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Only female mayor in history of Salt Lake City dies at 70

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:25

In a Jan. 11, 1999 photo, Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini announces she will not run for reelection during a press conference in Salt Lake City. Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her home in Park City from the effects of lung cancer, according to a Women's Ski Jumping USA news release. She was 70. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.


Former Atlanta superintendent charged in school cheating case dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:24
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was deemed too ill from breast cancer to stand trial with a dozen former educators accused in a standardized test cheating scandal, has died, her attorney said on Monday. "To her dying breath she denied any role in directing, ordering, or participating in any cheating at Atlanta Public Schools," he said in a statement. The Atlanta case is being watched nationally amid a string of cheating incidents across the United States in recent years. Hall was named national superintendent of the year by the American Association of School Administrators in 2009 - the same year prosecutors contend widespread cheating took place.

State to Seek Death Penalty in Killing of Students in North Carolina

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:21
A county district attorney notified a judge that he will seek capital punishment for Craig Stephen Hicks, who confessed to shooting Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, her husband and her sister in Chapel Hill.

Exclusive: Obama defends lack of 'Plan B' for Obamacare court case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:16

U.S. President Obama takes part in an interview with Reuters at the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he thinks there is no "plausible legal basis" for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a key plank of Obamacare, defending his administration's lack of a contingency plan. Obama touched on two main domestic policy issues during an interview with Reuters. On the Affordable Care Act, his signature policy achievement commonly referred to as Obamacare, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the case known as King v. Burwell.


FBI hands over missing fossils to Brazilian authorities in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:13

FBI hands over missing fossils to Brazilian authorities in DelawareHow did three rare fish fossils from Brazil end up for sale online? That's what federal agents are trying to figure out after discovering someone trying to sell the $110 million-year-old relics.


Oregon family hopes to free daughter jailed in Japan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:13
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family is trying to win the release of a young woman jailed in Japan because she shipped in a medication containing amphetamine.

Singapore 'world's priciest city'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:07
For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:06
(Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was not immediately clear if the man had retained a lawyer."With the ever-growing popularity of dating applications and certain on-line dating sites, these crimes are being reported more and more across the country," New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said in an emailed statement.

Massachusetts teen charged in classmate's suicide death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:06

Massachusetts teen charged in classmate's suicide deathA Massachusetts teenager is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge nearly eight months after her fellow high school classmate committed suicide.


Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:03
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: BBC retraces Selma rights march

BBC World News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:57
America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:54
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday.

Plea deal for second suspect in Spokane beating death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:53
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The second teen accused of beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery in Spokane accepted a deal Monday and pleaded guilty to murder.

White Pass - 3/2/2015 12:16:49 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:49
White Pass US12
3/2/2015 12:16:49 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Light snow

Satus Pass - 3/2/2015 12:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:49
Satus Pass US97
3/2/2015 12:10:07 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Stevens Pass - 3/2/2015 12:07:04 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:49
Stevens Pass US2
3/2/2015 12:07:04 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Broken skies

Blewett Pass - 3/2/2015 12:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:49
Blewett Pass US97
3/2/2015 12:05:17 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/2/2015 12:15:43 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/2/2015 12:15:43 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Broken skies

Man hurt in 2nd recent gas explosion at New Jersey shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:46

Man hurt in 2nd recent gas explosion at New Jersey shoreFor the second time in less than a week there has been a gas explosion near the Jersey Shore.