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Afghan officials walk away from Colorado training

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:17
DENVER (AP) — Two Afghan prison officials who walked away from a prison-reform training program in Colorado pose no threat, and their names are being withheld for fear their families back home will be retaliated against by those opposed to U.S. involvement there, officials said.

Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:10
You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

Republicans mull strategy if they control Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:08
Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern.

Mary Ewald makes a fine, female Hamlet at New City

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:04
A review of “Hamlet” at New City Theater, which admirably focuses on the words of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Chicken wings take flight as a culinary obsession

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:03
Chefs are booking their wings on round-trip flights to Manila, Memphis, Tennessee, Mexico City and Bangkok — sometimes at the same restaurant.

Branson denies ignoring safety concerns over Virgin spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:02

Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson salutes the bravery of test pilots, and vows to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket that killed one crew member and injured another during a news conference in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mojave airfield after being released from a carrier aircraft Friday. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson rejected on Monday media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test flight. One pilot died and the other was badly injured last Friday when SpaceShipTwo crashed in California's Mojave Desert. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading an investigation into the cause of the accident. ...


Virgin Galactic spaceship insured for $40-50 million, lead underwriter AIG: sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:02
By Carolyn Cohn and Richa Naidu LONDON (Reuters) - The Virgin Galactic spaceship which crashed on Friday was insured against losses totaling around $40-50 million and the lead underwriter was AIG , insurance sources said on Monday. AIG declined to comment. British insurance and brokerage services provider Jardine Lloyd Thompson confirmed that it was the broker on the deal. "We act on behalf of Virgin Galactic and are providing every assistance, as is appropriate in these tragic circumstances," JLT said in a statement. ...

Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO comes out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01

FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, a girl touches the screen showing a portrait of Steve Jobs on the recently erected memorial to late Apple Corp. co-founder in the courtyard of the Techno Park of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The six-foot tall interactive memorial has been taken down in response to last week's announcement that CEO of Apple, Tim Cook is openly gay. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, FILE )MOSCOW (AP) — A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.


Sears, Kmart add Thanksgiving shopping hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers.

Publicis to buy Sapient of US for $3.7 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
French advertising group Publicis said Monday it is to buy Boston-based marketing, communications and consulting firm Sapient for $3.7 billion.

Little Opposition Seen In Some Votes to Raise State Minimum Wages

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:00
As voters in red states like Alaska and Arkansas decide at the polls whether to raise their minimum wage, those against an increase concede that the measures are likely to pass.

Truck fires in Bristol, Pa. investigated as possible arson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:58

Truck fires in Bristol, Pa. investigated as possible arsonA fire that destroyed or badly damaged seven trucks in Bristol, Bucks County is being investigated as a possible arson.


White Pass - 11/3/2014 9:58:16 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
White Pass US12
11/3/2014 9:58:16 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining lightly

Satus Pass - 11/3/2014 9:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Satus Pass US97
11/3/2014 9:54:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/3/2014 9:57:34 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Stevens Pass US2
11/3/2014 9:57:34 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/3/2014 9:43:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Blewett Pass US97
11/3/2014 9:43:53 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/3/2014 9:46:37 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/3/2014 9:46:37 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

Weather:
Raining

UK downplays Merkel 'exit warning'

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:46
The UK will pursue its "national interest" by seeking immigration changes despite German warnings about its future in the EU, George Osborne says.
Categories: BBC World News

First tenants move into One World Trade Center, tallest U.S. building

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:39

Street level view of the One World Trade Center tower in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the first tenants moved their belongings into the newly built One World Trade Center with enthusiasm tinged by emotional remembrance. About 200 Condé Nast employees on Monday walked through the revolving doors of the building, America's tallest skyscraper - the first wave of 3,400 company staffers to occupy the 104-story gleaming tower in Lower Manhattan by February 2015. Chief among them was Condé Nast's chief executive, Charles Townsend, whose gray Mercedes rolled into the tower's south entrance, where he was greeted by developers and other officials. "This is a terrific day for Lower Manhattan, a wonderful day for New York City and an absolutely great day for Condé Nast," Townsend said.


What now after Nigeria's ceasefire fiasco?

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:38
What next after Nigeria's Boko Haram ceasefire fiasco?
Categories: BBC World News