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Paraguay rebel leader 'killed'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:32
The leader of Paraguay's ACA rebel group, Albino Jara, is killed in a clash with special security forces in the north, the authorities say.
Categories: BBC World News

Panthers lose DT Star Lotulelei to fractured foot

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:31
The Carolina Panthers will enter Saturday's game against the Seattle Seahawks without second-year starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who has a fractured foot and will not play Saturday.
Categories: Sports Center

House GOP forcing 2016 debate on Social Security's finances

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:25

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio administers a ceremonial re-enactment of the oath-of-office to Rep. Tom Reed, D-N.Y., accompanied by his wife Jean Reed and other family members, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want Congress to address the troubled finances of Social Security's disability program, setting the stage for a contentious debate that could affect 11 million people in the middle of the next presidential campaign.


Maine governor wants to end state income tax, shrink government

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:20
By Dave Sherwood AUGUSTA, Maine (Reuters) - Maine's Republican Governor Paul LePage, a famously combative Tea Party favorite who recently won a second term, vowed on Wednesday to eliminate the state income tax and to "right-size" government to heat up the state's chilly business climate. "We're going after the income tax," LePage said to the cheers of a packed auditorium as he delivered a wide-ranging inaugural address in the state capital of Augusta. "We can argue about how to get there," he said, "but states with fastest growth have lower taxes and lower energy costs. ...

Former prosecutor, state employee named to liquor, pot board

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:19
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee nominated a former Kitsap County prosecutor and a veteran state employee Wednesday to the three-member board that oversees the state's liquor and marijuana industries. Russ Hauge, ...

Man tells cops 'everyone drives drunk' on New Year's Eve

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:18
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man cited for drunken driving on New Year's Eve claimed he shouldn't be charged because it's a time when "everyone drives drunk."

At War Blog: A Young Private, Killed in World War II, Still Leaps Off the Page

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:13
Pvt. Richard Halvey’s death in North Africa in 1943 was a loss his family never got over, but his great-niece, Kiley Bense, has sought him out through family stories and a scrapbook containing some ephemera of his short life, including his letters home.

Florida sisters accused of plotting teenage brother's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:11
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Two Florida sisters, ages 15 and 11, have been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of their 16-year-old brother, who was killed with a handgun taken from the bedroom of their out-of-town parents, authorities said on Wednesday. The 15-year-old girl confessed to the shooting, which occurred on Monday night in Columbia County, just south of the Georgia border, according to a police report. She told police that her brother had beaten her and locked her inside a bedroom. ...

White Pass - 1/7/2015 11:32:42 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 11:32:42 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 11:33:01 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 11:33:01 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 11:32:41 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 11:32:41 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 11:35:28 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 11:35:28 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 11:33:31 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 11:33:31 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with dense fog in places. Strong gusty winds on the west side of the summit

2nd launch try for space station delivery set for Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:02

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is seen at launch complex 40 after an attempted early morning launch was scrubbed due to technical issues at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining until launch. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch a load of groceries and other supplies to the International Space Station.


Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:02
The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
Categories: BBC World News

House passes bill to renew terror insurance program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed long-sought legislation Wednesday to renew the federal program that props up the private market for insurance against terrorist attacks.

VIDEO: Australian town built underground

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:58
Jon Donnison visited Coober Pedy, a place so hot many of the residents have built their homes underground.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-police chief in US murder trial

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:57
South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
Categories: BBC World News

Mental care ordered for NC man ahead of terror support trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered psychiatric treatment for a North Carolina man so that he might be competent to stand trial on a charge that he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Syria.

Ferguson protesters stall opening of Missouri Senate session

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:54
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The start of Missouri's legislative session was interrupted Wednesday by demonstrators who chanted and unfurled banners in the Senate while protesting the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.