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With fireworks and celebration, Seattle crowds welcome 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:16
Thousands of people braved the below-freezing temperatures to celebrate the new year at Seattle Center, where, as they have been for decades, fireworks were set off from the Space Needle.

State plans new system to track livestock

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:09
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 10:01:11 GMT By Matthew Weaver Capital Press OLYMPIA, Wash. — 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. Livestock and dairy industry re...

Looking to 2016, Jeb Bush quits board memberships

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:07

Ex-Florida governor continues moves toward possible presidential candidacy.

       

Ky. lawmakers demand reforms to teacher pension plan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:56

The state's retirement system for teachers faces billions in staggering shortfalls.

       

Egypt Court Orders Retrial in Al-Jazeera Case

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:48
An Egyptian appeals court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year, overturning the ruling in a case that ensnared the reporters in a wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar.






White Pass - 1/1/2015 12:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
White Pass US12
1/1/2015 12:28:32 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/1/2015 12:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
Satus Pass US97
1/1/2015 12:26:10 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/1/2015 12:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
Stevens Pass US2
1/1/2015 12:25:18 AM

Temperature: 13 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/1/2015 12:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
Blewett Pass US97
1/1/2015 12:24:09 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/1/2015 12:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/1/2015 12:31:25 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

10. Jealous - Nick Jonas

iTunes Top Ten - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:41
Nick Jonas (Deluxe Version)
Nick Jonas

Release Date: November 10, 2014
Total Songs: 14
Genre: Pop
Price: $11.99
Copyright ? 2014 Island Records/Safehouse Records LLC, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

The weird and wonderful world of Japanese junk food

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:39

Anything America can do, Japan can do… weirder.

       

World celebrations usher in 2015

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:32
Revellers across the globe gather to welcome in the new year, with a host of cities from New Zealand to the US staging fireworks spectaculars.
Categories: BBC World News

Suicide bomber at Yemen ceremony kills at least 24

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:31
A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said.

Abuse claims 'too many for state'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:19
The number of victims claiming historical child abuse could reach the tens of thousands and is too many for the state to cope with, an MP says.
Categories: BBC World News

Storm brings snow, cold to West for New Year's

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:16
Bundled-up revelers planning to usher in 2015 along the Las Vegas Strip or watch flower-decorated floats in the Rose Parade in Southern California were dealing with near-freezing temperatures early Thursday after a blustery winter storm dumped show and ice across the West.

High court to adopt electronic filing of cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:16
The Supreme Court is belatedly developing an electronic filing system similar to those used in courts around the country, Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday in his annual end-of-year report.

‘Viva La Liberta’: Exploring the freedom of a double life

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:16
Italian actor Toni Servillo is remarkable playing estranged twin brothers, one a senator in trouble with his constituents and the other a fringe philosopher-author ready to take his sibling’s place

‘Winter Sleep’: rocky kingdom of a man with petty cares

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:16
“Winter Sleep” can be classed as a character study, although it often plays more like one of those spiritual autopsies that directors occasionally perform on their protagonists, gutting them with degrees of gravity, glee and precision.