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A-Rod's cousin among those arrested by feds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:02

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a cousin of baseball star Alex Rodriguez is among those charged alongside the owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic who was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players.


Missouri to execute man convicted in 1995 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:58

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to intervene in the scheduled Missouri execution of an Illinois man condemned to death in the 1995 killing of a suburban St. Louis college student.


New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn't pull a gun when a grocery store clerk handed him cash.

Word Count: How to Talk About America’s Newest Arrivals

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:56
Foreigner vs. immigrant: The history of the use of these words in The New York Times reflects an evolving attitude toward newcomers.

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:56

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in while moderating the panel, "The New Era for Business in Africa" during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Nearly 50 African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.


Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:48
A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:44
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law.

Sony gives up on selling e-readers

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:44
Sony gives up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market.
Categories: BBC World News

ABC News: Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43

 Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attackABC News has learned that an American two-star general was killed in an attack at a military base in Afghanistan.


Man, 90, gets 4 years in wife's 'mercy' killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A 90-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years — but he could be released after serving six months.

City Room: New York Today: On Alert for Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:36
What you need to know for Tuesday: A patient is tested for Ebola, temperatures climb, and it’s Universal Peace Day.






Clinic owner charged with distributing steroids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:32

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players.


U.S. service sector growth hits 8-1/2 year high in July: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:31

Detroit firefighters try to contain a fire at a shed in DetroitThe Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 58.7 last month, the highest since December 2005, from 56.0 in June. The reading blew past economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey.


New Jersey police dog attacks officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:25

Penn Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storageA police officer in southern New Jersey is recovering from surgery after she was attacked by her partner, a police dog.


White Pass - 8/5/2014 6:42:26 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:23
White Pass US12
8/5/2014 6:42:26 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/5/2014 6:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:23
Satus Pass US97
8/5/2014 6:41:30 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 - 8/5/2014 6:44:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:23
Stevens Pass US2
8/5/2014 6:44:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/5/2014 6:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:23
Blewett Pass US97
8/5/2014 6:55:11 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 - 8/5/2014 6:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/5/2014 6:48:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed 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 between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Woman drowns at New Jersey beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:21

Penn Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storageA woman has drowned at an Atlantic City beach after she apparently was caught in a rip current.