Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/14/2013 11:52:55 AM
Temperature: 38 °F
Roadway bare and wet
(Reuters) - A sinkhole swallowed parts of two houses on Florida's west coast on Thursday and seven nearby homes were evacuated as it continued to expand more than six hours after being discovered, a local official said. The hole in Dunedin, Florida, near Tampa, was about 60 feet wide and 50 feet deep by midday, after it pulled down a 14-foot boat and a pool, said Jeff Parks, chief of the city's fire department. Florida is prone to sinkholes because of its porous limestone foundation and the cavities that are the result are a common feature of the state's landscape - such as springs, lakes and portions of rivers. North and central Florida, particularly in the Tampa area, generally are more vulnerable than south Florida.
An investment firm is offering to buy from the government core businesses of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a $52 billion deal.
Washington running back Bishop Sankey was named Thursday one of nine semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back as selected by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors. Sankey, a junior, is third in the nation with 1,305 yards rushing this season, and
Not convinced? You’re not alone. On paper, there isn’t much separating Washington and UCLA. They are, in fact, nearly identical in many relevant statistical categories. And, yes, they both played Stanford and Oregon in consecutive weeks last month … and they both lost both. The ma
A suicide attacker and twin bomb blasts on Thursday targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said.
A three-star movie review of “The Best Man Holiday,” a disarmingly heartwarming sequel about a group of friends who reunite to celebrate Christmas. It’s designed to be a crowd pleaser and it certainly hits its mark, thanks to the excellent cast.
Embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has said he is "receiving support" and apologised for using "unforgivable language" following claims relating to "cocaine, escorts, prostitution".
The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.
Scouting report: UC Irvine Game info: 8 p.m. Thursday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000 capacity). TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: 950-AM KJR (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton). Record: 0-2. 2012-13 record: 21-16 overall, 11-7 (fourth in Big West). Stats/schedule: Click here. Game notes: UC Irvine. Coach:
Prosecutors charge the 14-year-old brother of a convicted teen rapist with the rape of an 8-year-old girl.
Former German President Christian Wulff goes on trial accused of accepting financial favours in office - a charge he denies.
The results of a DNA study suggest that dogs were domesticated in Europe.
James Robbins assesses a difficult Sri Lankan summit
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The founder of an Ohio firm that provided investment advice to the National Basketball Association players' union pleaded guilty Thursday to a $3 million fraud scheme and lying to a grand jury. Joseph Lombardo, 72, a founder and managing director of Cleveland-based Prim Capital Corporation, pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and obstruction of justice in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. The plea followed the April arrest of Lombardo and Carolyn Kaufman, who served as president of Prim's advisory services component. Prim Capital had served from 2001 to 2013 as the primary outside investment adviser dealing with investments and finances for the New York-based National Basketball Players Association, which represents NBA players.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa hits out at critics as the spotlight falls on Sri Lanka's human rights records on the eve of a Commonwealth summit.
The whereabouts of a Washington state couple sailing through Central America remains a mystery days after their family members said they received a call from their distressed father asking for money. Danielle Blagdon told ABC News Wednesday that her father, Dave Scee, and his wife,...
A Washington state senator is calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to convene a special session to turn Washington into a “right-to-work” state after union machinists voted to reject a contract extension from Boeing Wednesday night. The vote means Boeing may move assembly of its next-generation 777 to another state. The company announced Thursday it will not negotiate with the Machinists union again ...