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April 3 TV Picks: Kerry Washington’s ‘Scandal’ on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for April 3, 2014, include “Scandal” on ABC, “Elementary” on CBS and “Sirens” on USA.

Bulbs in bloom, rhythm fest, Whirligig | Weekend Preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16
Activities for the weekend of April 4-6, 2014, include the Daffodil Parade, World Rhythm Festival, Whirligig and Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Films opening include “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Anita.”

No US tsunami threat from Chile aftershock

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16
Officials say there is no threat of tsunami to U.S. coastal states in the Pacific from a magnitude-7.8 aftershock that struck off Chile.

Russia-Ukraine: Don’t trash Cold War containment policy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16
In her guest column about Russia, professor Glennys Young asserts that the decades-long U.S. policy of containment had nothing to do with winning the Cold War [“Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia,” Opinion, March 31].

Q&A: Clumping bamboo, plant sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:16
Garden writer Ciscoe Morris on keeping clumping bamboo within bounds and on his favorite plant sales.

Washington State introduces Kent as new coach

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:14
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent says the rebuilding project he faces in Pullman won't be a long one.

US defense weather satellite launched

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:10
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. military weather satellite has been launched from California.

Maryland House panel rejects bill easing marijuana penalties

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:02

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado(Reuters) - A bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Maryland was effectively struck down by a committee in the state House of Delegates, a staff member said on Thursday. The House Judiciary Committee voted instead on Wednesday to form a task force to investigate decriminalization over the next two years, said Ryan Lhotsky, the chief of staff for state Senator Bobby Zirkin, who sponsored the bill. It would have made possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil and not criminal offense and reduced the penalty to a $100 civil fine. Twenty states, along with the District of Columbia, allow marijuana use as treatment for various health ailments.


Ga. soldier pleads guilty in 2011 militia slayings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:50
LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier has pleaded guilty in a southeast Georgia courtroom to shooting a former military colleague to protect an anti-government militia group.

Ward gets singles spot against Italy

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:49
James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.
Categories: BBC World News

Williams duo resolve team orders row

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:46
Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas say they have resolved their team orders row from the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Categories: BBC World News

ECB keeps interest rates on hold

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:40
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
Categories: BBC World News

NJ's largest paper, Star-Ledger, cuts 40 news jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:39
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest newspaper says it is cutting about 170 jobs, including 25 percent of its newsroom positions, as it moves to consolidate operations and cut costs.

Disaster 'robbed children of father'

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:39
The Hillsborough inquests jury hears from relatives of some of those who died, including a widow who says it "robbed" her five children of their father.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:36
White Pass US12
4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

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:


Satus Pass - 4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:36
Satus Pass US97
4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

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 - 4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:36
Stevens Pass US2
4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

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 - 4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:36
Blewett Pass US97
4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

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 - 4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/3/2014 7:26:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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: