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North Korea defector to world: Look beyond beatings, camps

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:16
A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.

Doctor dead after plane hits guy-wire of West Texas TV tower

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:16
A Lubbock doctor was killed after the small plane he was piloting crashed into a guy-wire attached to a TV tower as he approached an airport in West Texas, authorities said Thursday.

Aide of congressman with 'Downton' office resigns over racist comments

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:16
A top aide to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Thursday following published reports that he posted racially charged comments on social media.

Earl Thomas having labrum surgery, will be recovered by season

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:16
In what is no surprise, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder but should be recovered in time for the 2015 season.

Outerwall ending Redbox in Canada

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:14
Bellevue-based Outerwall, best known for its Redbox DVD-rental kiosks and Coinstar coin-counting machines, said today that it’s shutting down its Redbox operations in Canada.

Minnesota man bound for Turkey accused of lying to federal agents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:14
A Minnesota man pulled off an airplane bound for Turkey last year has been charged with repeatedly lying to federal agents investigating the recruitment of young U.S. residents to join Islamist militant groups, prosecutors said on Thursday. Hamza Ahmed, 19, and three other young Minnesota men took a bus to New York from Minneapolis where authorities stopped them from leaving on international flights on Nov. 9, FBI Special Agent Daniel Higgins said in court papers. The charge of making false statements against Ahmed, a Minneapolis resident, was unsealed on Thursday.

Twitter’s Revenue Grows Despite User Stagnation

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:13
The company said it had 288 million regular users in the last quarter, fewer than analysts’ expectations of about 291 million.






East Timor prime minister resigns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:11

Xanana Gusmao, 68, is a former guerrilla leader who spearheaded East Timor's drive for independence when Indonesian rule ended in 2002.

       

Attorney general: Use debate on force to aid relations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:09

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a building community trust roundtable discussion with law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Sitting alongside Holder from left are Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Holder talked about law enforcement and community relations in Oakland, a city that experienced violent demonstrators against police abuse last year. Oakland is the sixth and last city the attorney general has conducted these police-community relations since unarmed black men were killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri and New York. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that law enforcement and other leaders should use the national debate over the use of force to improve relations with the communities they serve.


Coast to coast across the US

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:05
One man's trip across the United States with his camera
Categories: BBC World News

Last-minute choices haunt commuters after SUV-train crash

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:05

Many commuters took to social media to recount a missed connection the day of the crash.

       

Quiz of the week's news

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:04
How did a runner-up get revenge on a beauty queen?
Categories: BBC World News

911 call in 'Suge' Knight murder case is released

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:03

Marion "Suge" Knight appears in a court during his arraignment, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Compton, Calif. Knight, 49, pleaded not guilty on to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week. (AP Photo/Paul Buck, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 recording was released Thursday in which a shaken witness reported seeing two men run over in Compton after a fight — an incident that led to murder and other charges against former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.


In Statement, Harper Lee Backs New Novel

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:02
The author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has issued a statement expressing her happiness with the publication of her second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” amid growing speculation that she may have been pressured into signing over publication rights for the book.

RadioShack files for bankruptcy, plans deal with Sprint

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:58

FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo shows a RadioShack store in Dallas. The electronics retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A diminished RadioShack will live on, but its future may lie with Sprint.


California woman battles Navajo Nation over husband's body

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:43
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was ordered to return her husband's body to the country's largest American Indian reservation for burial said she's not ready to stop fighting to have his remains laid to rest at a California veterans cemetery.

Congress due for historic Pope visit

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:38
Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.
Categories: BBC World News

Chris Christie Facing New Criminal Investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:38
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into NJ Gov. Chris Christie and members of his administration, a man at the center of the investigation said.

Investigators Ask Why So Many Died on Train in Metro-North Crash

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:37
A briefing highlighted the many unanswered questions about the unusual role of the third rail in the accident, which killed five people aboard the train in Valhalla, N.Y.






White Pass - 2/5/2015 3:14:20 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 08:35
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 3:14:20 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining