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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/23/2014 3:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:46
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/23/2014 3:33:30 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Rock blasting cancelled Wednesday July 23. Rock blasting is scheduled Thursday at 8:00 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from 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. I-90 is closed to bicycles both directions from Hyak Exit 54 to Stampede Pass exit 62.


FAA extends ban on US flights to Israel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:45

FAA extends ban on US flights to IsraelThe FAA has extended the ban on US airline flights to Israel for "up to an additional 24 hours."

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:43
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.
Categories: BBC World News

Senior U.S. Homeland Security cyber official Larry Zelvin to retire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:37
Larry Zelvin, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's center for countering cyber threats, is retiring next month after a government career of nearly 30 years during which he advised U.S. businesses on fighting hostile hackers. Zelvin helped coordinate efforts to advise U.S. banks as they responded to denial of service attacks believed to have originated from Iran, which disrupted their websites in recent years. He also assisted U.S. retailers looking to prevent cyber attacks on their point of sales systems after last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp. A spokesman said a successor has not been named to run the agency's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in suburban Maryland, which helps government agencies and private firms identify and respond to cyber attacks.

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:34
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:30
In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.

US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:28
The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.

Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:27

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

Facebook reports surge in profits

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:21
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
Categories: BBC World News

Arkansas air base lifts lockdown without incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:19
By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas lifted a lockdown after 4-1/2 hours on Wednesday when reports of a suspicious individual turned out to be unfounded, the base said in a statement. "We responded with the necessary caution to secure our Airmen, their families and Air Force resources," Colonel Patrick Rhatigan, 19th Airlift Wing commander, said in the statement. During the lockdown from 11:45 a.m. to 4:10 p.m., people on base were told not to leave their buildings. During most of the lockdown, no traffic was allowed on or off the base.

Bits Blog: Six Indicted on Hacking Charges Related to Hot StubHub Tickets

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:19
Authorities say an international criminal ring used stolen credit and debit cards to buy tickets to shows like “Book of Mormon,” and pocketed the money when they resold them.

S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:18
The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.

Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16
Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.

Seven arrests made in $1.6 million StubHub cyberfraud case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. speaks during a news conference at his office in midtown Manhattan, New YorkBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police have arrested seven people on charges they were tied to an international ring that defrauded eBay Inc's StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million, the latest in a string of high-profile cybercrime busts in recent months. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr announced the arrests on Wednesday. They were charged with involvement in a cybercrime ring that used stolen credit card numbers to purchase thousands of tickets to events, including concerts of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z as well as games for sports teams including the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. StubHub's head of global communications, Glenn Lehrman, told Reuters his firm has been working with law enforcement around the world for the last year on the case.

Primary election: Dave Reichert an important voice for the environment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16
As a proud local Republican who volunteers with Washington Trails and Puget Soundkeeper, I am pleased that The Seattle Times has once again endorsed U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn ["Re-elect Dave Reichert in 8th Congressional District," Opinion, July 15].

Live chat from Pac-12 football media days at 3 p.m.

WA Huskies - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:16
Join me for a live chat at 3 p.m. from Paramount Studios in Hollywood to recap the first day of the Pac-12 media days.
Categories: Sports Center

Ex-Philadelphia Traffic Court judges cleared of main charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:15

Ex-Philadelphia Traffic Court judges cleared of main chargesA jury handed down a mixed verdict Wednesday in the federal trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges.

Kennedy cousin tries to stop tapes being played in murder retrial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:13

Skakel reacts to being granted bail during his hearing at Stamford Superior Court, in Stamford, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel STAMFORD Conn. (Reuters) - Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin awaiting retrial after serving 11 years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl in Connecticut, wants to stop incriminating audiotapes from being used again as evidence, according to court filings on Wednesday. One of Skakel's attorneys, Stephan Seegar, filed two motions in Stamford's superior court to keep recordings of a 1997 interview with writer Richard Hoffman from being presented as evidence, as they were during Skakel's first trial in 2002. The tapes include Skakel describing how he masturbated in a tree outside the home of 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley the night before she was beaten to death with a golf club in October 1975. Skakel says on the recording he "drank rum and tonics" at a local club, then climbed a tree outside Moxley's house while drunk and feeling "horny." He states on the recording: "I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, if I tell anybody that I was out that night, they're gonna say I did it." Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of slain U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, was convicted of Moxley's murder in 2002 as an adult in a highly publicized trial.

Police: Worker sold crack at Main Line McDonald's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:11

 Worker sold crack at Main Line McDonald'sA Main Line McDonald's employee is accused of dealing crack cocaine from the restaurant's parking lot while at work.