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Twitter 'simplifies' abuse reporting

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:01
The social network tells Newsbeat changes to the way people can report abuse and block others will give users "more control".
Categories: BBC World News

Portland's Rodney Wallace tops Seattle 'keeper Stefan Frei in Comeback Player voting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:01
Portland Timbers midfielder Rodney Wallace scored five goals in 17 appearances this season, his first after recovering from offseason knee surgery, and has been rewarded with the MLS Comeback Player of the Year award, the league announced Tuesday in a release.

Report: Just 9 of 100 kids born in Washington will get a STEM job here

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:01
A new report from Washington STEM estimates that just nine out of every 100 children born in this state will end up employed in a science- or technology-related field here. That figure is far too low, it says, to fill the 50,000 STEM jobs expected to go unfilled in Washington by 2017.

Nigeria: Huge numbers of displaced creates crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:01
After the Nigerian government soldiers fled and the Islamic insurgents arrived in his village with guns blazing, Peter Fabian ran away along with dozens of other villagers.

Latest News: Hong Kong, Immigration, Steve Jobs in Court

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:57
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.






U.S. diplomat to visit Asia over North Korea policy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. diplomat handling North Korea will travel to South Korea, Japan and China later this week to meet with officials and discuss policy toward the isolated country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. Ambassador Sung Kim, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, will be in Seoul on Thursday to meet with senior government officials, including South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Hwang Joon-kook. Kim will then visit Japan to meet with officials in Tokyo on Monday, the State Department said. On Dec. ...

Police: Road rage driver attacks man with bayonet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:51
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been charged with assault after state police say he sliced another motorist's face with a bayonet during a road rage encounter along a suburban Buffalo highway.

Divorce Surge Is Over, but Myth Lives On

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:50
The high divorce rate of the late 1970s and early 1980s is starting to look like a historical anomaly, not a trend.






More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:46

More details emerge about the night Shane Montgomery went missingThe reward now stands at $25,000 for information about the disappearance of student Shane Montgomery. But despite the plea for help, there's still no sign of him.


Paddington gets bear hug at cinemas

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:33
Family film Paddington, based on Michael Bond's books about the marmalade-loving bear, tops the UK box office chart after its first weekend in cinemas.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola stigma 'hindering Red Cross'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:32
Stigma against travellers from Ebola-infected countries is hindering the fight against the disease, the Red Cross and Red Crescent charities say.
Categories: BBC World News

How Costs Soared at the $4 Billion Train Station for the World Trade Center

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:27
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s complicated design is only part of how it became one of the most expensive and delayed stations ever built.

Indian sisters beat up another man in new video

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:26
Second video emerges of Indian women fighting back
Categories: BBC World News

O'Sullivan and Robertson go through

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:26
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ben Woollaston and Neil Robertson overcomes Peter Ebdon to reach UK Championship last 16.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. lawmaker sees easier road to Ex-Im shutdown in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican majority in the U.S. Congress next year will make it easier to shut down the Export-Import Bank when its charter comes up for renewal in June, a senior Republican lawmaker said on Tuesday. Paul Ryan, the next head of the House Ways and Means Committee, said he backed fellow Republican Jeb Hensarling's push to close the export lender, which provides help to U.S. exporters and overseas buyers of U.S. products, such as Boeing planes. "We should reform welfare for businesses," he told reporters. "With the new majority coming in, I think we’ll have more people ...

The Carpetbagger: At the Gotham Awards, Snubs and Hugs (and an Elusive Julianne Moore)

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:16
The Bagger goes in search of Julianne Moore, and gets waylaid by Bennett Miller and others.






White Pass - 12/2/2014 6:46:37 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
White Pass US12
12/2/2014 6:46:37 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway mostly bare and dry

Weather:
clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/2/2014 6:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
Satus Pass US97
12/2/2014 6:54:40 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has compact snow and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
Stevens Pass US2
12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
Blewett Pass US97
12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies