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UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:10

Robin Youngblood poses for a photo Thursday, March 27, 2014, with Whitehorse Mountain behind her in Darrington, Wash. Youngblood survived the massive mudslide that hit the nearby community of Oso, Wash. last Saturday, and was rescued by a helicopter as she floated on a piece of a roof. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.


Parking garage being built in California collapses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A portion of a parking garage under construction in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday but no one was trapped or hurt, authorities said.

Pennsylvania reporter won't have to testify in 'Craigslist killer' case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:57
By David DeKok SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania journalist will not have to testify about his jailhouse interview with so-called Craigslist murder suspect Miranda Barbour, in which she reportedly claimed to be a serial killer. The subpoena seeking the newspaper reporter's testimony was withdrawn on Friday by Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Rosini, who said he was able to get the information from another witness. Barbour, 19, was not present at Friday's hearing in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas in central Pennsylvania but was expected to appear on April 2 for an evidentiary hearing in the murder case. She and her husband Elytte Barbour, 21, are charged in the November stabbing and strangulation of a Pennsylvania man they allegedly met via the website Craigslist, police said.

Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:53
Google recently removed Agloe, N.Y., in the western Catskills, from its map, but how it endured on area charts for so long remains a cartographic mystery.
    

Russian Jews fear anti-Semitism

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:53
Russian Jews see anti-Semitism amid patriotic mood
Categories: BBC World News

Common Sense: A Vision for Comcast in a Post-Merger World

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:36
If its acquisition of Time Warner Cable is approved, Comcast will become much more than a regional cable company, says its chief executive, Brian Roberts.
    





Warrant: Suspects say girl went on hunger strikes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:35
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in California say two women accused of chaining up their 8-year-old daughter to prevent her from getting food have claimed the girl weighed only 40 pounds because she went on hunger strikes.

White Pass - 3/28/2014 10:13:48 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:33
White Pass US12
3/28/2014 10:13:48 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 3/28/2014 10:07:31 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:33
Satus Pass US97
3/28/2014 10:07:31 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 3/28/2014 10:09:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:33
Stevens Pass US2
3/28/2014 10:09:53 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow, slush, and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 3/28/2014 10:12:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:33
Blewett Pass US97
3/28/2014 10:12:17 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush, and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/28/2014 10:28:31 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/28/2014 10:28:31 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Police confirm body is missing Nida

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:31
The body of a woman found on marshes near Newport is that of Nida Naseer who went missing from her home three months ago, say police.
Categories: BBC World News

Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:29
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology.

Navy gunman originally faced murder charge in NC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:29
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Court records show the civilian the Navy says killed a sailor aboard a ship in Virginia once faced a murder charge in North Carolina but ended up pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was out of prison less than two years later.

VIDEO: Saudi's 'first kiss'

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:28
The story behind the parody video
Categories: BBC World News

Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Obama may allow air defense help for Syria rebels

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:27
The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday.

No update yet on the number killed in the mudslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:24
At a news briefing this morning, Fire Chief Travis Hots, Snohomish County Fire District 21/22,  said the death toll remains at 17 people but is still expected to climb.