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New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:31
New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:31
PORTLAND (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

Medics at fault in Oklahoma execution

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:30
A report into a botched execution in Oklahoma in April finds medical staff failed to place and monitor an intravenous line properly.
Categories: BBC World News

UW football live chat at noon today

WA Huskies - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:29
Categories: Sports Center

Apple supplier in China accused of violations

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:29
An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.

Tony Abbott's foreign policy foray

BBC World News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:23
Is Australia's Tony Abbott becoming a foreign policy player?
Categories: BBC World News

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:19
Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food ...

Ohio man charged with killing 4 in different homes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:16

This photo provided by Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office shows Donald Hoffman. Authorities have identified Hoffman as a person of interest in the slayings of four men found dead separately in Bucyrus, Ohio, earlier this week, and he being held for a probation violation with a hearing scheduled Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office)BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with aggravated murder Thursday in the slayings of four men who were found in separate homes in one small city earlier this week.


Upstate New York police officer shot to death while pursuing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:16
A police officer was shot and killed in the upstate New York city of Rochester on Wednesday night while pursuing a suspect following a traffic stop, police said. Daryl R. Pierson, 32, was shot and killed while pursuing 38-year-old Thomas Johnson III, who allegedly fired the shot that killed the officer. Pierson was the first Rochester police officer shot to death in the line of duty since 1959. “Daryl made the ultimate sacrifice, courageously giving his life protecting the city of Rochester,” Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said at a news conference on Thursday.

NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers' case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:11

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, TV personality Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters in New York. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.


U.S. Justice Department to investigate Ferguson police after teen shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:09

United States Attorney General Holder holds a news conference announcing updates on investigation of Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri, in WashingtonThe Justice Department announced on Thursday it will launch a civil investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white policeman last month. The probe is the second federal investigation spurred by Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, which sparked days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. The Justice Department is simultaneously investigating possible criminal charges against the police officer who shot Brown.


Parents found dead in Texas home where dead son discovered in January: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:05
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A man and woman discovered dead in a suburban Dallas home were the parents of a 10-year-old boy found dead in January in a bathtub at the same residence, leading to the arrest of the mother, the family's lawyer said on Thursday. Attorney David Finn said he was contacted by relatives of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan, parents of the dead child, asking for his assistance in returning their bodies to their native India. Pallavi Dhawan was arrested for killing her son after police discovered the boy's partially decomposed body in a bathtub surrounded by ice packs.

White Pass - 9/4/2014 12:22:07 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
White Pass US12
9/4/2014 12:22:07 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 - 9/4/2014 12:30:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Satus Pass US97
9/4/2014 12:30:53 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 - 9/4/2014 12:37:35 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Stevens Pass US2
9/4/2014 12:37:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/4/2014 12:36:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Blewett Pass US97
9/4/2014 12:36:19 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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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/4/2014 12:28:13 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 04:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/4/2014 12:28:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closure scheduled Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting 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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Federal railway regulators host forum in Fargo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:54
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators are hosting a hearing in Fargo, North Dakota, on complaints about delays in shipping fertilizer and grain by rail as oil shipments are taking up increasing space on American railroads.

Microsoft: mid-range phones for budget conscious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 03:53

A woman shows the new Lumia 830 smart phone during a Microsoft Nokia presentation event at the consumer electronic fair IFA in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones.