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City seeks new Parks Department head

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:16
By Daniel Beekman

What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:16
The Sounders look to end their recent losing skid Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field against a 'Quakes side that helped extend it a few weeks ago.

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:15

FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)HOUSTON (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.


SeaWorld drops appeal in safety ruling over dead orca trainer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:11

Visitors are greeted by an Orca killer whale as they attend a show featuring the whales during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - SeaWorld Entertainment has ended its appeal of a federal safety agency's citation in connection with the 2010 death of one of its killer whale trainers, the company has told investors. Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed in front of horrified spectators at a SeaWorld show in Orlando, Florida, when a 29-year-old male orca named Tilikum dragged her under water. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a ruling that SeaWorld had violated its duties as an employer by exposing trainers to "recognized hazards" when working with killer whales. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require SeaWorld to limit the interactions trainers have with killer whales.


Prosecutor: Gunman camped out before killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:11

A road block closes access to Bastendorf Beach outside Coos Bay, Ore., on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, where authorities say a drive-by gunman shot five vehicles, killing a Michigan man as he slept, then shot and killed himself. Authorities say they have reason to believe the gunman, Zachary Levi Brimhall, 34, of Dillard, Ore., may also have "done harm" to his father, whose vehicle was found in another rural area of Coos County. The investigation was slowed by the discovery of explosives in Brimhall's vehicle. (AP Photo/Angelica Carrillo/KCBY)Zachary Levi Brimhall called his father from the Coast Range in Southern Oregon on Monday to say his car had broken down and to ask for help. When Ray Brimhall arrived, his 34-year-old son shot him repeatedly, killing him.


Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:10

Attorney General Eric Holder during his meeting at the FBI building in St. Louis, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Holder has told Ferguson community leaders that he has assigned the federal government's "most experienced agents and prosecutors" to the investigation of a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.


Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:10

This image provided by the Austin Police Department shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry while being booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.


Maryland trooper suspended after accused of being naked in bar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:08
A Maryland State Police trooper has been put on administrative suspension after sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting a naked man drinking at a bar in a barbecue restaurant, authorities said on Wednesday. Harford County sheriff's deputies arrived around 11 p.m. on Saturday at the bar in Jarrettsville, 32 miles north of Baltimore, and located two men who identified themselves as state troopers. The trooper in question appeared intoxicated and denied that he had been naked, sheriff's deputy spokeswoman Christie Kahler said. After an internal investigation by the Maryland State Police, one trooper was placed on administrative suspension, state police spokeswoman Elena Russo said.

Of 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, 1 is a resident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:08
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say 51 people were arrested from mid-day Tuesday through early Wednesday in Ferguson — all but one of them from out of town.

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:03

FILE -- In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. Officials on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, said that the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on the mountain in the same area where six went missing in May. A crew on a training flight spotted the bodies in an avalanche debris field after they were exposed by melting snow. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.


Police interest in wearable cameras spikes after Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:01
Digital Ally Inc has been busy fielding a rush of enquiries from U.S. Interest in these tiny video cameras, which can be pinned to shirts, belts or eye-glasses, has surged as pressure mounts on the police for a transparent investigation into the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Larger rival Taser International Inc, best known for its stun guns, said it did not have data yet to gauge interest in the past 10 days. Up to Tuesday's close, Digital Ally's shares nearly doubled since Aug. 8, a day before the fatal shooting.

Understanding Mo’ne Davis’s Many Attributes at the Little League World Series

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:01
Players in the series range from ages 11 to 13, a time of enormous physical change. But not all change is equal, and girls generally get a two-year head start on their growth spurts.

Video: Danny Shelton is ready for Hawaii opener

WA Huskies - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:01
After Wednesday's practice Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton said the Huskies need to be ready for gimmick plays when they begin the season Aug. 30 at Hawaii.
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Woman sentenced in plot to steal U.S. nuclear secrets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:00
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A 71-year-old former contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after admitting conspiring with her physicist husband to sell U.S. Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni pleaded guilty last year to plotting to pass classified nuclear weapons data to a person they believed to be a Venezuelan government official. Her husband Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, has also pleaded guilty. According to court documents, Pedro Mascheroni, a Ph.D. physicist, worked as a scientist at the facility in New Mexico from 1979 to 1988.

Ohio clinic to halt surgical abortions due to 2013 state law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:52
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A suburban Cincinnati clinic will stop performing surgical abortions as a result of a 2013 state law that bars agreements to move women needing emergency care to public hospitals, an attorney for the clinic said on Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health had ordered Women’s Med in Sharonville, also known as Lebanon Road Surgery Center, closed after it could not procure a required transfer agreement with a non-publicly financed hospital. The clinic decided not to appeal, according to clinic attorney Dorothea Langsam. Women’s Med is the only clinic within 100 miles that provided abortions between 18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy, which often address fetal anomalies and high-risk pregnancies, clinic spokeswoman Valerie Haskell said in a statement.

U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:51

A demonstrator protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown talks to the police in Ferguson, MissouriAttorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest. Holder, the first African-American to head the Justice Department, met with students and then community leaders at a community college during a visit to Ferguson for a briefing on a Justice Department investigation into the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


White Pass - 8/20/2014 2:12:39 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:50
White Pass US12
8/20/2014 2:12:39 PM

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Satus Pass - 8/20/2014 2:03:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:50
Satus Pass US97
8/20/2014 2:03:17 PM

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Stevens Pass - 8/20/2014 2:19:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:50
Stevens Pass US2
8/20/2014 2:19:42 PM

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Blewett Pass - 8/20/2014 2:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:50
Blewett Pass US97
8/20/2014 2:13:59 PM

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