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Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:18
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey, project officials announced Wednesday.

Trump softens stance on Muslim ban

BBC World News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:14
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to have softened his stance on temporarily barring Muslims from travelling to the US.
Categories: BBC World News

Books of The Times: Review: Harry Crews’s Sense of Menace in Writing and in Life

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:13
Ted Geltner’s biography “Blood, Bone and Marrow” traces the many stories of Mr. Crews, the writer who became a gifted and satirical mayhem artist.

Arizona grandfather jailed for leaving five-year-old in desert with gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:10
An Arizona man was sentenced to six months in jail for felony child abuse for leaving his 5-year-old granddaughter in the desert with a loaded and cocked handgun with the instruction to "shoot any bad guys," prosecutors said on Wednesday. Paul Armand Rater, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of felony child abuse under a plea agreement stemming from the November, 2015, incident, said county Attorney Bill Montgomery. "There still has been no satisfactory explanation for why that happened," Montgomery said at a news conference.

Man who drew BB gun at Capitol visitor center ordered held

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who drew a BB gun at a screening checkpoint at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in March made his first appearance in federal court and has been ordered held in jail.

Families of missing teen fishermen again clash over phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:04
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The parents of two teen fishermen who disappeared in a storm off Florida clashed again Wednesday after Apple said it could not retrieve any data from an iPhone discovered in the wreckage of their boat eight months after they capsized.

Christie: 'Highly doubtful' he'll be on bridge scandal list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:03
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he thinks it's "highly doubtful" he will be included on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Lawyer: Charges too severe in death of Amy Joyner-Francis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:02

 Charges too severe in death of Amy Joyner-FrancisThe attorney representing one of the Delaware teens charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis claims the charges against his client are too severe.


Microsoft exec: No silver bullet to fight terror on internet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00

Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Steven Crown speaks during a Security Council meeting on terrorism, Wednesday May 11, 2016 at U. N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Microsoft executive told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that "there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet."


Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out.

'This is impossible:' New York man wins his 2nd $1M lottery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 05:00

 "This is impossible." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again.


Congo Lurches Toward a New Crisis as Leader Tries to Crush a Rival

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:59
Moïse Katumbi, a popular opposition politician, is the greatest threat to President Joseph Kabila’s rule. He and his supporters are now being targeted by Mr. Kabila’s security services.

Accused Planned Parenthood clinic gunman ruled mentally incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:58

Robert Lewis Dear accused of shooting three people to death at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado attends his hearing in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a shooting rampage last year at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was declared incompetent to stand trial at a court hearing on his mental state on Wednesday. The ruling by El Paso County Judge Gilbert Martinez effectively means a suspension in criminal proceedings against the defendant, Robert Lewis Dear, 58, stemming from the first fatal attack on a U.S. abortion provider since 2009. Dear, who has proclaimed himself guilty and a "warrior for the babies" in previous courtroom outbursts, will be transported back to a state mental hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, for "restorative treatment," and his status will be reviewed again in 90 days, on Aug. 11, the judge ordered.


White Pass - 5/11/2016 1:29:39 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52
White Pass US12
5/11/2016 1:29:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Construction has begun and drivers could experience as much as 30 minutes of additional weekday travel time. On nights and weekends, crews will be off the road and delays will be minimal.

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Satus Pass - 5/11/2016 1:30:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52
Satus Pass US97
5/11/2016 1:30:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Stevens Pass - 5/11/2016 1:35:28 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52
Stevens Pass US2
5/11/2016 1:35:28 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Blewett Pass - 5/11/2016 1:22:26 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52
Blewett Pass US97
5/11/2016 1:22:26 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 5/11/2016 1:21:59 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
5/11/2016 1:21:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12, starting at 7 p.m. and lasting for one hour or more. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek, mp 56, westbound traffic will be stopped at mp 62, near Cabin Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eb and exit 70 wb during blasting closures.

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Top women’s basketball recruit Sabrina Ionescu to choose between UW, Oregon

WA Huskies - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52

Sabrina Ionescu, named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-America game, is expected to choose between UW and Oregon this month. She would be the highest-ranked recruit to ever join the UW women’s basketball program.
Categories: Sports Center

Top women’s basketball recruit Sabrina Ionescu to choose between UW, Oregon

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:52

Sabrina Ionescu, named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-America game, is expected to choose between UW and Oregon this month. She would be the highest-ranked recruit to ever join the UW women’s basketball program.
Categories: Sports Center