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Blast Kills 6 at Afghan Interior Ministry Compound

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:43
A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform killed six police officers Wednesday inside the heavily fortified Interior Ministry compound in the heart of Kabul, authorities said, the latest in a wave of violence as the Taliban threatens to disrupt this weekend's presidential election.
    

Iowa gay marriage ruling a turning point for justices

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:39
The justices expected a backlash after their unanimous ruling -- and they got it.

Nato boost for nervous Baltic states

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:39
Nato reassures nervous Baltic allies
Categories: BBC World News

'Godfather' of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:37

DJ Frankie Knuckles attends the 2003 Emery Awards at the Capitale in New York City on December 4, 2003Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who also mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early Tuesday. The death of a man dubbed the "godfather" of Chicago house music was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported. Dunson said Knuckles died unexpectedly at home. The cause of death for Knuckles, who over the weekend deejayed at the Ministry of Sounds' club in London, was not immediately known.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Under fire: GM's Barra deflects hard questions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:33

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths and dozen of crashes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra didn't squirm on the hot seat Tuesday. On the job less than three months, she calmly answered or deflected tough questions from a congressional committee about faulty parts responsible for at least 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million cars.


SKorea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:31
South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions.

Chrysler recalling 870,000 SUVs for brake defect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:26

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is introduced at the North American International Auto Show in DetroitDETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because corrosion may make the vehicles' brakes harder to use.


Scott Brown running for Senate in N.H.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:26
GOP's Scott Brown tells N.H. radio show that he will indeed challenge Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Pietersen 'buzzing' after break

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:25
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is getting a "big buzz" from cricket after his longest break in 10 years.
Categories: BBC World News

New 7.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:21
The magnitude 7.8 temblor struck Wednesday night, one day after an 8.2 quake.

White Pass - 4/2/2014 3:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:19
White Pass US12
4/2/2014 3:46:35 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 4/2/2014 3:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:19
Satus Pass US97
4/2/2014 3:48:20 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No current information available

Restrictions Southbound:
No current information available

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 4/2/2014 3:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:19
Stevens Pass US2
4/2/2014 3:52:19 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No current information available

Restrictions Westbound:
No current information available

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 4/2/2014 3:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:19
Blewett Pass US97
4/2/2014 3:46:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No current information available

Restrictions Southbound:
No current information available

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 4/2/2014 3:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:19
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/2/2014 3:50:46 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday, during daylight hours, prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions, from milepost 56, Gold Creek, to milepost 61, Price Creek. Monday through Friday night's traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Cyprus banks stabilising, says IMF

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:14
Cyprus is seeing signs of stabilisation in its banking sector following a 10bn-euro bailout, the IMF says, but rising unemployment and bad loans are a challenge.
Categories: BBC World News

New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:13

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths and dozen of crashes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — "That is not how GM does business."


Melting snow may trigger flooding around Washington State mudslide site

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:04
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Efforts to recover bodies from a Washington State mudslide that killed at least 28 people could be hampered in the weeks ahead if melted snow runs into a clogged river at the disaster site, officials said. Workers on the mud pile in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, northeast of Seattle, over the past two days have taken advantage of ...

Sahara desert dust brings smog to Britain

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:02
European emissions and Sahara dust created a "perfect storm" of pollution that blanketed the country.

Colbert blows up show's official Twitter account

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:01
Stephen Colbert is done with the "Colbert Report" Twitter account.