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Richard Price Finds His Pseudonym for ‘The Whites’ Annoying

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:39
Mr. Price is admired for a certain kind of book; when he tried to do something faster and more lucrative under another name, he couldn’t.






US farmers expected to see 32 percent drop in income in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:34
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Net income for farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year as corn and soybean prices remain low and expenses creep higher, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report Tuesday.

Strauss-Kahn: Why is DSK on trial?

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:32
The background to ex-IMF chief's pimping trial
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: From above: Boston roofs buckle in snow

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:31
As residents and emergency teams in Boston struggle to deal with 2ft (60cm) of fresh snow, the roofs of some buildings have collapsed under its weight.
Categories: BBC World News

Domino's Pizza driver kidnapped, sexually assaulted in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:29
(Reuters) - A female delivery driver for Domino's Pizza was kidnapped at gunpoint in Northern California and sexually assaulted by a teenager, apparently after he ordered the pizza, police said on Tuesday. The 17-year-old boy approached the woman on Sunday with a handgun when she exited her car with the pizza in a residential area of Antioch, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco, Antioch police said in a statement. He ordered the woman, 22, back into the car and forced her to drive a short distance away where he sexually assaulted her, police said. He then told her to drive him back to the location where he had kidnapped her, and ran off with some of her property, police said.

NYC building inspectors charged with ignoring safety for bribes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27

New York Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. attend a news conference regarding the arrest and corruption New York City Department of Buildings employees in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifty New York City building inspectors and construction industry workers were charged with corruption on Tuesday, accused of schemes in which building problems were overlooked in exchange for bribes, city investigators said. The schemes involved some of the most senior building officials charged with overseeing one of the world's most valuable construction markets, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told a news conference. Rather than a "unifying conspiracy," investigators found at least 26 independent bribery schemes running through two city building agencies, Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters told reporters. The expeditor, David Weiszer, gave the chief a list of addresses owned by his clients, Vance said.


White Pass - 2/10/2015 1:13:47 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27
White Pass US12
2/10/2015 1:13:47 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 2/10/2015 1:07:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27
Satus Pass US97
2/10/2015 1:07:30 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Stevens Pass - 2/10/2015 1:09:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27
Stevens Pass US2
2/10/2015 1:09:52 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/10/2015 1:12:16 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27
Blewett Pass US97
2/10/2015 1:12:16 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/10/2015 1:04:12 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:27
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/10/2015 1:04:12 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water.

Weather:
Occasional rain showers

Maine group seeks ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:26
By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates have filed paperwork in Maine seeking a 2016 ballot initiative that would legalize recreational use of the drug in the northeastern-most U.S. state, officials said on Tuesday. The move comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization following 2014 ballot victories in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia, which joined Colorado and Washington in allowing adults to use the drug without a prescription. Some 23 states and the District of Columbia also permit medical marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. Legalize Maine, a local organization with no ties to national pro-pot groups, said legalizing marijuana would help the state’s ailing, largely rural economy.

Ex-boyfriend of murdered Connecticut actress made threats from jail, family says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:23
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut actress beaten and stabbed to death in her home in 2006 was repeatedly threatened by her former boyfriend from prison, the victim's mother and brother testified on Tuesday at his murder trial. Matthew Pugh, 42, is being tried in Superior Court in Milford in the 2006 killing of Alexandra Ducsay, 26, who had acting roles that included an appearance on the popular television crime drama "Law and Order." Pugh, who was in prison in 2004 on a drugs charge, has pleaded not guilty in the murder case. "He called her on the phone every day, most times twice a day," Ducsay's mother, Linda Ducsay, told the 12-member jury Tuesday. Linda Ducsay said she was the one who found her daughter's dead body in 2006 in their shared home in Milford, about 50 miles south of the capital Hartford.

Man tied to abduction of UVa student now charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:22

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo Jesse Matthew Jr., right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. New information is coming in the case against Matthew Jr., linked to two Virginia college students who disappeared and were later found dead. Matthew, 33, is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won't face the death penalty and still has not been charged in the death of another student.


Lawyer: Guardsman was trying to commit suicide in armory

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:21
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged in an armory shooting brought a loaded pistol into the building intending to kill himself, not shoot his fellow Guard members, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Nitrogen gas death penalty bills clear Oklahoma panels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:21

In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, Department of Corrections officials are pictured in the witness room at right, outside the newly renovated death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. With executions in Oklahoma on hold amid a constitutional review of its lethal injection formula, Republican legislators are pushing to make Oklahoma the first state in the nation to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma could become the first state to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates under a proposal to reinstate a method of execution that hasn't been used in the U.S. in decades but which supporters say would be painless and foolproof.


US says long tarmac delays fell to lowest level in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:20
There were no super-long tarmac delays for airlines in December, making 2014 the best year on record for the fewest such incidents.

China fines Qualcomm record $975M in anti-monopoly case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:20
China fined chipmaker Qualcomm 6 billion yuan ($975 million) in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies.

Nitrogen gas death penalty bills clear Oklahoma panels

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:20
Oklahoma could become the first state to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates under a proposal to reinstate a method of execution that hasn't been used in the U.S. in decades but which supporters say would be painless and foolproof.

Upper Darby police officer suspected of stealing evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 06:19

Upper Darby police officer suspected of stealing evidenceA 15 year veteran of the Upper Darby Police force is suspected of stealing drugs and cash from the evidence room, and now the Delaware County District Attorney has launched a probe into the alleged theft.