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Stevens Pass - 2/12/2015 8:37:55 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:48
Stevens Pass US2
2/12/2015 8:37:55 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 2/12/2015 8:32:52 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:48
Blewett Pass US97
2/12/2015 8:32:52 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/12/2015 8:29:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/12/2015 8:29:21 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Occasional light rain

Mariners to sign Rickie Weeks to a one-year contract

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:47
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Categories: Sports Center

Maryland, sheriff settle deputy's sex harassment suit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:44
A former Maryland sheriff's deputy who alleged sexual harassment at work will get $250,000 under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, the state and the sheriff's office, the department said on Thursday. The Queen Anne's County sheriff's deputy, Kristy Murphy-Taylor, alleged in a federal lawsuit that she had undergone unwanted groping by supervisors, including the brother of Sheriff Gary Hofmann, and had been fired when she complained about it. As part of the settlement, Maryland and the sheriff's office on the state's Eastern Shore agreed to revise sexual harassment policies and how complaints about harassment and retaliation are handled, the statement said. The Maryland State Police will oversee sexual harassment complaints involving the sheriff's office.

Newtown panel issues recommendations after school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:42
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A panel created by the governor after the deadly Newtown school shooting released a set of draft recommendations Thursday for improvements to school safety and changes to gun laws and the state's mental health care system.

Public Editor's Journal: The Times and Transgender Issues (Part 2 of 2): On Bruce Jenner

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:41
Two articles on the Olympic champion raised questions from readers.






Bail set at $1 million for suspect in SEPTA station assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:34

Bail set at $1 million for suspect in SEPTA station assaultThe Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has set bail at $1 million for the man suspected in the beating and sexual assault of a woman at a SEPTA station in Center City.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:30
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah mother accused of killing six babies, storing them in garage, pleads guilty to murder.

1 of nation's top Latino scholars closer to hometown fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:29
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A noted Mexican-American scholar and civil rights advocate whose name graces educational institutions in Texas and California but is virtually unknown in his hometown of Albuquerque is on track to get a New Mexico school honoring him.

Al-Qaida militants seize Yemeni military base in south

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:28
Al-Qaida militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said.

Philadelphia City Council approves mandatory sick leave bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:25

Philadelphia City Council approves mandatory sick leave billPhiladelphia City Council has given the final approval to mandatory sick leave for thousands of workers.


Actor Pierce Brosnan’s Malibu home damaged in fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:21

Pierce Brosnan attends news conference for "The Love Punch" at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in TorontoActor Pierce Brosnan’s Southern California home was damaged in a fire but no one was injured, officials said on Thursday. About 20 firefighters responded to the fire at the actor's home in Malibu late on Wednesday and knocked down the flames in 35 minutes, said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rick Flores. The fire burned the garage and caused smoke damage to an upstairs room, Flores said. Brosnan, 61, who starred in four James Bond movies between 1995 and 2002, and his family were alerted by a smoke detector and got out of the house safely, KABC-TV reported, showing video footage of the grim-faced actor standing on the street while firefighters doused the blaze.


Miliband accuses Fink of U-turn

BBC World News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:20
Ed Miliband accuses Lord Fink of an "extraordinary U-turn" after the Tory donor appeared to drop his threat of legal action in row over tax avoidance.
Categories: BBC World News

Man pleads not guilty in fatal Phoenix wrong-way crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:18
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming from a wrong-way freeway crash that killed a Fire Department dispatcher heading home from work.

Softer, less strident outreach may help calm U.S. vaccine skeptics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:16

Melissa Orion, 31, holds son Jackson, 8 months, as her other son, Zen Orion-Orchard, 10, watches his younger brother, while in the courtyard of the Ashland Food Cooperative in Ashland, Oregon"But I felt the risk of vaccine was worse." College-educated, middle-class and white, Orion is like many in this quaint city of 21,000 just north of the California border who have declined to vaccinate their children. As measles cases have spread in the United States and a new outbreak of mumps has sickened at least 23 people in the northwest states of Idaho and Washington, much attention has been focused on parents who decline some or all vaccinations for their children. In Ashland, a quarter of kindergarteners started school last year without all their vaccinations, among the highest rates in the country.


Common Sense: Disney Tackles Succession, This Time Without Drama

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:16
Robert Iger’s selection of the next chief executive at Disney seems to be made. Or could there be a surprise sleeper candidate?

Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

BBC World News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:14
A deal is reached on a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, after all-night negotiations in Minsk.
Categories: BBC World News

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers over discharge failure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc is recalling almost 5 million plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers because they fail to discharge fully, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The Mebane, North Carolina, company has received 11 reports of the extinguishers not discharging as expected, the commission said in a statement. No injuries have been reported. The recall covers 31 models with Zytel black plastic valves. It involves about 4.6 million units in the United States and 175,000 in Canada, the statement said. ...

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:01

AP10ThingsToSee - A person looks at the eruptions of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3 years of quiet. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.