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Gedion Zelalem makes progress toward joining U.S. soccer team

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:12
Promising midfielder Gedion Zelalem, 17, has obtained his U.S. citizenship and the process is under way for him to join the U.S. men’s national team. Zelalem made his UEFA Champions League debut with Arsenal of England earlier this month.

Newport storms back to win Bothell Holiday Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:09
Knights fall behind 10-0, then rallies for 3-0 record in tournament.

Baby gorilla makes public debut at San Diego Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of a four-day-old baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo.

Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:07

A general view of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a laboratory last week. Creating a new high-level safety position was a key recommendation of a months-long internal investigation into the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu in CDC labs this past summer, according to an internal CDC memo obtained by Reuters. ...


Police arrest missing tot's mom; recovery to begin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:04
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities Tuesday arrested the mother of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy left on the front porch of a stranger's home in Columbus, and began a recovery effort because he may be dead.

VIDEO: Peshawar attack's traumatised children

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:03
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz examines what is being done to help children affected by the Peshawar school shooting and if they can ever heal.
Categories: BBC World News

2014: Microsoft powers up under new leader, big changes

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:01
The Redmond tech giant has moved to make changes quickly under new CEO Satya Nadella, trying to become more nimble and more open to the changing habits and demands of tech users.

New state system will trace livestock in case of disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:01
The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves.

Newborn orca spotted in Salish Sea

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:01
A newborn orca was spotted in the Salish Sea on Tuesday, bringing the population of Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales to 78.

Ex-Korean Air exec arrested over nut rage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:01
South Korean prosecutors have arrested a former Korean Air Lines Co. executive for allegedly endangering flight safety by delaying a plane because her macadamia nuts were not served the way she wanted, officials said Wednesday.

VIDEO: How to map the ocean floor - in 15 secs

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:54
How to map the ocean floor in 15 seconds
Categories: BBC World News

Home hash oil extraction is illegal: Colorado Attorney General

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:51
(Reuters) - Colorado's Attorney General on Tuesday said the state's landmark marijuana legalization law does not allow people to extract the drug's potent hash oil from plants in their home. Attorney General John Suthers said Amendment 64, which was passed by voters in 2012 and legalized recreational marijuana for adults, "expressly prohibits" people from personally producing butane hash oil due in part to the threat it poses to the public. ...

California snow survey shows higher snowpack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:48

Frank Gehrke, chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, left, pulls the snow depth survey pole from the snow pack as he conducts the first snow survey of the season at Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The survey showed the snow pack to to be 21.3 inches deep with a water content of 4.8 inches, which is 33 percent of normal for this site at this time of year. At right is Dave Schmalenberger, of the Eat Bay Municipal Utility District, who accompanied Gehrke on the survey. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.


Have 15 years of power gone to Putin's head?

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:46
Have 15 years of power gone to Putin's head?
Categories: BBC World News

Record Chinese fine for pollution

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:36
Six companies in China's Jiangsu province are fined 160 million yuan (£16.6m; $26m) for polluting rivers, the highest fine of its kind, say state media.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 12/30/2014 8:06:17 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:27
White Pass US12
12/30/2014 8:06:17 PM

Temperature: 11 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/30/2014 8:15:26 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:27
Satus Pass US97
12/30/2014 8:15:26 PM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/30/2014 8:09:59 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:27
Stevens Pass US2
12/30/2014 8:09:59 PM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/30/2014 8:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:27
Blewett Pass US97
12/30/2014 8:03:33 PM

Temperature: 7 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/30/2014 8:17:14 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:27
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/30/2014 8:17:14 PM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry, ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies