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2 get prison for causing Los Angeles-area wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to several months in prison for causing a destructive wildfire in the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Glendora in January.

White Pass - 8/4/2014 3:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:16
White Pass US12
8/4/2014 3:56:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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.

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Satus Pass - 8/4/2014 3:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:16
Satus Pass US97
8/4/2014 3:46:13 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/4/2014 3:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:16
Stevens Pass US2
8/4/2014 3:57:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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.

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Blewett Pass - 8/4/2014 3:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:16
Blewett Pass US97
8/4/2014 3:47:21 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/4/2014 3:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/4/2014 3:45:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday 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.

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'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 events

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:12
A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "Lights Out" event conclude a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Amazon tribe fights Brazil dam project

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:12
An indigenous group in the Amazon is taking a stand against Brazilian government plans to build a series of dams which threaten to flood their land.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Breaking barriers in Iranian wrestling

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:07
After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-Va. governor's confidante testifies at trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's closest confidantes made it clear in testimony Monday that he doesn't have much regard for McDonnell's wife or the wealthy businessman who, according to prosecutors, bought their influence to benefit the nutritional supplements company he headed.

No bail for mom accused of killing 2-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:04

This Aug. 3, 2014 photo provided by the Clatsop County, Ore., Sheriff's Office shows Jessica Smith. Smith is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter at an Oregon coastal and is to appear in court Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Authorities arrested Smith, of Goldendale, Wash., on Sunday in the woods east of Cannon Beach. She's accused of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder. On Friday, a housekeeper found Smith's 2-year-old daughter dead in a room at a Cannon Beach resort. Authorities said Smith's 13-year-old daughter was badly cut, but is expected to recover. (AP Photo/Clatsop County Sheriff)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter and severely cutting her teenage daughter at a coastal Oregon resort said nothing and frequently looked down during her first court appearance Monday.


The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:02
China's answer to Pixar and Dreamworks
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Sikhs stand up to bias after attack

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:01
Two years after six Sikhs were gunned down in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Sikh community is fighting back with aggressive awareness campaigns.
Categories: BBC World News

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:01

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire planIsrael and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.


Flash floods damage more than 30 California homes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:59

A car is lodged in the debris on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 where a body that was swept into the rain-swollen water course was found Sunday in Mount Baldy, Calif. About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature.


Second Ebola patient headed to U.S.; N.Y. tests possible victim

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:58

Emory University Hospital after an ambulance carrying American doctor Kent Brantly, who has the Ebola virus, arrived via Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Atlanta, GeorgiaBy Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - The second American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital is testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease. Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan said on Monday it was testing a man who traveled to a West African nation where Ebola has been reported. "Odds are it is not Ebola," said Dr. Jeremy Boal, the hospital's chief medical officer. The New York patient added to concerns about the often-fatal disease after two American healthcare workers contracted the virus in West Africa where they had traveled to help fight the disease that has killed nearly 900 people since February.


Washington state mother pleads not guilty in death of toddler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:51
A Washington state woman locked in a custody battle pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of murdering her toddler and badly wounding her teenage daughter in an Oregon hotel room, court officials said. Jessica Smith, 40, was arraigned in a court in Clastop County a day after authorities found her sheltering in her car on a logging road near Cannon Beach, 80 miles west of Portland, law enforcement and court officials said.

Washington state mother pleads not guilty in death of toddler

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:51
A Washington state woman locked in a custody battle pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of murdering her toddler and badly wounding her teenage daughter in an Oregon hotel room, court officials said. Jessica Smith, 40, was arraigned in a court in Clastop County a day after authorities found her sheltering in her car on a logging road near Cannon Beach, 80 miles west of Portland, law ...

Taking a Bullet, Gaining a Cause: James S. Brady Dies at 73

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:51
Mr. Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, championed tighter regulations from his wheelchair.






James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 06:51

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in WashingtonJames Brady, a former U.S. presidential press secretary who became a leading gun control crusader after he was critically wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said on Monday. "Since 1993, the law that bears Jim’s name has kept guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.