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Protests escalate against Greek pension reform

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:58

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State hospital workers have scuffled with police outside the finance ministry as protests across Greece escalate against sweeping pension reforms proposed by the government. The scuffles occurred Tuesday as farmers continued to sporadically block highways, mostly in northern Greece, and a growing number of professional associations called strikes. Prime Minister Alexis […]
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Protests escalate against Greek pension reform

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:58

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — State hospital workers have scuffled with police outside the finance ministry as protests across Greece escalate against sweeping pension reforms proposed by the government. The scuffles occurred Tuesday as farmers continued to sporadically block highways, mostly in northern Greece, and a growing number of professional associations called strikes. Prime Minister Alexis […]

In coastal New Jersey, a flood of criticism for Christie follows storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:54
The storm that walloped Washington and New York with about 2 feet (60 cm) of snow hit coastal Cape May County in New Jersey with tides higher than those measured during 2012's Superstorm Sandy, sending salt water into properties and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. Jim Hand voiced exasperation as he surveyed the damage at Fred's Tavern in Stone Harbor, a bar and liquor store about 35 miles (56 km) down the coast from Atlantic City. "We're doing the same thing today we did after Sandy," said Hand, 61.

China’s anti-graft body investigates statistics bureau chief

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-graft agency announced Tuesday that the head of the country’s National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for severe disciplinary violations, a phrase which usually refers to corruption. The announcement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection came hours after Wang Baoan had briefed reporters at a […]
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China’s anti-graft body investigates statistics bureau chief

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-graft agency announced Tuesday that the head of the country’s National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for severe disciplinary violations, a phrase which usually refers to corruption. The announcement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection came hours after Wang Baoan had briefed reporters at a […]
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China’s anti-graft body investigates statistics bureau chief

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-graft agency announced Tuesday that the head of the country’s National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for severe disciplinary violations, a phrase which usually refers to corruption. The announcement posted on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection came hours after Wang Baoan had briefed reporters at a […]

DuPont reports 4Q loss

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $253 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 27 cents […]
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DuPont reports 4Q loss

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $253 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 27 cents […]
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DuPont reports 4Q loss

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:48

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $253 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it had a loss of 29 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 27 cents […]

China's anti-graft body investigates statistics bureau chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:47
BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-graft agency says the head of the country's National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated for severe disciplinary violations, a phrase which usually refers to corruption.

Apple store worker wows mom of son with autism

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:43

“Don’t make me stand up or stand out... And (the employee) just sat on the floor with us.”

       

Witness testifies in U.S. about 2000 murder of diplomat in Niger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:43
(This version of the story corrects fifth paragraph of Monday's story to say witness Moumouni Karimou is from Niger, not Nigeria) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An African security guard on Monday told a U.S. judge that he saw an American diplomat shot to death in Niger 14 years ago, and identified the shooter as the suspect who has been indicted for the crime. Moumouni Karimou told a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, he had smoked with the shooter just minutes before he witnessed the fatal carjacking. Prosecutors called Karmou to testify about the murder of U.S. Department of Defense official William Bultemeier in 2000.

New analysis of math, reading scores 'very disconcerting'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:41

A new analysis reveals that in many places, a startlingly low number of students can read and do math proficiently.

       

Bodies wash up on Malaysian coast

BBC World News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:38
Police search for survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Malaysia, killing at least 13 people thought to be Indonesian migrants.
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Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:33

Brian Mitchell, near his dog Molly, shovels snow outside his home in Towson, Md., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East coast residents continued to dig themselves out after a massive weekend snowstorm. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation's capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines.


White Pass - 1/26/2016 3:15:43 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:30
White Pass US12
1/26/2016 3:15:43 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Starting Monday, Jan 25 WSDOT will be installing a new culvert across US 12 at the MP 154. The signal will be shut off and flaggers used. There may be times that the road will be closed for up to 30 minutes at a time. This work will 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next five days.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:30
Satus Pass US97
1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:30
Stevens Pass US2
1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Blewett Pass - 1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:30
Blewett Pass US97
1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/26/2016 3:22:48 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is open westbound. Eastbound is closed until 3:30 a.m. due to an abandoned vehicle blocking the roadway. and another planned for Tuesday Jan. 26 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line from the East Shed (new bridge) area and east toward Slide Curve. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at MP 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at MP 62 near Cabin Creek and MP 70 near Easton. Roadway bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies