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Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:49
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.

Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:45

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2009, file photo shows Pamunkey Councilmen Jeff Brown, left, and Gary Miles, hold a deer as their Chief Kevin Brown presents it to Gov. Tim Kaine, second from left, during the annual tax tribute from the Virginia Indians to the Virginia governor in Richmond, Va. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.


Venezuelan classical music system under fire

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:45

FILE - In this May 7, 2008 file photo, the shadow of a violin student is cast on the wall during a practice session of Venezuela's youth orchestra system school known as "El Sistema" or The System, in Camatagua, Venezuela. The program has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music. But a new book on El Sistema, portrays it as a “model of tyranny” where brutal, marathon practice sessions mirror the apparently unlimited power and top-down style of its magnetic founder, Jose Antonio Abreu. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.


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Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Goes Online

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:33
Lucasfilm’s teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” released online on Friday, stirs armchair critics to action.

White Pass - 11/28/2014 11:01:00 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
White Pass US12
11/28/2014 11:01:00 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 11/28/2014 11:12:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
Satus Pass US97
11/28/2014 11:12:10 AM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional rain

Stevens Pass - 11/28/2014 11:10:01 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
Stevens Pass US2
11/28/2014 11:10:01 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/28/2014 11:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
Blewett Pass US97
11/28/2014 11:04:25 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/28/2014 11:02:09 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/28/2014 11:02:09 AM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining

Key Street in Ferguson Is Reopened for Business Hours

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:29
Days after an outbreak of violent unrest followed a decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, protesters had all but vanished.






49ers fan loses in court over Seahawk ticket limits, but files appeal

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:25
49ers fan from Las Vegas appeals after his suit was dismissed against the NFL over being barred from buying tickets in Seattle to the NFC Championship game earlier this year.

Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated immediately, union says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:24

Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension 'vacated'Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.


Crime surge accompanies Wyoming oil boom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:21
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by workers newly arrived to the area's booming oil fields and don't have enough police and jail space to handle the problem.

On the Upper East Side, Silent Prayers to Save a Sanctuary for the Deaf

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:20
The Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, New York’s Roman Catholic parish for the deaf, is one of 31 churches in the archdiocese set to close.

Pac-12 predictions: Washington faces tough test against Long Beach State

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:20
Don’t let Long Beach State’s 3-3 record fool you, the 49ers should give Washington (4-0) a stiff challenge Friday night in the DirecTV Wooden Legacy semifinals at Cal-State Fullerton’s Titan Gym.

Union: Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated immediately

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:17

Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension 'vacated'Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.


Round-up: Nyland considered for permanent job, pension policy could be behind sub shortage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:16
Seattle school board considers Nyland for permanent job: The Seattle school board is planning to vote early next year on a proposal to give interim superintendent Larry Nyland an offer to remain in his job through June 2017. Nyland, who previously served as superintendent in Marysville, came out of

Scouting report: Long Beach State

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:16
Scouting report: Long Beach State.
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4 good smartphone apps can save you money as you shop

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 04:07
Four shopping apps that are easy to use and nicely designed. They will save you money, too.