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Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:50

President Obama attends celebration of Special OlympicsBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own restaurant and is a Special Olympics star in year-round sports. "Presidents need encouragement once in a while too...Thank you, Tim," Obama said after Harris left his seat during the president's remarks to give him a hug, Harris' trademark at his restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Court clears way for California to sell $8 billion of bullet-train bonds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:49
(Reuters) - A California appeals court has ruled a state authority may issue $8 billion in bonds to help finance a high-speed rail system in the most populous U.S. state, removing a substantial obstacle to the proposed $68 billion plan. In overturning on Thursday a state court's 2013 ruling, the three-judge panel in Sacramento said the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which is overseeing the high-speed rail project, "properly found that issuance of bonds for the project necessary or desirable," court documents show. The panel also vacated a lower court order that the state re-do its financial plan for the project. Last year, Sacramento County Superior Court judge Michael Kenney ruled there was too little information to support a decision by the authority overseeing the project to move forward with the sale of the bonds.

5 craziest crimes of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:47

An imaginative but poorly executed prison-smuggling scheme and a wedding that came up way short on goodwill make the list.

       

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:46
The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:46
Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

White Pass - 8/1/2014 2:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36
White Pass US12
8/1/2014 2:07:23 AM

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 - 8/1/2014 2:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36
Satus Pass US97
8/1/2014 2:12:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 8/1/2014 2:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36
Stevens Pass US2
8/1/2014 2:02:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There will be pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86.2 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 8/1/2014 2:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36
Blewett Pass US97
8/1/2014 2:04:25 AM

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 - 8/1/2014 2:01:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/1/2014 2:01:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Rock blasting is complete for the weekend

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Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:33

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups.


Iliad shares drop after T-Mobile bid

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:30
Shares in French start-up mobile company Iliad see a fall of 13%, their biggest drop in eight years, after the firm made a bid for T-Mobile US.
Categories: BBC World News

Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:29

Jonnie Williams, right, former Star Scientific CEO, heads into the Federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with two of his lawyers, Toby Vick , center, and Reid H. Weingarten, right, for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.


New cameras track Man Utd players

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:26
Hi-tech cameras are brought in at Manchester United's training ground as new boss Louis van Gaal closely monitors players.
Categories: BBC World News

Sharp posts 55% rise in profit

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:17
Japanese electronics maker Sharp posts a 55% increase in its operating profit for the April-to-June quarter.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Marshawn Lynch returns, and more?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:16
So could there be more news on this day than the return of Marshawn Lynch?

AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:16
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

Suspected burglar killed in police-involved shooting in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:16

Suspect dead after woman alerts police to home invasion in Northeast PhiladelphiaOfficials say a suspected burglar was killed in a police-involved shooting in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Israel and Hamas truce under way

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:14
Israel and Hamas begin a 72-hour truce, but hours later several Palestinians die by Israeli fire in apparent response to a rocket attack.
Categories: BBC World News

Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan

BBC World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:13
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan.
Categories: BBC World News