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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 33 min ago
The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian -- if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

Beer me in Belltown, and other reader questions

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Where to get a good craft beer in Belltown, where to go on a date anywhere but Belltown, and searching for scotch among the skyscrapers.

6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago

This Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows Charles Flanagan, director of the newly established Division of Child Safety and Family Services. On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Flanagan announced the firing of five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.


Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 35 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 1966, file photo, Robert Heard, Associated Press staffer in Austin, Texas, is attended by his nurse, Annie Worley, at Brackenridge Hospital, where he is recovering from gunshot wounds suffered while he was covering a shooting spree at the University of Texas tower, in Austin. Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84. Heard died April 15, 2014, from complications after surgery to repair a broken hip, said widow Betsy Heard. (AP Photo/DO, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84.


Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 43 min ago
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, photographer Carolyn Sherer, left, looks at her new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation work in Birmingham, Ala. From second left, Foster Noone, 17; Lauren Jacobs, 22; and Ali Massoud, 20, are among a dozen young people who posed for the photos in the exhibit, which opens Wednesday, April 23, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.


Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

This undated photo provided by the Edward Beaudion family shows 22-year-old Edward Beaudion of Chicago. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2013, they have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of Beaudion. He was identified after his relatives came forward to submit DNA samples as part of the effort to identify several of serial killer John Wayne Gacy 1970s victims. Authorities believe Missouri resident Jerry Jackson killed Beaudion in 1978. But without a body at the time, they never charged him. Jackson died last year at age 62. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Edward Beaudion family)MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.


Records: Man shot in court had vowed to behave

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 49 min ago

This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded Angilau on Monday, April 21, 2014, in a new federal courthouse after Angilau rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses. The FBI said Angilau died Monday at the hospital. (AP Photo/Utah Department of Corrections)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tongan Crip gang defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows.


Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 54 min ago

FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.


Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 54 min ago
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them — from nearly 200 yards away, a former fellow soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing in the case.

Cougs and Eags to continue series in 2018

Washington State News Wire - 1 hour 54 min ago
Washington State has won all three previous meetings in the series, including a 24-20 victory in 2012 in Pullman, the first victory for Mike Leach as the Cougar head coach.

FINAL: Mariners 5, Astros 3

Seattle Mariners - 1 hour 56 min ago
Chris Young (0-0, 3.27) starts today for the Mariners. Jarred Cosart (1-2, 7.36). The biggest question, though, is whether the Mariners offense will snap out of its funk; they've struck out 14 times in each of the last two games.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 4/23/2014 3:01:00 PM

White Pass Report - 1 hour 56 min ago
White Pass US12
4/23/2014 3:01:00 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
WSDOT and contractor crews reduced US 12 to a single lane with alternating traffic near milepost 154, three miles east of White Pass Summit. A temporary traffic signal is guiding vehicles through a single-lane detour. Drivers will experience 10 to 15 minute delays during daylight hours.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 4/23/2014 3:21:38 PM

Satus Pass Report - 1 hour 56 min ago
Satus Pass US97
4/23/2014 3:21:38 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 4/23/2014 3:21:38 PM

Stevens Pass Report - 1 hour 56 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
4/23/2014 3:21:38 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 4/23/2014 3:21:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - 1 hour 56 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
4/23/2014 3:21:37 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 occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 4/23/2014 3:02:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 1 hour 56 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/23/2014 3:02:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Milepost 56 to 61 east of the summit, traffic is reduced to one lane both directions 24 hours a day for building detours to be used this construction season. Drivers should be prepared for up to 2 hours of added travel time until April 25. To minimize added travel time, drivers should be over the pass before 8 a.m., travel after 8 p.m., or consider alternate routes.

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Tennessee man breaks into civil rights museum, then falls asleep

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 58 min ago

A man looks at the Lorraine Motel, which is now a part of the National Civil Rights Museum, where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in MemphisA Tennessee man looking for a place to sleep found a bed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where the Rev. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968. But the motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Dexter Anderson, 33, was arrested as he slept Tuesday night in room 308 after a security officer called police to report a break in. Rooms 306 and 308 of the Lorraine Motel were booked by King's group at the time of his assassination, and have since been preserved behind glass as permanent exhibits in the museum, which traces the movement from slavery through the late 20th century. Anderson, of Memphis, was charged with vandalism and criminal trespass, Memphis police Sergeant Alyssa Macon-Moore said.


Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 59 min ago

This undated photo released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Robert Eugene Hendrix. Hendrix is scheduled to be executed in Wednesday, April 23, 2014, for killing his cousin and his cousin's wife. Hendrix would be the fourth person executed in Florida this year and the 16th since Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Law Enforcement)STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.