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Florida woman agrees to plea in 'warning shot' case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:01
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - A north Florida woman facing a retrial on charges of aggravated assault after she said she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband agreed on Monday to plead guilty after her sentence was dramatically reduced. The case of Marissa Alexander, 34, helped inspire a new state law making a warning shot legal in some circumstances, although it was not known if that influenced the plea deal. The law followed a public outcry over Alexander's 2012 sentencing to 20 years in prison. ...

Seahawks defense truly rounding into 2013 form, and a few other notes

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:01
A common theme in the locker room afterward was that the defense played Sunday the most similarly to 2013 as at any time this season.
Categories: Sports Center

Atlantic City casino profits up in 3rd quarter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:56
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casino industry saw its operating profits rise in the third quarter of this year, helped by Internet gambling money and the absence of large losses racked up last year by weaker casinos.

2 Former Defense Department Insiders Are Contenders to Succeed Hagel

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:54
Administration officials said Michèle A. Flournoy, a former under secretary of defense, and Ashton B. Carter, a former deputy secretary of defense, were potential successors.

Driver fatigue may have caused California crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:53
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday.

ArtsBeat: New Broadway Musicals Off to Slow Start

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:53
The new musical comedy “Honeymoon in Vegas” had lukewarm ticket sales in its first preview performances; the other new musical still running, “The Last Ship,” has also seen slow sales.






US university gets Marquez archive

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:50
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Categories: BBC World News

Huskies morning links: Hau'oli Kikaha a finalist for the Butkus Award

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:46
UW senior Hau'oli Kikaha, who leads the nation in sacks (17.5) and tackles for loss (23.5), has been named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker. He is joined by UCLA's Eric Kendricks, Miami's Denzel Perryman, Michigan's Jake Ryan and Notre Dame's Jaylo
Categories: Sports Center

Kunstmuseum Bern Obtains Trove From Gurlitt Collection

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:45
In agreeing to take the gift of more than 1,000 works, the Kunstmuseum Bern said it would ensure that any seized art in the trove was returned to its rightful owner.






Three Arabs Are Arrested in Stabbings in Jerusalem

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:44
The police said they were investigating the stabbings as a possible terrorist attack that extended violence that has roiled the city for a month.

College buys $219K Chinese conference table

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:40
UNION, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built, multimedia conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.

Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:40
Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries.

White Pass - 11/24/2014 11:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
White Pass US12
11/24/2014 11:37:58 AM

Temperature: 24 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 11/24/2014 11:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Satus Pass US97
11/24/2014 11:24:03 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 11/24/2014 11:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Stevens Pass US2
11/24/2014 11:30:13 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush, and ice in places on the roadway.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 11/24/2014 11:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Blewett Pass US97
11/24/2014 11:25:01 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/24/2014 11:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/24/2014 11:26:08 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Don’t believe all the Black Friday-CyberMonday travel deals

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:39
Early shoppers will likely get some good bargains, but some promotions are more about getting noticed.

Video: UW's Hau'oli Kikaha, DiAndre Campbell preview the Apple Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:37
UW seniors Hau'oli Kikaha and DiAndre Campbell met with the media after practice Monday:

Snow close, but Crystal can't quite open yet for skiing, boarding

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:37
Crystal Mountain, Washington's biggest ski and snowboarding area,  can't set an opening day yet because of  warmer temperatures, howling winds and rain forecast for this week.