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Vermont school district that barred parent to pay $147,500

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:42
BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district that barred a parent from meetings because some staff members were afraid of him has agreed to pay $147,500.

Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:42

Ice forms as waves crash along Lake Michigan in below-normal temperatures near Oak Street Beach, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Chicago. Forecasters expect significant snowfall and freezing temperatures this week in northern Illinois. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)CHICAGO (AP) — A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels.

Pryce heads Globe summer season

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:41
Actor Jonathan Pryce is to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice as part of the 2015 summer season at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Categories: BBC World News

Prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz denies underage sex claims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:35
MIAMI (AP) — Prominent American lawyer Alan Dershowitz has filed a detailed denial of a woman's claims he had sexual contact with her when she was underage in a case also involving Britain's Prince Andrew.

Katherine Scott reports on snow in King of Prussia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:33

Katherine Scott reports on snow in King of PrussiaAction News reporter Katherine Scott reports on snowy conditions in King of Prussia and beyond.

Few leads in shooting of California parents, baby's death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:31
With no leads and no motive, investigators have pleaded for the public's help to find a gunman who shot and wounded the parents and uncle of a 3-week-old baby girl who later was found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border 120 miles from her home, police say.

Sirhan Sirhan loses bid for freedom over RFK death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:29
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Sirhan Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence in prison for the June 1968 assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, failed to persuade a federal judge to set him free because he was innocent of the crime. In a decision dated Monday, U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell in Los Angeles said Sirhan "failed to meet the showing required for actual innocence" that might excuse his having failed to seek his freedom sooner in federal court. Sirhan had filed his petition for habeas corpus, which could have resulted in his freedom, in May 2000. ...

Where Women Work

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:29
Fewer women have jobs in the Deep South and Appalachia than in New England and the Upper Midwest.

Judge extends order limiting Missouri police use of tear gas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:27
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday extended for 45 days a temporary restraining order requiring Missouri law enforcement officers to give protesters a reasonable chance to disperse before using tear gas.

U.S. Steel to idle Ohio pipe plant as oil prices drop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:23
By Abinaya Vijayaraghavan (Reuters) - United States Steel Corp said it would temporarily idle its pipe manufacturing plant in Lorain, Ohio and lay off 614 workers, largely due to weak demand from the oil industry. The company sent a layoff notice to workers on Monday, citing weak market conditions. ( U.S. Steel's shares were down nearly 2 percent at $24.88 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday. A number of North American oil and gas companies have cut capital spending plans following a sharp fall in oil prices, which have more than halved since mid-2014. ...

TV makers design for streaming video to stay relevant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:21

Joe Clayton, president and CEO of Dish Network, introduces the Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at a news conference at the International CES, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Las Vegas. Standout features in many of the TV sets out this year will be more useful for streaming Internet video than watching broadcast or cable channels. In addition, satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. will offer a package of channels, including ESPN and CNN, for delivery entirely over the Internet, starting at $20 a month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.

Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:20
Sackings but no cabinet as Ghani makes his mark
Categories: BBC World News

Zulu Bible translation aid welcomed

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:16
South Africa's Catholic Church welcomes a $40,000 donation from the president to help translate the Bible directly from Hebrew and Greek into isiZulu.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC grabs back top spot for global property investors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:06

A giant drill rig breaks ground on the new Hudson Yards construction project on Manhattan's west side in New YorkBy Michelle Conlin (Reuters) - New York City regained its top position among global commercial real estate buyers, unseating London and highlighting the appeal of U.S. properties in general, according to a survey of international investors released Tuesday. More than 90 percent of respondents said they planned to maintain or increase the size of their U.S. portfolio in 2015, according to the survey conducted by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. AFIRE members have an estimated $2 trillion in real estate assets under management. The U.S. ...

Safeway fined nearly $10M for illegal disposal of waste

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:06
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

NY parking officer sentenced for $90,000 in meter thefts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:05
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York parking enforcement officer has been sentenced to jail for stealing over $90,000 from meters.

First Draft: With New PAC, Jeb Bush Steps Closer to a Run

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:57
In his latest step toward running for president, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida is organizing a political action committee that will allow him to raise and spend money on campaign activities.

Asylum decision delayed for Afghan who fled US training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:56
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An Afghan military officer who said he would be a target of the Taliban if sent home is awaiting an immigration judge's decision on whether he can stay in the United States.

Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:55
Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/6/2015 7:28:38 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 00:48
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 7:28:38 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and wet

Overcast skies