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TSA union: agency needs its own armed officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:28

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday March 26, 2014, that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by the shooting at the airport last fall. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.


Air and Space Museum evacuated for suspicious bag

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and museum officials say the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has been evacuated after a suspicious briefcase was found near an unconscious person in one of the galleries.

A New Planetoid Reported in Far Reaches of Solar System

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:27
Astronomers say they’ve discovered a second icy world similar to the planetoid Sedna, a finding that hints at the existence of a rogue planet.
    

Leader's haircut for N Korea students

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:26
Male university students in North Korea must get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, reports say.
Categories: BBC World News

Official on deadly mudslide: 'It haunts me'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:20

A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Search and cadaver dogs and rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands on Wednesday looked for victims and survivors of a deadly mudslide as local officials said they did everything they could to keep the rural community safe in the years before the catastrophe.


Senator 'troubled' by Secret Service misbehavior

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:19

The U.S. flag flies outside Hotel Huis ter Duin, the hotel where President Barack Obama stayed Monday night, in Noordwijk, western Netherlands, Wednesday March 26, 2014. A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at an undisclosed Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands. The Secret Service said the three agents were benched on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons" but declined to elaborate. U.S. newspaper The Washington Post reported that the incident happened at Hotel Huis ter Duin but the hotel denies that any such incident happened at the hotel. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday he's troubled by an incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to The Netherlands.


White Pass - 3/26/2014 10:41:19 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:17
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 10:41:19 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 10:57:18 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:17
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 10:57:18 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 10:54:48 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:17
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 10:54:48 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 10:56:56 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:17
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 10:56:56 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 10:58:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 10:58:08 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow

Ala. woman OK giving up Girl Scout cookie crown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:15

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 1986, file photo, President Ronald Reagan hugs Elizabeth Brinton, 14, of Falls Church, Va., during a meeting at the White House in Washington. Brinton who has held a Girl Scout cookie sales record for decades says she has no problem giving up her cookie crown to an Oklahoma girl who broke her record. Brinton set the one year sales record of 18,000 boxes as a teenager in the 1980s. She sold outside Metro stations in the Washington area and in 1986 even sold cookies to Reagan. Now a mother of two living in Alabama, Brinton says the new cookie queen, Katie Francis of Oklahoma City, called her to ask for advice. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who has held a Girl Scout cookie sales record for decades says she has no problem giving up her cookie crown to an Oklahoma girl who broke her record.


Kate Bush to play seven more dates

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:13
British singer Kate Bush announces she is to play a further seven dates in the UK this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
Categories: BBC World News

Sounders FC's Dempsey, Evans and Yedlin called up for Mexico friendly April 2

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:09
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up 22 players for an April 2 friendly against Mexico, and three are from Sounders FC: Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin.

Video: Times Minute | Sale of Miro Paintings Questioned

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:07
Also on the Minute, a $45 million viola and drink coasters as home fashion accessories.
    

Vettel & Franklin win Laureus awards

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:04
Sebastian Vettel and Missy Franklin win Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards.
Categories: BBC World News

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill updates eastside fishing options

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:01
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Disasters led to $45B in insurance losses in 2013

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 02:01
Disasters such as floods in Europe, winter storms in the U.S. and typhoons in Asia cost insurance companies $45 billion in 2013, a leading Swiss firm said Wednesday.

New Satellite Images Said to Be ‘Credible Lead’ in Jet Search

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:59
Malaysia’s defense minister said satellite images taken Sunday showed 122 objects floating southwest of Australia.