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Colorado death linked to marijuana

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:42
A student falls to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since the US state legalised it in January.
Categories: BBC World News

Houston train strikes SUV that evaded safety gates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:39
HOUSTON (AP) — Police have released video showing an SUV being struck by a Houston passenger train after the driver went around crossing gates.

Houston train strikes SUV that evaded safety gates

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:39
HOUSTON (AP) — Police have released video showing an SUV being struck by a Houston passenger train after the driver went around crossing gates.

Urban League: Blacks doing worse in the job market

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:30

 Jobs Rebuild America,” noted that African Americans are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February, compared to 5.8 percent for whites. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans' economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.


White Pass - 4/2/2014 12:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
White Pass US12
4/2/2014 12:17:56 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 4/2/2014 12:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Satus Pass US97
4/2/2014 12:14:20 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:


Satus Pass - 4/2/2014 12:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Satus Pass US97
4/2/2014 12:14:20 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 - 4/2/2014 12:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Stevens Pass US2
4/2/2014 12:17:14 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 - 4/2/2014 12:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Blewett Pass US97
4/2/2014 12:03:33 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:


Blewett Pass - 4/2/2014 12:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Blewett Pass US97
4/2/2014 12:03:33 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 - 4/2/2014 12:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/2/2014 12:06:17 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday, during daylight hours, prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions, from milepost 56, Gold Creek, to milepost 61, Price Creek. Monday through Friday night's traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 4/2/2014 12:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:24
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/2/2014 12:06:17 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday, during daylight hours, prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions, from milepost 56, Gold Creek, to milepost 61, Price Creek. Monday through Friday night's traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Another poll shows Drug War policies rejected

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:22

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, a worker processes marijuana in the trimming room at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday, April 2, 2014, by the Pew Research Center on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)DENVER (AP) — Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting in attitudes following an era of drug war and "tough on crime" legislation.


Another poll shows Drug War policies rejected

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:22

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, a worker processes marijuana in the trimming room at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday, April 2, 2014, by the Pew Research Center on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)DENVER (AP) — Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting in attitudes following an era of drug war and "tough on crime" legislation.


Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:18

General Motors CEO Mary Barra listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee. Barra is back before Congress, where members of a Senate subcommittee are expressing doubts that the culture at the nation's No. 1 automaker has really changed. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.


Bankruptcy judge OK's $120 million loan for Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:13

A man rides his bike past graffiti in Detroit(Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved Detroit's plan to borrow $120 million from Barclays PLC to improve services in the cash-strapped city. Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case, overruled objections by city creditors who took issue with the timing and structure of the loan. Detroit has said it plans to use some of the loan proceeds on public safety improvements. The previous loan, backed largely by city casino tax revenue, included $165 million that Detroit wanted to use to pay two investment banks to end soured interest rate swap agreements that contributed to the city's filing of the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in July.


Nebraska is new front in battle for control of GOP

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:12

In this March 12, 2014 photo Nebraska Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse, the president of Midland University, campaigns in Elmwood, Neb. Nebraska, home of nice-guy politics, is a new front in the bitter national struggle inside the Republican Party between established leaders determined to maintain control and right-wing insurgents trying to change the party’s direction. Tea party groups are endorsing Sasse and party powerbrokers including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies are quietly backing his opponent, Shane Osborn, and steering the majority leader’s donors his way. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)ELMWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Compared with the acrimonious primary campaigns elsewhere, the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska sounds like two nice guys running for local Rotary Club president.


Home team food for Safeco Field snacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:06
Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjacks? Not necessarily.

Adultery site big in Japan where marriage reigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:06
Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface but, deep inside, couples want to cheat. That's why it is scoring big in Japan.

With an eye on 2016, Louisiana's Jindal offers healthcare plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:05

Louisiana Gov Jindal attends Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon HillBy Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is testing the waters for the 2016 presidential race, on Wednesday unveiled a set of ideas on U.S. healthcare policy that he said could take the place of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Republicans have put their call to repeal Obamacare at the center of their campaigns for November's congressional elections, but have yet to coalesce around an alternative to the health law. Jindal said his proposal could be a model for the Republican alternative.