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Shelter volunteers take on play time, poop detail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:24

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Jourdan Giron, of Lawndale, Calif., a shelter volunteer at the Los Angeles SPCA adoption center, plays with a kitten at the center. Giron, who turns 21 this month, is new to the volunteer corps. She signed up in February for eight hours a month, said services manager Elise Thompson. But she's put in more than 325 volunteer hours _ well over the 64 promised. "I'm just happy being here and I don't want to leave," Giron said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Help Wanted: No pay, hours can be lousy, and sometimes it stinks.


Khorasan Group, Obama's new front against al-Qaida

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:24
The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."

Art show called off after protests

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:22
A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.
Categories: BBC World News

2 wounded in mall shooting; 2 dead in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:21

Law enforcement officers from the Kissimmee Police Department and the Osceola Sheriff's Office work a crime scene outside a shopping mall where a shooting took place, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. Authorities are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle were connected. (AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting at Florida mall, and two men in a car matching the suspects' vehicle description were killed in a crash as they fled.


Exclusive: Oil company rewrites its history, may aid founder's divorce case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:19

CEO of Continental Resources Hamm enters the courthouse for divorce proceedings in Oklahoma CityBy Joshua Schneyer and Brian Grow OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oil driller Continental Resources Inc has been revising its corporate history in ways that diminish the publicly traded company’s accomplishments under CEO Harold Hamm, part of a legal strategy that might help Hamm avoid the largest divorce award in U.S. history. Downplaying his role in Continental’s success is central to Hamm’s chances of minimizing the financial blow from his divorce, lawyers say. ...


Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:16

FILE - This May 28, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside a Wal-mart store in Duarte, Calif. Wal-Mart on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 said it is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart is introducing a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate the overdraft and bounced-check fees traditionally charged by banks.


Massachusetts house of horrors ordered torn down

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:14
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found has been ordered torn down.

Abu Qatada Acquitted on 2nd Terrorism Charge

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:07
The militant Islamic cleric known as Abu Qatada walked free after he was cleared of plotting a terror attack against Israeli and Western tourists at a millennium celebration in Jordan in 2000.






Judge allows class action in Mamtek lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:03
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed against investment banker Morgan Keegan after the collapse of a proposed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly will be considered a class action.

White Pass - 9/24/2014 5:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:57
White Pass US12
9/24/2014 5:28:32 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/24/2014 5:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:57
Satus Pass US97
9/24/2014 5:26:10 AM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/24/2014 5:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:57
Stevens Pass US2
9/24/2014 5:25:18 AM

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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Blewett Pass - 9/24/2014 5:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:57
Blewett Pass US97
9/24/2014 5:24:09 AM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/24/2014 5:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/24/2014 5:31:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 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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India successfully sends 'MOM' to Mars

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:55

The Mars Orbiter Mission, nicknamed MOM, will circle the planet for at least six months.

       

Driver charged in fatal Delaware tour bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:53
By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A New York tour bus driver faces charges after his bus crashed on a Delaware highway, killing two women and injuring several other people, authorities said late Tuesday. Jinli Zhao, 56, of New York City is charged with two counts of operation of a vehicle causing death of another person in the Sunday crash, according to a statement from the Delaware State Police. Hua'y Chen, 54, of New York City and Idil Bahsi, 30, of Istanbul, Turkey, died after the bus carrying 49 passengers flipped on a highway in New Castle, about 7 miles (11 km) south of Wilmington. ...

VIDEO: Refugees 'crossing back into Syria'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:49
The BBC's Rami Ruhayem says after witnessing thousands of refugees fleeing IS militants in Syria over recent days, today he saw people crossing back into the country from Turkey.
Categories: BBC World News

'Duck Dynasty' star touts 'kissing congressman' rival

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:43

Phil Robertson says GOP's Zach Dasher has been "thoroughly vetted" by family for Congress.

       

EU in biggest ever crime crackdown

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:37
Police forces in the European Union have made 1,000 arrests in their biggest-ever co-ordinated crackdown on organised crime, Europol announces.
Categories: BBC World News

Hong Kong students skip classes to demand democratic elections

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:35

College students oppose China's plan for electing Hong Kong's leader in 2017.