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Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees. The Carlton Complex Fire began as four separate fires that were triggered by lightning on July 14. As of today (July 24), the fire is spread over 390 square miles (1,010 square kilometers), or about one-third the size of Rhode Island ...

2 more teens convicted in Oregon torture case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas in court this week and have been sentenced.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:11
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/25/2014 8:47:43 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
White Pass US12
7/25/2014 8:47:43 AM

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 - 7/25/2014 8:52:33 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Satus Pass US97
7/25/2014 8:52:33 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 7/25/2014 8:42:29 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Stevens Pass US2
7/25/2014 8:42:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/25/2014 8:44:45 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Blewett Pass US97
7/25/2014 8:44:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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 - 7/25/2014 8:41:20 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:08
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/25/2014 8:41:20 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting is completed for the week. Please check back during the weekend for next week’s blasting times. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and rolling slow downs. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62).

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South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

BBC World News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:02
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery helps New York win

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:00
Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena.

U.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:58

steaks and other beef productsBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. Prices for shelf-stable and processed items made by companies such as General Mills and Kraft Foods Group are relatively flat. "It appears that supermarkets are maintaining minimal price inflation on packaged food products, possibly in an effort to keep prices competitive in light of rising cost pressures for most perishable items," the USDA said.


Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:58
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
Categories: BBC World News

A 'durable' economy? Allow me to retort

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:58
The Associated Press produced what in the South they would call an interesting story this week asserting that this abysmal recovery is really a good thing because it will produce a more "durable" economy. As the economic thinker Samuel L. Jackson says in Pulp Fiction, "Well, allow me to retort." (Wi

NASA: Earth nearly destroyed 2 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:57

 Earth nearly destroyed 2 years agoNASA: Earth nearly destroyed 2 years ago


Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:55
The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.

Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:54
Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza.

Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:54
Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.

Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:52
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two doctors deny claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision, one of their lawyers said Friday.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

BBC World News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:48
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
Categories: BBC World News

Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:48
METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.