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House majority leader says he has speaker backing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:02

Rhode Island Democratic House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello, right, speaks to the media Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Providence, R.I. Mattiello is seeking the speaker of the House position after Gordon Fox Fox relinquished it Saturday following twin raids Friday at his Statehouse office and home, as part of a criminal investigation. Officials have not said whom or what they are investigating. A formal House vote is expected Tuesday. (AP Photo/Erika Niedowski)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House majority leader said Sunday he received enough votes in a preliminary tally to replace Gordon Fox in arguably the most powerful position in Rhode Island government, and vowed to unify the chamber if he is elected speaker.


FBI: Release of marathon suspect photo right call

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:00
BOSTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials debated whether to release photos that led to the capture of a suspect in last year's bombing at the Boston Marathon, an FBI official has told CBS News.

Jimmy Carter sticks to 'snail mail' in missives to world leaders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:58

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter speaks during the news conference in YangonSaying his emails are likely monitored by intelligence agencies, former President Jimmy Carter is using an old-fashioned method of communication with world leaders these days - the post office. "As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored," Carter told NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview that aired on Sunday. Asked about disclosures of sweeping U.S. surveillance activities, Carter, a Democrat who served as president from 1977 to 1981, said the practice "has been extremely liberalized and, I think, abused by our own intelligence agencies." (Reporting by Peter Cooney;


No survivors expected in Colorado plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:58

This photo provided by the Ouray County Plaindealer shows rescue personnel examining the tail second of a plane on Saturday, March 22, 2014 after it was recovered from the Ridgeway Reservoir south of Montrose. Colo. The plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado and authorities say all are feared dead. Divers are to be used Sunday to search for victims and to recover the rest of the plane. (AP Photo/Ouray County Plaindealer, Patrick Moore) MANDATORY CREDITMONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — A small plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado, and authorities say all are feared dead.


White Pass - 3/23/2014 4:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
White Pass US12
3/23/2014 4:32:41 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/23/2014 4:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Satus Pass US97
3/23/2014 4:33:00 PM

Temperature: 51 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/23/2014 4:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Stevens Pass US2
3/23/2014 4:32:40 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway is bare with ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/23/2014 4:35:27 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Blewett Pass US97
3/23/2014 4:35:27 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/23/2014 4:33:30 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/23/2014 4:33:30 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

A Pay Strike in Israel Stalls Premier’s Trip to Mexico

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:46
Foreign Ministry employees announced a general strike over pay and working conditions, shutting down the ministry’s work in Israel and 103 diplomatic missions abroad.
    

How to report a missing loved one

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:41
People whose loved ones are missing following the massive mudslide east of Arlington can call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088 to report their concerns.

I-5 shut down southbound for investigation near Georgetown

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:31
UPDATE, Sunday, 2:25 p.m. | The woman who jumped or fell from the overpass is alive and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Lack of evidence led to suspected killer's release

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:21
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The man suspected of a crime spree last week that left a Northern California sheriff's deputy dead had been jailed in Oregon two weeks earlier but was released for lack of evidence and manpower in the local district attorney's office.

Officials: 18 missing in Washington mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:19
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Looking for signs of life in the quicksand-like mud below, searchers in helicopters scanned a huge debris field Sunday trying to find 18 people still unaccounted for following a landslide that killed at least three people and destroyed a small riverside neighborhood in rural Washington state.

Rescuers say voices are no longer coming from mudslide area

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:16
With at least 18 people still missing and hundreds waiting to hear about the fate of loved ones in a mile-wide mudslide, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said rescuers haven't reported hearing any voices from the slide area since Saturday night.

FBI: Right call to release marathon suspect photo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:02
BOSTON (AP) — FBI officials say they debated whether to release photos that led to the capture of a suspect in last year's bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured hundreds of others.

US average gas price rises 5 cents per gallon

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks.

White Pass - 3/23/2014 3:22:08 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:52
White Pass US12
3/23/2014 3:22:08 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies