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Drop in income tax collections depressed state revenue: Census

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:20
DETROIT (Reuters) - A surprisingly large decline in U.S. states' income tax collections helped depress state revenue for the entire second quarter, U.S. Census data released on Tuesday showed. Many states had prepared for a revenue drop but were surprised by its magnitude, according to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy research group that closely tracks state revenue. State revenue rose sharply in 2013 after taxpayers sold off investments, paid bonuses and made other financial moves in the final hours of 2012 as the so-called Bush tax cuts expired. ...

Woman breaks window, rescues baby in San Antonio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:18
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A woman who noticed a baby in a hot car in a parking lot in San Antonio used a tire iron to smash the windshield and rescue the child.

County unemployment rates edged up in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:16
Joblessness in August was slightly higher than the previous month in 36 of Washington state’s 39 counties, but all counties saw drops from a year ago, data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department show.

Chinese tourists, besotted with image of Paris, find harsher reality

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:16
Some Chinese are targeted and attacked by thieves. Others encounter indifference or rudeness, and some vow not to return.

Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:16
More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join.

Pennsylvania to award one contract to rebuild hundreds of bridges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:08
By Elizabeth Daley (Reuters) - It will be winner takes all under an initiative in Pennsylvania to rebuild more than 500 aging bridges via the award of a single contract, part of a national blitz to replace crumbling infrastructure. Pennsylvania, which is home to more unsound bridges than any other U.S. state, is soliciting bids this month to replace 558 aging bridges, through a public-private partnership called Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. There is no ceiling set on the size of the contract, the state's Department of Transportation said on Tuesday. ...

IS 'not America's fight alone'

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:07
President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
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Utah man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening interracial family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:05
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - An elderly Utah man pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge on Tuesday for threatening to kill two white members of an interracial family if they did not make an African American relative leave their home, prosecutors said. Robert Keller, 71, admitted making the threats "to willfully intimidate and interfere with" the victims due to their race and because they occupied a dwelling with their family member, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. ...

Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:02
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former developer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims.

Man accused of driving into Maui runners released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:02
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon.

Nick says, “Where Are All the Moderates?” PLUS This Week’s Airing Info:

E-Town - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:02
Hi, Nick here. I’ve been watching the news and hearing about all the bizarre stuff happening out there, as I’m sure you have. And I find myself asking the same question over and over: Where are all the moderates? Why aren’t we hearing from them? For instance, where are the moderate Muslims? Families who love […]
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Dodgers Head to Playoffs With Six Outfielders Vying for Time

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:59
As the Dodgers edge toward the playoffs, grousing among outfielders Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Scott Van Slyke, Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson has subsided.

New U.S. migrant detention center to be run by firm criticized by advocates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:56
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Tuesday announced plans to open a detention facility to house migrant Central American women and children which will be run by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a company that has been criticized by civil rights groups for conditions at other facilities it operates. The new facility, to be built in Dilley, Texas, southwest of San Antonio, will be the fourth facility designed to hold apprehended Central Americans awaiting immigration court hearings as U.S. ...

Arizona fugitive captured after months on run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:53

This undated photo provided by the Yavapai County Sheriff shows Wade Cole Dickinson, who escaped from jail in Camp Verde, Arizona, on July 12, 2014. Authorities said he was captured Monday, Sept. 23, 2014 without incident in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Yavapai County Sheriff)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former personal trainer who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.


Tribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:51
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Native tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed a treaty Tuesday establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed.

Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:51

In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2014, and provided by Steve Huckins, Portland police officers Michael Filbert, left, and Royce Curtiss, right, pose after completing a pizza delivery to the Huckins home after a Pizza Hut delivery driver was hurt in a crash in Portland, Ore. Huckins and his wife were concerned when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the pizza. They're thanking the officers for going out of their way. The driver hurt his neck and back in the collision at an intersection, but is now okay. (AP Photo/Steve Huckins)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.


Sheriff's deputies sentenced for blocking probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for trying to block an FBI probe into alleged guard abuses in the nation's largest jail system.

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.


White Pass - 9/23/2014 2:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:48
White Pass US12
9/23/2014 2:02:06 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through 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 - 9/23/2014 2:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 05:48
Satus Pass US97
9/23/2014 2:01:10 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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