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Can new GOP Illinois governor deliver on the hype?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:13

 Can he deliver on the hype? (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama's home state in the mold of GOP darlings Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels. But as he takes office this month, many are wondering: Can he deliver on the hype?


Queen Elizabeth II to make state visit to Germany

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:10
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will make a state visit to Germany in June -- the fifth such engagement of her long reign.

Brad Pitt leads sing-along at film-awards gala

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:10
The first star-studded film-award ceremony of the new year was literally something to sing about.

VIDEO: Where is AirAsia plane's black box?

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:10
BBC News looks at the challenges divers face as they try to locate the black box from flight QZ8501.
Categories: BBC World News

Salvage team boards listing ship

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:09
Salvage experts board a car transporter, which is stranded and listing at 45 degrees in the Solent, after it was deliberately grounded.
Categories: BBC World News

Tech Companies Look to Break Down Walls Between Apps

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:08
As people spend more time using apps, their Internet has taken a step backward, becoming more isolated — more like the web before search engines.

An Afghan Cares for the Living by Carrying the Dead of Both Sides

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:07
Malik Abdul Hakim, who has lost two sons, is revered for collecting and returning the bodies of both Taliban and government casualties.

Oldham say Evans talks are ongoing

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:06
Oldham say talks are ongoing over the possible signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, as thousands sign a petition against the move.
Categories: BBC World News

Grand juror in Missouri police shooting case sues prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 01:02
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old sued the prosecutor in the case on Monday, criticizing the way evidence was presented to grand jurors and seeking court permission to speak publicly about the way the case was handled. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in St. Louis against St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch by the grand juror, whose name was withheld and was referred to as "Grand Juror Doe." The lawsuit relates to the Aug. ...

Zia calls for Bangladesh blockade

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:40
Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia calls for a transport blockade after four protesters are killed in clashes with police and government supporters.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:34
White Pass US12
1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with ice in places.

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:34
Satus Pass US97
1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:34
Stevens Pass US2
1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with ice in places. Areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:34
Blewett Pass US97
1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with slush and ice in places.

Weather:
Light rain

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/5/2015 7:30:43 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. Areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining, with areas of gusty winds

The rise of the 'urban' sports broadcaster

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:29
How one man changed US sports broadcasting
Categories: BBC World News

Infant found dead in California dumpster after parents shot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:24
(Reuters) - A 3-week-old girl was found dead in a dumpster 120 miles from the Southern California home where she was abducted after her parents and uncle were shot over the weekend, police said. Authorities found the body of Eliza Delacruz on Sunday behind a strip mall in the city of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, about 120 miles south of the Long Beach house where she was last seen, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement. ...

Federally funded car charging stations little used

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:21
Nissan Leaf owner Will Price of Eugene doesn't need the network of government-provided electric vehicle charging stations that were installed for motorists like him.

Saudis Report Deadly Border Clash With Infiltrators From Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:08
Four assailants fired automatic weapons and detonated suicide belts in a confrontation that left them and three Saudi border guards dead.