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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:35

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement's contours.


McDonald's chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:29

An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio Wednesday, March 4, 2015. McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.


PHOTOS: Suspects in prescription drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:28

 Suspects in prescription drug bustA total of 12 people were arrested in a prescription drug bust, the Pennsylvania Attorney General said.


Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:27
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
Categories: BBC World News

Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:25

A Ukrainian coal miner waits for a bus after exiting the underground of the Zasyadko mine, where he helped search for bodies of colleagues and clear up debris following an explosion, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing.


Search under way in Greene County after emu escapes home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:22
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Greene County sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for an emu that's escaped from its home after it was spooked by noise.

Planned closure of small Virginia college stirs alumnae

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:20

Anna ten Bensel, (cq) with glasses, comforts fellow sophomore Lauren Jacobson Tuesday, March 3, 2015, after hearing the news that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the school year. The president announced the closing in Babcock Auditorium. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Tears gave way to determination Wednesday as fiercely loyal Sweet Briar College students and alumnae vowed to keep their small private women's college open.


Three killed in crash of small plane in Norfolk, Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:13
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed when a small plane crashed on Wednesday along the coast of Virginia, officials said. The propeller-driven plane, a Mooney M20, lost contact with Norfolk International Airport about two miles out from its approach over the Chesapeake Bay at about 4:30 a.m. EST, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Nate Littlejohn said. Rescuers searched the Norfolk area, about 200 miles south of Washington, and found the crash site some 300 yards from the airport in the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Littlejohn said. Three bodies were recovered at the crash site in the Enchanted Forest section of the 155-acre property, Virginia State Police said in a statement.

Alabama judges stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:13

File photo of a protester waving a bible walking past in the background as two women named Donna and Tina get married in a park outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in BirminghamLocal judges across Alabama on Wednesday stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with a ruling a day earlier by the Alabama Supreme Court that was in apparent defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court. No probate judge in any of Alabama's 67 counties said they were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with some providing no comment when asked, the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign said. Before Tuesday's ruling, most probate judges were issuing the licenses.


Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:12
The latest version is often a mash-up with sports like skiing and snowshoeing.






White Pass - 3/4/2015 11:24:18 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:10
White Pass US12
3/4/2015 11:24:18 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/4/2015 11:26:34 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:10
Satus Pass US97
3/4/2015 11:26:34 AM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:10
Stevens Pass US2
3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:10
Blewett Pass US97
3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/4/2015 11:36:53 AM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Talks ordered in Montana mine dispute involving ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:09
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Settlement talks have been ordered to resolve a legal dispute in which former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and others are seeking $10 million in compensation over mining claims that were condemned to make way for a major silver and copper mine.

Iraqis Plan to Take Lead in Driving ISIS From Mosul

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:08
Amid concerns about Iranian involvement in the offensive against the Islamic State, the Iraqi defense minister said the Mosul mission would be “planned, timed and executed by Iraqis.”






Gomis stable after fainting at Spurs

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 05:01
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is in a stable condition after fainting during their Premier League game at Tottenham.
Categories: BBC World News

Gay Marriages Halt in Alabama After State Court Ruling

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 04:58
All the county probate judges in the state who had been giving same-sex couples marriage licenses said they were no longer doing so.

Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 04:43

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, where he answered questions including on Iran, and about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of email. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined his pledge of historic transparency.