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U.S. says should have sent high-level official to Paris march

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:20

French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by heads of state attends the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of ParisBy Doina Chiacu and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would have liked to attend. Some Republican lawmakers and U.S. media outlets criticized Obama's administration for not sending a top leader to the march, which featured leaders from France, Britain, Germany, and Israel. ...


White Pass - 1/12/2015 12:06:41 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
White Pass US12
1/12/2015 12:06:41 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with fog in places

Weather:
Overcast Skies

Satus Pass - 1/12/2015 11:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
Satus Pass US97
1/12/2015 11:59:23 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast with fog.

Stevens Pass - 1/12/2015 11:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
Stevens Pass US2
1/12/2015 11:49:52 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has slush and ice in places..

Weather:
Cloudy

Blewett Pass - 1/12/2015 11:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
Blewett Pass US97
1/12/2015 11:56:03 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast Skies.

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/12/2015 11:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/12/2015 11:43:24 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast with fog.

Judge rules South Dakota same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, stays ruling pending appeal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:16
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Judge rules South Dakota same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, stays ruling pending appeal.

In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:11

 Across the country, the rich are getting richer while the rest of the country is essentially treading water. (AP Photo/John Locher)ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — At first, Loly Garcia didn't have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after arriving from El Salvador more than 20 years ago.


Justices Seem Unsettled by Ordinance Restricting Arizona Town’s Signs

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:09
Most of the Supreme Court justices seemed uncomfortable with the ordinance in Gilbert, Ariz., which restricts signs based on the messages they convey.






Accused Silk Road creator goes to trial amid U.S. scrutiny of bitcoin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:05
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. crackdown on use of the digital currency bitcoin for drug trafficking and other crimes is headed for its highest-profile test yet, as a trial begins for the alleged creator of an online marketplace catering to vice. Jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday in Manhattan federal court in the case of Ross Ulbricht, who authorities say created Silk Road, an online black market where drugs and others illegal goods could be bought anonymously using bitcoins. ...

The colourful propaganda of Xinjiang

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 05:04
Striking murals of Chinese propaganda seen around Xinjiang
Categories: BBC World News

Retired principal wins $326 million Mega Millions jackpot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:58

Harold Diamond and his wife Carol receive their ceremonial check from Yolanda Vega at the Valero gas station in the Town of Wallkill, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The 80-year-old retired school principal is the sole winner of the Nov. 4 $326 million Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest prize in New York Lottery history. (AP Photo/Times Herald-Record, John DeSanto)MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A retired school principal is the sole winner of the $326 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Nov. 4, the biggest prize in New York Lottery history, officials announced Monday.


Prosecutor: We have informant in Etan Patz case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:57
NEW YORK (AP) — An informant has emerged as a down-to-the-wire witness against the suspect in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz, prosecutors revealed Monday.

Los Cabos hurricane postscript: reopening updates, discounts

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:57
Readers responding to my post-hurricane inspection tour of Los Cabos wanted to know a couple of things:

Obama: With tech advances come privacy risks for US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:56

President Barack Obama speaks at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices at the Constitution Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, about his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identify theft and improving consumer and student privacy. The president wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked and protecting students' private data.


Cuba Frees 53 Prisoners in Deal to Restore U.S. Relations

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:56
Those freed have been identified by human rights organizations as having been jailed for promoting political reforms or trying to exercise free speech.






Rare 1792 penny sells at auction for almost $2.6 million

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:55

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows an experimental U.S. penny struck to test a design in 1792 that sold Thursday, Jan. 8,2015 for $2,585,000 to a California man according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas. An official says the rare coin is called the "Birch cent" after engraver Robert Birch. (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — An experimental U.S. penny struck to test a design in 1792 sold at auction for almost $2.6 million a day after another rare penny sold for $2.35 million at the same collectors' convention.


Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:55
The killing of four French Jews at a kosher market in last week's terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling vulnerable due to poor security and a large number of potential soft targets.

New York City launches municipal identification card program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:50

People wait in line to apply for municipal identification cards on the first day they are available at the Bronx Library Center, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in New York. The card, dubbed IDNYC, is aimed at those who don't currently have an ID. That includes the elderly, homeless and an estimated 500,000 immigrants in the city who live in the U.S. without legal documentation. The cards will be mailed to the recipients in three weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has launched its municipal identification card program, the largest in the country, which officials say will allow immigrants living in the country illegally to access key city services they were previously unable to obtain.


Oil man Hamm's ex-wife to pursue divorce appeal despite cashing $975 million check

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 04:39

Sue Ann Hamm stands in the courthouse hall before divorce proceedings with Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, in Oklahoma CityNEW YORK (Reuters) - Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm, vowed on Monday to press on with an appeal of her divorce case even after she cashed a $975 million check that Hamm provided her.  In November, an Oklahoma court ordered the Continental Resources chief executive to pay his ex-wife about $1 billion in cash and assets when the couple divorced after a 26-year marriage. The check for $975 million, which Arnall cashed last week, represented the entire balance owed by Hamm according to the court's decision. ...