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Snoqualmie Pass - 2/11/2015 11:12:42 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:37
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/11/2015 11:12:42 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Eastbound travelers may experience some delay and added travel time due to a lane closure near milepost 63 at the Stampede Road overpass. Estimated end time for the lane closure is 4 p.m. if repair efforts go smoothly.

Overcast skies

Businessman who testified against ex-Mayor Nagin gets 1 year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A businessman who specialized in disaster recovery and bribed former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin with more than $150,000 in cash and gifts to steer work his way after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison.

Withdrawing Troops, Obama Calls for Vigilance on Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:27
President Obama said that most American military personnel working to fight Ebola in West Africa would soon come home, but that the disease had the potential to flare again.

Oregon’s second in command abruptly returns from capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:26
As an ethics controversy has prompted calls for Oregon’s governor to resign, the woman who would replace him abruptly left a conference in Washington, D.C., to return home Wednesday.

New Ebola cases rise for second week

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:20
The number of new cases of Ebola has risen in West Africa for the second week in a row, the World Health Organization says.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Huge crowd gathers at Athens rally

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:20
Greece's anti-austerity government is presenting its first concrete proposals for an alternative debt plan at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels.
Categories: BBC World News

Text of Obama's proposal to authorize military force vs IS

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:16
Full text of Obama's proposed resolution to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State:

Other high-profile grand jury cases involving the NYPD

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:14

In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, a man who identified himself as a detective with the district attorney's office inspects a stairwell at the Louis Pink Houses public housing complex in Brooklyn borough of New York. Officer Peter Liang who fired into the darkened stairwell, accidentally killing Akai Gurley who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in his death, a lawyer said Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Liang will appear in court Wednesday according to an attorney representing Gurley's family, but the charges against Liang weren't immediately clear. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)A grand jury's decision to indict a police officer in the death of a man in a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex is only the latest in a string of high-profile grand jury cases involving New York Police Department officers.

Suspect in Kansas Jewish sites killings gets new lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:12
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas has been assigned a new attorney in his capital murder case.

Bobbi Kristina Brown bathtub incident under criminal investigation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:09

Bobbi Kristina Brown bathtub incident under criminal investigationPolice have confirmed that last week's incident involving Bobbi Kristina Brown is under criminal investigation.

Federal investigators: DC subway ventilation inadequate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say Washington's Metro transit authority did a poor job using ventilation fans to push smoke out of a subway tunnel during a fatal accident last month.

Two wheels make a comeback in Taiwan

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:04
Why bicycles are making a comeback in Taiwan
Categories: BBC World News

New Jersey judge: Gay conversion therapy claims are fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:03
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims of gay conversion therapy that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud.

Vandals spray graffiti at park protecting ancient Indian art

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals in New Mexico sprayed graffiti and caused other damage at one of North America's largest petroglyph sites that protects ancient American Indian rock art.

Phys Ed: Better Fitness Through Your Phone

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 04:01
While some fitness monitors are accurate when measuring step counts, others are way off. And few are more accurate than the convenient and inexpensive apps you can find on your cellphone, a new study found.

Chris Kyle Warned Friend About Killer, ‘American Sniper’ Jury Hears

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 03:59
As the former Navy SEAL member headed to the shooting range where he and a friend were killed, he voiced concern about the defendant, Eddie Ray Routh.


New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 03:59
Francesco Schettino, who was captain of the cruise liner Costa Concordia when it capsized in 2012, killing 32 people, was sentenced to just over 16 years in prison.

GAO: Veterans' health care costs a 'high risk' for taxpayers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 03:57

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans' health care is a "high risk" budget issue that threatens to cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars unless longstanding problems are addressed, government auditors warned Wednesday.