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Court Rejects Zone to Buffer Abortion Clinic

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:04
The unanimous decision struck down a Massachusetts law enacted in 2007 that created 35-foot buffer zones around entrances to abortion clinics.






Facing headwinds, Obama courts 'real America'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:02

President Barack Obama talks with Rebekah Erler, of Minneapolis at Matts Bar before going to a town hall meeting at Minnehaha Park, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Minneapolis. The president is in Minneapolis for the first in a series of Day-in-the-Life visits he plans to make across the country this summer. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt, Pool)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 2 1/2 years remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can take on his own to achieve his goals. So the White House is trying to maximize Obama's exposure to "real Americans," hoping that more intimate and less scripted interactions will remind struggling citizens why they voted for him in the first place.


Pot advocates deliver petitions for Oregon ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:01
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:57

In a Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Brent Kaderli, a 30-year-old quadriplegic, sits in his room at the Baywood Crossing Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, in Pasadena, Texas. Kaderli said Medicaid approved him for only three hours of at-home daily care, but he’d need at least six to get by while his father is at work. So he lives in a nursing home in Pasadena, Texas instead of at his father's house with help from aides. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that's left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he'd be living here, in his father's house, with help from aides. Instead, he is in an institution, hoping each day for a place that feels more like a home.


Nike reports soaring marketing costs

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:53
Nike reports a 36% jump in marketing costs in its fourth quarter due to heavy spending ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Japan inflation rate at 32-year high

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:52
Consumer prices in Japan rise at an annual rate of 3.4% in May, the fastest pace in 32 years, due to the effect of a sales tax increase.
Categories: BBC World News

Guantánamo Detainees’ Lawyers Urge Obama to Approve Release to Uruguay

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:51
Also this week, a military judge overseeing a war-crimes tribunal issued an order that generated new dispute over how much classified information the C.I.A. must give defense lawyers.

Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:49
By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water. "This bridge is an iconic symbol of beauty and grace, and it should no longer be associated with suicide," said Democratic state Senator Darrell Steinberg, who urged support for the plan. "It should no longer be associated with untimely death and tragedy." On Friday, the board of directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District are set to vote on whether to accept state funding for the plan negotiated by Steinberg and San Francisco lawmakers. Last year, 48 people jumped to their deaths from the span, which hovers high above San Francisco Bay and connects the city of San Francisco with suburban Marin County.

Where Killings Are Common, Death of Activist Stuns Benghazi

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:48
The killing of Salwa Bugaighis silenced a lawyer who helped propel the 2011 uprising and who tried to broaden Libya’s notions of rights and citizenship.

Obama Requests Money to Train ‘Appropriately Vetted’ Syrian Rebels

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:48
President Obama requested money from Congress to train and equip what the White House is calling “appropriately vetted” members of the opposition, reflecting increased worry about the spillover of the Syrian conflict into Iraq.






Obama to Central American parents: Don't send children to US border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:48

Obama addresses the White House Summit on Working Families in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama appealed to Central American parents on Thursday to not send their children to the U.S. southern border in his most forceful comments yet on the emerging humanitarian crisis that is causing him political problems. "Do not send your children to the borders,” Obama told ABC News. More importantly, they may not make it." Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the United States in recent months, overwhelming processing centers and leading to criticism of Obama's immigration policies from Republicans. While U.S. officials attributed the spike to poverty and rising gang violence in Central America, the U.S. government has sought to dispel any notion by parents that their children might qualify to stay in the United States as part of immigration reform efforts before the U.S. Congress.


California authorities arrest 275 child predators

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:42

Sheriff's Department County of Los Angeles Chief William McSweeny, at podium, joins authorities throughout Southern California to announce the arrests of more than 275 child predators during a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, June 26, 2014. Law enforcement conducted the operations in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A monthlong national effort to capture sex predators led to 275 arrests in Southern California that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy and a U.S. Army soldier, authorities said Thursday.


For Gene Melchiorre, a Regretful Turn Brought a Unique N.B.A. Distinction

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:40
Melchiorre, known as Squeaky, is the only No. 1 pick to never play in the N.B.A.; he was barred for life after the point-shaving scandal of 1951.

Legal pot backers in Oregon submit signatures to put issue before voters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:38
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Supporters of a voter initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Oregon said they submitted more than enough signatures to state election officials on Thursday to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Only two U.S. states, Washington and Colorado, currently allow recreational marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law, while voters in Alaska are slated to vote on legalization in November. In heavily Democratic Oregon, where voters rejected legalization two years ago, New Approach Oregon said it turned in 145,710 signatures to the Secretary of State's Office on Thursday afternoon, well above the 87,213 needed to qualify. "We've verified many of the signatures ourselves and we will indeed qualify for the ballot," New Approach Oregon spokesman Anthony Johnson told reporters in Portland shortly before the signatures were submitted in Salem, the state capital.

Thousands in US turn out to watch World Cup match

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:37

United States fans react while watching the final minutes of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Jose Arriaga has run out of excuses for missing work to watch the U.S. men's soccer team in the World Cup.


White Pass - 6/26/2014 5:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:35
White Pass US12
6/26/2014 5:12:39 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 6/26/2014 5:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:35
Satus Pass US97
6/26/2014 5:03:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 6/26/2014 5:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:35
Stevens Pass US2
6/26/2014 5:19:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 6/26/2014 5:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:35
Blewett Pass US97
6/26/2014 5:13:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 6/26/2014 5:13:38 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/26/2014 5:13:38 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

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