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The emperor of riesling loves everything about this grape

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:46
Stuart Pigott’s latest book, the aptly named “The Riesling Story: Best White Wine on Earth,” came out in June. If you are any kind of wine lover, go find this book and bask in its illumination.

Jayda Evans’ WNBA power rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:44
Phoenix and Minnesota maintain top spots. Chicago make big move up and Storm is now in basement.

Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:43
Adding battalions near the border with Ukraine could allow Russia to launch a cross-border incursion there with little or no warning, Western officials said.






Washington and Gonzaga announce renewal of their basketball rivalry

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:40
Series that’s been filled with emotion set to resume in 2016-17 season

Difficult Decisions Ahead in Responding to Police Chokehold Homicide

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:38
The death of Eric Garner, who was put in a police chokehold on Staten Island, has been ruled a homicide, and officials have to decide whether to prosecute any officers, and on what charges.

U.S. to close three shelters for immigrant children

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:38

The government said Monday it will soon close three emergency shelters — in California, Texas and Oklahoma — it established at U.S. military...

       

D'oh! Would-be robber locked out of bank gets 17 years

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:34

Distracted thief chased police out the door and couldn't get back in for his loot.

       

First-batter homer the difference as Mariners lose 1-0

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:33
Sunday’s loss at Baltimore snapped Hisashi Iwakuma’s nine-game road winning streak, which dated to 2013.
Categories: Sports Center

Israel pulls all troops from Gaza

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:30

The announcement came ahead of the start of a 72-hour cease-fire.

       

Israel pulls all troops from Gaza

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:30

The announcement came ahead of the start of a 72-hour cease-fire.

       

How Ethiopians in the US cling onto their heritage

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:26
How Ethiopian children in the US rediscover their roots
Categories: BBC World News

British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:24
Two British nurses braved heavy fire with Belgian troops in WW1
Categories: BBC World News

Amazon tribe fights Brazil dam project

BBC World News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:22
Brazilian indigenous group takes stand against dam project
Categories: BBC World News

Analysis: Baseball's Race to the Playoffs, Broken Down by Division

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:19
With about 50 games left for most teams and with first place carrying more weight since 2012, here’s a look at the prospects of Major League Baseball’s contenders.

Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:18

Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, left, listens as his attorney Thomas Durkin speaks with reporters at the federal building Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Chicago after a court hearing where Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud. The Chicago Democrat pleaded guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007 as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors alleged that Ford made false statements to a bank to get a $500,000 increase on a line of credit starting as early as 2005. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor tax charge for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.


Literacy Laws Challenge Third Graders and Schools

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:18
Educators question whether new classes can help students meet literacy rules that could force them to stay back a year in school.

White Pass - 8/4/2014 5:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:17
White Pass US12
8/4/2014 5:57:09 PM

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 - 8/4/2014 5:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:17
Satus Pass US97
8/4/2014 5:50:27 PM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/4/2014 5:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:17
Stevens Pass US2
8/4/2014 5:47:24 PM

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 - 8/4/2014 5:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:17
Blewett Pass US97
8/4/2014 5:45:37 PM

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.

Weather: