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Obama honors the dead of World War I

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:23
President speaks at Flanders Field in Belgium, honoring the dead of World War I.

Testers say federal health care website runs slow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:20

This March 25, 2014, photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. If you’re waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a little extra patience might come in handy. HealthCare.gov, the online portal to taxpayer-subsidized health insurance, runs slowly when compared with major private health insurer websites. That’s according to an analysis for The Associated Press by Compuware, a Detroit company that measures website performance. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're waiting until the last minute to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, a little extra patience might come in handy.


Judge to decide if murder suspect fit for trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:20

Defense attorney Al Avignone, right, speaks with Richland County Attorney Mike Weber, center, at the competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Sidney, Mont. Deputy County Attorney T.R. Halvorson, left, looks on. A state psychiatrist testified that Spell is fit for trial. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Sharply divergent images of a Colorado man charged with killing a Montana teacher during a random abduction attempt emerged during a hearing Tuesday to determine whether the suspect is fit for trial.


Speed up to 94 singled out in actor's deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:18

FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend Roger Rodas. A person who has reviewed the investigators’ report told The Associated Press that it concluded unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash. The person requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet.AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were going up to 94 mph in a 45 mph zone in a Porsche with two 9-year-old tires when they lost control, hit a light pole and died immediately when the car burst into flames, according to a new investigation of the November accident.


Missouri executes killer of teenage girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:17
By Carey Gillam BONNE TERRE, Missouri (Reuters) - Missouri officials executed a man early on Wednesday who was convicted of abducting a teenage girl at the gas station where she worked, then raping and strangling her. Jeffrey Ferguson, 59, was pronounced dead at 12:11 a.m local time at a state prison in Bonne Terre, said Mike O'Connell, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety. He was the third man executed in Missouri this year. Ferguson was twice convicted of killing 17-year-old Kelli Hall, whom he kidnapped with an accomplice as she ended her evening shift at a metropolitan St. Louis service station on February 9, 1989.

Funeral expenses leave mother's body in limbo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:17
Woman had $50,000 insurance policy, but family can't access it to bury her.

BP refinery leaks oil into US lake

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:15
BP's biggest refinery in the US spills crude oil into Lake Michigan after a malfunction but regulators say the leak has been contained.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 3/25/2014 11:41:18 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13
White Pass US12
3/25/2014 11:41:18 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Bare and wet with snow and slush in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Satus Pass - 3/25/2014 11:57:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13
Satus Pass US97
3/25/2014 11:57:17 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 3/25/2014 11:54:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13
Stevens Pass US2
3/25/2014 11:54:47 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Blewett Pass - 3/25/2014 11:56:55 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13
Blewett Pass US97
3/25/2014 11:56:55 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet, snow, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2014 11:58:07 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2014 11:58:07 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Pope-Obama visit should be cordial despite differences

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:03
Analysts say the two will likely focus on matters of agreement

Detroit man latest to use deadly force to protect home

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:02
If cleared, incident would be 10th case of justifiable homicide in the city this year.

Jimmy Carter texts about Stephen Colbert

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:51
The first text sent by Jimmy Carter to his grandson is about "Colbert Report" appearance.

Hope of finding mudslide survivors dims as unofficial death toll hits 24

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:51
WASHINGTON STATE officials say crews have recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight in the debris of a massive landslide, bringing the likely death toll to 24 amid diminishing hope of finding survivors as the search enters its fifth day. VIDEO: Race against time for crews Scientist warned of 'catastrophic' Washington landslide in 1999 report

Legislators’ $25M boost for STEM scholarships may be magnet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:46
The Legislature has given a new public-private scholarship fund for STEM majors a $25 million boost.

Egypt's mass verdicts show pressure on judiciary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:46
Egypt's judiciary is rife with judges who are sharp opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.

VIDEO: US mudslide death toll rises to 16

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:45
US authorities say they have located 10 more bodies in the area of Washington state that was devastated by a landslide on Saturday.
Categories: BBC World News