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Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:47
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: The true origin of the 12th Man? And more

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:46
Sorry for the late entry this morning, but had some other stuff going on, and some other things to get on the blog.
Categories: Sports Center

Can a football stadium be as 'smart' as a phone?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:45

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a fan uses an app on a smartphone to order food and drinks at Levi's Stadium during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif. If 49ers CEO Jed York realizes his vision, Levi’s Stadium will channel Silicon Valley’s ingenuity to become known as a technology temple programmed to pamper and connect fans who are more accustomed to being corralled in congested venues with little or no Internet access. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.


California Legislature withholds nepotism report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42

FILE -- In this March 26, 2014 file photo, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, left, and Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, speak to reporters during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate has denied a formal request by The Associated Press under the Legislative Open Records Act for a copy of a nepotism investigation that taxpayers paid for. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.


Liberia says may prosecute man who flew to U.S. with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42
By Bate Felix DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia could prosecute a national who flew to the United States and was diagnosed with the Ebola for making a false statement on travel documents, the head of the West African nation's airport authority said on Thursday. Binyah Kesselly said the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was asked in a questionnaire as he left Monrovia airport if he had come in contact with any Ebola victim or was showing symptoms of the disease and he had replied 'no'. ...

White Pass - 10/2/2014 12:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
White Pass US12
10/2/2014 12:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Satus Pass US97
10/2/2014 12:03:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Stevens Pass US2
10/2/2014 12:19:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Blewett Pass US97
10/2/2014 12:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/2/2014 12:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/2/2014 12:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting scheduled Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. 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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Justices Take Cases on Bias, Redistricting and Judicial Elections

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:34
The Supreme Court added 11 cases to its docket, including ones on redistricting, judicial elections and discrimination in housing and employment.






Don King liable for canceled title fight after boxer's drug test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:29

Boxing promoter Don King attends a news conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las VegasBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge found boxing promoter Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, challenger Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly put King in breach" even if the promoter had nothing to do with the failed test. ...


The Enforcer: John Branch’s ‘Boy on Ice’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:25
Derek Boogaard gave everything he had to a sport that ultimately destroyed his life.

Turkish MPs vote to join war on IS

BBC World News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:21
Turkey's parliament backs a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

Jon Ryan named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:16
Seattle punter Jon Ryan has been named as the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Month.
Categories: Sports Center

Promise of New Subways Has West Siders Excited and East Siders Skeptical

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:15
Manhattan’s East Side has been waiting for a Second Avenue subway since 1929, but for the Far West Side, the promise of an extended 7 train is much newer.






Canadian Pacific CEO to railroads: Let us fix Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12

Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited addresses shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in CalgaryBy Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - With his push to turn around Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has his eye on another challenge: the logistics nightmare that is Chicago. CP has offered to buy, lease or at least operate the small switching lines that knit together North America's major railways at Chicago, Harrison said in an interview on Thursday. The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago are currently owned by consortia of major railways, including CP Rail. ...


Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola." On Sunday, a group of blighted apartments in a section of the neighborhood favored by West African immigrants was shaken by screams as one family saw a recently arrived relative being carted away in an ambulance. The man, identified by Liberian authorities as Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. ...

David Tennant on ‘Gracepoint’: ‘It’s a great story to tell’ — again

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:08
“We’re not making the show for people who have seen it before. We’re not apologizing for the fact that it’s been told before ... and 99 percent of America hasn’t seen it yet,” said the actor, reprising a version of his character on “Broadchurch.”