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Police make arrest in $50,000 fur coat heist in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:35
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Police have arrested one of two men suspected of grabbing $50,000 worth of fur coats on Wednesday from a high-end clothing shop in Greenwich, Connecticut, and then speeding off in a getaway car to New York. State troopers pulled over the pair on a highway near New York City and arrested the driver before the passenger slipped behind the wheel and took off, crashing into a police cruiser during the ensuing chase and escaping on foot, police said. Police are searching for the second suspect. ...

Bits Blog: What Waze Users Can Tell Us About Thanksgiving Travel Patterns

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:34
Waze, a community-based navigation app, finds that Thanksgiving driving patterns vary among its users depending on the city.






At a glance: Ski areas open Thanksgiving weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:34
Are slopes opening for the holiday weekend? Here's what's been announced as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Click on the links for latest updates.

Last of three New Jersey siblings shot by mother dies of wounds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:34
(Reuters) - An 11-year-old New Jersey boy, one of three siblings shot by their mother last week before she turned the gun on herself, has died of his wounds, becoming the fourth fatality in the shootings, state police said on Wednesday. Alexander Harriman had been hospitalized in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden since the shootings Thursday morning at a home in Tabernacle. ...

Critic’s Notebook: Jimmy Greene’s 'Beautiful Life' Is a Eulogy to a Daughter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:33
“Beautiful Life,” the new album from the saxophonist Jimmy Greene, is a eulogy to his 6-year-old daughter, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.

The Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Is Poised for Stardom

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:32
Sonya Yoncheva, a Bulgarian soprano, finds herself at a turning point, as her career takes off, propelled by raw talent, serendipity and hard work.

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:27

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2014, file photo shows EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaking to the Center for American Progress’ Second Annual Policy Conference in Washington. The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.


Convicted Texas murderer featured in 'Bernie' film gets sentencing hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:17
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A former mortician serving a life sentence for murdering an elderly East Texas woman in a case that inspired the 2011 film "Bernie" will receive a new punishment hearing, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Bernie Tiede, 56, was ordered released from prison on a $10,000 personal bond in May pending a ruling by a state criminal court of appeals on whether his punishment was too harsh. ...

Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:14
Dozens of passengers in Igarka, 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, climbed out on Wednesday ostensibly to help push the aircraft onto the runway.

AccuWeather: Rain, Wet Snow Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:13

 Storm Moving Out, Icy Spots OvernightMeteorologist David Murphy says the NW suburbs will be the hardest hit with slippery roads and heavy wet snow.


Ludogorets Razgrad 2-2 Liverpool

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:13
Liverpool are a win away from reaching the Champions League last 16, despite conceding a late equaliser at Ludogorets.
Categories: BBC World News

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:11
Yaya Sanogo scores his first Arsenal goal as they beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League knockout stage.
Categories: BBC World News

Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:11
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver's licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state's roads unregistered and uninsured. The move comes days after President Barack Obama issued an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country from deportation, which state officials said could boost participation in their drivers' license program. ...

EPA’s new ozone limit splits industry, environmentalists

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:10
The regulation, which would target smog caused by power plants and factories, particularly in the Midwest, is the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.

White Pass - 11/26/2014 12:52:59 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:09
White Pass US12
11/26/2014 12:52:59 PM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Broken overcast skies

Satus Pass - 11/26/2014 12:43:37 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:09
Satus Pass US97
11/26/2014 12:43:37 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 11/26/2014 1:00:02 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:09
Stevens Pass US2
11/26/2014 1:00:02 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/26/2014 12:54:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:09
Blewett Pass US97
11/26/2014 12:54:19 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/26/2014 12:53:58 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/26/2014 12:53:58 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet, with standing water in places. All lanes open to traffic both directions.

Weather:
Light rain

Guest: How the Legislature can help empower teachers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 06:06
The most volatile period of my 35-year career in education is happening now. Across the country, teachers have begun to react to downgrades in their status, credibility and authority.