire with rebels

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:17
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels sign a truce deal after talks in Belarus, but rebels say their desire for separation has not changed.
Categories: BBC World News

Former United Commercial Bank exec agrees to guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:14
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former bank executive has agreed to plead guilty in a U.S. Thomas Yu was charged with securities fraud and other criminal counts in 2011, amid allegations that he helped conceal loan losses at San Francisco-based United Commercial Bank. UCB's former chief operating officer Ebrahim Shabudin was charged alongside Yu. UCB, the ninth-largest bank to fail during the financial crisis, catered to California's Asian community and expanded rapidly before regulators closed it.

White Pass - 9/5/2014 2:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:13
White Pass US12
9/5/2014 2:37:58 PM

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 - 9/5/2014 2:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:13
Satus Pass US97
9/5/2014 2:24:03 PM

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 - 9/5/2014 2:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:13
Stevens Pass US2
9/5/2014 2:30:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/5/2014 2:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:13
Blewett Pass US97
9/5/2014 2:25:01 PM

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 - 9/5/2014 2:59:48 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/5/2014 2:59:48 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled Monday, September 8 through Thursday, September 11 starting at 7 p.m. for one hour or more each night. 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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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:12

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday.


Defense: Ban TV camera from theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:08
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked the judge to bar television coverage inside the courtroom, saying it would violate Holmes' right to a fair trial.

No class-action suit for Darden restaurant staff, U.S. judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:07
District Judge William Dimitrouleas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, signed an order early this week decertifying the class, which could have numbered as many as 218,000 people, according to court records. Each server can instead file an individual lawsuit against the company, Dimitrouleas wrote. The workers are considering their next moves, said a spokeswoman for David Lichter, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys on the suit. The Orlando-based company is the largest U.S.

Detroit needs to shed debt to afford improvements: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:02
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit could not afford to undertake a series of necessary improvements without a court-approved plan to shed a chunk of its debt, a city consultant testified on Friday at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing. Charles Moore, a senior managing director at restructuring firm Conway MacKenzie Inc, said the six areas of Detroit's government that have been targeted for $1.7 billion of reinvestment initiatives running through June 30, 2023, were essential for the city to provide adequate levels of services to residents and businesses. ...

More from Pro Football Focus breaking down Seattle's win over Green Bay

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:01
Here is lots more good stuff from ProFootballFocus breaking down Seattle's 36-16 win over Green Bay Thursday night.
Categories: Sports Center

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:00

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threatThe U.S. and 10 of its key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might.


Turkey may play quiet role in U.S. coalition against Islamic State

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:58
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey may find it hard to play a public role in the coalition the United States is building to strike at Islamic State targets in Iraq and possibly Syria for fear the militant group might retaliate against dozens of Turks held hostage. President Barack Obama has said he hopes to devise a regional strategy to try to counter IS, which has seized swathes ...

Williams marches into US Open final

BBC World News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:57
World number one Serena Williams thrashes Ekaterina Makarova to remain on course for a third successive US Open title.
Categories: BBC World News

Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:56
An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding – gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees.

Judge accused of hitting wife enters court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:55

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, right, appears in Fulton County Court Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta. Under terms agreed to Friday, Fuller, from Alabama, will be allowed to enter a court program to resolve a misdemeanor battery case against him that involved allegations he hit his wife during a fight at an Atlanta hotel. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama accused of hitting his wife in an Atlanta hotel room can have a misdemeanor battery charge dismissed if he completes a court program that includes domestic violence intervention.