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Dead ahead: A pothole in highway construction aid?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:22

President Barack Obama speaks about transportation and the economy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The president said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the summer driving season swings into full gear, states can expect a large pothole in their construction budgets if Congress doesn't reach an agreement quickly on how to pay for federal highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials are warning.

T-Mobile accused of making money off bogus billing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:21

FILE - An Oct. 19, 2012, file photo is of a T-Mobile store in New York. The Federal Trad Commission Tuesday July 1, 2014, is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. . (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after they accused T-Mobile US of wrongly charging customers for premium services, like horoscope texts and quirky ringtones, the customers never authorized.

NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:13

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The latest study of the the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board takes the opposite view of a different set of National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed last year by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden. The board which was to vote on the report on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, found that the NSA's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. Last January, the first time the board dissected an NSA surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA's collection of domestic calling records "lacked a viable legal foundation" and should be shut down.

Israel vows to find teens' killers

BBC World News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:11
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to find those who killed three teenagers, as a Palestinian official says Israel's response is extreme.
Categories: BBC World News

Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II Top Stories - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:05

Presidents Obama and Bush rank as worst presidents in last 70 years, says a new poll.


Mariners rookie James Jones knows enough to ask for help

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:01
Young Mariners center fielder James Jones stopped by manager Lloyd McClendon’s office on Monday to ask what he needed to do to get better. That night, he had four hits and three stolen bases.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Astros -- July 1, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:01
Categories: Sports Center

Parking areas enforced at Wenatchee Riverfront Park

Chelan County PUD - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:00
Passenger vehicle visitors reminded to keep clear of boat trailer parking
Categories: Chelan County