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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 30 at Yemen Police Enrollment

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:15
A suicide bomber driving a minibus full of explosives killed at least 30 people Wednesday morning as cadets gathered to enroll at a police academy in the heart of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, security officials and witnesses said.

Navy official is highest yet to plead guilty in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:10
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As a U.S. Navy commander, Jose Luis Sanchez helped oversee operations in an area spanning Japan, Russia, Singapore, Australia and many other countries across Asia. Now, he is the highest-ranking official to plead guilty in a massive bribery scheme that has rocked the Navy.

Expensive weddings lead to short marriages (OZY)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:00

Couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health, but what about in debt?

       

White Pass - 1/6/2015 9:27:45 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:54
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 9:27:45 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 9:31:50 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:54
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 9:31:50 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 9:29:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:54
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 9:29:18 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 9:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:54
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 9:34:35 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies with fog in places

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 9:31:06 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 9:31:06 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Average Mohamed counters terror message with cartoon videos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:50

In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo Mohamed Ahmed, who uses the name Average Mohamed," poses in his recording studio in St. Paul, Minn. The former grocery store manager from Minneapolis has launched AverageMohamed.com, a website taking on the Islamic State group and other extremists with videos to counter the recruiting of fighters in Minnesota and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the war for young people's hearts and minds, Mohamed Ahmed hopes to use cartoons to dissuade a generation raised on "The Simpsons" and "South Park" from taking up arms for the Islamic State group and other extremist causes.


Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:49

In this Oct. 16, 2014 picture, former Navy helicopter pilot and San Diego Gas & Electric unmanned aircraft operator Teena Deering holds a drone as it is prepared for takeoff near Boulevard, Calif. San Diego Gas and Electric thinks that drones might be a cheaper, faster way to inspect its power lines in remote areas. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)BOULEVARD, Calif. (AP) — The drones are coming.


CDC: More middle-aged white men than students die from binge drinking

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:46
Most of the estimated 1.5 billion binge-drinking episodes each year involve Americans 26 and older. But researchers were surprised to find that those ages 35 to 64 accounted for three-fourths of America’s roughly 2,200 alcohol-poisoning deaths each year from 2010 to 2012.

Max Unger back at center for Seahawks as playoffs ready to begin

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:46
Injuries have forced Seattle to start four different centers this season

UN chief says Palestine will join int'l court on April 1

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:45
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

UW receiver Kendyl Taylor to transfer

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:40
Wide receiver Kendyl Taylor is leaving Washington to transfer to another program, a source told The Seattle Times. He is the second known player to transfer out of UW this offseason, following quarterback Troy Williams' departure Monday.

Forest Service yanks $10 million contract to boost its image

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:33
Faced with a backlash from employees and retirees, the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly dropped plans to spend up to $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature.

FBI to question 'hundreds of witnesses' in hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:31

A Department of Homeland Security helicopter flies over the El Paso VA and Beaumont Army Medical Center campus during the search for a gunman in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans' hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau's top El Paso agent said.


Newest Seahawk Cohen just glad to be back

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:31
Talk about the long, strange trip a football career can be.

McDonald's runs out of French fries in Venezuela

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:31
Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac?

#NAACPbombing goes viral as frustration grows

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:29

By Tuesday night, #NAACPbombing was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter. The hashtag continued to trend on Wednesday, with nearly 120,000 me...