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A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:57
Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:57
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.

Emmy Awards: Take your pick

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:56

take your pick

       

Mother mourns U.S. journalist purportedly beheaded by Sunni militants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:52
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person," Diane Foley said in a post on a website set up by the Foley family. James Foley was abducted in Syria in November 2012 while reporting on the conflict there for GlobalPost. A video released on Tuesday by Islamic State, an al-Qaeda offshoot that has overrun large swathes of northern Iraq and Syria, appeared to show Foley being beheaded.

Life sentence upheld for U.S. Marine who killed prostitute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:49
Marine Corps Pacific commander has approved the life sentence recommended by a court martial for a former U.S. Marine who murdered a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii, a spokesman said Tuesday. The military court found Nathaniel Cosby, a former Master Sergeant, guilty in April of murdering Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, 29, who was last seen alive outside a Waikiki bar on May 16, 2013. A social media page set up by friends after she disappeared identified Harris as a Las Vegas prostitute who was visiting Hawaii.

Drug found effective against virus similar to Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:47

A treatment for Marburg virus may offer a strategy against Ebola.

       

ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:42
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.






Rep. Hanabusa won't challenge Hawaii Senate results

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:41

Colleen Hanabusa says she won't put up legal fight in tough Democratic primary.

       

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)By Alexander Dziadosz and Oliver Holmes BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. The video, titled "A Message To America," was posted on social media websites.


White Pass - 8/19/2014 7:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39
White Pass US12
8/19/2014 7:03:13 PM

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 - 8/19/2014 7:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39
Satus Pass US97
8/19/2014 7:05:23 PM

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 - 8/19/2014 7:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39
Stevens Pass US2
8/19/2014 7:14:47 PM

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 - 8/19/2014 7:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39
Blewett Pass US97
8/19/2014 7:13:08 PM

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 - 8/19/2014 7:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:39
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/19/2014 7:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through 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.

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PHOTOS: Fatal crash in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:36

 Fatal crash in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.One person was killed and another critically injured in an accident in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.


News Analysis: Holder and Obama Differ in Approach to Underlying Issues of Missouri Unrest

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:30
As African-Americans have praised Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s outspokenness on Ferguson, Mo., and lament President Obama’s restraint, the White House has denied any substantive distance between the two.

City Hall Memo: De Blasio Encounters Rising Friction Over Liberal Expectations

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:30
Encountering the realities of pension costs, budget deficits and a scarcity of federal support, Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to please his supporters.

Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:23
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.

Derek Jeter corn maze? If you grow it, they will come

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:18
Updated scouting report on Derek Jeter: good hit, big field. The Yankee captain’s face is the subject of a 5-acre corn maze on VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J., and while it won’t make anyone forget “Field of Dreams,” it has a certain aura about it.

Man falls to his death just hours after his girlfriend agreed to marry him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:18

Man falls to his death just hours after his girlfriend agreed to marry himA yoga instructor fell to his death while he scaled rocks during a climb in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, just after his girlfriend had his accepted his marriage proposal.