Listen Live Follow Us On:
For Email Marketing you can trust

 

News aggregator

Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:08
Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.
Categories: BBC World News

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Via Carota in the West Village

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:59
The chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, partners in business and domestic affairs, are the owners and chefs of Via Carota in Greenwich Village.

White Pass - 3/3/2015 9:36:50 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
White Pass US12
3/3/2015 9:36:50 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/3/2015 9:39:50 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
Satus Pass US97
3/3/2015 9:39:50 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/3/2015 9:40:03 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
Stevens Pass US2
3/3/2015 9:40:03 AM

Temperature: 24 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/3/2015 9:26:45 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
Blewett Pass US97
3/3/2015 9:26:45 AM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/3/2015 9:35:34 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/3/2015 9:35:34 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies with fog in places

‘Of a Feather’: Northwest artists’ visions take flight | Art review

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:56
The White River Valley Museum in Auburn is home to an outstanding show of sculptures, paintings, prints and jewelry that depict one of Northwesterners’ favorite subjects: birds.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:56
iBook charts for week ending March 2, 2015:

Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:55
Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.
Categories: BBC World News

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:55

This March 13, 2012 photo shows older and newly constructed 250,000 barrel capacity oil storage tanks at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Okla. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUTNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.


Federal agents raid 20 suspected 'maternity hotels' in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:52
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of involvement in "maternity tourism" schemes offering travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign women seeking to give birth in the United States, U.S. immigration officials said. Authorities say the so-called maternity hotels targeted in the sweep catered largely to women from China who paid $15,000 to $50,000, depending on services provided, in hopes of obtaining U.S. citizenship for their children. The locations searched included apartment complexes and other sites in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties that were suspected of housing foreign clients, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE. No criminal arrests were anticipated from Tuesday's raids, which were carried out by federal agents and local law enforcement, the agency said.

Federal agents still likely looking at siblings in IS case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:50

FILE - This undated passport photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago shows Mohammed Hamzah Khan. A status hearing is scheduled Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Chicago for Khan, who is facing federal charges of trying to travel with his siblings to Syria to join the Islamic State group. FBI agents raided his family home in Bolingbrook, Ill., for a second time days before the scheduled hearing. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney’s Office, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group says a recent FBI search of the suspect's family home appeared to focus on his younger siblings.


Vietnamese man charged with helping Yemeni militants extradited to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:45
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Vietnamese man charged with helping militants in Yemen affiliated with al Qaeda has been extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. Minh Quang Pham, 32, arrived in the United States on Thursday and made his first appearance before a Manhattan federal magistrate judge on Monday, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. Prosecutors said Pham in December 2010 traveled from the United Kingdom to Yemen and took an oath of allegiance to the militant group.

NC prosecutor seeks death for suspect in killing 3 Muslims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:43
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina in a case that garnered national attention and calls to investigate a potential hate crime.

Top U.S. officials brief House Democrats on Pacific trade pact

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:42
By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday briefed Democrats in the House of Representatives on a Pacific trade pact, as the administration pushed to overcome skepticism about trade deals among members of President Barack Obama's own party. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients updated Democrats on negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and plans for further meetings with lawmakers, some of those present said. "He laid out the subjects in TPP and how we are going to become engaged in the full caucus in looking at them, where they are now, and where this administration intends to go," said Michigan Representative Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Ways and Means Committee.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:42
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 2, 2015:
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Confidence is key for 24-year-old lawmaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:39
Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, 24, who works as a confidence coach, is bent on leveraging her age and self-assured nature toward improving the state’s education system — and not letting her youth become a sideshow.

Young Players Write New History as Baseball Returns to N.Y.U.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:38
The New York University program, dropped after the 1974 season, is dependent on a roster made up largely of freshmen that is building for the future.

Netanyahu’s Full Speech Before Congress

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:33
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech at a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, outlining his case for a tougher strategy in a nuclear deal with Iran.