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Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:35

In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 photo, Rainy Brake leads an early childhood development class at New Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, N.C. Although not a native speaker or enrolled member of the tribe, Brake is helping to ensure that the Cherokee language remains a living one. With fewer than 300 native Cherokee speakers remaining in North Carolina, tribe members hope to preserve their language and culture through this small school where their children are immersed in their people’s native tongue. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Tafoya grew up hearing Cherokee all around him — his mother, a grandmother and grandfather, aunts and an uncle all spoke the language that now is teetering on the edge of extinction.


Women dominate nursing field, yet men make more

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:17

Even in an occupation that women overwhelmingly dominate, they still earn less than men, a study of nurses found.

       

'No convincing case' for £50bn HS2

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:10
The UK government has not shown why it needs to spend £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, says a House of Lords committee.
Categories: BBC World News

Australia may join China-led bank

BBC World News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:06
Australia says it is "prepared to join" the growing number of countries signing up to a new China-led infrastructure bank.
Categories: BBC World News

Man sets world record with beard, toothpicks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:05

Man already recognized for world's best natural full beard.

       

N.Y. Yankees re-create scene from 'The Sandlot'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:05

With Opening Day coming up, players paid homage to every Millennial's favorite movie growing up.

       

Calif. AG asks judge to halt initiative to kill gays

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:04

The ballot measure, proposed by an attorney, would authorize killing of gays and lesbians

       

Woman believed held for ransom found safe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:55

Woman's boyfriend reported her missing to police on Monday.

       

White Pass - 3/24/2015 11:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:51
White Pass US12
3/24/2015 11:17:56 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/24/2015 11:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:51
Satus Pass US97
3/24/2015 11:14:20 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 3/24/2015 11:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:51
Stevens Pass US2
3/24/2015 11:17:14 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Areas of fog

Blewett Pass - 3/24/2015 11:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:51
Blewett Pass US97
3/24/2015 11:03:33 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/24/2015 11:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/24/2015 11:06:17 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Monta Ellis leads Dallas to victory over San Antonio

NBA - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:46
Monta Ellis matched his season high with 38 points and the host Dallas Mavericks rallied in the second half to defeat the champion San Antonio Spurs 101-94.
Categories: Sports Center

Washington men’s golf finishes second at Duck Invitational

WA Huskies - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:46
Huskies are led to runner-up spot behind Arizona State behind Frank Garber, who ties for fifth.
Categories: Sports Center

Tornado hits Okla. mobile home park, kills one

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:43

Police report several homes destroyed in Sand Springs, west of Tulsa.

       

Officer says Ferguson stress caused him to drive drunk

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:33

Cop was off duty when he drove through a fence and hit a house.

       

Los Angeles Dodgers agree to $62.5?million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:31
The Los Angeles Dodgers are adding another high-priced player from Cuba, as they have agreed to a six-year, $62.5?million contract with free-agent infielder Hector Olivera. Olivera’s deal includes a $28?million bonus, according to his agent.
Categories: Sports Center

Los Angeles Dodgers agree to $62.5?million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:31
The Los Angeles Dodgers are adding another high-priced player from Cuba, as they have agreed to a six-year, $62.5?million contract with free-agent infielder Hector Olivera. Olivera’s deal includes a $28?million bonus, according to his agent.
Categories: Sports Center

Ray McDonald, former 49ers defensive end, agrees to contract with Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:31
The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, 30, despite his having brushes with the law.
Categories: Sports Center