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Washington Driver Ticketed for Carpooling with Cardboard Cutout of Dos Equis Man

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 02:00
Washington State Patrol officer Guy Gill tweeted a photo of the cardboard cutout alongside the caption, "I don't always violate the HOV lane law...but when I do, I get a $124 ticket! We'll give him an A for creativity!"

Facebook Opens Messenger for App Developers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:58
The social media giant has ambitious plans for its messaging service, including linking business to its user base.






U.S. Army to give update on case of former war prisoner Bergdahl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:57

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg in North Carolina said it will provide an update on Wednesday in the case of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer. The Army has been reviewing the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's capture amid accusations that was captured after walking away from his post. An independent Army review was looking at whether any charge or disciplinary action was merited in the case. U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg said it would provide a statement on the case at 3:30 p.m. EDT. ...


Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:57

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colorado State Troopers train in a several week long Drug Recognition Expert class, at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy, in Golden, Colo. Legalizing marijuana reduces drug arrests but doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers, ending racial disparities in marijuana enforcement. That's according to a new review of Colorado's criminal justice system before and after pot was made legal. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says.


Mistrial motion denied in trial over girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A sentencing hearing was set to continue Wednesday afternoon for an Alabama woman convicted in her granddaughter's running death, after the judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial over allegations of juror misconduct.

White Pass - 3/25/2015 9:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
White Pass US12
3/25/2015 9:02:06 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.

Weather:
Occasional mixed rain and snow

Satus Pass - 3/25/2015 9:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
Satus Pass US97
3/25/2015 9:01:10 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 3/25/2015 9:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
Stevens Pass US2
3/25/2015 9:04:37 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 3/25/2015 9:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
Blewett Pass US97
3/25/2015 9:14:51 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush and ice in places.

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2015 9:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2015 9:08:21 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway bare and wet with snow, slush, and ice in places

Weather:
Snowing

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:50

Sen. Ted Cruz, second from right, R-Texas, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine, left, 4, and Caroline, 6, wave on stage after he announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.


Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:50
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.
Categories: BBC World News

A tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:40

In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 photo, Maria Joshua, mother of DeAndre Joshua, poses for a photo at her home in University City, Mo. Her 20-year old son was killed in the hours after the Nov. 24, 2014 announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. "What I'm afraid of is the unknown, seriously, the unknown. I don't know who did this, and why. But I do want some justice," she says. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Along a short stretch of winding road through a nondescript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died. The sites are separated by roughly 1,000 feet, but in a sense are worlds apart.


ArtsBeat: As the Opera World Mourns Plane Crash Victims, Video of Their Last Production

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:39
The singers, Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak, were among the victims of the Germanwings crash on Tuesday.

Bucks County teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:39

Bucks County teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with studentA Bucks County teacher is out on bond after being charged with having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a student.


Man in Maserati shot by officers; police investigating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:38
VININGS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Atlanta are investigating after police said a man drove a Maserati toward officers who then opened fire on the car, killing the suspect.

Tomato, potato ... you can have both with ‘Ketchup ’n’ Fries’ plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:28
A grafted plant known as ‘Ketchup ’n’ Fries’ produces tomatoes and potatoes. The plant, introduced last spring in England, will be available soon locally.

Cameron apology over infected blood

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:27
Prime Minister David Cameron apologises on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: 2 charged in shooting at Frederick high school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:25
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say they've charged two men in a shooting at Frederick High School that injured two teenage boys last month.

Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:22

Two elephants support a stranded eighteen-wheel truck in danger of tipping over in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in this handout photoWhen an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue. Sheriff's deputies in Natchitoches Parish on Tuesday morning received a call about a stuck truck. The truck's driver, also an elephant trainer, walked the elephants out of the cargo compartment and directed them to help prop up the vehicle, sheriff's Captain Tony Moran said in an interview. The truck had pulled over on an interstate shoulder near Powhatan, Louisiana, about an hour south of Shreveport.