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Film star Crowe meets archbishop

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:39
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has paid a visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss "faith and spirituality".
Categories: BBC World News

Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:36

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) — The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.


Russia Tightens Pressure on Ukraine With Rise in Natural Gas Price

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:35
Gazprom, the Russian energy company, increased the price by 44 percent even as American and Russian diplomats worked toward a settlement over Ukraine.
    

Schneider: "We are pleased with the way things are going''

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:31
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said during an appearance on ESPN 710 Seattle this morning that the NFL free agency period has gone pretty much the way the team scripted it a while ago.
Categories: Sports Center

US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:31
Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
Categories: BBC World News

Barra: does not know if predecessor GM CEO knew of ignition switch issue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:29
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told a congressional hearing on Tuesday that as far as she knew her predecessor as CEO, Dan Akerson, was not aware of the issue of defective ignition switches that has caused a crisis for the company. Barra, who took over at GM in January, was asked by a lawmaker whether Akerson was aware of the issue. The committee is looking into who is to blame for at least 13 deaths blamed on faulty ignition switches in GM cars in the last decade. Barra also told the House of Representatives committee hearing that she had not met with the engineering team responsible for the switch, but said they were being interviewed.

5 Things To Know: Huge crane awaits NY bridge job

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:19

In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Left Coast Lifter, one of the world's largest floating cranes, floats in a berth in Jersey City, N.J., on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The crane, using a boom longer than a football field, will help build a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Billed as one of the world's largest floating cranes, the Left Coast Lifter will be going to work this spring on a new span that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River north of New York City. Here are five things to know about it:


VIDEO: Mass arrests after Kenya blast

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:16
At least 627 people have been arrested in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, following explosions that killed six people, the police chief has said.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'limited'

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:15
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea is limited geographically, says the World Health Organization - contradicting an assessment by a medical charity.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 4/1/2014 11:56:01 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
White Pass US12
4/1/2014 11:56:01 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 4/1/2014 11:46:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
Satus Pass US97
4/1/2014 11:46:13 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with wet in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 4/1/2014 11:57:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
Stevens Pass US2
4/1/2014 11:57:14 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 4/1/2014 11:47:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
Blewett Pass US97
4/1/2014 11:47:21 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare with frost in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 4/1/2014 11:45:29 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/1/2014 11:45:29 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry. 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

Kansas man accused in guitar string decapitation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:14
LYNDON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of beheading another man with a guitar string three years ago and keeping his head has pleaded not guilty to premeditated first-degree murder.

New photos of CenturyLink broadband boxes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:10
Here are some photos of above-ground utility boxes like the ones CenturyLink hopes to put on parking strips around Seattle.

Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:09
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."

With Plane Still Missing, Legal Moves for Payouts Start

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:09
Although there is still no certainty that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has crashed, lawyers are pursuing families that might be granted multimillion-dollar settlements.
    

Norwich players to reimburse fans

BBC World News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:06
Norwich City's players will reimburse the admission price for their fans who travelled to their 3-0 loss at Swansea.
Categories: BBC World News

GM CEO says 'disturbed' by company references to high cost of replacing switches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:06
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told a congressional hearing on Tuesday that she was disturbed by past GM comments that the cost of replacing defective switches in some cars, that have now been recalled, was too high. Barra told a House of Representatives committee that the company had retained Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw victims compensation funds after the September 11 attacks, to help in its response to the crisis. U.S. lawmakers are seeking to establish who is to blame for at least 13 GM auto-related deaths over the past decade and challenged Barra over the automaker's slow response to defective ignition switches in its cars.