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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:00

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 could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.


Two men charged in deadly Philadelphia carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:55
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia prosecutors have charged two men they say killed three children and injured three others when a carjacked SUV they were driving swerved out of control last week, city officials said in a news conference on Monday. Police Captain James Clark said Jonathan Rosa, 19, turned himself in on Sunday afternoon, and Cornelius Crawford, 22, was arrested on Sunday evening. The men have been charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54

2 men charged, ID'd in fatal Tioga carjacking, crashPolice on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser.


US citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.

U.S. court backs government demand for names of 'straw buyers' of guns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:54
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday backed a federal government demand that firearms dealers in four southwestern border states report "straw buyers" suspected of purchasing multiple weapons for Mexican drug gangs. The demand sent to gun dealers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas is part of "Project Gunrunner," a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) initiative to combat cross-border weapons trafficking.

U.S. appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:51
A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the latest in a string of court rulings across the country to back gay marriage. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 2-1 to affirm a February ruling by a federal judge who struck down the state ban as unconstitutional. Judges Roger Gregory and Henry Floyd wrote that barring gay couples from marrying violated rights to due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment. Fifty-seven percent of voters approved Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2006.

White Pass - 7/28/2014 2:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
White Pass US12
7/28/2014 2:27:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 2:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
Satus Pass US97
7/28/2014 2:21:57 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 - 7/28/2014 2:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
Stevens Pass US2
7/28/2014 2:35:08 PM

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 2:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
Blewett Pass US97
7/28/2014 2:25:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 2:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:50
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/28/2014 2:20:51 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 from 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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NC attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:49
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

Huskies mourn death of longtime athletic department employee Abner Thomas

WA Huskies - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:49
Abner Thomas, who mentored University of Washington football players as an athletic department special assistant for three decades, died Sunday. He was 86.
Categories: Sports Center

City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:39

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.


FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:38
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

Is Terrell Thomas headed to the Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:36
At least one report today indicates the Seahawks may be on the verge of adding veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas, a free agent who played most recently for the New York Giants and played in college at USC when Pete Carroll was coach.

China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

BBC World News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:31
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
Categories: BBC World News

DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

Family of Texas doctor with Ebola not showing signs of virus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:29
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of a Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa had traveled back to the United States before he showed symptoms and was not at risk for getting or spreading the disease, U.S. health officials said on Monday. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is one of two American relief workers to test positive for the highly contagious virus that has killed 672 people across the region in the largest-ever Ebola outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. He was treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, in his role as medical director for a case management center run by North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization headed by evangelist Franklin Graham. The organization said a missionary from Charlotte, North Carolina, was also in isolation receiving treatment after testing positive for Ebola.

Florida State law professor was killed in his car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 05:28
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call released Monday.