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Fed rejects Citi share buyback plan

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:48
The US Federal Reserve rejects plans by Citigroup to buy back shares and boost dividends for shareholders.
Categories: BBC World News

Morning links: Tough times for former UW standout Bobby Jones

WA Huskies - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:46
Former Washington star Bobby Jones writes a first-hand account about his arrest last year, which stemmed from an alleged domestic violence situation.
Categories: Sports Center

Chicago train operator admits dozing off before O'Hare crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:43

A Chicago Transit Authority worker directs commuters to a shuttle bus after a subway train derailed at O'Hare International Airport in ChicagoThe operator of a passenger train that jumped the tracks and ran part-way up an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport early on Monday admitted that she dozed off and did not wake up until the crash, a federal investigator said. The operator had been running Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains for about 60 days before the incident and was admonished in February for overrunning a station, Ted Turpin, an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said on Wednesday. In the February incident, the operator told investigators she "closed her eyes for a moment," the CTA said. The operator had started her shift at about 10 p.m. the previous night and was on the fourth of five round trips running the electric, elevated train, he said.


Navy: Sailor died at Va. base protecting colleague

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:38

FILE - In this May 3, 2004 file photo, security personnel wait to inspect vehicles entering Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. A sailor was fatally shot at the world's largest naval base late Monday, March 24, 2014, and security forces killed a male civilian suspect, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Mort Fryman)NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The sailor who was slain during a shootout aboard a guided-missile destroyer at a Virginia base saved another sailor's life by jumping between her and a civilian gunman who was trying to board the ship, Navy officials said Wednesday.


Oklahoma judge strikes execution law over privacy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:38

FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, shows Charles Warner. An Oklahoma judge ruled the state’s execution law unconstitutional Wednesday, March 26, 2014, because its privacy provision is so strict that it that prevents inmates from finding out the source of drugs used in executions, even through the courts. Inmates Clayton Lockett and Warner asked Oklahoma prison officials who was making the drugs that would kill them next month and whether the material was pure. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge voided the state's execution law Wednesday, agreeing with inmates that a "veil of secrecy" preventing them from seeking information about the drugs used in lethal injections violated their rights under the state constitution.


Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:35

FILE This March 18, 2014 file photo shows Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaking to the media during the Governor's Economic Summit at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of gay marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse, file) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.


Captain: Cruise ships may over-rely on electronics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:33

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo shows the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its starboard side after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Cruise operators, like airline pilots, may be relying too heavily on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability needed to operate a vessel in the case of a power failure, an expert sea pilot told a federal agency on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Cruise operators, like airline pilots, may be relying too heavily on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability needed to operate a vessel in the case of a power failure, an expert sea pilot told a federal agency on Wednesday.


Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:29
Liverpool move second in the Premier League table after holding their nerve to beat Sunderland at Anfield.
Categories: BBC World News

Charlotte, NC, mayor facing corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:28

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, then candidate for Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to students at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. Cannon, now mayor of Charlotte, was arrested Wednesday, March 26, 2014, on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins says that Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.


25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:25

FILE - In this April 11, 2012, file photo, poults raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's turkey farm, in Lebanon, Pa. Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December 2013 asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for use in animal production. The FDA did not name the one company that has not agreed to withdraw or revise its drugs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.


State Sen. LeAnna Washington's case moves to county court

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:23
State Sen. LeAnna Washington will see her day in county court.

North Carolina mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:19

Handout of Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon addressing mayors and staffersBy Emily Harris CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - The mayor of North Carolina's largest city was arrested on Wednesday on federal public corruption charges that include accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, a U.S. attorney's office said. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, 47, faces charges of theft and bribery, wire fraud and extortion, which could carry up to 50 years in prison, according to the prosecutor's office for the Western District of North Carolina.


White Pass - 3/26/2014 2:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:18
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 2:57:09 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/26/2014 2:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:18
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 2:50:27 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Stevens Pass - 3/26/2014 2:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:18
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 2:47:24 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 3/26/2014 2:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:18
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 2:45:37 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/26/2014 2:56:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 2:56:03 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Occasional light rain

Nick Franklin talks briefly about playing right field

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:16
Nick Franklin had no idea about the minor frenzy that occurred last night when he jogged out to right field and played there for a few innings.  Fans were excited. Others were angry. Debate raged whether he would be a good outfielder. Disagreements about how the Mariners have handled his situat
Categories: Sports Center

UN condemns Syria fighters' activity on Golan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing concern about ongoing military activity on the Golan Heights by the Syrian army and opposition fighters and condemning the decapitations of five apparent members of Syria's military.

NY settles with Bank of America and ex-CEO

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bank of America Corp. and former chief executive Kenneth Lewis reached a $25 million settlement to end an investigation into their actions in the 2008 merger with Merrill Lynch & Co., New York's attorney general announced Wednesday.