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Texan gets maximum sentence in dog fighting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:52
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Texas man has received a maximum sentence of five years in prison after admitting he participated in high-stakes dog fights in Alabama and Mississippi.

Weird skull from Madagascar reveals ancient mammal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:48

This undated image provided by the journal Nature shows an artist's reconstruction of an ancient mammal Vintana sertichi. The skull of the previously unknown mammal was found in Madagascar. (AP Photo/Nature, Luci Betti-Nash)NEW YORK (AP) — During the dinosaur age most mammals were puny, generally weighing less than a pound. Now a bizarre fossil skull from Madagascar has revealed a comparative giant, one that clocked in at maybe 20 pounds.


Amazon tries out taxi deliveries in California cities, WSJ reports

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:47

Worker prepares an item for delivery at Amazon's distribution center in PhoenixSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is testing deliveries via taxis in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to the Wall Street Journal, as the Internet retailer explores alternative modes of delivery to speed up shipments while restraining cost. Amazon is using the taxi-hailing mobile app, Flywheel, to ship parcels via licensed cabs, studying the feasibility of using taxi fleets more broadly as a delivery avenue, the Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying. ...


Platini backs 2022 winter World Cup

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:44
Uefa president Michel Platini tells BBC Sport that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar must be played in winter.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. justices leaning toward letting fisherman off the hook

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:44
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed a desire on Wednesday to reel in the federal government for prosecuting a Florida fisherman under a white-collar crime law for disposing of undersized red grouper fish while he was under investigation. During a one-hour oral argument in the case, a majority of the court seemed inclined to rule in favor of fisherman John Yates. But it remained unclear how the justices would write such a ruling, with some not appearing to buy his arguments hook, line and sinker. ...

China factory whirs overtime to make Ebola suits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:42
Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) away in West Africa.

Jordan Recalls Ambassador to Israel as Tensions Rise in Jerusalem

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:38
Amid a dispute over a holy site in Jerusalem, Jordan recalled its envoy, while a Palestinian man drove into pedestrians, killing one, in the second such attack in recent weeks.






Villa and Tottenham face FA charge

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:36
Aston Villa and Tottenham are charged by the FA for failing to control their players in Sunday's Premier League match.
Categories: BBC World News

Children dead in new Ukraine violence

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:24
Two teenagers were killed and four hurt while playing football at a school in eastern Ukraine, amid fears that a fragile ceasefire is falling apart.
Categories: BBC World News

Defense for U.S. warship bombing suspect focuses on Obama torture statement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:24

A gaping hole estimated at 40 feet wide and 40 feet high is visible in the left side of the hull of ..By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgment that the CIA tortured suspects after the 9/11 attacks arose in a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday of the prime suspect in the 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. Attorneys for the Saudi suspect, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, argued at the hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he should not face the death penalty unless he had access to all the evidence against him, even the part that remains classified, given the president's recent statement. ...


White Pass - 11/5/2014 9:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18
White Pass US12
11/5/2014 9:03:13 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, areas of fog

Satus Pass - 11/5/2014 9:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18
Satus Pass US97
11/5/2014 9:05:23 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 - 11/5/2014 9:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18
Stevens Pass US2
11/5/2014 9:14:47 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 11/5/2014 9:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18
Blewett Pass US97
11/5/2014 9:13:08 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/5/2014 9:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/5/2014 9:18:55 AM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Toy makers' new darlings: tiny critics on YouTube

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:18

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo Evan and Jillian, no last name given, of EvanTubeHD, try NBA Heros, by Jazwares, at the TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Evan has over 800 million views on EvanTubeHD, where he reviews toys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing.


Embattled charter school owes district $2.6 million

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:10

Embattled charter school owes district $2.6 millionLeaders in the Philadelphia school district met Wednesday to discuss the next steps it will take against a struggling charter school that suddenly had to scale back, leaving hundreds of students looking for a new school.


Portugal escorts Russian ship away

BBC World News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:09
A Portuguese navy ship escorts a Russian oceanic research vessel away from Portugal's coastal economic zone amid new East-West tensions.
Categories: BBC World News

Mom guilty of manslaughter in autistic son's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:08

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2011 file photo, Gigi Jordan, the multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son, appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. Jordan was convicted by a jury of manslaughter Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 and faces up to 25 years in prison when sentenced. (AP Photo/File, Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — A health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled son was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in what her defense portrayed as a mercy killing by a mother trying to escape a labyrinth of fear and despair.