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A Renewed Call for Stronger Pedestrian Safety Measures

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:05
The death of Jean Chambers, struck by an S.U.V. on the Upper West Side this month, was the fourth pedestrian fatality in the neighborhood this year.

Mapping Drought’s Spread Across the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:01
Droughts appear to be intensifying as a result of global warming, and about 34 percent of the contiguous United States was in at least a moderate drought as of July 22.

Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:01

Theodore Wafer waits for the start of his trial at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Detroit. Wafer is charged with murder in the shooting of a young unarmed woman on his porch. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.


1 person hospitalized after shooting in Gloucester Co., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:01

1 person hospitalized after shooting in Gloucester Co., N.J.Police say one person was hospitalized after a shooting in Williamstown, New Jersey Wednesday night.


France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:58

 Air Algerie flight vanishes over N MaliAn Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner ...


Southern hopes to build more U.S. nuclear power reactors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday. Nuclear reactors produce almost no carbon emissions. The company is already building two new 1,117-megawatt reactors at its Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia and Southern Chief Executive Tom Fanning said any new reactors would be of the same Westinghouse AP1000 design. Westinghouse is majority owned by Toshiba Corp, a Japanese conglomerate.

Proposed U.S. nuclear power reactors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Southern Co, a power company, said it hopes to announce plans to build more nuclear reactors by the end of the year, a spokesman said late Wednesday. That makes Southern the first company to actually pursue new reactors since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans earlier this year to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Nuclear reactors produce almost no carbon emissions. The following table lists the U.S. ...

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's Landing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:56

Woman rescued from Delaware River at Penn's LandingFirst responders have rescued a woman from the Delaware River in Philadelphia.


White Pass - 7/24/2014 6:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
White Pass US12
7/24/2014 6:23:15 AM

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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 7/24/2014 6:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
Satus Pass US97
7/24/2014 6:35:07 AM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 7/24/2014 6:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
Stevens Pass US2
7/24/2014 6:27:45 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/24/2014 6:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
Blewett Pass US97
7/24/2014 6:34:35 AM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/24/2014 6:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/24/2014 6:38:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Thursday at 7:30 a.m. l-90 will be closed eastbound near Denny Creek, milepost 47, west of the summit, . for tree removal. The highway is estimated to be closed for about an hour-and-a-half. The westbound lanes will not be impacted. Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 8 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.

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Flights to and From Israel Can Resume, Regulators Say

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:53
American and European air safety officials said Israel had taken adequate safety precautions to allow flights to resume.






19 relatives to share $20 million NJ Lottery jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:52

19 relatives to share $20 million NJ Lottery jackpotThe winner of a $20 million New Jersey Lottery Pick-6 jackpot plans to keep it all in the family and share the winnings with 19 relatives.


Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:50
AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:50
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says.
Categories: BBC World News

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:48
Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.

Showboat casino workers to protest planned closing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:47

Showboat casino workers to protest planned closingSeveral hundred workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino will stage a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown.


Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:38
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
Categories: BBC World News