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Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:30
Plans to step down once a successor is named.

Factbox: Possible successors to U.S. Attorney General Holder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:24
(Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation on Thursday after nearly six years as the top U.S. law enforcement official. Here is a look at some possible candidates to replace him. * Donald Verrilli, 57, serves as the U.S. solicitor general.In that role he is the Obama administration's top representativebefore the U.S. Supreme Court. He has held the position sinceJune 2011. His most high-profile victory before the high courtwas the landmark 2012 ruling upholding President Barack Obama'ssignature healthcare law. ...

US says transgender workers illegally fired

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:23
DETROIT (AP) — A federal agency on Thursday filed its first lawsuits to protect transgender people in the workplace, accusing a Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic of illegally firing employees who were making a transition to female.

Stock markets shaken by Apple slide

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:19
Leading US shares close sharply lower, dragged lower by Apple, which slipped 3.8% after the technology giant was forced to pull an update to its iOS 8 operating system.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Club offers chance to vent anger

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:19
A club, named the Furiousness Centre, that allows guests to vent their anger and aggression, has opened in Hungary.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 9/25/2014 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
White Pass US12
9/25/2014 12:37:58 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
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 - 9/25/2014 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Satus Pass US97
9/25/2014 12:24:03 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 - 9/25/2014 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Stevens Pass US2
9/25/2014 12:30:13 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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Blewett Pass - 9/25/2014 12:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Blewett Pass US97
9/25/2014 12:25:01 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 - 9/25/2014 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/25/2014 12:26:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closure is planned for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to last 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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IS strikes would be legal - No 10

BBC World News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:12
Iraq's request for help means air strikes against Islamic State would be legal, the government says as it urges support for Friday's Commons vote.
Categories: BBC World News

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Alaska near Anchorage, no immediate damage reported

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:12
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday near Anchorage, but the U.S. Geological Survey said there was little likelihood of casualties or severe damage from shaking generated by the deeply rooted tremor. The agency said the quake's epicenter was located 81 miles (130 km) northwest of Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city, and originated at a depth of 63.2 miles (101.7 km) below the surface, which would have lessened its impact. "It was the earth rolling. It looked like I had double vision going on. ...

Coast Guard plane lands safely after gear problem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:09
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A Coast Guard plane has landed safely in Mobile, Alabama, after experiencing a problem with its landing gear.

Four Memphis cops suspended over porta-potty arrest: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:08
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Four Memphis police officers have been suspended with pay for tipping over a portable toilet where a suspect had tried to hide, after a video of the Sept. 19 arrest circulated widely on social media, the Commercial Appeal newspaper reported on Thursday. The video showed the officers closing in on the portable potty at a construction site where the suspect had hidden. The officers tipped the portable toilet over and then put it upright again. The police kicked the suspect and handcuffed him after he came out of the potty, the video showed. ...

Personal Journeys: Looking for Moose to Moon Over

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:06
My 7-year-old son had seen a moose on TV. I was going to show him the real thing. And so we headed for New Hampshire.

Families want investigations into police deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:06

In this image from video the parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., speak at a news conference with civil rights leaders at the National Press Club Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Washington. Brown's parents were joined by Eric Garner's mother in calling for full federal investigations into the death of their sons, two unarmed black men who died in police encounters. (AP Photo/AP Video)WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths.


Disruptions: Big iPhone 6 Bulges in All the Wrong Places

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:52
The new phones don’t comfortably fit pockets and purses. The public has taken to Twitter and Facebook to grumble.

Florida man on trial again in loud music killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:51

Michael Dunn, left, enters the courtroom for the start of his retrial on murder charges, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. The retrial of Dunn on murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music at at Jacksonville gas station in November of 2012 began Thursday afternoon. Dunn was convicted previously of attempted second-degree murder for firing the shots, but a jury deadlocked on first-degree murder. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self, Pool) (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self, Pool)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors Thursday described a white Florida man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud music as a cold killer who fired multiple times into an SUV. His defense countered during his retrial that the man felt threatened and fired in self-defense.


Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:50
Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in the region.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:50

In this Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a customer reaches for the regular switch to fill her tank with the $2.92-a-gallon regular gas at a RaceWay gas station in Richland, Miss. The typical autumn decline in gasoline prices is getting a big push lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of under $3 a gallon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.