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Snoqualmie Pass - 11/5/2014 2:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:15
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/5/2014 2:06:17 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. Construction is still in progress on Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Rain showers

Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challenges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:08

Governor-elect, Pa.'s Wolf faces challengesTom Wolf, the wealthy businessman and first-time candidate who was just elected to govern one of the nation's most populous states, will see his political instincts put to the test when he assumes Pennsylvania's highest office in January.


US city votes to tax sugary drinks

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:07
Berkeley, in California, votes to tax sugary soda drinks, but nearby San Francisco says 'no' to the idea.
Categories: BBC World News

152 'wrong uniform' pupils sent home

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:01
A school in West Yorkshire sends home 152 pupils for not wearing the correct uniform.
Categories: BBC World News

India to foreign CEOs: 'We're waiting for you'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00

Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, center, listens to Indian Finance minister Arun Jaitley speak on India's economic stance during the opening plenary of the India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth.


Korea ferry owner's relatives jailed

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:56
Three relatives of the late shipping tycoon blamed for South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster are given jail sentences for embezzlement.
Categories: BBC World News

Erdogan palace cost soars for Turks

BBC World News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:54
A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's President Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) - nearly twice the previous estimate.
Categories: BBC World News

Spotify overtakes iTunes for royalties in Europe

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:38

Streaming is overtaking digital music downloads in Europe.It looks as if 2014 is going to be the year in which streaming overtakes digital music downloads. 


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

9. Blame (feat. John Newman) - Calvin Harris

iTunes Top Ten - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:38
Motion
Calvin Harris

Release Date: November 4, 2014
Total Songs: 15
Genre: Dance
Price: $11.99
Copyright ? 2014 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

10. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo

iTunes Top Ten - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:38
Queen of the Clouds (Deluxe)
Tove Lo

Release Date: September 30, 2014
Total Songs: 19
Genre: Alternative
Price: $11.99
Copyright ? 2014 Universal Music AB
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

Gunmen kill 5 in attack in eastern Saudi Arabia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:34
Saudi authorities arrested 15 people on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in the east of the kingdom the previous night that left five people dead and was apparently aimed at the country's Shiite minority.

Discontented voters hand Senate to Republicans

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:34
Rising discontent with President Barack Obama produced a Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday that will join the House in confronting the White House on energy, the environment, health care and other issues for the next two years. The new GOP-led Congress is poised to force Obama repeatedly to choose when to veto, compromise or acquiesce.

Ukrainian president sends more troops to the east

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:34
Ukraine's president said Tuesday that additional troops are being deployed to the east, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters.

Ted Cruz isn't pledging loyalty to Mitch McConnell

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:32

Cruz says he's won't challenge McConnell for majority leader, but wants GOP to stop Obamacare.

       

Alibaba profit down, invests in mobile, marketing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:28
Alibaba's financial results in its first quarter as a publicly traded company highlight its strategy of plowing its profit back into investments, particularly in mobile commerce and marketing.

Voters give nod to legal marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:21

DC Cannabis Campaign sign is seen with other signs in WashingtonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream. The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use and usher in a network of retail pot shops similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado, which in 2012 voted to become the first U.S. states to allow marijuana use for fun. ...


Mexican cops nab mayor, wife in case of 43 missing

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:21
Hiding out in a gritty slum, a politically connected couple believed to have ordered an attack that killed six people and left 43 students missing in September tried to lie low as dozens of federal agents staked out their suspected hiding spots.

WHO's next Africa chief is elected

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:21
As Ebola continued to burn its way through three West African countries, the World Health Organization on Wednesday elected its next Africa director, Botswana doctor Matshidiso Moeti, a longtime veteran of the U.N. agency.

Alaska backs measure to legalize recreational marijuana, opponents say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:18
JUNEAU (Reuters) - Alaska voters on Tuesday narrowly sanctioned the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, hours after Oregon approved a similar measure, opponents said. The ballot measure, which would set up a network of regulated pot shops similar to those already operating in Colorado and Washington state, passed by a 52-48 percent margin, according to anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Preliminary returns showed the measure leading by about 52-48 percent, with nearly 97 percent of precincts reporting. (Reporting by Steve Quinn in Juneau; Writing by Eric M. ...

Asia stocks lower after Europe growth cut

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:16
Asian stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as oil's fall to a three-year low weighed on energy companies and weaker European growth forecasts dampened sentiment.