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Hawaii lawmakers to end to prostitution exemption

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:50

 Police wanted it to remain legal for undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers say they plan to change a bill to end a police exemption under the state's prostitution laws.


Ohio rejects death row inmate's organ donation request

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:49
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio rejected a request from a death row inmate to donate a kidney to his mother, saying there was not enough time for transplant surgery ahead of the execution. Ronald Phillips, 40, convicted of the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl, had his execution postponed by Governor John Kasich to July 2 from November to see if the inmate could make the donation of organs, including a kidney to his mother, who Phillips said suffers from kidney disease. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said on Friday it gave Phillips a March 23, 2014, deadline to undergo the kidney transplant, or any other transplant, to family members. "It appears certain Mr. Phillips will not be undergoing any organ donations and transplantation surgery on or before March 23, 2014," the department said in a letter to Phillip's lawyer, adding the execution would go on as scheduled.

Couple in U.S. lived on yacht, collected welfare: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:47
A couple who collected food stamps and other public assistance from Minnesota while living on a yacht in Florida were being sought on fraud charges, prosecutors said on Friday. Colin Chisholm III and his wife, Andrea Chisholm, accepted more than $165,000 in public assistance between 2005 and 2012 before benefits were terminated, according to prosecutor Mike Freeman in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Charges against Colin Chisholm were filed in February but they were kept sealed while police searched for the couple, Chuck Laszewski, a spokesman for Freeman, said on Friday.

Foreman: Ex-felon made an honest mistake in voting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:43
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a former Iowa drug offender of voter fraud said Friday the woman made an honest mistake when she cast a ballot because she believed her voting rights were restored.

White Pass - 3/21/2014 3:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:35
White Pass US12
3/21/2014 3:02:06 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

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Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 3/21/2014 3:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:35
Satus Pass US97
3/21/2014 3:01:10 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

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Roadway is bare and dry

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Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/21/2014 3:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:35
Stevens Pass US2
3/21/2014 3:04:37 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/21/2014 3:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:35
Blewett Pass US97
3/21/2014 3:14:51 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

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Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/21/2014 3:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/21/2014 3:08:21 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

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Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:31

Firefighters investigate an early morning fire at the Mariner's Cove Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. on Friday, March 21, 2014. An early morning fire killed three people at the Jersey shore motel whose residents included Superstorm Sandy victims who were staying there because their homes remain uninhabitable nearly a year and a half after the storm, officials said. Three other people were critically injured in the blaze. Authorities said several other people may be unaccounted for. Investigators are interviewing motel management to determine how many people were staying there when the fire broke out. The motel's office was destroyed and most records were lost. (AP Photo/David Gard)POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.


Huskies report season-ticket renewal rate of about 85 percent

WA Huskies - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:31
The Huskies had the highest increase in home attendance of any FBS program in 2013, with an average of 68,769 fans for seven games at the new $280 million Husky Stadium.
Categories: Sports Center

Investigations clear FBI agent in Florida shooting-official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:27

Handout booking photo of Ibragim TodashevBy David Ingram and Barbara Liston WASHINGTON/ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Investigators have concluded that an FBI agent should be cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant while he was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, a federal law enforcement official said on Friday. The agent shot and killed 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev in May 2013 after Todashev suddenly attacked and injured the agent during an interrogation at his Orlando apartment, according to the FBI. The law enforcement official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the release on Tuesday of a review of the incident by a Florida prosecutor. The report prepared by a team of investigators at the office of Orlando State Attorney, Jeffrey Ashton, recommends clearing the FBI agent, the official said.


Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:24

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, April Taylor of Upper Marlboro, Md., left, buys items from groceries to Christmas presents with her son Jarhon Taylor, right, on opening day of a new Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue Northwest in Washington. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press Friday, March 21, 2014, that it has rolled out an online tool that allows shoppers to compare its prices on 80,000 food and household products to those of its competitors. The world's largest retailer began offering the feature that's called "Savings Catcher" on its website last month in seven big markets that include Dallas, San Diego and Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.


'Noah,' revival of Bible epics, finds rough seas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:22

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Russell Crowe as Noah in a scene from the film, "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise: "I'll never shoot you on a houseboat in a robe and sandals with two giraffes popping up behind you."


Canada 'webcam killer' in plea offer

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:19
A Toronto man accused of killing a Chinese student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend offers to admit manslaughter.
Categories: BBC World News

'Key' player in smuggling ring sentenced in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:09
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national whom authorities called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring was sentenced to more than three years in prison Friday.

Four dead, three critically hurt in Jersey Shore motel fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:09

A firefighter climbs a staircase to the second floor of the charred remains of the Mariner's Cove Inn in Point Pleasant BeachBy Dave Warner POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (Reuters) - An early morning fire tore through a Jersey Shore motel popular with fishermen on Friday, killing four people and critically injuring three others, law enforcement officials said. Beach breezes whipped up the flames that engulfed the two-story Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, fire and law enforcement officials told a news conference. Seven people were injured, three of them critically, and four bodies were found in the scorched ruins of the motel, said Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato. About half of the motel's 40 occupants were using it as temporary housing after being displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy, said James Giannuzzi, whose beachfront condominium was badly flooded during that storm and had been living on the motel's first floor for about six weeks.


Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:09

Nash speaks to the media at the Legislative Office Building in HartfordBy Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 came to the Connecticut State Capitol on Friday to ask permission to sue the state for $150 million in damages. Charla Nash, who has undergone a face transplant and many other surgeries, including a failed double-hand transplant, spoke to the Connecticut General Assembly's Judiciary Committee, her head wrapped with protective white gauze. "My name is Charla Nash and I'm hoping you can make a decision based on the fact that the state knew what was happening and failed to protect me," said Nash, 60. She asked lawmakers to pass legislation overruling a June decision by state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. that denied her request to waive Connecticut's sovereign immunity from lawsuits.


4 Dead as Fire Destroys Motel on Jersey Shore Used for Storm Victims

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 06:04
Flames swept through the Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Pleasant Point Beach, N.J., which had been used to shelter people who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy.
    





Artistic Problems Delay Rockettes’ ‘Heart and Lights’ Until 2015

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:57
The Rockettes’ new high-tech show, “Heart and Lights,” which was supposed to open last week, will be postponed until 2015 because it needs more work, producers say.