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Nurse, Maine settle Ebola quarantine suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:16

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Dave Sherwood and Colleen Jenkins BRUNSWICK Maine/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Maine has reached a settlement with a nurse who was briefly quarantined in her home after treating victims of Ebola in West Africa, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health closely and report any symptoms. The settlement, filed in nurse Kaci Hickox's home town of Fort Kent, in Maine's far north, keeps in effect through Nov. 10 the terms of an order issued by a Maine judge on Friday. ...


Thumbs up: Diverse emoji are on their way

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:14

The Unicode Consortium published a new proposal that addresses the current homogeneity of the emoji suite.

       

VIDEO: David Shukman: Who discovered Ebola?

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:12
When a blue thermos flask sent from Zaire arrived at a lab in Antwerp in September 1976, no one knew that the blood samples inside would contain the worlds first glimpse of Ebola.
Categories: BBC World News

Costly and competitive Senate campaign nears end

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:10

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, thanks supporters following a rally in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)WASHINGTON (AP) — On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit their congressional losses in elections midway through an unpopular President Barack Obama's second term.


Obama still doing a little campaigning on Election Day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:10

Obama makes a few last minute campaign calls.

       

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: Breaking down Bruce Irvin’s pick-six, Marshawn Lynch’s big day

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:10
The Seahawks’ defensive call helped set up Bruce Irvin’s interception return, and Marshawn Lynch made up for the offensive line’s obvious struggles.

Lone survivor of capsized boat feels lucky, guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:08
An angler who was the lone survivor of a boat accident that killed four of his friends said Monday he lived by swimming for 25 minutes in cold water to a rocky shore along the coast of Northern California.

Oh, no, they didn't: 17 odd campaign moments from Iowa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:05

Quirky moments from the 2014 campaign trail delighted, dismayed.

       

Old tree moving to new University of Michigan spot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:02

A 250-year-old bur oak tree stands near the front entrance to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The 65-foot-tall tree was moved 500 feet to make way for a $135 million donor-funded expansion of the Ross School. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A tree that predates the University of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor — and the American Revolution, for that matter — was settling into its new home on Monday.


Lena Dunham disputes abuse allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:01
Lena Dunham was in a "rage spiral" as she disputed a writer's contention that she sexually abused her little sister.

Chelan PUD’s plan for the future invites more customer conversations

Chelan County PUD - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:00
Commission meeting news. Other topics: strategic planning, 2015 budget, 2014 financial update.
Categories: Chelan County

White Pass - 11/3/2014 3:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:58
White Pass US12
11/3/2014 3:47:43 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining lightly with areas of fog

Satus Pass - 11/3/2014 3:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:58
Satus Pass US97
11/3/2014 3:52:33 PM

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 - 11/3/2014 3:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:58
Stevens Pass US2
11/3/2014 3:42:29 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/3/2014 3:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:58
Blewett Pass US97
11/3/2014 3:44:45 PM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/3/2014 3:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/3/2014 3:41:20 PM

Temperature: 48 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. I-90 Snoqualmie Pass milepost 56 to 61: Drivers should prepare for potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions Monday through Friday nights, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7. Additionally, daytime lane closures will be encountered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3 through Nov. 7, during daytime hours.

Weather:
Raining

Brittany Maynard galvanizes right-to-die efforts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:52

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to die under Oregon's law that allows the terminally ill to end their own lives. Sean Crowley, spokesman from the group Compassion & Choices, said late Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, that Maynard was surrounded by family Saturday when she took lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life.


Dutch killer van der Sloot stabbed in prison, lawyer says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:48

File picture of Joran Van der Sloot of the Netherlands being checked by medical police in AricaLIMA (Reuters) - The lawyer of convicted killer Joran van der Sloot said on Monday that the Dutch citizen had been stabbed repeatedly in a Peruvian prison in recent days, but penitentiary authorities said he likely hurt himself. Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway, was stabbed three times in his left shoulder on Oct. 27 and then again in his kidney on Sunday, his lawyer Maximo Altez said. But an official with Peru's penitentiary system, INPE, said Van der Sloot appears to have cut himself. ...


Campaigning with a bang

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:45
US politicians are using firearms to give adverts pop
Categories: BBC World News

Shooting at YMCA in Coatesville, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:43

 2 killed in murder-suicide at Chester County YMCAPolice are investigating a shooting at a YMCA in Chester County.