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Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:09
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:08
A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

Seahawks happy to bring some smiles to Marysville-Pilchuck players

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:04
“They seemed like, for a moment in time, they forgot about everything that happened and everything that was going on and were able to enjoy the moment and take pictures and smile and laugh and have a good time,’’ Richard Sherman said of Tuesday’s visit.

Nigerian president seeks re-election

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:02
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
Categories: BBC World News

Roger Federer, Andy Murray advance

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:01
Roger Federer of Switzerland was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray of Britain moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals.

How to report complaints of possible election fraud

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:01
Longtime federal prosecutor will investigate complaints of Election Day fraud.

Shells near Bertha from settlers, not tribes, official says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:01
Those shells inside tunnel machine Bertha’s repair pit likely came from commercial oyster shuckers, not native tribes. Work may resume soon.

Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:01
A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:00

In this photo taken Sept. 4, 2014, in Union Grove, Wis., Mike Knutson, 96, claps his hands as he listens to music on an iPod. He is part of a study through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that is looking at whether mood and behavior is altered when dementia and Alzheimer's patients listen to a personalized set of music. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Cuomo’s Role in Hurricane Sandy Inquiry Foretold Fate of His Ethics Panel

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:00
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s first Moreland Commission, which investigated electric companies’ failures in the 2012 storm, omitted mention of his administration’s shortcomings.

Taiwan officials in China study ban

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:59
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 10/29/2014 9:48:20 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:53
White Pass US12
10/29/2014 9:48:20 PM

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Satus Pass - 10/29/2014 9:41:45 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:53
Satus Pass US97
10/29/2014 9:41:45 PM

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Stevens Pass - 10/29/2014 9:59:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:53
Stevens Pass US2
10/29/2014 9:59:19 PM

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Blewett Pass - 10/29/2014 9:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:53
Blewett Pass US97
10/29/2014 9:46:29 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/29/2014 10:00:32 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/29/2014 10:00:32 PM

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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Microsoft introduces fitness band, personal health platform

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:50
Microsoft has joined the fitness wearables market with the Microsoft Band and a personal health and fitness cloud service platform called Microsoft Health.%%%46f970f061611bd37580bc08b03de830%%%The band has 10 sensors that monitor everything from heart rate to UV light. It also offers guided wor

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:45

A student tries out Samsung's Gear product at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from smartphone laggard to top seller in the past three years, had prided itself on responding quickly to market demand and ability to tailor handsets to the needs of users and mobile carriers around the world. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.


U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:35

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks to riders on the New York City SubwayBy Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. ...


Slow-motion disaster as lava nears main Hawaiian road

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:24

An 800-person town is in danger of losing road access due to Kilauea.