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Common Sense: When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:50
Antitrust experts said that a merger of 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc. posed far more serious regulatory issues than Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.






AccuWeather: A Fine Friday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:46

 A Fine FridayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weekend will grow gradually more humid. Thunderstorms are possible at times.


Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:46
A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez's home.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:41
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Categories: BBC World News

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:27
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Child killed, 5 people critical after carjacking, crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:24

 Child killed, 5 people critical after carjacking, crashPolice say a 10-year-old child was killed five other people were critically injured after a carjacking led to a crash late Friday morning in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.


Man fatally shoots bear attacking him in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:18
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials say a man fatally shot a bear as it was attacking him.

Judge says mob beating sentences will stand

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:18
DETROIT (AP) — Over a prosecutor's objection, a judge declined Friday to order tougher sentences for two men already sent to jail for participating in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist.

Ride-sharing service Lyft reaches deal to allow New York City launch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:17
Lyft Inc has signed an agreement with New York authorities that will allow the ride-sharing service to launch in New York City with commercial drivers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday. The agreement, which also included the state's top insurance regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, also calls for Lyft to suspend its current operations in Buffalo and Rochester by Aug. 1. The deal comes one week after Schneiderman and Lawsky asked a state judge to block Lyft's planned New York City launch just hours before it was set to start, claiming the company had ignored licensing and insurance laws.

Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:15

This undated family photo provided by Felicia Jordan, shows Ravon Jordan poses for a photo with Shaniqua Simmons. Ravon an advocate against gun violence spoke out in a city council meeting after Simmons and her boyfriend were gunned down in an apartment at the former Cambridge Arms on May 1, 2014. Less than two months after Simmons died, Ravon died after being shot in gang crossfire. (AP Photo/Felicia Jordan)FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.


Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island ...

2 more teens convicted in Oregon torture case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas in court this week and have been sentenced.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/25/2014 8:47:43 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
White Pass US12
7/25/2014 8:47:43 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 - 7/25/2014 8:52:33 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Satus Pass US97
7/25/2014 8:52:33 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 - 7/25/2014 8:42:29 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Stevens Pass US2
7/25/2014 8:42:29 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 - 7/25/2014 8:44:45 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Blewett Pass US97
7/25/2014 8:44:45 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/25/2014 8:41:20 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/25/2014 8:41:20 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is completed for the week. Please check back during the weekend for next week’s blasting times. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and rolling slow downs. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62).

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South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:02
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery helps New York win

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:00
Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena.