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Hernan weakens to a tropical storm in the Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:02
MIAMI (AP) — Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.

Despite Gains, Hamas Sees a Fight for Its Existence and Presses Ahead

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:02
Hamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its very future.






Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:51

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, Clara Taylor, right, pauses before answering a question with Louvon Harris, left, both sisters of James Byrd Jr., after witnessing the execution of Lawrence Russell Brewer in Huntsville, Texas. In debate over slow executions, victim families wrestle with whether those condemned should suffer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death.


Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:47

Fire seasons are now 70 days longer than they were just 15 years ago.

       

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:46

In this May 22, 2014, photo, sunlight reflects off of a chunk of coal at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:


White Pass - 7/28/2014 1:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:44
White Pass US12
7/28/2014 1:37:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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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Satus Pass - 7/28/2014 1:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:44
Satus Pass US97
7/28/2014 1:24:03 AM

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 - 7/28/2014 1:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:44
Stevens Pass US2
7/28/2014 1:30:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/28/2014 1:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:44
Blewett Pass US97
7/28/2014 1:25:01 AM

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 - 7/28/2014 1:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/28/2014 1:26:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures are scheduled Monday through Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.

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Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Ga.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:41
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin.

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:34

The California governor criticized Gov. Perry's plan during a visit to Mexico City.

       

Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Categories: BBC World News

Parents' joy as 13-year-old wins bronze

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
The parents of 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies speak of their pride after her Commonwealth Games bronze.
Categories: BBC World News

Libya asks for help as oil depot burns amid violence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:31

Libya fears a humanitarian and environmental disaster if fire rages out of control.

       

Ex-Va. governor's corruption trial begins

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:31

Bob and Maureen McDonnell accused of illegally accepting gifts from political donor.

       

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

BBC World News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:30
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.
Categories: BBC World News

Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:29

Two members of the Suleman family prepare to lay the wreaths during a memorial service honoring the U.S. teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world, Sunday, July 27, 2014, where nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry off the coast of American Samoa. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman was found shortly after his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday after leaving Pago Pago. U.S. Coast Guard officials on Sunday said they were suspending the search for 58-year-old Babar Suleman. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.


N.H. man charged with kidnapping teen

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:23

Abigail Hernandez returned last week, nine months after vanishing while walking home from school.

       

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:21
PLYMOUTH, California (AP) — Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.