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Beloit College's Mindset List for Class of 2018

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:18
Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018:

VIDEO: 'Little optimism' for Ukraine talks

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:17
Ukrainian and Russian leaders are set to meet in Minsk on Tuesday, sparking hopes that an agreement can be reached to ease tensions in the region.
Categories: BBC World News

Sipping signature cocktails with St. Nick in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:16
Nicole Brodeur chats with Santa — and other do-gooders — at the Signature Cocktail Contest.

9 ways to lose weight by rearranging your kitchen

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:13

If you declutter your kitchen, you'll likely snack about half as much.

       

Report: U.S. begins surveillance flights over Syria

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:11

The move may pave the way for airstrikes against the Islamic State.

       

Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:08

Still image from undated video of a masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaking next to man purported to be James Foley at an unknown locationBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. In the same poll, most Americans felt the United States should intervene somehow in Iraq, although overwhelming numbers oppose any U.S. Thirty-one percent said the United States should provide humanitarian aid to refugees from the conflict areas and 21 percent said Washington should launch air strikes to support Iraqi government forces. The United States has begun a program of limited air strikes in Iraq in response to advances by the Islamic State.


John Kerry's puppy observes National Dog Day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:07

Photo of secretary of State and his yellow Labrador tweeted from DiploMutt account.

       

Putin, Poroshenko conclude talks over Ukraine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:58

Russian and Ukrainian leaders met hours after Ukraine captured 10 Russian paratroopers.

       

White Pass - 8/25/2014 9:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:50
White Pass US12
8/25/2014 9:23:15 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/25/2014 9:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:50
Satus Pass US97
8/25/2014 9:35:07 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:


Stevens Pass - 8/25/2014 9:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:50
Stevens Pass US2
8/25/2014 9:27:45 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/25/2014 9:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:50
Blewett Pass US97
8/25/2014 9:34:35 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:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/25/2014 9:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:50
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/25/2014 9:38:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock Blasting scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed at 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.

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Mariners notebook: Brandon Maurer has been in ‘Beast Mode’ as a reliever

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:46
As a reliever, Brandon Maurer concentrates on just doing, and not preparing
Categories: Sports Center

Egypt, UAE said to have secretly carried out Libya airstrikes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:39
Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines.

Five dead in S Korea flash floods

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:39
Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in south-eastern South Korea have killed at least five people, rescue officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Andy Murray copes with head-to-toe cramps in U.S. Open tennis match

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:37
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray of Britain gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Murray outlasted Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday

The real headache for many travelers is

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:31
The real headache for many travelers is a quickly growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from such add-ons.

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 5: Best of Grandpa

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:31
Welcome to Day 5 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Today we honor Abe Simpson, the turnip-headed elder of the family, who d

The Trouble With Surveys: A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:29
An academic paper finds that people’s answers change over the months that the government surveys them, likely understating the official jobless rate.