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Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:03
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

At least 15 Washington students exposed to pepper spray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:00
At least 15 students were exposed to pepper spray at a Washington school on Tuesday and treated for minor injuries, city officials said. The incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. after someone sprayed pepper spray into a classroom, the Washington Post reported. The students at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, which teaches sixth through eighth graders, were transported in an ambulance bus to Children's National Medical Center, fire department and police said. A spokeswoman for Mayor Muriel Bowser put the number of students at 16.

White Pass - 3/3/2015 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
White Pass US12
3/3/2015 12:37:58 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/3/2015 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Satus Pass US97
3/3/2015 12:24:03 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/3/2015 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Stevens Pass US2
3/3/2015 12:30:13 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/3/2015 12:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Blewett Pass US97
3/3/2015 12:25:01 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/3/2015 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/3/2015 12:26:08 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

FEMA settles first wave of NY, NJ Sandy insurance litigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal disaster relief officials have settled with a first swath of Hurricane Sandy victims who were denied insurance claims or underpaid for property damage caused by the historic 2012 storm, attorneys said on Tuesday. New York and New Jersey residents have launched about 1,500 court cases over Sandy flood claims, accusing private insurance companies partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of intentionally and improperly denying their claims. FEMA has tentatively settled 160 of the lawsuits and another 90 settlements were imminent, plaintiffs' attorney Steve Mostyn said. A FEMA spokeswoman confirmed that the agency was in settlement negotiations but declined to comment further.

Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:55
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed Tuesday to weigh further sanctions against Russia if the cease-fire agreement in Ukraine is violated, EU officials said.

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour manager

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:50

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour memberPhiladelphia Police say the man arrested for the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew will now be charged with murder.


Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry.

Karl Lagerfeld on Fur (Yea), Selfies (Nay) and Keeping Busy

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:41
Now in his 70s (or 80s), the German-born designer is as prolific as he is tenacious, with a terse wit and a predilection for Delphic pronouncements.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:35
Saido Mane ends Southampton's goal drought at home by scoring a late winner against Crystal Palace.
Categories: BBC World News

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:29

File photo of Snowden appearing live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in TorontoA Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home. In Washington, U.S. officials said they would welcome Snowden's return to the United States but he would have to face criminal charges which have been filed against him. Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, was speaking at a news conference to present a book he has written about his client. There is a group of U.S. lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I'm dealing with it on the Russian side." The United States wants Snowden to stand trial for leaking extensive secrets of electronic surveillance programs by the National Security Agency (NSA).


Judge orders white supremacist to stand trial in Kansas killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:29

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) - A Kansas judge on Tuesday ordered a Missouri white supremacist to stand trial on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April. Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan found probable cause to believe that Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, committed the murders as well as three attempted murders, following 1-1/2 days of sometimes harrowing testimony. Cross, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed a hatred for Jews, could face the death penalty if convicted on the capital murder charges in the shooting spree on April 13 in Overland Park, Kansas. A public defender asked Ryan to delay Cross' arraignment until later in March so he could advise his client and present evidence.


Son is being manipulated by girlfriend

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:26
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax on how to support him without trashing her.

Memorial for Nemtsov, Assassinated Critic of Putin, Draws Thousands

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:26
Diplomats, political allies and family members said their last goodbyes at the wake and funeral of Boris Y. Nemtsov, who was fatally shot in Moscow.

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:25

Boston Police Special Operations officers use a bomb-sniffing dog while searching a vehicle on a street near the federal courthouse, in Boston, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday after two months of jury selection for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.


Emwazi father 'in state of shock'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:22
The father of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi is in "shock" as he helps officials build a profile of his son, the BBC is told after the first meeting with him.
Categories: BBC World News

'Free-range' parents in Maryland found responsible for neglect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:20
(Reuters) - A Maryland couple who drew national attention for being "free-range" parents after police found their children walking home alone have been found responsible for child neglect, a state child protective services spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The finding of "unsubstantiated child neglect" means a CPS file will be kept open for five years on the family of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv. Police stopped the children on Dec. 20 while they were on a walk home from a park in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, said Paula Tolson, spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and Montgomery County Child Protective Services. An unsubstantiated finding typically is reached when the agency has some information supporting a finding of child neglect,?? has conflicting credible reports, or does not have ?sufficient information to reach a more definitive conclusion, Tolson said.