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McCoy to retire by end of the season

BBC World News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:20
Nineteen-times champion jump jockey AP McCoy announces he will retire by the end of the 2014-15 season.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: US family's 'mock kidnap' of son

BBC World News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:18
The family of a six-year-old boy in the US state of Missouri staged his kidnapping to "scare" him, because he was too nice to strangers, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

Case dismissed against 'Spider-Man' in Times Square scuffle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Charges against a costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square have been dismissed after prosecutors decided not to pursue them.

Serra: Saint or sinner? Canonization has foes in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:57

In this Jan. 27, 2015 image, a portrait of Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra can be seen in the gift shop of the Mission San Diego de Acala in San Diego. Pope Francis' announcement that he will canonize Serra is meeting resistance by some in California and beyond, as critics say he wiped out native populations, enslaved converts and spread disease. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — California's history can't be told without Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan missionary who introduced Christianity and established settlements as he marched north with Spanish conquistadores. Boulevards, public squares, freeways and elementary schools bear his name. A 26-foot statue of the priest looms over Interstate 280 in San Francisco.


Taiwan pilots train after crash

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:55
Taiwan's TransAsia cancels 90 flights as pilots are sent for training, while officials look into why an engine was switched off before Wednesday's crash.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 2/7/2015 6:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:51
White Pass US12
2/7/2015 6:23:15 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 2/7/2015 6:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:51
Satus Pass US97
2/7/2015 6:35:07 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:51
Stevens Pass US2
2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:51
Blewett Pass US97
2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/7/2015 6:52:46 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining, hard at times

Huskies hoops links: Pac-12 teams polishing up postseason resumes

WA Huskies - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:46
Seems strange to include Washington in NCAA tournament conversations when the Huskies are in 11th place in the Pac-12.
Categories: Sports Center

Virginia would expand this list of offenses requiring DNA

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:45
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia already requires offenders to provide a DNA sample in these cases:

AccuWeather: Weekend Warm Up

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:33

 Weekend Warm UpMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a mild weekend followed by a wet Monday.


Kejriwal leads in Delhi - exit poll

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:32
First exit polls after the Delhi state elections suggest Arvind Kejriwal's Common Man party could push ahead of PM Narendra Modi's BJP.
Categories: BBC World News

1 dead, 6 soldiers hurt in rollover accident at Fort Carson

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:28
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — One Fort Carson soldier has been killed and six others injured in a rollover accident at a Fort Carson training area.

Illinois city mocked by Letterman in '99 plots cold revenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:16

In this Feb. 3, 2015 photo, from left, Beth Peeler, 16, teacher Bill Curtin and Magdalena Garcia, 17, from Kankakee High School pose at a gazebo in Kankakee, Ill., before its planned demolition. In 1999, after Places Rated Almanac called Kankakee the worst metropolitan area to live in the U.S. and Canada, talk-show host David Letterman poked fun with a Top 10 list and sent the town two gazebos to spruce things up. Now students are dismantling the gazebos and making a commemorative rocking chair out of the wood for Letterman’s retirement. (AP Photo/Chicago Tribune, Zbigniew Bzdak) MANDATORY CREDIT, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT, DAILY HERALD OUT, NORTHWEST HERALD OUT, DAILY CHRONICLE OUT, THE HERALD-NEWS OUT, THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, TV OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESKANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — High school students in a city that David Letterman lampooned as an awful place to live are plotting some tongue-in-cheek revenge, more than 15 years later.


Demand pushes Mexican farmers to plant poppies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:16
These impoverished farmers in the mountains of Mexico’s Guerrero state don’t like growing poppy, but the small amounts of cash gained are badly needed. The profit mostly goes to the cartels that ship the heroin to the U.S.

Mercury levels climb in Pacific yellowfin tuna, study finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:16
Rising levels of mercury in yellowfin tuna from the Pacific Ocean are adding to evidence that air pollution, particularly from burning coal, is pumping mercury into the ocean food chain, potentially posing a hazard to human health.

Outbreak of paralysis still a medical mystery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:16
Researchers once thought they might have an explanation for why more than 100 children from across the country have developed a poliolike paralysis since August. But as they collect more evidence, the cause has become less and less certain.

‘Star Talk’ bringing its fun take on science to TV

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 23:16
Neil deGrasse Tyson — or, as he likes to describe himself, “your personal astrophysicist” — is taping a new TV show called “Star Talk.” Just like his radio show and podcast of the same name, it features the scientist’s cheerfully outsize personality.