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Judge puts all capital murder trials on hold in Delaware

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:21

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has halted all trials and penalty hearings in Delaware capital murder cases while the state’s Supreme Court mulls the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty law. Monday’s order was issued President Judge Jan Jurden of Delaware’s Superior Court system. Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court accepted several questions submitted […]

Judge puts all capital murder trials on hold in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:20
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has halted all trials and penalty hearings in Delaware capital murder cases while the state's Supreme Court mulls the constitutionality of the state's death penalty law.

Asian elephant found dead at Oklahoma zoo; second to die in months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:20
An Asian elephant that was moved from Seattle to an Oklahoma zoo died over the weekend, renewing debate over whether 37-year-old Chai should have been retired to a California wildlife sanctuary instead. The Oklahoma City Zoo is conducting a necropsy on Chai, who arrived in May from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo along with 48-year-old female elephant Bamboo. The elephants were moved because the Seattle zoo was closing its elephant exhibit.

Violent robbery, stabbing in Logan caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:17

Violent robbery, stabbing in Logan caught on videoA violent robbery in the Logan section of Philadelphia has left the victim hospitalized in critical condition.


Man shot and killed by police after fatally stabbing K-9

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:16
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man fatally stabbed a police dog while brawling with officers at a busway in the Pittsburgh suburbs before police opened fire and killed the suspect, authorities said.

The Latest: Heavy snow likely won't hit Iowa during caucuses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:13

Flagstaff resident Audrey Reichstadt of Flagstaff, Ariz. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. A storm dropped snow and rain on the region, shuttering schools and making travel difficult. (AP Photo/Josh Biggs)DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a storm system moving across the West (all times local):


Ex-Maryland judge pleads guilty to ordering defendant shocked in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:10
The defendant fell to the floor screaming in pain after the electrical charge ordered by then Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert Nalley, Jr in July 2014, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said. Nalley ordered the deputy sheriff to activate the stun cuff, which delivered an electrical jolt for about five seconds.

Indicted Texas attorney general denied OK to use donors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:09

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton, second left, arrives at the Tarrant County Courthouse for a hearing on his felony securities indictment, in Fort Worth, Texas. Paxton, who says he won’t resign despite criminal charges of defrauding investors and a separate investigation into a profitable land deal, may soon let supporters cover his costly legal bills, an arrangement that would skirt the general ban on using donor money for personal use. Texas. A state ethics board is expected to decide Monday, Feb. 1 if the Republican can lean on supporters to cover what will likely be a lengthy and expensive courtroom battle. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State ethics regulators denied Texas' attorney general their blessing Monday to let political donors pay his criminal defense, a surprise decision that could intensify pressure on the state's top prosecutor.


Lawmakers say pay raise due for Washington State Patrol - Washington Times

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:09

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Lawmakers say pay raise due for Washington State Patrol
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Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste speaks Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, during a Senate hearing at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Faced with reports of an unhappy and underpaid Washington State Patrol, lawmakers are trying to give patrol officers a ...
Lawmakers call WSP staffing 'a crisis'KING5.com
Pay raise due for Washington State Patrol, lawmakers sayKOMO News

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1 killed, 1 injured in small plane crash near Houston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:06
ARCOLA, Texas (AP) — A flight instructor is dead and a student hospitalized after a small plane crashed at a private Houston-area airfield during a training flight.

Martial arts hold used on teen before detention center death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:04
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A martial arts hold was used on a teenager hours before she was found dead at a Kentucky detention center, according to the state Department of Juvenile Justice.

Kyle Seager is ready to do whatever he can to help the Mariners reach the postseason

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:03

A few more notes from Mariners' FanFest: After watching his younger brother participate in the postseason, Kyle Seager is ready for the Mariners to do the same.
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Exclusive: Pentagon to hike spending request to fund fight versus Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:01

Obama speaks at the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act event in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama's administration will seek a significant increase in funding for the fight against Islamic State as part of its 2017 defense budget request, U.S. officials say, in another possible sign of U.S. efforts to intensify the campaign. The fiscal year 2017 Pentagon budget will call for more than $7 billion for the fight against Islamic State, a roughly 35 percent increase compared with the previous year's request to Congress, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to disclose his spending priorities for the $583 billion 2017 defense budget on Tuesday in an address to the Economic Club of Washington.


Missing Czechs found in Lebanon

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:55
Five Czech nationals who went missing in Lebanon in July have been found and are now in the care of Lebanon's security force, Czech officials say.
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US seeks to nix charges against Iranian man in prisoner swap

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government urged a Manhattan judge on Monday to drop charges against an Iranian man to satisfy the terms of a prisoner swap between the countries.

White Pass - 2/1/2016 1:36:04 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:47
White Pass US12
2/1/2016 1:36:04 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Monday, Feb 1, 7 AM to noon, expect 30 minute delays. Feb. 2 through the end of March, work will stop for the remainder of the winter. Work to reconstruct the roadway in the three washout locations will resume around the first part of April.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 2/1/2016 1:25:40 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:47
Satus Pass US97
2/1/2016 1:25:40 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/1/2016 1:23:11 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:47
Stevens Pass US2
2/1/2016 1:23:11 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet.

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Blewett Pass - 2/1/2016 1:30:16 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:47
Blewett Pass US97
2/1/2016 1:30:16 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/1/2016 1:25:12 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:47
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/1/2016 1:25:12 PM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies with occasional snow showers.