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Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:13
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:12
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Virginia ex-governor takes stand to deny granting favors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:12

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell took the witness stand in his own defense on Wednesday and denied giving any special treatment to the company at the heart of the bribery and corruption charges against him and his wife. McDonnell characterized his treatment of the company, Star Scientific Inc, and its CEO Jonnie Williams Sr. as "nothing at all special, other than what I was supposed to do.” McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been charged with 14 counts of bribery and fraud for allegedly accepting more than $165,000 in loans and gifts from Williams to promote the company’s signature product, Anatabloc. To prove its case against the McDonnells, the government must convince the jury that the couple – and specifically, the former governor – took “official acts” to help Williams and Star Scientific. Under questioning from lead defense attorney Henry Asbill, McDonnell said he never held a press conference for Williams, or visited his company or made an announcement in its behalf.


Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:06

File - In this June 12, 2013 file photo, Black Forest Fire Dept. officers burn off natural ground fuel in an evacuated neighborhood, prepping the area for the encroachment of the wildfire north of Colorado Springs, Colo. The two planes, soon to arrive in the state, have typically been used for military missions, and are to be part of a firefighting fleet that state lawmakers approved funding for this year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.


VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:04
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
Categories: BBC World News

'Our economic system doesn't work'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:03
Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis
Categories: BBC World News

'Our economic system doesn't work'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:03
Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis
Categories: BBC World News

The economic impact of Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:03
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
Categories: BBC World News

The economic impact of Ebola

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:03
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
Categories: BBC World News

Schilling: Tobacco gave me cancer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:02
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday for the first time the type of cancer he was battling -- squamous cell carcinoma, or mouth cancer -- and detailed the painful treatment and recovery process that caused him to lose 75 pounds.

Texas Governor Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:01

Texas Governor Perry enters the booking area at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, TexasTexas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper. Perry also waived his right to an arraignment scheduled for Friday, according to the document, which was filed with the District Court of Travis County and signed by one member of Perry's legal team and was posted by the Houston Chronicle. Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in heavily Republican Texas, over his veto of funding for a state ethics watchdog that has investigated prominent Texas Republicans.


Seahawks practice report: Harvin feeling healthy as ever

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:01
The Seahawks are off the field following their Wednesday practice in preparation for Friday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Categories: Sports Center

Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:59

A protester (L) speaks with a police officer during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 19, 2014Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.


Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:57

FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Jodi Arias, right, looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz. An Arizona judge on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 granted Arias' motion to delay the start of her planned Sept. 8, 2014 penalty phase retrial. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool,File)PHOENIX (AP) — The judge presiding over the Jodi Arias murder case on Wednesday delayed the penalty phase of her trial until Sept. 29.


U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:56

Groom figurines are seen on a cake at a ceremony to celebrate the wedding of Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly HillsSupreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban. The court granted a stay application filed by opponents of gay marriage. The action was not a ruling on the merits of gay marriage, but means that a July 28 pro-gay marriage ruling by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not be implemented while litigation continues.


Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:55
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.

AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:51
ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.

White Pass - 8/20/2014 3:07:23 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:51
White Pass US12
8/20/2014 3:07:23 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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Satus Pass - 8/20/2014 3:12:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:51
Satus Pass US97
8/20/2014 3:12:13 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 - 8/20/2014 3:02:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:51
Stevens Pass US2
8/20/2014 3:02:09 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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