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Fire hampers Italian ferry search

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:21
Fierce heat from slow-burning blazes are still keeping rescue crews from searching the hold and vehicle decks of the Norman Atlantic ferry.
Categories: BBC World News

High alert over Australia bushfires

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:19
Crews battle out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria, with blazes near Adelaide deemed the worst since 1983.
Categories: BBC World News

Tiny Kansas town rallies for lifeline: its own grocery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:16
Residents of tiny, rural Plains, Kan., which lost its last grocery store in 2001, are working toward starting another. Some are worried Plains is at a tipping point: It can either thrive or fade into a community whose residents drive somewhere else to work, eat and shop.

California students get college guarantee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:16
The University of California makes a vow to the state’s high-schoolers: If they meet basic academic eligibility requirements but do not get into their preferred UC schools, they will have a place to go. While most offered this ticket don’t take it, some are delighted.

For 90 years, a bastion for NY theater people

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:16
Since 1924, the Whitby, a stout Manhattan building with 217 units, has attracted artists, performers, writers and stagehands. It was the first residential building in the city created especially for “theatricals,” who in an earlier era were commonly shunned by landlords.

Daily Rant&Rave: Neon monkeys brighten winter days

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:16
RAVE To the community groups who put monkeys made of neon lights in windows of businesses and on buildings on Phinney Avenue and Greenwood Avenue to brighten up the neighborhood during the short winter days.

White Pass - 1/3/2015 5:48:41 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:09
White Pass US12
1/3/2015 5:48:41 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Satus Pass - 1/3/2015 5:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:09
Satus Pass US97
1/3/2015 5:41:30 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/3/2015 6:00:22 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:09
Stevens Pass US2
1/3/2015 6:00:22 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/3/2015 5:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:09
Blewett Pass US97
1/3/2015 5:55:11 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/3/2015 5:44:57 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/3/2015 5:44:57 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

VIDEO: Abandoned migrants shelter in Italy

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:07
Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
Categories: BBC World News

'Big objects' found in AirAsia hunt

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:59
Search teams searching the Java Sea for the main wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found four "big objects", Indonesian officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Film fans set for 2015 blockbusters

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:42
With the Oscars just weeks away and some famous franchises set to return, the BBC's Lizo Mzimba takes a look at what film fans can expect in 2015.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect in U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya, Tanzania, dies before NY trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:41

A courtroom sketch shows Nazih al-Ragye known by the alias Abu Anas al-Liby as he appears in Manhattan Federal Court for an arraignment in New York(Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial, his son and the prosecutor said on Saturday. Abu Anas al-Liby (also spelled al-Libi), whose real name was Nazih al-Ragye, was seized by U.S. forces in October 2013 in the Libyan capital Tripoli and brought to the United States to face criminal charges stemming from the bombings, which killed 224 people. ...


3 injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:33

3 injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fireThree people, including a 70-year-old man, were injured in a fast-moving rowhome fire in Southwest Philadelphia.


VIDEO: Arrests over India tourist gang rape

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:32
Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student over a period of more than a month.
Categories: BBC World News

12 hurt in 35-vehicle pileups in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:28

In this frame grab made from aerial video provided by WCVB-TV, emergency personnel work the scene along Interstate Route 93 near Ashland, N.H., where a New Hampshire State Police spokesman says 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups after some fast-moving snow squalls, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/WCVB-TV)ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a dozen people were injured in interstate pileups involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions from snow squalls.


Djokovic illness hands Murray title

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:17
Andy Murray wins the World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi after illness forces Novak Djokovic out of the final.
Categories: BBC World News