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1 hurt in natural gas blast at Washington plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:30
PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Williams Northwest Pipeline plant near the Washington-Oregon border have injured one worker and prompted evacuations at the facility and at nearby homes.

Baby murder by mother 'preventable'

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:28
The murder of an 11-month-old boy who was blinded and beaten by his mother could have been prevented, a serious case review says.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman on trial in Houston for murdering boyfriend with stiletto heel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:28
By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON (Reuters) - A woman charged with beating her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel after a night of drinking faced a Texas jury on Monday as opening arguments began in a trial expected to take about a week. Prosecutors say Ana Trujillo, 45, stabbed University of Houston professor Stefan Andersson, 59, several times in the head with her spiked-heel shoe after the pair returned to his upscale Houston condominium from a night out. ...

Russia in 'partial' border pullout

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:26
Russian President Vladimir Putin tells Germany's chancellor he has ordered a "partial troop withdrawal" from Ukraine's eastern border.
Categories: BBC World News

Sri Lanka thrash NZ to reach semis

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:18
Sri Lanka bowl New Zealand out for 60 to book their place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a remarkable 59-run win.
Categories: BBC World News

Virginia voters back gay marriage as court hearing nears: poll

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:13
A majority of Virginia voters support gay marriage, according to a poll released on Monday, which comes as a lawsuit to strike down the state's ban on same-sex unions is headed to federal appeals court. Some 50 percent of voters in Virginia backed gay marriage, while 42 percent opposed it, a Quinnipiac University poll said. The strongest support is from young people, with 69 percent of Virginia voters aged 18 to 29 backing gay marriage and 25 percent opposing it, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

Prosecutor: Texas man stabbed 25 times with heel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:06
HOUSTON (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a Houston woman stabbed her already injured boyfriend to death by sitting on him and striking him in the face at least 25 times with her stiletto heel.

White Pass - 3/31/2014 9:45:28 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:03
White Pass US12
3/31/2014 9:45:28 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/31/2014 9:44:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:03
Satus Pass US97
3/31/2014 9:44:07 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/31/2014 9:42:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:03
Stevens Pass US2
3/31/2014 9:42:09 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/31/2014 9:48:13 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:03
Blewett Pass US97
3/31/2014 9:48:13 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/31/2014 10:00:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/31/2014 10:00:13 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday, during daylight hours, prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions, from milepost 56, Gold Creek, to milepost 61, Price Creek. Monday through Friday night's traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies with areas of fog

Morning links: UW resumes spring practice Tuesday

WA Huskies - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 01:01
Happy Monday, everyone.
Categories: Sports Center

Akiko Pottery sets the table for haute cuisine

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:52
Made in Seattle, Part 3: Potter Akiko Graham makes tableware for some of the world’s best chefs out of a humble studio in Seattle’s White Center neighborhood.

Ebola outbreak unprecedented - MSF

BBC World News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:51
The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
Categories: BBC World News

Mariners fans, keep hope alive — at least for opening day

Seattle Mariners - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:50
To be a Mariner fan is to have the hope beaten out of you. The optimism seems to diminish with each succeeding season until a certain defeatist attitude has taken hold, the nagging certitude that somehow, eventually, it will all fall apart. Today, however, is the day to believe.
Categories: Sports Center

Police officer fatally shot in upstate New York

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:48
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot to death in an upstate New York village, and the shooting suspect has also died.

Chefs Find Political Waters Anything but Tepid

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:48
Some chefs have entered willingly into American social debates while others have found themselves unwittingly caught up in cultural wars.
    

Pushing to Rid New York City of Classroom Trailers, Even as Enrollments Grow

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:46
Over 7,000 city students are learning in trailers, which were intended to be a temporary solution to crowded schools but are a testament to the struggle to keep up with teeming neighborhoods.