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Chicago runaway-train driver 'dozed'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:49
The operator of a Chicago train which derailed on Monday, injuring 32 people, has said she fell asleep while on duty, according to federal officials.
Categories: BBC World News

The G-8 minus 1 — does it matter? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:48
The G-8, which just suspended Russia, was intended to be a forum for the world's leading industrialized nations. Its origins were in the turbulent 1970s, the decade of oil shocks and stagflagion. The United States teamed up with Britain, Germany and France, then added Japan, Italy and Canada. In 199

Accused killer of NY mother, toddler now on FBI most wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:48
A reputed member of the murderous international gang known as MS-13 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" for his role in the 2010 killing of his girlfriend and her toddler son, federal authorities said on Wednesday. Accused of the execution-style shooting of the mother and child, who was clinging to his leg, is Juan Elias "Cruzito" Garcia, 21, a reputed member of MS-13 with ties to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a press release. The killing in Central Islip, New York, of Vanessa Argueta, 19, and Diego Torres, 2, was part of a cycle of violence between gangs, including MS-13 and its two principal rivals, 18th Street Gang and the Latin Kings, the FBI said. After the lovers quarreled, Garcia said he was threatened by rival gang members using information that he believed was provided by Argueta, the FBI said.

March 26 TV Picks: ‘The 100’ on The CW

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:46
TV picks for Wednesday, March 26, 2014, include “The 100” on The CW, “Prince Harry’s South Pole Heroes” on NBC and Modern Family” on ABC.

Supreme Court justices weigh case of 2004 Bush protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:42
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court signaled on Wednesday it would rule that two Secret Service agents cannot be sued over allegations they treated protesters gathered in support of former President George W. Bush more favorably than protesters critical of him. Justice Antonin Scalia was the most forthright in saying the claims made by some of the protesters who were moved should be barred. He seemed to endorse a potential ruling that would say if the Secret Service had a valid reason for moving the protesters, it should not matter if the agents may have had another motive. The Secret Service cited security reasons for moving the protesters, while the plaintiffs say the real reason was to ensure the president was not disturbed.

The Kids Are Going To Be Alright

E-Town - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:38
From as far back as I can remember as a child, I wanted to play the drums. It all started with the clicking sounds our dishwasher made when you’d turn it on. My Mom tells me that as early as I could stand on my own in the kitchen, I’d dance to the off rhythms […]
Categories: E-Town

Storm batters portions of Massachusetts, Maine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:36

Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A spring storm blasted portions of Massachusetts and Maine with high winds and blowing snow on Wednesday, roiling the North Atlantic and leaving winter-weary residents of eastern Maine facing the prospect of digging out from up to 2 feet of snow.


China Export Restrictions on Metals Violate Global Trade Law, Panel Finds

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:34
Beijing’s reduction in exports of rare earth elements, purportedly on environmental grounds, violated World Trade Organization rules, the group concluded.
    





Kerry flies to Amman for Abbas talks

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:34
US Secretary of State John Kerry interrupts a trip to Europe to press Palestinians and Israelis to extend their peace talks as a deadline looms.
Categories: BBC World News

$500K in cognac heisted from truck near Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:33
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of more than $500,000 worth of cognac, carried away in a truck and trailer near Baltimore.

Governor: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:28
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

Expert: Ga. soldier's wife died from strangulation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:26
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — A civilian medical examiner testified Wednesday he's confident a pregnant Army soldier was strangled to death as she struggled violently against handcuffs — an opinion that contradicts the military's official autopsy findings that no cause of death could be determined.

Thousands of schools shut by strike

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:24
Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed on Wednesday, as teachers joined rallies and picket lines in a strike over pay, pensions and conditions.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI adds NY slayings suspect to 'Most Wanted' list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:22
NEW YORK (AP) — An alleged MS-13 member who allegedly lured his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son into a New York woods where they were fatally shot in the head because she was "disrespecting" the gang landed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list Wednesday, authorities said.

BlackBerry's enterprise offering wins U.S. security clearance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:18

A woman uses her mobile phone at the Blackberry World Event in OrlandoBlackBerry Ltd has received a coveted security clearance that paves the way for U.S. government agencies to use its systems to manage and secure Android- and iOS-powered devices operating on their internal networks, the smartphone maker said on Wednesday. The company's Secure Work Space offering now has Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification. Secure Work Space fences off corporate email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, browsing and document editing from personal apps and content on smartphone and tablet devices that run on either Apple Inc's iOS platform and Google Inc's market-dominating Android operating system. The system, introduced last year, could mean BlackBerry can sell its high-margin services to large, security-conscious government and corporate clients even if many or all of their employees are using smartphones made by the company's competitors.


White Pass - 3/26/2014 9:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 9:46:35 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/26/2014 9:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 9:48:20 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Stevens Pass - 3/26/2014 9:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 9:52:19 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/26/2014 9:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 9:46:29 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/26/2014 9:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 9:50:46 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow