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Syrian migrants in Russia wait to cross tightening border

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:12

MURMANSK, Russia (AP) — Outside Maher al-Masihi’s rooms in the Arctic city of Murmansk, the snow is deep and the temperature far below freezing. He pulls out a smartphone and gazes at a map of Syria, where the weather is sunny and balmy. The weather aside, he is happy to be in Russia and frightened […]
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Syrian migrants in Russia wait to cross tightening border

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:12

MURMANSK, Russia (AP) — Outside Maher al-Masihi’s rooms in the Arctic city of Murmansk, the snow is deep and the temperature far below freezing. He pulls out a smartphone and gazes at a map of Syria, where the weather is sunny and balmy. The weather aside, he is happy to be in Russia and frightened […]

Rant & Rave: Cyclist in the middle of car lane

NBA - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about return of $50, rant about motorists from cyclist
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Rant & Rave: Cyclist in the middle of car lane

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about return of $50, rant about motorists from cyclist
Categories: Sports Center

Rant & Rave: Cyclist in the middle of car lane

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 22:00

Readers rave about return of $50, rant about motorists from cyclist

Syria’s Kurds leave Geneva after not being invited to talks

NBA - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:45

GENEVA (AP) — An official with Syria’s largest Kurdish group says senior members of their party have left Geneva after not being invited to take part in indirect negotiations aiming to end Syria’s civil war. The talks began here Friday with a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the Syrian government delegation. Kurdish official Nawaf […]
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Syria’s Kurds leave Geneva after not being invited to talks

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:45

GENEVA (AP) — An official with Syria’s largest Kurdish group says senior members of their party have left Geneva after not being invited to take part in indirect negotiations aiming to end Syria’s civil war. The talks began here Friday with a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the Syrian government delegation. Kurdish official Nawaf […]
Categories: Sports Center

Syria’s Kurds leave Geneva after not being invited to talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:45

GENEVA (AP) — An official with Syria’s largest Kurdish group says senior members of their party have left Geneva after not being invited to take part in indirect negotiations aiming to end Syria’s civil war. The talks began here Friday with a meeting between the U.N. envoy and the Syrian government delegation. Kurdish official Nawaf […]

US warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

NBA - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:44

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea on Saturday to exercise the U.S.’s freedom to navigate in international waters, a defense official said. The USS Curtis Wilbur destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, in the Paracels chain, without notifying the three claimants to […]
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US warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:44

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea on Saturday to exercise the U.S.’s freedom to navigate in international waters, a defense official said. The USS Curtis Wilbur destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, in the Paracels chain, without notifying the three claimants to […]
Categories: Sports Center

US warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:44

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea on Saturday to exercise the U.S.’s freedom to navigate in international waters, a defense official said. The USS Curtis Wilbur destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, in the Paracels chain, without notifying the three claimants to […]

White Pass - 1/30/2016 5:10:37 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:21
White Pass US12
1/30/2016 5:10:37 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow on the roadway. US 12 White Pass: A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Monday, Feb 1, 7 AM to noon, expect 30 minute delays. Feb. 2 through the end of March, the contractor will stop work for the remainder of the winter. Work to reconstruct the roadway in the three washout locations will resume around the first part of April.

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 1/30/2016 5:18:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:21
Satus Pass US97
1/30/2016 5:18:03 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/30/2016 5:11:36 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:21
Stevens Pass US2
1/30/2016 5:11:36 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway.

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 1/30/2016 5:07:57 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:21
Blewett Pass US97
1/30/2016 5:07:57 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/30/2016 5:05:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/30/2016 5:05:17 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing, hard at times

‘We Will Not Apologize’: Chronicling the Defiant Women of India

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:07
Ellen Barry, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the complex challenge of reporting on a women’s rebellion in an Indian village.









Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:06

President Barack Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, during a ceremony marking the 7th anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy.


Iowa kicks off 2016 U.S. presidential race with caucus tradition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:06

People dismantle the signage on stage after U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders' campaign rally in Dubuque, IowaThe long and sometimes arcane ritual of electing the next U.S. president begins on Monday in more than 1,100 schools, churches and libraries across Iowa, a state that wields political influence far greater than its small size. After more than a year of up-close and personal evaluation of the candidates, Iowans will gather with their neighbors on what promises to be a cold wintry night to kick off the state-by-state process of picking the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 8 presidential election. The starring opening-night role of the largely rural Midwestern state in the presidential drama, now four decades old, is a source of pride for Iowa voters, who spend months evaluating the candidates, looking them in the eye and asking questions.


Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:00
The Indian Constitution guarantees equality under the law. But for women facing a patriarchal social order, strict caste rules and centuries of traditions, that guarantee means little.