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‘Divergent’ author Veronica Roth is pleased with adaptation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 03:16
The 25-year-old author got the idea for the dystopian young adult novel, now a film starring Shailene Woodley released March 21, when she was a freshman in college.

In Washington state, Tesla finds way to share the road with dealers

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 03:03
On President's Day last month, about 40 electric-car advocates gathered under the rotunda of the state capitol in Olympia, Washington, where a lobbyist for Tesla Motors Inc urged them to rally against a bill that would prevent the carmaker from opening new sales offices in the state. Tesla would be free to sell its cars through its own sleek showrooms rather than relying on the dealer networks ...

FBI agent cleared in Chechen's death

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:56
An FBI agent is cleared of killing a Chechen man linked to one of the accused Boston Marathon bombers, media report.
Categories: BBC World News

3 dead, 8 injured in New Jersey shore motel fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:53

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 Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing three people, injuring eight others and leaving 10 unaccounted for, authorities said.


Russia 2018 'not affected by Crimea'

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:53
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 World Cup will go ahead in Russia, despite the nation annexing Crimea.
Categories: BBC World News

Sedatives cited in toddler's dentist office death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:53
HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs given to sedate her, according to a medical examiner's autopsy report.

VIDEO: Turkish students condemn Twitter ban

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:49
University students in Istanbul voice their criticism of the Prime Minister's move to block Twitter in Turkey.
Categories: BBC World News

Nothing spotted in search for jet, Australia says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:47

One of the relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wipes her tears as she watches a TV news program about the missing flight after a briefing meeting with Malaysian officials in a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Friday, March 21, 2014. Planes are flying out of Australia again to search for two objects detected by satellite that may be debris from the missing Malaysian airliner. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries.


Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:47

FILE - This March 1, 2014, file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.


Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike a finalist for 2014 Naismith Trophy

WA Huskies - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:46
From the press box of the Naismith Awards:
Categories: Sports Center

Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike a finalist for 2014 Naismith Trophy

Seattle Storm - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:46
From the press box of the Naismith Awards:
Categories: Sports Center

Correction: Alaska Serial Killer story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:46
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story March 20 about a TV profile of Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the place and time of the disappearance of a man identified in an upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery Dark Minds TV series as a potential victim of Keyes. The missing man, Gilbert Gilman, disappeared in 2006 from Washington's Olympic National Park, not in 2004 in Olympia National Park.

Correction: Alaska Serial Killer story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:46
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story March 20 about a TV profile of Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the place and time of the disappearance of a man identified in an upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery Dark Minds TV series as a potential victim of Keyes. The missing man, Gilbert Gilman, disappeared in 2006 from Washington's Olympic National Park, not in 2004 in Olympia National Park.

White Pass - 3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
White Pass US12
3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Satus Pass - 3/21/2014 11:23:22 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
Satus Pass US97
3/21/2014 11:23:22 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
Stevens Pass US2
3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
Blewett Pass US97
3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/21/2014 11:09:26 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Van Persie out for up to six weeks

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:34
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is ruled out for between four and six weeks with a knee injury.
Categories: BBC World News

Insurers see double-digit Obamacare price rises in many states next year

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:32

Cathey Park shows her cast signed by U.S. President Obama after he spoke about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonU.S. consumers eligible for Obamacare health plans could see double-digit price hikes next year in states that fail to draw large numbers of enrollees for 2014, including some states that have been hostile to the healthcare law, according to insurance industry officials and analysts. The early estimates come as insurance companies set out to design plans they intend to sell in 2015 through the state-based health insurance marketplaces that are a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement that is widely referred to as Obamacare. WellPoint Inc, which sells plans on 14 Obamacare exchanges, expects health insurance rates nationwide to be higher.