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Police chief issues apology over slain black teen in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:27

File photo of two men stand over the makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in FergusonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - After weeks of heavy criticism and calls for his ouster, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, issued a video apology on Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death by a white police officer last month. "I want to say this to the Brown family. No one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you are feeling," Chief Tom Jackson said in the video. "I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. ...


University in Washington state given all-clear after bomb threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:26
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Police gave the all-clear on Thursday following a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, emergency officials said. Campus police assisted by a bomb-sniffing dog and officers from the Spokane Police Department swept every building on the campus after receiving an early morning bomb threat by telephone, officials said. "There wasn't anything to substantiate this," said Officer Teresa Fuller, a spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department. "It wasn't a credible threat." All academic buildings were evacuated about 8:10 a.m. ...

Jury begins hearing retrial of Florida loud music shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:26
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury began hearing the retrial on Thursday of Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man charged with murder after he shot an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four black teens listening to music at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. ...

Rouhani criticises West's 'blunders'

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:18
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the UN in New York, saying that a solution to the threat from Islamic State militants must come from within the region.
Categories: BBC World News

US: No evidence of subways plot by IS

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:17
US officials say they have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris, as claimed by the Iraqi PM.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris Subways

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:16

 US not aware of subway attack plotIraq's prime minister said Thursday his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.


Powerball ticket worth $1 Million sold in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:13

Powerball ticket worth $1 Million sold in PhiladelphiaOne Powerball ticket worth $1-million was sold in Philadelphia for Wednesday's drawing.


Obama says 'significant gap' in global effort to fight Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:13

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that there was still a "significant gap between where we are and where we need to be" in the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and appealed for more countries to help. An outbreak that began in a remote corner of Guinea has taken hold of much of neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing nearly 3,000 people in just over six months. Senegal and Nigeria have recorded cases but, for now, contained them. ...


White Pass - 9/25/2014 9:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:12
White Pass US12
9/25/2014 9:23:15 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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 - 9/25/2014 9:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:12
Satus Pass US97
9/25/2014 9:35:07 AM

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 - 9/25/2014 9:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:12
Stevens Pass US2
9/25/2014 9:27:45 AM

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 - 9/25/2014 9:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:12
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 9:34:35 AM

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 - 9/25/2014 9:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 9:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closure is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to last for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

McIlroy faces Mickelson in fourballs

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:01
World number one Rory McIlroy is pitted against American Phil Mickelson in the opening fourballs of the Ryder Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Movie Review: Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:01
“Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best seller, focuses on a young wife who goes missing.

AccuWeather: Afternoon drizzle and spotty showers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:01

 Afternoon drizzle and spotty showersMeteorologist David Murphy says it's cloudy, damp and very windy today.


LaBeouf runs 'marathon' for art

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:54
Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf runs 144 laps around a museum in Amsterdam in what has been described as a conceptual art performance.
Categories: BBC World News

Liverpool under FFP investigation

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:38
Liverpool are one of seven European clubs being investigated by Uefa for possible breaches of Financial Fair Play rules.
Categories: BBC World News

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.20 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:38
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week.