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VIDEO: CCTV 'shows derailed Chicago train'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:29
Footage posted on YouTube appears to show CCTV video of the moment a metro train has derailed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the US.
Categories: BBC World News

Young salmon trucked downstream because of drought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:26
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The severe drought in California is prompting state and federal wildlife officials to mount an unusual rescue operation involving millions of 6-month-old salmon that are at risk of dying in depleted rivers and streams.

New thrill ride to debut at Busch Gardens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:20

This artist’s rendering supplied by Busch Gardens shows Falcon’s Fury, a new thrill ride opening May 1 at the theme park in Tampa, Fla. The ride will seat riders upright, take them to the top of a 335-foot tower, then pivot seats 90 degrees so riders face straight down as they plunge 60 mph in a six-second free fall. (AP Photo/Busch Gardens Tampa)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thrill ride developers at Busch Gardens acknowledge that the park's newest attraction might not be everyone's idea of a good time.


House Oversight Leader Accuses I.R.S. Commissioner of Stonewalling Inquiry

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:19
Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, complained that the I.R.S. has not turned over all the emails the committee has demanded.
    

White Pass - 3/26/2014 11:53:54 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 11:53:54 AM

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 11:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 11:41:30 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Stevens Pass - 3/26/2014 11:44:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 11:44:57 AM

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 11:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 11:55:11 AM

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 11:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 11:48:41 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Occasional light rain

Native Hawaiians protest name of STD 'Hula' app

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:14
HONOLULU (AP) — A new dating app designed to provide proof someone is free from sexually transmitted diseases is drawing criticism from Native Hawaiians.

Extra Bases: Summerville's pitching repertoire, DI talent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:10
Welcome to Extra Bases, which we will put on this space each Wednesday during the baseball season. If you know of any outstanding individuals, teams or performances that deserve to be written about, please feel free to let me know by email (jliebeskind@seattletimes.com) or on Twitter (@jlieb24).

Egypt to try more than 900 Islamists

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:10
Egypt orders the prosecution of 919 suspected Islamists in two mass trials, days after hundreds more were sentenced to death in a separate case.
Categories: BBC World News

Morning links: Tough times for former UW standout Bobby Jones

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:03
Former Washington star Bobby Jones writes a first-hand account about his arrest last year, which stemmed from an alleged domestic violence situation.

Cruise industry booming despite rough seas

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
Passengers keep coming back, and efforts to tax and regulate making little headway.

Was Jared Allen a need for the Seahawks?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
The Jared Allen sweepstakes ended Wednesday with the Seahawks being left out in the cold. He chose to dance with the Chicago Bears for four years and $32 million, and now the Seahawks must…do what exactly?

Wednesday morning links, notes and line-ups -- Corey Hart playing in a minor league game today

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
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Categories: Sports Center

Was Jared Allen a need for the Seahawks?

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:01
The Jared Allen sweepstakes ended Wednesday with the Seahawks being left out in the cold. He chose to dance with the Chicago Bears for four years and $32 million, and now the Seahawks must…do what exactly?
Categories: Sports Center

Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:59

This combination of images provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows a new solar system object dubbed 2012 VP113, indicated by the yellow arrow, that was observed on November 2012 through a telescope in Chile. New research published in the journal Nature reveals it’s the second object to be discovered in the far reaches of the solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. (AP Photo/Carnegie Institution for Science, Scott S. Sheppard)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.