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Ghani leads in early Afghan count

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:04
Ashraf Ghani wins 56% of votes cast in Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results.
Categories: BBC World News

Charity boss to head abuse review

BBC World News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:01
The head of the children's charity NSPCC is to lead a review of historical child sex abuse allegations, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/7/2014 11:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:00
White Pass US12
7/7/2014 11:32:41 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 - 7/7/2014 11:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:00
Satus Pass US97
7/7/2014 11:33:00 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 - 7/7/2014 11:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:00
Stevens Pass US2
7/7/2014 11:32:40 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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Blewett Pass - 7/7/2014 11:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:00
Blewett Pass US97
7/7/2014 11:35:27 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 - 7/7/2014 11:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/7/2014 11:33:30 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Utah officer who killed family used service weapon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:58

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Lindon City Police Department shows police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January. Spanish Fork City Police Lt. Matt Johnson says the agency's investigation was unable to determine Boren's exact motive. But he says investigators did learn the 34-year-old Boren and his wife were having marital problems. (AP Photo/Lindon City Police Department, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January, authorities said Monday.


9 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:57

In this Saturday, July 5, 2014 photo, Georgia Utendahl, left, and Shanice Smith, right, grieve after learning that their family member was shot by police on Chicago's South Side. The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Alex Wroblewski) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least nine people dead and more than 50 more injured included eight incidents that involved police.


Police seek medical records in hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:51

Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, wipes his eye as he sits during his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Harris who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. At that same hearing, a judge refused to grant bond for Harris, meaning he will remain in jail. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — Court records released Monday show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta.


Dump truck overturns on I-295

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:48

Dump truck overturns on I-295A dump truck overturned in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County creating traffic problems on I-295.


Police: Suspect robs 91-year-old man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:46

 Suspect robs 91-year-old manPhiladelphia police are searching for a suspect wanted in the robbery of a 91-year-old man.


State issues pot licenses

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:44
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business.

Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:38
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights -- a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden explosives, a counterterrorism official said.

Attorney returns to White House under legal siege

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:38
Lawyer Neil Eggleston could be looking toward a comfortable retirement on the generous nest egg he built through high-stakes representation of prominent Washington officials and corporate clients. Instead, he's returning to a grueling post at a White House under siege on multiple legal fronts.

Exclusive: CIA had role in Germany spy affair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:37

CIA Director John Brennan speaks at a Council on Foreign Relations forum in WashingtonThe Central Intelligence Agency was involved in a spying operation against Germany that led to the alleged recruitment of a German intelligence official and has prompted renewed outrage in Berlin, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Monday. CIA Director John Brennan has asked to brief key members of the U.S. Congress on the matter, which threatens a new rupture between Washington and a close European ally, one of the officials said. The office of Germany's Federal Prosecutor, based in the western city of Karlsruhe, late last week issued a statement saying that a 31-year old man had been arrested on suspicion of being a foreign spy, and that investigations were continuing. German politicians have said that the suspect, an employee of the country's foreign intelligence service, admitted passing to an American contact details concerning a German parliamentary committee's investigation of alleged U.S. eavesdropping disclosed by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency.


A company liberals could love

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:37
The political left is expending a remarkable amount of energy trying to fine, vilify and bring to heel organizations whose commitments they might under other circumstances extol, writes syndicated columnist

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:36

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Oak Park, Ill., after he signed a bill that will allow Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to vote early, and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early. The gloomy mood of Illinois voters is shaping the race of governor that pits Quinn, who portrays himself as a reformer, against businessman Bruce Rauner, an untested multimillionaire on whom Republicans have pinned their hopes that Illinois could become the next blue state to elect a GOP governor. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another possible tax hike waiting for them after the November election.


Police dog scared by fireworks killed by car in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:29

Police dog scared by fireworks killed by car in South JerseyAuthorities say a police K-9 dog has died after it was spooked by fireworks in southern New Jersey and was hit by car after escaping from its kennel.