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Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:02
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.

Mariners notebook: James Paxton bounces back fine

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:01
First, some quick business: The Mariners will skip their fifth starter next week because of an off day on Monday. That means Hisashi Iwakuma will get the start on Tuesday, and it also means Taijuan Walker, Wednesday’s starter, will likely be sent back to Class AAA Tacoma after he makes his sta

Mariners notebook: James Paxton bounces back fine

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:01
First, some quick business: The Mariners will skip their fifth starter next week because of an off day on Monday. That means Hisashi Iwakuma will get the start on Tuesday, and it also means Taijuan Walker, Wednesday’s starter, will likely be sent back to Class AAA Tacoma after he makes his sta
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‘Downton Abbey’ stars have fun hinting at what’s next

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:00
Executive producer Gareth Neame and cast members Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech and Joanne Froggatt appeared before reporters, tantalizing viewers with a glimpse into the futures of Anna, Bates, Lady Mary and more.

Police investigate flag switch on Brooklyn Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:00

Police investigate flag switch on Brooklyn BridgePolice are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night.


Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:59

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — An emergency manager says this week's fire at a Williston oil field supply company likely burned dozens of different chemicals that were stored there.


Reading woman to drug dealers: Stay away

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:59

 Stay awayA Reading woman is letting everyone on her block know she won't tolerate crime.


Indiana teen dead, dad missing after crash ends world flight bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:58

Rescue personnel load a body recovered from a plane crash in the waters near American Samoa into an ambulanceA teenager from Plainfield, Indiana, who was trying to fly around the world in 30 days, is dead and his father is missing after their small plane crashed on Tuesday night near American Samoa, an official told Reuters on Wednesday. Haris Suleman, 17, and his father Babar were attempting a flight around the globe in a single-engine plane to raise funds for schools in Pakistan, according to a website where followers could track their progress. The airplane took off at 9:58 p.m. local time on Tuesday and crashed in the ocean at 10:15 p.m. in good weather, said Iuniasolua Savusa, director of Homeland Security for American Samoa.


Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:57

This combination made with Nov. 21, 2013 Massachusetts Bay Transit Police booking photos released Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by the Dorchester District Court in Boston shows Stephen Sergio Silva, after he was arrested and charged with selling marijuana at a Boston train station. Silva was arrested Monday, July 21, 2014 on federal charges of heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number. The same gun was used to kill MIT police Officer Sean Collier during a manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, according to two people with knowledge of the case who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Massachusetts Bay Transit Police)BOSTON (AP) — A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombings told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber," according to court documents.


New York Governor Cuomo's office intervened in corruption probe: NY Times

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:57

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement in Midtown Manhattan in New YorkNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Now the commission's scrapped probes, which included hundreds of emails, subpoenas and internal documents from politicians and state agencies, are being investigated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Times said.


Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:56

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move. The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday. The White House had previously resisted calls from Republicans to deploy the National Guard to fight the onslaught of migrants from Central America because most of the unaccompanied minors and others making the crossing were turning themselves in voluntarily.


Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:51

The McLean station of Metro's Silver Line, on June 23, 2014, in McLean, Va. The $2.9 billion extension will open Saturday to passengers after decades of planning and questions about whether the project was worthwhile. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles. In one tiny stretch, the tracks dive underground through the heart of Tysons Corner, northern Virginia's commercial hub.


Lanes open after truck crash near Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:51

Lanes open after truck crash near Ben Franklin BridgeAn overturned tractor-trailer is slowed traffic near the entrance of the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.


USC's Steve Sarkisian on the Huskies: 'I can honestly say I’ll be rooting for them this fall'

WA Huskies - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:46
New USC coach Steve Sarkisian met with the media here at Paramount Studios on the first day of Pac-12 media days. After five seasons at Washington, Sarkisian was, of course, asked about the Huskies, his abrupt departure from UW last December and new UW coach Chris Petersen:
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Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:45
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.

White Pass - 7/23/2014 1:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:44
White Pass US12
7/23/2014 1:28:32 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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 - 7/23/2014 1:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:44
Satus Pass US97
7/23/2014 1:26:10 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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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Stevens Pass - 7/23/2014 1:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:44
Stevens Pass US2
7/23/2014 1:25:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 84.75 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. There are no vehicles allowed over 26,000 lbs. on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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