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Maryland boy plotted school attack with gun, bombs: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:35
(Reuters) - Maryland police have arrested a 16-year-old boy they allege planned to bring a gun and bombs to his school to kill people, authorities said on Monday. The boy planned to take three crude, homemade bombs and a handgun to the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson and "he wanted to kill people," the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement. The boy, a 10th-grade student at the school, was a suspect in car break-ins on Saturday in the Monkton area, about 65 miles north of Washington. ...

Security contractor breach not detected for months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:25

In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2014, the USIS building in Falls Church, Va. A cyber-attack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government’s leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed the break-in, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press. The breach compromised the private records of at least 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department and cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars in lost government contracts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A cyberattack similar to previous hacker intrusions from China penetrated computer networks for months at USIS, the government's leading security clearance contractor, before the company noticed, officials and others familiar with an FBI investigation and related official inquiries told The Associated Press.


Chicago suburban police shoot and kill man who draws gun at hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:22
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago suburban police shot and killed a car accident victim who drew a gun at a hospital and then refused commands to drop it, police said on Monday. Late Sunday night, Illinois State Police responded to a car accident and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence, said police in Highland Park, 27 miles north of Chicago. A 27-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle, along with a minor. Both were taken to Highland Park Hospital, police said in a statement. ...

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:21
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. Congress passed the law in 2002 but the government has never enforced it. Seeking to remain neutral on the hotly contested issue of sovereignty over a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the State Department allows passports to name Jerusalem as a place of birth, with no country name included. ...

Afghan officials walk away from Colorado training

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:17
DENVER (AP) — Two Afghan prison officials who walked away from a prison-reform training program in Colorado pose no threat, and their names are being withheld for fear their families back home will be retaliated against by those opposed to U.S. involvement there, officials said.

Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:10
You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

Republicans mull strategy if they control Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:08
Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning to a matter often overlooked in campaigns: how to actually govern.

Mary Ewald makes a fine, female Hamlet at New City

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:04
A review of “Hamlet” at New City Theater, which admirably focuses on the words of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Chicken wings take flight as a culinary obsession

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:03
Chefs are booking their wings on round-trip flights to Manila, Memphis, Tennessee, Mexico City and Bangkok — sometimes at the same restaurant.

Branson denies ignoring safety concerns over Virgin spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:02

Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson salutes the bravery of test pilots, and vows to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket that killed one crew member and injured another during a news conference in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mojave airfield after being released from a carrier aircraft Friday. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson rejected on Monday media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test flight. One pilot died and the other was badly injured last Friday when SpaceShipTwo crashed in California's Mojave Desert. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading an investigation into the cause of the accident. ...


Virgin Galactic spaceship insured for $40-50 million, lead underwriter AIG: sources

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:02
By Carolyn Cohn and Richa Naidu LONDON (Reuters) - The Virgin Galactic spaceship which crashed on Friday was insured against losses totaling around $40-50 million and the lead underwriter was AIG , insurance sources said on Monday. AIG declined to comment. British insurance and brokerage services provider Jardine Lloyd Thompson confirmed that it was the broker on the deal. "We act on behalf of Virgin Galactic and are providing every assistance, as is appropriate in these tragic circumstances," JLT said in a statement. ...

Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO comes out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01

FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, a girl touches the screen showing a portrait of Steve Jobs on the recently erected memorial to late Apple Corp. co-founder in the courtyard of the Techno Park of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The six-foot tall interactive memorial has been taken down in response to last week's announcement that CEO of Apple, Tim Cook is openly gay. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, FILE )MOSCOW (AP) — A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.


Sears, Kmart add Thanksgiving shopping hours

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers.

Publicis to buy Sapient of US for $3.7 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:01
French advertising group Publicis said Monday it is to buy Boston-based marketing, communications and consulting firm Sapient for $3.7 billion.

Little Opposition Seen In Some Votes to Raise State Minimum Wages

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 03:00
As voters in red states like Alaska and Arkansas decide at the polls whether to raise their minimum wage, those against an increase concede that the measures are likely to pass.

Truck fires in Bristol, Pa. investigated as possible arson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:58

Truck fires in Bristol, Pa. investigated as possible arsonA fire that destroyed or badly damaged seven trucks in Bristol, Bucks County is being investigated as a possible arson.


White Pass - 11/3/2014 9:58:16 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
White Pass US12
11/3/2014 9:58:16 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining lightly

Satus Pass - 11/3/2014 9:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Satus Pass US97
11/3/2014 9:54:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/3/2014 9:57:34 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Stevens Pass US2
11/3/2014 9:57:34 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/3/2014 9:43:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 02:56
Blewett Pass US97
11/3/2014 9:43:53 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies