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Child molestation suspect killed in NYC shootout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:30

Child molestation suspect killed in NYC shootoutA California man wanted on child molestation charges was killed in a shootout on Monday in New York City


Death of five in southern Maine ruled murder-suicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:23
(Reuters) - A man in the southern Maine city of Saco shot dead his wife and three children before turning the shotgun on himself, police said on Monday, calling the incident one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history. The five members of the family, including children ranging in age from 4 to 12, were found dead in their second-floor apartment on Sunday, victims of an apparent murder-suicide by Joel Smith, 33, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said in an e-mail. Smith's wife, 35-year-old Heather Smith, had confided in a friend on Saturday night that her husband had pointed a gun at his head earlier in the week and threatened suicide, but she had not contacted authorities for assistance, McCausland said. The bodies of the couple's two sons, Jason Montez, 12, and Noah Montez, 7, were found in their respective bedrooms, while 4-year-old Lily Smith was found along side her mother in the couple's bedroom, where the shooter's body was also found next to a shotgun, McCausland said.

Tanisha Wright bobblehead part of Storm ticket deals

WA Huskies - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:16
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Tanisha Wright bobblehead part of Storm ticket deals

Seattle Storm - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:16
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U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:08
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Representative Jeff Miller, a Republican, said the figure marks about the halfway point between the competing proposals they announced last week. The compromise measure aims to clear months-long waiting lists at VA hospitals and clinics across the country. The agency has been rocked by scandal over cover-ups of these waiting times, prompting the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in late May. In Phoenix, doctors have alleged that some 40 veterans died as their names languished on secret waiting lists while officials misrepresented wait-time data to meet targets for bonus compensation.

Four Ethiopian athletes missing in U.S. after track meet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 03:03
Four members of an Ethiopian track team competing at an international event in Oregon were missing in what officials said on Monday might be an attempt to seek asylum or otherwise stay in the United States. The athletes, who were not believed to be victims of foul play, traveled to the University of Oregon in Eugene last week to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships, a university spokeswoman said. "It is being handled like a missing persons case," school spokeswoman Julie Brown said, adding that investigators were looking into the possibility the four had left willingly to try to seek asylum. "But we can't confirm yet if it's an attempt to claim asylum." Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries and has been accused by rights campaigners and the political opposition of stifling dissent and torturing political detainees.

New Mariner Kendrys Morales gets a hearty welcome from his new manager

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:59
Lloyd McClendon welcomes slugger with a choice cigar, and a start in the cleanup spot
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It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:58

FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Richard Parsons, then Chairman of Citigroup, speaks at Time Warner's headquarters in New York. Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the NBA basketball team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.


Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:54
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
Categories: BBC World News

Jury selected in Wisconsin kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:53
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.

West's largest coal-fired plant on track to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:50

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision Monday, July 28, 2014, reflects a compromise by tribal and federal officials, environmental groups and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station, which is on track to cease operations in 2044. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.


Enmity and Civilian Toll Rise in Ukraine While Attention Is Diverted

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
With the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the deaths of nearly 800 civilians in eastern Ukraine have gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world.

White Pass - 7/28/2014 11:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
White Pass US12
7/28/2014 11:23:15 AM

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 - 7/28/2014 11:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
Satus Pass US97
7/28/2014 11:35:07 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 11:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
Stevens Pass US2
7/28/2014 11:27:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 11:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
Blewett Pass US97
7/28/2014 11:34:35 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 11:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/28/2014 11:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures 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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10. Love Runs Out - OneRepublic

iTunes Top Ten - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:46
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OneRepublic

Release Date: April 14, 2014
Total Songs: 15
Genre: Pop
Price: $7.99
Copyright ? 2014 Mosley Music/Interscope Records
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Capsized kayakers penetrate New York airport perimeter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:41
By Michael Y. Park NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two kayakers who got in over their heads in the waters off New York have put authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport on the defensive after flipping their boat and accidentally finding themselves in a restricted area of the airport. The kayakers, Jordan Crooms and Anthony Giglio, both 21, had set out for a Saturday night excursion on Jamaica Bay but flipped over and lost two of their paddles. They made their way with their single remaining paddle for the closest land - an airport runway, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. Workers for the Port Authority, which runs the facility, saw them and called airport police, who issued them summonses for trespassing before releasing them.

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:40
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.