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Crews Work to Contain Oil Barge’s Leak

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:21
About 168,000 gallons of oil leaked into Galveston Bay on Saturday from a barge that had collided with a ship.
    





Panel continues ethics review of GOP leader

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:21
Ethics investigators say McMorris Rodgers may have mixed official and campaign funds.

Ebola outbreak in Guinea may spread to Liberia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:19
The virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea.

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:16

A black sticky oily substance is shown along the beach at the Texas City Dike near the barge spill cleanup site Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Texas City. Officials say the material is consistent with how oil could appear when it impacts beaches. However it would have to be analyzed to determine its origin. A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared Sunday of its remaining contents, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked as much as a quarter of its cargo into the waterway. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared of its remaining contents Sunday, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked about a fifth of its cargo into the waterway.


US Navy to preposition black box locator

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:16

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's P-3C Orion arrives to help with search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Royal Australian Air Force Pearce Base in Perth, Australia, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)PERTH, Australia (AP) — Rain was expected to hamper the hunt Monday for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as the United States prepared to move a specialized device that can locate black boxes into the south Indian Ocean region.


Danger Lingers After Landslide Kills 8 in Washington State

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:03
A landslide about a square mile in size left eight people dead and at least 18 missing in Washington State while destroying homes and burying a state highway.
    





Beneath Cities, a Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:02
Leaks in pipes transporting natural gas are startlingly common, federal records show, but replacing the network is a daunting task for New York City, which has one of the oldest systems in the country.
    

Video: Times Minute | Obama’s Overseas Trip

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:01
Today on the Minute, a look into President Obama’s overseas trip that includes a nuclear security summit, talks on the crisis in Ukraine, meeting the Pope, and a visit to Saudi Arabia.
    

Rising death toll from US landslide

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:58
Rescuers searching the area of Saturday's massive mudslide in the US state of Washington find eight bodies, with a number of people still missing.
Categories: BBC World News

Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:56
“E-liquids” used to refill e-cigarettes are potent, unregulated neurotoxins. Evidence of the potential dangers is already emerging.
    

Washington state mudslide death toll doubles to 8

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:55
Authorities say the death toll from a massive landslide in rural Washington state has doubled to eight.

White Pass - 3/23/2014 8:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:54
White Pass US12
3/23/2014 8:27:24 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/23/2014 8:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:54
Satus Pass US97
3/23/2014 8:21:57 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/23/2014 8:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:54
Stevens Pass US2
3/23/2014 8:35:08 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare with ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/23/2014 8:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:54
Blewett Pass US97
3/23/2014 8:25:53 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/23/2014 8:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/23/2014 8:20:51 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blindness rates plummet in developed countries

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:53
Blindness dropped by 50% over 20 years, according to a 50-country study.

Briton dies in NZ light plane crash

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:51
A British man and a New Zealander are killed after the light aircraft they were flying crashes in New Zealand, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

More U.S. Troops to Aid Uganda Search for Kony

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:50
President Obama is sending more troops and military aircraft to Uganda as part of a long-running effort to hunt down the fugitive rebel commander Joseph Kony.
    





Washington landslide death toll doubles to 8

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:50
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.