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Miami officials seek to end annual Ultra music fest, cite 'chaos'

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:56
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The mayor and other Miami officials are calling for the end of the annual Ultra electronic dance music festival after a security guard was trampled and rushed to the hospital with brain injuries when gate-crashers broke through a security fence during the three-day event. "I think we should not have Ultra next year here," Miami mayor Tomas Regalado told the Miami Herald over the weekend. More than 160,000 people attended the festival, now in its 16th year, according to Ultra spokeswoman Alexandra Greenberg. Authorities are also investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who collapsed after attending the Ultra festival on Saturday, according to a Miami police spokesman.
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Judge says Malaysian plane court filing improper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:50
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has thrown out a civil action on behalf of a relative of a Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passenger, scolding the Chicago law firm involved for what she described as an improper filing.

Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:45

Charles Ellis, 53, of Salt Lake City, right, works with navigator Luis Rios while seeking help to buy health insurance at the Utah Health Policy Project Monday, March 31, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Ellis said he doesn’t feel he needs insurance but was signing up to avoid a penalty. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, as deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long waits and a new spate of website ills.


U.N. Court Orders Japan to Halt Whaling Off Antarctica

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:44
The International Court of Justice said that Japan’s “scientific whaling” program in the Southern Ocean was illegitimate.
    





No bond for Detroit-area man linked to Hezbollah

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:36
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man accused of trying to travel to the Middle East to fight in Syria's civil war will remain in custody while his case moves through court.

Blizzard shuts schools, roads in northern U.S. Plains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:35
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A spring blizzard swept through the northern U.S. Plains and upper Midwest on Monday causing treacherous driving conditions under heavy snow and strong winds that forced schools and some state offices to close. The storm was expected to dump a foot of snow as winds reach 60 mph in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota and northwest Minnesota by the time it ends Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. "It's not a typical storm. ...

'Ten Most Wanted' suspect pleads not guilty in NY

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:32

In this undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Juan Elias Garcia is shown. Garcia, a purported member of the MS-13 street gang charged in the killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Monday, March 31, 2014. Speaking through an interpreter, Garcia, 21, entered a not guilty plea to murder, murder conspiracy and firearms charges before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bianco in Central Islip, on Long Island. (AP Photo/FBI)CENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A purported member of the El Salvador-based MS-13 street gang charged in the killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Monday.


NY attorney general sues FedEx over cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx has cost New York state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers, the state's attorney general said Monday as his office joined a lawsuit brought against the company last year by New York City officials.

Blue-chip quarterback commits to Washington Huskies

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:25
Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen may have secured his signal-caller of the future as Folsom, Calif., quarterback Jake Browning committed to the program on Monday. Browning chose the Dawgs over scholarship offers from Washington State, California, Colorado, Utah, Boise State and SEC heavyweight Alabama, according to multiple recruiting websites. He announced the commitment himself on ...

Jury: White officers falsely arrested black teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:23

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, Jordan Miles, then an 18-year-old high school student, talks about his hopes to go to college to study crime scene investigation at his home in Pittsburgh. Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating Miles falsely arrested him but didn't use excessive force, a jury found Monday, March 31, 2014, awarding him $119,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a black performing arts high school student falsely arrested him but didn't use excessive force, a jury found Monday, awarding him $119,000 in damages.


Sikorsky pays $3.5 million over Army cost claims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:17
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it violated federal law and inflated the cost of spare parts to the Army, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Four-star quarterback recruit Jake Browning commits to the Huskies

WA Huskies - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:16
A major recruiting development this morning for the Huskies: Four-star quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to UW, according to 247sports.com and Scout.com.
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Italian D.J. Fights to Keep Culinary Traditions

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:14
Daniele De Michele, a food activist, is touring Italy to collect working-class recipes and food lore.
    

BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:13

In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, file photo, a BlackBerry Bold, left, and Tour, right are photographed in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.


White Pass - 3/31/2014 12:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:04
White Pass US12
3/31/2014 12:51:52 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/31/2014 12:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:04
Satus Pass US97
3/31/2014 12:59:23 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/31/2014 12:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:04
Stevens Pass US2
3/31/2014 12:49:52 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/31/2014 12:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:04
Blewett Pass US97
3/31/2014 12:56:03 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/31/2014 12:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/31/2014 12:43:24 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. 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:
Partly cloudy skies

Boston bombing exhibit includes shoes, runner bibs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:00
After the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last April, mourners began leaving thousands of items at a makeshift memorial near the finish line to honor the victims of the attacks.