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Blindness rates plummet in developed countries

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:53
Blindness dropped by 50% over 20 years, according to a 50-country study.

Briton dies in NZ light plane crash

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:51
A British man and a New Zealander are killed after the light aircraft they were flying crashes in New Zealand, police say.
Categories: BBC World News

More U.S. Troops to Aid Uganda Search for Kony

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:50
President Obama is sending more troops and military aircraft to Uganda as part of a long-running effort to hunt down the fugitive rebel commander Joseph Kony.
    





Washington landslide death toll doubles to 8

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:50
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.

Sounders beat Montreal, 2-0

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:50
The Sounders get a goal from Obafemi Martins in the 58th minute and win their road opener for the first time since 2009 despite not having Clint Dempsey.

Desalination plants help Israel reduce chronic water scarcity

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:48
Israel’s experience with desalinating seawater might offer important lessons, or at least contrast, for states like California, now gripped by drought. But environmental experts caution that desalination has its costs.

Baylor proves too much for Creighton, Doug McDermott

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:48
Bears jump to early lead and never look back in 85-55 rout of No. 3 seed Creighton

Methow’s winter of cougar killings stirs discontent

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:46
Rising attacks on livestock and animals have fueled debate over how to control the cougar population in the Methow Valley.

Inquiry Is Said to Clear Christie, but That’s His Lawyers’ Verdict

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:46
An internal investigation uncovered no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was involved in the lane closings, according to people with firsthand knowledge of the inquiry.
    

Seattle Thunderbirds beat Everett, take 2-0 series lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:41
Taran Kozun’s turnover in front of his own net helped Everett grab an early lead, but the Seattle Thunderbirds goaltender came back to make 26 saves to lift the Thunderbirds to a 3-1 win Sunday afternoon. The victory gives Seattle a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven first-round Western Hockey Lea

Fraud 'costing NHS £5bn a year'

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:40
Fraud is costing the NHS £5bn a year, with a further £2bn lost to financial errors, the former head of its anti-fraud section tells BBC Panorama.
Categories: BBC World News

Sheriff's office: Death toll from massive landslide in Washington state doubles from 4 to 8

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:40
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff's office: Death toll from massive landslide in Washington state doubles from 4 to 8.

VIDEO: Spain's ex-PM Adolfo Suarez dies

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:37
Spain's ex-PM Adolfo Suarez, who guided the nation through the turbulent years following the death of fascist dictator Francisco Franco, has died at 81.
Categories: BBC World News

G-7 snubs Putin to meet on Crimea

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:20
World leaders isolate Russia over Crimea crisis.

Washington landslide kills 4, leaves 18 missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:11

A demolished house sits in the mud on Highway 530, Sunday, March 23, 2014 the day after a giant landslide occurred near Oso, Wash. The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Several people - including an infant - were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found another body Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.


How many hours must minimum-wage earners work to afford rent?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:05
A breakdown shows workers cannot afford rent in states with a 40-hour workweek.

New worry for flood victims: Insurance cost hike

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:03
Thousands of Coloradans face major increases in cost of flood insurance after September disaster.

Japan PM visits Anne Frank museum

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:58
Japan's Shinzo Abe visits Amsterdam's Anne Frank House museum, weeks after 300 copies of her famous diary were vandalised in Tokyo.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 3/23/2014 7:33:30 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:53
White Pass US12
3/23/2014 7:33:30 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/23/2014 7:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:53
Satus Pass US97
3/23/2014 7:33:00 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies