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NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:15

In this image released by NASA, a Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014. The goal of the $468 million mission, designed to last at least two years, is to study the processes behind how the environment absorbs carbon dioxide. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDITVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.


US condemns 'heinous murder' of Palestinian teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Man high on drugs, with lit cigarette, blamed in fatal N.J. fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:06
(Reuters) - A cigarette smoker high on opiates caused a New Jersey motel fire that killed four people in March, authorities said on Wednesday. John Alberti, 45, can be seen on security video at the Mariner's Cove Motel in Point Pleasant Beach smoking in a public lounge where the fire started, the Ocean County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Body of missing abalone diver found off Northern California coast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:59
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco man who disappeared over the weekend while diving for abalone with a group of friends off the Northern California coast has been found dead in a sea cave, officials said on Wednesday. Feng Chang Wei, 44, was in the ocean on Sunday with four friends off Mendocino County when strong currents and rough conditions started to pull the group into a cave situated along a bluff, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office. “Several of the men clung to the rocks trying to avoid being pulled into the cave,” Sergeant Dustin Lorenzo said in a statement. “At one point Feng Wei was struck by a wave and pushed into the cave where he became distressed.

Sports of The Times: World Cup 2014: America’s Love Affair With Tim Howard May Be Fleeting

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Tim Howard’s brilliance in the United States’ loss to Belgium at the World Cup was an inspiration to Americans, some of whom took their adulation to amusing lengths.






White Pass - 7/2/2014 11:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
White Pass US12
7/2/2014 11:32:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/2/2014 11:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Satus Pass US97
7/2/2014 11:33:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/2/2014 11:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Stevens Pass US2
7/2/2014 11:32:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 7/2/2014 11:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Blewett Pass US97
7/2/2014 11:35:27 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/2/2014 11:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/2/2014 11:33:30 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday starting at 8 pm, and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from mp 56, near Gold Creek to mp 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 and westbound mp 70. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities are not scheduled Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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Man charged with killing teen found in landfill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:49
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old Ohio man is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in the stabbing death of a teenage girl whose body was found at a Pennsylvania landfill.

Emergency halt to Banksy removal

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:38
A temporary stop notice is issued to halt work on a Cheltenham house, where a Banksy artwork appeared.
Categories: BBC World News

Game thread: Mariners at Astros -- July 2, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:37
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Suspect in Leschi double homicide charged with murder

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:35
Ali Muhammad Brown, accused of shooting two men at close range in Leschi a month ago, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

Calm urged after Palestinian killing

BBC World News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:34
Israeli leaders urge calm after the discovery of a kidnapped Palestinian teenager's body sparks clashes in East Jerusalem.
Categories: BBC World News

Survey: US companies added 281,000 jobs in June

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:31
A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth.

Police: 5 in critical condition after food truck explosion (VIDEO)

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:27

 5 in critical condition after food truck explosion (VIDEO)Philadelphia police now say a total of 13 people were injured in an explosion inside a food truck in the Feltonville section, with five people still in critical condition.


Dead parrots and lumberjacks please Python fans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:25
Comedy is a bit like history. It repeats itself, and what started out as satire can mellow into farce.

Wolf Creek nuclear plant violation considered low safety risk: NRC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:23
(Reuters) - A violation found during an inspection of an emergency preparedness exercise at the Wolf Creek Nuclear plant near Burlington, Kansas last year was of low to moderate safety significance, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Wednesday. The NRC issued a "white" category at the plant for the violation, related to an error in software used to assess offsite radiation levels during an emergency. "The NRC evaluates regulatory performance at commercial nuclear plants with a color-coded process that classifies inspection findings as green, white, yellow or red in order of increasing safety significance," the agency said. The 1,175-megawatt plant is operated by the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore;

DA: Man found dead in NE Pa. killed in Montco home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:09

 Man found dead in NE Pa. killed in Montco homeState and federal authorities say an elderly man whose body was found in a wooded area in northeastern Pennsylvania had been killed inside his Montgomery County home.