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Elvis lives on in music, culture as fans mark his 80th birthday

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:07

Handout photo of Elvis Presley in the front yard of his home at 1034 Audubon Drive, MemphisBy Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Happy birthday to the King! Elvis Presley would have been 80 years old on Thursday, an occasion that will be marked with a multi-day celebration in Memphis, Tennessee at his Graceland mansion. The party will include birthday cake, movie screenings and an auction of artifacts like his first driver's license and first acetate recording. Even though he died in 1977, Presley remains one of the best-selling artists of all time and still deserves the title of the "King of Rock and Roll," according to fellow musicians and fans. ...


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Program Prepares the Chess Prodigy Sam Sevian for His Next Moves

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:05
After becoming a grandmaster at the tender age of 13, Sam Sevian is getting some help from the chess champion Garry Kasparov.

Sri Lanka rivals await poll results

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:02
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa awaits the results of Thursday's election, the tightest contest he has faced.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: 'Huge police operation' in Picardy

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:02
The Picardy region has been put on high alert and armed police and helicopters have been seen in and around the village of Longpont, following Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Categories: BBC World News

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New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:01
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3 veto threats and counting: Obama, McConnell lining up fights

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:59
Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing of the agency that tries to protect the U.S. from terrorists.

German nurse 'admits mass killing'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:56
A former German nurse has admitted to killing 30 patients as part of an alleged effort to improve his resuscitation skills, a court is told.
Categories: BBC World News

Union: Ohio man shot at airport had frozen urine in vehicle

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:56
A police union official says a bomb squad found containers of frozen urine in the vehicle of man who police say lunged at an officer with a knife and was fatally shot.

Police identify man shot by officers at Ohio airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:55
(Reuters) - Police on Thursday identified a knife-wielding man who officers shot and killed just outside a terminal at the Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city. Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed, 41, lunged at an officer with a knife Wednesday afternoon, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the Columbus Division of Police said in a statement. Police wanted to question the man because an airline ticket agent reported someone had attempted to buy an airplane ticket using identification that belonged to a woman, police said. ...

Santander bank in huge fundraising

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:53
New Banco Santander chairman Ana Botin moves to strengthen the eurozone's largest bank with a huge €7.5bn (£6bn) fundraising.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: In Web Video, Senator Boxer Announces Plans to Retire

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:52
Senator Barbara Boxer of California made an unconventional retirement announcement on Thursday when she told her grandson in a video interview that she would not seek re-election in 2016.

2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:48

In this photo provided by exploreClarion.com/Bauer Truck Repair, vehicles remain at the scene of a fatal 18-vehicle pileup that occurred in whiteout conditions Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, on Interstate 80 near Clarion, Pa. State police said that two people who died were struck after exiting their vehicles at the scene. The victims' identities were not being released until families could be notified. (AP Photo/exploreClarion.com/Bauer Truck Repair)CLARION, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania motorist and a Kentucky trucker were identified as those who died in an 18-vehicle crash caused by a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility on Interstate 80, authorities said Thursday.


Greek masterpiece comes to London

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:44
A new exhibition at the British Museum will include what was once dubbed "the most famous Greek body in Europe".
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In San Francisco’s Tenderloin, a Move to Help Artists as Wealth Moves In

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:29
In a small stand against gentrification, the nonprofit Wildflowers Institute has helped the gritty Tenderloin neighborhood define its cultural assets.

Ugandan Muslim clerics 'go missing'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:22
Four Muslim clerics go missing in the Ugandan capital several weeks after two other clerics were killed, a community leader says.
Categories: BBC World News

Canadian Smith knocks out Robson

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:19
Canadian Jeff Smith beats ninth seed Gary Robson to qualify for the men's quarter-finals of the BDO World Championships.
Categories: BBC World News

Coast Guards begin Great Lakes icebreaking operations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:19
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have begun icebreaking operations to keep shipping lanes open in the Great Lakes.

White Pass - 1/8/2015 6:52:59 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:15
White Pass US12
1/8/2015 6:52:59 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway mostly bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/8/2015 6:43:37 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:15
Satus Pass US97
1/8/2015 6:43:37 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies with fog in places

Stevens Pass - 1/8/2015 7:00:02 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:15
Stevens Pass US2
1/8/2015 7:00:02 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies