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4 years after Giffords' shooting, memorial in the works

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:15

Flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters line a room at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson in this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 photo. The items were left at the scene of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson that left six dead and 13 wounded. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was the target and suffered a gunshot wound to the head from which she is still recovering. So many items were left at the shooting site and at University Medical Center, where victims were treated, that a non-profit group stored them in a warehouse for several years. They have been at display at an exhibit at the museum since October, 2014, but will be removed Friday, Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Astrid Galván)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in a mass shooting have found a temporary home in a Tucson museum.


NYC plans to lift ban on student cellphones in schools

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will lift a longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools, ending a widely unpopular practice and bringing the city in line with other large school districts.

APNewsbreak: Official says VA shooter was retired soldier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the alleged shooter who killed a doctor at a West Texas veterans' clinic Tuesday was a retired Army solider.

13 hurt when bus, 2 big rigs crash on California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:05
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 people suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a charter bus and two big rigs on a Los Angeles County freeway.

Woman in critical condition after Ohio fire kills 5 others

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 62-year-old woman was in critical condition Wednesday, one day after fire ravaged her trailer home in southeastern Ohio and killed five people, including her baby great-grandson.

White Pass - 1/7/2015 12:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 12:32:41 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 12:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 12:33:00 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 12:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 12:32:40 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 12:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 12:35:27 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 12:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 12:33:30 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds with areas of fog, strong gusty winds west of the summit

Cameron: I can fix EU 'problem'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:02
David Cameron says he is "convinced" he can "fix the problems" in Britain's relationship with Europe, as he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Categories: BBC World News

Police ID suspects in attack that killed 12 at French satirical newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:55

Police ID suspects in attack that killed 12 at French satirical newspaperMasked gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" on Wednesday, killing 12 people.


Police hunt gunmen who killed 12 at French satirical newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:51

Police ID suspects in attack that killed 12 at French satirical newspaperMasked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the editor of the paper, before escaping. French President Francois Hollande called the slayings a terrorist attack.


Obama calls French shooting 'cowardly evil attacks'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:50
President Barack Obama called Wednesday's deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper in Paris "cowardly evil attacks" on journalists and a free press and vowed to help France pursue the terrorists who went on the run.

PM vows co-operation on Paris attack

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:48
The UK's political leaders and the Queen offer statements of support and solidarity following the Paris terror attack.
Categories: BBC World News

Animal victims of Australian fires

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:47
The animals killed and maimed in Australia's bushfires
Categories: BBC World News

Arrest made in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' arson in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:44
(Reuters) - Police on Wednesday arrested a woman suspected of setting small fires at the San Francisco home featured in the 1993 Robin Williams comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," in what may have been a dispute between a former patient and the physician who owns the property, officials said. Police spokesman Albie Esparza confirmed the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, had been a patient of the house's owner, prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Ousterhout. ...

Ohio woman in critical condition after fire kills five family members

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:37
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio woman who lost five members of her family in a house trailer fire, including her baby great-grandson, remained in critical condition on Wednesday as officials investigated the cause of the blaze. The five victims were staying with Georganna Jennings, 62, and her husband Don W. Asbell, 63, overnight in their rural trailer in order to avoid traveling in snowy weather, police said. An explosion and fire was reported at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday by neighbors in Sugar Grove, a town of fewer than 500 people about 40 miles southeast of Columbus. ...

United Airlines attendants claim fired over their security concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:32
By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A group of 13 flight attendants say they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly on a Hong Kong-bound plane last July that had a "threatening" message scrawled under its tail engine, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. In the complaint, filed Tuesday, they said the words "Bye Bye" and two faces, one smiling and the other "devilish," were found finger-drawn in oil grime under the auxiliary engine of the Boeing 747-400 plane at San Francisco International Airport. ...

Paraguay rebel leader 'killed'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:32
The leader of Paraguay's ACA rebel group, Albino Jara, is killed in a clash with special security forces in the north, the authorities say.
Categories: BBC World News