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U.S. officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:13

Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Jr., Director of Operations J3, speaks about the operations in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during a news conference at the Pentagon. In a separate action from the air strikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. bombed a cell of al Qaida militants in northwestern Syria after concluding they were close to attacking the U.S. or Europe, Pentagon officials say. Mayville, the Pentagon’s operations chief, said that the Khorasan Group was nearing “the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday.


Atlantic City's Revel casino heads to sale as late bids emerge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:11
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - At least two last-minute bids were received on Tuesday for Atlantic City's Revel casino, which closed this month, setting up an auction to challenge an agreed sale to a Florida developer. Bidding on the two-year-old casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, will start at $94 million. Revel's owner obtained an initial, or stalking horse, cash bid of $90 million from Glenn Straub, a Florida developer. A stalking horse bid creates a floor for bids to be submitted at a court-supervised auction. ...

Woman bound in trunk of Los Angeles area car rescued after calling 911

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:10
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman bound in the trunk of her car in the Los Angeles area managed to call emergency responders on a cell phone to say she had been kidnapped, and was rescued with the help of a GPS tracker, an official said on Tuesday. California Highway Patrol officers located the car on an off-ramp from Interstate 10 freeway in Pomona, a short time after the woman made the call on Monday night, said Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Juan Galvan. The officers opened the trunk and found the woman with her hands and feet tied, Galvan said. ...

Obama's Syria war carries risks for him at home and abroad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:06

U.S. President Obama meets in New York with representatives of Arab nations that contributed in air strikes against Islamic State targets in SyriaBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed enough to crack a joke, U.S. President Barack Obama took to the world stage on Tuesday after launching airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants but he is still facing huge political risks at home and abroad. The reason for Obama's good humor? His diplomacy paid off this time, with military contributions from five Arab states. One of his first items of business after arriving in New York for meetings at the United Nations was to personally thank representatives from the five. ...


Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:05

A firefighter with the Gabilan Camp crew hoses down hot spots during a controlled burn to fight the King Fire on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, near Placerville, Calif. Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada, which was blanketed by smoke.


Video: Can Cyler Miles, UW disrupt Stanford defense?

WA Huskies - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:01
Adam Jude and CineSport's Noah Coslov preview Washington's Pac-12 opener against Stanford. Can Cyler Miles do enough to force Stanford's defense out of the box?
Categories: Sports Center

Setting up business with a stranger

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
How one meeting launched a drinks business
Categories: BBC World News

Fired UPS worker kills two supervisors, self, in Alabama shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:57

Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, AlabamaBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A recently-fired UPS employee on Tuesday shot dead two supervisors at the company facility where he had worked in Birmingham, Alabama before turning the gun on himself, police said. The gunman, who was wearing a brown UPS uniform, had been terminated earlier this month and had learned a day earlier that he had lost his appeal to get his job back, police said, adding that his motive was not immediately clear. Police had earlier said that the man was fired yesterday. The shooting occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. ...


Connecticut man arrested after driving stolen car to meeting with cops

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:56
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Connecticut man was in police custody on Tuesday after showing up to a phony probation meeting driving a car that police say he stole from a woman in a supermarket parking lot and later may have used to rob a bank. Gary Harding was arrested on Monday when he showed up at a state office in New Haven for what he thought was to be a meeting with his probation officer. "Thank God people aren't always very bright, it really does make our job a lot easier," said New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman. ...

Idaho woman accused of chewing up back seat of police car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:56
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho woman accused of chewing up the back seat of a police cruiser after being arrested in a pepper spray incident could face up to five years in prison if convicted of a felony charge linked to the damage, authorities said on Tuesday. Staci Spence, 42, is expected to enter a plea in coming days to a charge of malicious injury to property tied to allegations she gnawed through the upholstery and foam cushioning of the back seat of a patrol vehicle, according to Bonner County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Florea. ...

Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:56
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

Arizona inmate recaptured after climbing basketball hoop to escape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:55
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Authorities have recaptured a physically fit felon who scaled a basketball hoop to escape from an Arizona detention center and was on the run for more than two months, a top law enforcement official said on Tuesday. Wade Cole Dickinson, a 29-year-old convict who listed his occupation as personal trainer, was taken into custody without incident on Monday at an apartment in Las Vegas, Nevada, said David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. ...

Finding a Door Into Banking, Walmart Prepares to Offer Checking Accounts

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:54
The retailer will partner with Green Dot, known for its prepaid payment cards, to offer low-cost checking to its customers.






VIDEO: Syria conflict 'enters new phase'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:53
Syria was told of the US air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets before they were launched - but President Assad's regime did not condemn the operation.
Categories: BBC World News

Pennsylvania police pull back near home of ambush suspect's parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:52

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald CANADENSIS Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania police on Tuesday re-opened blockaded roads in the immediate vicinity of the house where the suspect in a fatal ambush of a state trooper lived until recently, scaling back a massive manhunt in the dense forests around the home. Nearly two weeks after a shooting that killed one officer and wounded a second, residents could again travel the roads leading to the Cape Cod-style house owned by Eric Matthew Frein’s parents in the Pocono Mountains community of Canadensis. ...


Chris Petersen says UW needs ‘A’ game starting Saturday against Stanford

WA Huskies - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:50
Coach, linked to Stanford job in 2010, says Huskies can’t afford anything less than best effort in Pac-12 opener.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 9/23/2014 3:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:48
White Pass US12
9/23/2014 3:03:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/23/2014 3:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:48
Satus Pass US97
9/23/2014 3:05:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 9/23/2014 3:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:48
Stevens Pass US2
9/23/2014 3:14:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 9/23/2014 3:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:48
Blewett Pass US97
9/23/2014 3:13:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather: