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City Room: New York Today: The Easiest, Hardest Month

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:27
What you need to know in New York for Thursday: joys and woes of August, unsettled weather, and parking tickets delivered by email.






Stocks move higher for fourth day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:17

China manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe upNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low.


Dortmund hopes to raise cash in stock issue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:04
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.72 million) in an effort to reduce debt and give the club more financial clout.

US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.

White Pass - 8/21/2014 6:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
White Pass US12
8/21/2014 6:23:15 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/21/2014 6:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
Satus Pass US97
8/21/2014 6:35:07 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 - 8/21/2014 6:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
Stevens Pass US2
8/21/2014 6:27:45 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:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 8/21/2014 6:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
Blewett Pass US97
8/21/2014 6:34:35 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 - 8/21/2014 6:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/21/2014 6:38:47 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 scheduled Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

Weather:


Boko Haram 'control police academy'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:54
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:34
DETROIT (AP) — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.

BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:30
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.

Thursday Memo: Wolf kill OK'd ... School sexual assault ... Smart grizzlies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:19
Wolf kill OK'd for sheep rancher: The Fish and Wildlife folks have given the Stevens County rancher the go ahead to kill wolves after 16 of his sheep were killed by the predators.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:18
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Categories: BBC World News

No sex charges for undercover police

BBC World News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:17
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.
Categories: BBC World News

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:14
Pakistan's famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an expected crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Should Obama go to Ferguson?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:14
Whether President Barack Obama goes to Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen has become the question du jour among American politicos.

Globe brings 'King Lear' to Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:11
The famed Globe Theatre of London will bring its scaled-down production of "King Lear" to the U.S. this fall, and play three performances at Seattle's Moore Theatre on Nov. 25-26. The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst,  features eight actors in a fast-paced adaptation.

Friend of Boston Bombing Suspect Changes Plea to Guilty

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:05
After seeing another friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with obstructing justice get convicted, Dias Kadyrbayev had little reason to expect a better outcome.

T Magazine: By the Numbers | Vogue Magazine

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:00
A look at the facts and figures behind fashion’s foremost franchise.