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US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:06
U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:03
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

Obama seeks to do no harm to Democrats in midterms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:03
Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.

McDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:03
McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation.

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:02
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.

A guide to the trial over Texas' Voter ID law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:58
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A major election year in Texas largely has overshadowed the trial to determine the fate of the state's tough new voter identification law, but U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi is presiding over a case to determine whether the measure safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout.

Police: Man left child in car at Delaware casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:55

 Man left child in car at Delaware casinoDelaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.


College Football Rankings 2014, Week 1: Full polls

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:53
Florida State remains on top with Washington sliding out of the top 25.

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:52
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
Categories: BBC World News

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:48
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
Categories: BBC World News

Yemen president dismisses government

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:46
Yemen's president has dismissed his government and promised to review a fuel subsidy cuts in a bid to end a stand-off with Zaidi Shia rebels.
Categories: BBC World News

My AP Top 25: Georgia, Texas A&M rise; Huskies out

WA Huskies - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:46
The new Associated Press Top 25 will be out later today. Here's the ballot I submitted for this week's poll:
Categories: Sports Center

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

BBC World News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:42
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
Categories: BBC World News

Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:37

In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remained at orange on Tuesday, indicating that it is showing increased unrest with greater potential for an explosive eruption. (AP Photo/Stefano Di Nicolo)LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.


ABC News: New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:35

New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISISA new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.


White Pass - 9/2/2014 10:06:17 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:33
White Pass US12
9/2/2014 10:06:17 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 - 9/2/2014 10:15:26 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:33
Satus Pass US97
9/2/2014 10:15:26 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/2/2014 10:09:59 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:33
Stevens Pass US2
9/2/2014 10:09:59 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/2/2014 10:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:33
Blewett Pass US97
9/2/2014 10:03:33 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/2/2014 10:17:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/2/2014 10:17:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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