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Cleveland Cavaliers give coach Tyronn Lue his first victory

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:03

Tyronn Lue has had a hectic few days. He also has his first victory as an NBA coach. LeBron James scored 25 points to lead six players in double figures and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107.

Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ a powerful achievement

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:54

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him. It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. “The Birth of a Nation” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’ve […]
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Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ a powerful achievement

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:54

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him. It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. “The Birth of a Nation” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’ve […]
Categories: Sports Center

Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ a powerful achievement

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:54

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him. It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. “The Birth of a Nation” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’ve […]

Danish lawmakers to vote on seizing valuables from refugees

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:53

Danish lawmakers were set to vote Tuesday on controversial measures to seize cash and valuables from refugees to help pay for their stay in ...

       

In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:51

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned […]
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In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:51

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned […]
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In New York village, a trail of cancer leads to tap water

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:51

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned […]

A look at investigations into Flint's lead-tainted water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:39

Latishia Simpson carries a case of water to be loaded onto a U-Haul truck for the people of Flint on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Stephen and Keneisha Darden, owners of Exquisite Hair Design, wanted to help people affected by the Flint water crisis, so they put out a message on Facebook saying they would be collecting water to donate. With the help of family, friends and the Kalamazoo community, they were able to collect 466 cases of water as well as 50 one-gallon water jugs within one week. (Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Monday the appointment of a special counsel to aid his office's investigation into whether laws were broken regarding Flint's lead-tainted water. It is unclear at this point if the probe could result in criminal or civil charges. Flint's public works director, Michigan's top environmental regulator, a state spokesman and a high-ranking federal regulator have resigned in connection with the crisis. Two other state environmental officials have been suspended pending an investigation.


No. 14 Iowa St. men beat No. 4 Kansas

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:35

Monte Morris scored 21 points, Georges Niang had 15 of his 19 in the second half and the 14th-ranked Iowa State men blew past No. 4 Kansas 85-72 in a Big 12 basketball game.
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No. 14 Iowa St. men beat No. 4 Kansas

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:35

Monte Morris scored 21 points, Georges Niang had 15 of his 19 in the second half and the 14th-ranked Iowa State men blew past No. 4 Kansas 85-72 in a Big 12 basketball game.
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No. 14 Iowa St. men beat No. 4 Kansas

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:35

Monte Morris scored 21 points, Georges Niang had 15 of his 19 in the second half and the 14th-ranked Iowa State men blew past No. 4 Kansas 85-72 in a Big 12 basketball game.

China's on-off relationship with The Simpsons

BBC World News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:32
China's on-off relationship with The Simpsons
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Daring human smugglers use social media to lure migrants fleeing Syria

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:29

Turkey's crackdown on smuggling migrants to Greece has sent the traffickers underground.

       

White Pass - 1/25/2016 9:08:30 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:27
White Pass US12
1/25/2016 9:08:30 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry. 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. Starting Monday, Jan 25 WSDOT will be installing a new culvert across US 12 at the MP 154. The signal will be shut off and flaggers used. There may be times that the road will be closed for up to 30 minutes at a time. This work will 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next five days.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/25/2016 9:16:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:27
Satus Pass US97
1/25/2016 9:16:27 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/25/2016 9:12:20 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:27
Stevens Pass US2
1/25/2016 9:12:20 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies, areas of fog

Blewett Pass - 1/25/2016 9:02:42 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:27
Blewett Pass US97
1/25/2016 9:02:42 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies, areas of fog

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/25/2016 9:11:34 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:27
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/25/2016 9:11:34 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places. A closure is planned for the next two nights: Monday Jan. 25, and Tuesday Jan. 26 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line from the East Shed (new bridge) area and east toward Slide Curve. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at MP 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at MP 62 near Cabin Creek and MP 70 near Easton.

Weather:
Overcast skies

It's apocalypse now-ish (according to this clock)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:26

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