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Nigeria to press ahead with election

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:48
Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.
Categories: BBC World News

Kentucky sued over lost tax incentive for Noah's Ark park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:45
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Christian ministry building a Noah's Ark theme park sued Kentucky tourism officials Thursday, saying they violated the group's free speech rights by denying them an $18 million tax incentive.

Noah's Ark theme park developers sue Kentucky over lost tax rebates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:44
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Kentucky officials committed religious discrimination when they pulled tax rebates from a planned Noah's Ark-based theme park attraction, the project's developers charged on Thursday in a federal lawsuit. State tourism officials in December told the Ark Encounter developers they were pulling the tax incentives from the theme park proposal because the plans had evolved from a tourist attraction into a ministry seeking to advance religion.

Attorneys for NASCAR driver Busch say ex-girlfriend lied

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:42

Attorneys for NASCAR driver Busch say ex-girlfriend liedAttorneys for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch are accusing his ex-girlfriend of lying repeatedly on the witness stand during a court hearing in Delaware regarding her request for a no-contact order.


RadioShack files for bankruptcy

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:40
US electronics retailer RadioShack files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after losing 90% of its market value as customers turn to online shopping.
Categories: BBC World News

Driver panic, confusion common in path of oncoming train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:38

A National Transportation Safety Board employee examines the intersection where an SUV was struck by a Metro-North Railroad train in Valhalla, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. An investigation into what caused a fiery crash that killed a motorist and several rail riders is focusing on how a mother of three described by friends as safety conscious ended up between two crossing gates in her SUV as a commuter train barreled toward her. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction.


Lawyers urge judge to lift grand jury secrecy in New York chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:37

Demonstrators stand outside the State Supreme Court before the hearing for Eric Garner in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for civil liberty groups, the news media, public defenders and New York's elected public advocate urged a judge on Thursday to release the transcripts of secret grand jury proceedings into the killing of an unarmed black man last July by a white police officer who put him in a chokehold. The lawyers told state Supreme Court Judge William Garnett that making the transcripts public would shed light on why the grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.


Man with bodies in yard discussed slayings with family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:36
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — In a jailhouse conversation with his father and brother, Hugo Selenski seemed nonchalant about the slayings of a Pennsylvania pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend, whose bodies had been found buried behind his house along with three other sets of human remains.

Daughter of Whitney Houston still on life support: family source

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35

 On Our Own" in New YorkThe only child of the late singer Whitney Houston has not been taken off life support or declared brain dead, a family source said on Thursday, five days after Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in a bathtub at her Georgia home. The source, who asked not to be identified, said media reports that Brown, Houston's daughter with singer Bobby Brown, had no brain activity were incorrect. Bobbi Kristina's cousin Jerod Brown said on social media that doctors were not optimistic about the 21-year-old aspiring singer's chances. "Though it seems the odds are against her, though doctors don't see any hope for change ... though it looks impossible for her to stand again STILL PRAY FOR BK," Jerod Brown said on Instagram, where he posts as yfkennedy.


White Pass - 2/5/2015 1:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 1:17:56 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 1:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 1:14:20 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times with areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 1:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 1:17:14 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush in places.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 1:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 1:03:33 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 1:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 1:06:17 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining, heavy at time with strong gusty winds west of the summit.

Verizon gets $15B from wireline sale, tower leasing deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:34
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications will make almost $15 billion from selling part of its wireline business and leasing thousands of wireless towers.

RadioShack files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, will sell up to 2,400 stores

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:33

RadioShack files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, will sell up to 2,400 storesStruggling electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores.


Jersey shore town aims to get last 2 Sandy families home

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:31
Just before the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy inundated Krista Sperber's home, she had her two children grab what they could from their rooms and hop in the car for a ride to a relative's home away from the coast. She figured they'd be gone for a few days.

2 Snohomish girls missing and believed endangered

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:30
Snohomish County sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating two Snohomish 16-year-olds.

AP-GfK Poll: Support of gay marriage comes with caveats

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:30
While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.

Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:30
President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world. "No god condones terror," he said.