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Katie Ledecky Improves on Her World Record in the 400 Freestyle

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:29
Ledecky, a 17-year-old American, clocked a 3:58.37 at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:25
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.
Categories: BBC World News

China Executes 8 Convicted on Terrorism Charges

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:23
The eight people, who had Uighur-sounding names and were convicted in the Xinjiang region, included three men who the authorities said were behind a deadly attack in Beijing last year.

White Pass - 8/23/2014 7:51:52 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:21
White Pass US12
8/23/2014 7:51:52 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.

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Satus Pass - 8/23/2014 7:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:21
Satus Pass US97
8/23/2014 7:59:23 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/23/2014 7:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:21
Stevens Pass US2
8/23/2014 7:49:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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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.

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Blewett Pass - 8/23/2014 7:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:21
Blewett Pass US97
8/23/2014 7:56:03 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/23/2014 7:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/23/2014 7:43:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting completed for the week. 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.

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Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

VIDEO: Convoy trucks return to Russia

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:18
All trucks belonging to a Russian aid convoy that travelled to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday have returned to Russia.
Categories: BBC World News

In India, human pyramids draw crowds, and concerns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:16
The Hindu festival of Dahi Handi, which was celebrated Monday, reaches its annual climax with the heart-stopping sight of young boys hoisted to the tops of wobbly human pyramids. And every year, boys and men are hurt in falls.

Shoddy U.S. roads, bridges take a toll on the economy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:16
America’s transportation infrastructure, once an engine of mobility and productivity, has fallen into such disrepair that it’s become an economic albatross. Rhode Island has an unusually large share of shoddy highways, streets and bridges, but it’s not much better in the rest of th

Prison hospice comforts dying, changes inmate volunteers as well

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:01
In the hospice program at Illinois’ Dixon Correctional Center, both patients and caregivers have been convicted of grievous crimes. But the program is based on the belief that everyone deserves compassion as they are dying, and no one should die alone.

Daily Rant&Rave: cruel and littering drivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 23:01
RAVE To the guy in the sporty BMW who kept honking and pointing until I finally stopped my car just before entering I-5 to find my daughter’s purse and wallet sitting on the back trunk in my blind spot. You saved us a lot of hassle!

China film festival shut down

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:58
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.
Categories: BBC World News

UPDATE: Two hospitalized in suspected DUI crash

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:49
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says they are charging a driver with vehicular assault after a DUI related crash early Saturday morning south of Spokane Valley. The crash happened on State Route 27 near E. Mica Cemetery Road, about 6 miles south of Spokane Valley. E. Mica Cemetery Road was closed for for several hours Saturday morning. 

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:37

Long irrigated rows that once held 11,500 marijuana plants are spread over two acres near Raymondville, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Authorities found the hidden pot farm while attempting to capture immigrants who fled into it on Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christopher Sherman)RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches.


Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:34

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a small jet approaches the runway at East Hampton Town Airport. Residents across eastern Long Island are complaining about the noise generated from jets, helicopters and other aircraft that land at the small municipal airport, which is situated in the heart of the summer playground for the rich and famous. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky.


Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

BBC World News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:34
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.
Categories: BBC World News

Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:31
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."