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Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:31
Ukraine's president announced plans Sunday to boost his country's defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:30

In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, Ellis Hunt Jr., 61, walks past an orange tree, left, which is affected by a disease called "greening", in Lake Wales, Fla. The Hunt family owns 5,000-plus acres of groves and is part of the co-op that contributes to Florida's Natural, the third largest juice brand in the country. Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet by a tiny invasive bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries bacteria that are left behind when the psyllid feeds on a citrus tree's leaves. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.


US journalist released in Syria

BBC World News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:29
American journalist Theo Curtis has been released after being held captive by militants in Syria for two years, the US secretary of state says.
Categories: BBC World News

Biggest quakes by magnitude in California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:27

The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left at least three critically injured in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.


Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United

BBC World News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:24
Manchester United are still looking for their first league victory under Louis van Gaal after a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
Categories: BBC World News

Independence Question Dominates Edinburgh Festival Fringe

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:04
The Scots are voting for independence from Britain next month, and the referendum was a frequent theme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:01
People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

Game thread: Mariners at Red Sox -- August 24, 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:46
The Mariners will conclude this nine-game, 10-day road trip today at Fenway Park as they go for first ever three-game sweep at Fenway Park. This is the sixth chance they've had for one. Hisashi Iwakuma will start for Seattle, while right-hander Allen Webster will go for Boston.

Oglala Sioux leader Gerald One Feather dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:43
OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Gerald One Feather, the legendary Oglala Sioux leader, former tribal president and tireless advocate for educational opportunities, has died. He was 76.

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:38

Raw footage of earthquake and damage from Northern CaliforniaFires and home damage caused by the 6.1 quake.


White Pass - 8/24/2014 12:06:17 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:33
White Pass US12
8/24/2014 12:06:17 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.

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Satus Pass - 8/24/2014 12:15:26 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:33
Satus Pass US97
8/24/2014 12:15:26 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 - 8/24/2014 12:09:59 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:33
Stevens Pass US2
8/24/2014 12:09:59 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

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 - 8/24/2014 12:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:33
Blewett Pass US97
8/24/2014 12:03:33 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 - 8/24/2014 12:17:14 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/24/2014 12:17:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass: New blast starting time of 7 p.m. this week. Rock blasting is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. Throughout closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Woman who drank toxic tea released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:31

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Jan Harding, 67, who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital. Harding has been slowly improving since Aug. 10, when she drank a single sip of sweetened iced tea at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals has been released from a Salt Lake City hospital.


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:27

Man dies after being shot backstage at concertA 38-year-old man died Saturday after being shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.


Young boy sent to hospital after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shake

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:25

Young boy hospitalized after cleaning chemicals found in Dairy Queen shakeA trip to a Dairy Queen didn't end as expected for one family after a young boy made a trip to a hospital.


Mariners minor league report, August 24

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 02:46
Here is today's Mariners' minor league round-up, which offers the team's official minor league report from Kelly Munro that features, notes, stats and box scores. There are also game results on all of the organization’s minor league affiliates that were in action.
Categories: Sports Center