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Illinois extends marijuana experiment to children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:12

In this Jan. 1, 2015, photo, Nicole Gross uses an oral syringe to give her son Chase his daily dose of a medical marijuana oil, known as Charlotte's Web, at their home in Colorado Springs, Colo. They moved to Colorado from Chicago about a year ago to legally treat Chase, who used to have hundreds of seizures per day. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)CHICAGO (AP) — Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial treatment to ease his epileptic seizures.


New Jersey strip club of 'Sopranos' fame is broken into

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:10
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey strip club that served as the Bada Bing! lounge in the "The Sopranos," a hit television series about a mob family, was broken into on Friday, police said, less than two weeks after it was the scene of an armed robbery. The front glass door of the Satin Dolls in Lodi, New Jersey, was smashed sometime before dawn and its office door was pried open, according to the town's police. Nothing was taken from the office safe. On Dec. 21, two men armed with shotguns held up the bar after closing hours and made off with about $30,000, police said. ...

The Former El Bulli Chef Is Now Serving Up Creative Inquiry

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:08
Ferran Adrià, a groundbreaking Spanish chef whose El Bulli was one of the world’s top restaurants before he closed it, is now on an idiosyncratic quest for knowledge and creativity.






U.S. seeks life in prison for London imam convicted on terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:06

- FILE PHOTO TAKEN 07FEB03 - A file photograph dated February 7, 2003 shows Muslim cleric Sheikh Abu..By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges. In a court filing ahead of his Jan. 9 sentencing, prosecutors said Abu Hamza should be held accountable for his role as a "global terrorist leader who orchestrated plots around the world to further his deadly mission." "The seriousness of this defendant's offenses and the need for just punishment and deterrence cannot be overstated," prosecutors under Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wrote. ...


AP PHOTOS: New Year babies at hospitals across US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:06

45 a.m. weighing in at 7lbs. 14oz. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Alexa Rogals)Across the United States, hospitals welcomed the first babies of the New Year.


The 'shock' waiting for pensioners

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:02
The 'shock' awaiting the next generation of American retirees
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/2/2015 12:33:49 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
White Pass US12
1/2/2015 12:33:49 PM

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Satus Pass - 1/2/2015 12:37:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
Satus Pass US97
1/2/2015 12:37:13 PM

Temperature: 25 °F

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Stevens Pass - 1/2/2015 12:22:50 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
Stevens Pass US2
1/2/2015 12:22:50 PM

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Blewett Pass - 1/2/2015 12:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
Blewett Pass US97
1/2/2015 12:33:43 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 1/2/2015 12:45:02 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/2/2015 12:45:02 PM

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Bid in New York to extend legal rights to chimps fails, again

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Less than a month after a New York state appeals court ruled that chimpanzees do not have legal rights and cannot be released from captivity, a case involving a second chimp has been dismissed. Attorney and animal rights activist Steven Wise in 2013 filed a habeas corpus petition - traditionally employed by prison inmates who claim they have been illegally detained - on behalf of a chimp named Kiko. ...

Suburban Atlanta police chief says he was moving gun when he shot his sleeping wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:53
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta police chief told a 911 emergency dispatcher that he accidentally shot his wife, critically wounding her, on New Year's Day after moving his loaded work pistol while she slept in their bed. “Gunshot wound, accidental, need medical ASAP,” Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom said in an emergency call recording released on Friday. “The gun was in the bed and I tried to move it, put it to the side, and then it went off," he told the dispatcher during a call placed at about 4 a.m. local time. ...

Mexico finds body of missing American in canyon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:50
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An American who went missing in a mountain forest in the central Mexican state of Morelos was found dead in a canyon, a state official said on local TV on Friday. The American, Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, who left a yoga retreat on Dec. 30 for a short day-hike in the rocky hills around the town of Tepotzlan, "apparently fell from a canyon," a Morelos government official tweeted. Emily Smith, the man's wife, told reporters her husband had sent her a text during his hike saying he was lost but asking her to save lunch for him. ...

Museum capturing Ferguson history as it happens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:49

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 photo, artists paint on boards protecting a business in Ferguson, Mo. From street-artist paintings on boards over store windows to protester signs, the cultural images of Ferguson have become an iconic part of recent history, so much so that the Missouri History Museum is putting together a collection that will focus on the unrest that followed the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the Missouri History Museum is gathering images and items cataloguing the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.


News: What We’re Reading: Great Reads From the Editors of NYT Now

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:48
Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web.






A free, guided walk among Washington old-growth giants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:47
The “Deep Forest Experience” takes visitors on a stroll among the towering trees of Rockport State Park.

Gunman sentenced to 29 years for killing wine steward in Aug. 2012

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:47
Thomasdinh "Dinh" Bowman was sentenced to 29 years and one month in prison on Friday for the shooting death of Yancy Noll, a popular wine steward who was killed in August 2012 at a North Seattle intersection.

Quality pre-K: The benefits to society

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:47
The editorial “To save money, provide quality pre-K, not incarceration” [Opinion, Dec. 29] is a most timely argument.

Boeing bullish, dismisses doubters, as record year ends

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:47
After beating Airbus in jetliner deliveries again this year, Boeing looks to ramp up production at Renton, predicts abundant job openings in the years ahead, and dismisses worries raised by analysts.