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Okra’s Triumph of Taste Over Texture

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:05
Riding a wave of globalism and Southern culture’s star turn, okra has found audiences beyond those who appreciate its fibrous slime as thickener for gumbo.

Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:04
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.






Georgia 13-year-old killed in bed likely not intended target: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:59
A 13-year-old Georgia boy who was shot and killed by an older teenager while he slept may have been the victim of mistaken identity, police said on Monday. Nizzear Rodriguez was shot in his bed by an intruder at about 3 a.m. on Sunday in Carrollton, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, said Carrollton police Captain Jami Sailors. Police think Rodriguez was not the intended target of the shooting.

Funeral held for Ferguson teenager

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:51
Hundreds of people attend the funeral in Missouri of the black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white policeman.
Categories: BBC World News

Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:51
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.

Family praise Ebola patient's care

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:51
The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.
Categories: BBC World News

Police ID woman killed by Amtrak train in Claymont, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:50

Police ID woman killed by Amtrak train in Claymont, Del.Delaware State Police say they don't know why a Newark woman was walking on the railroad tracks when she was fatally struck by an Amtrak passenger train near the Claymont station.


Activists, newspapers sue over blocked access to Oklahoma executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:45
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Activists groups and two newspapers sued on Monday to try and prevent Oklahoma prison officials from blocking what can be seen by witnesses to executions, in a lawsuit prompted by the state screening off its death chamber in a botched execution in April. Before that, convicted murderer and rapist Lockett, 38, was seen by witnesses lifting his head, mumbling and twisting on the gurney.

Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:45
Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/25/2014 11:12:39 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:44
White Pass US12
8/25/2014 11:12:39 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/25/2014 11:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:44
Satus Pass US97
8/25/2014 11:03:17 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 - 8/25/2014 11:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:44
Stevens Pass US2
8/25/2014 11:19:42 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 - 8/25/2014 11:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:44
Blewett Pass US97
8/25/2014 11:13:59 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 - 8/25/2014 11:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/25/2014 11:13:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock Blasting scheduled Monday through Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. 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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Police dog corners burglary suspect under bed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:43

Lehigh County man dies after assault in Ocean City, Md.New Castle County Police say a police dog helped corner a burglary suspect inside the Claymont home.


U.S. murder suspect in Bali denied private legal consultations: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:43

The daughter of an American woman found dead inside a suitcase in Bali gestures while in custody in a police station in DenpasarBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago-area teenager detained in connection with the death of her mother on the resort island of Bali is not being allowed to meet privately with her legal team in Indonesia, her U.S.-based lawyer said on Monday. Michael Elkin, Chicago-based attorney for 19-year-old Heather Mack, called on Indonesian authorities to allow her local legal advisers and investigators working on her case to meet with her in a private setting. Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Aug. 13 as suspects in the death of Mack's mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose battered body was found in a suitcase in a taxi outside the luxury St. Regis hotel.


Suspect held in deadly California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was detained late Sunday as a person of interest in a series of apparently random shootings that claimed three lives in suburban Los Angeles was booked on animal-cruelty charges Monday as detectives worked to link him to the three homicides, a police spokesman said.

French Prime Minister Moves to Dissolve Cabinet

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:35
Manuel Valls announced plans to dissolve the government after a rancorous battle in his cabinet over the direction of the economy.

Hotels raking in $2.25 billion in extra fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:31
Surcharges slapped on many services that once were free for guests as hotels mimick airlines, with record $2.25 billion expected this year.

Best bang for your college buck? UW ranks 6th

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:30
A wide range of institutions and publications will be rolling out national -- in some cases, international -- college and university rankings in the coming weeks. In this space, we'll take note of some of the most interesting ones.