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Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:26

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Head of Objects Conservation Pam Hatchfield displays a coin as she removes it from a time capsule at the museum, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Boston. The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. The contents were shifted to a metal box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.


Forest Service yanks $10 million contract to boost its image

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:24
The Forest Service issued a statement Tuesday saying that it had not accepted any contract bids for a public-relations campaign and would look for other ways to enhance the public’s access to national forests and understanding about what the agency does.

2 more women join defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:22

2 more women join defamation lawsuit against Bill CosbyTwo Florida women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual offenses decades ago have joined a defamation lawsuit, contending he publicly branded them as liars through statements by his representatives


The big chill: Winter gets down to business across US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:19

A light snow falls on a tour group outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, as temperatures hover around freezing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Snow followed by a wave of frigid air is plodding eastward, bringing warnings well ahead of time for people to take precautions and stay warm. The storm snarled traffic across much of the country and is threatening to bring wind chills into the single digits even to the Deep South over the next few days.


Seahawks assistants Darrell Bevell and Tom Cable talk about head coaching opportunities

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:16
Today marked the first chance Seattle media had to talk with Seahawks assistant coaches Darrell Bevell and Tom Cable, who each interviewed last week for head coaching jobs elsewhere.
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Gunman, 1 Other Person Dead in Shooting at Veterans' Clinic

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:15
Officials say a gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas, killing one other person.






Cat killer gets 2-year prison sentence for deadly kicking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Long Beach man who aroused suspicion when he sought a refund from an animal shelter for dead "defective" cats was sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars for animal cruelty.

Gunman kills one person, kills himself at Army medical facility in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:12
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot one person and then killed himself in an incident on Tuesday at a U.S. Army facility in El Paso, Texas, a senior U.S. Army official said. The names of those who died were not released. The shootings took place at a VA hospital at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in west Texas. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Anti-Immigration Movement in Germany Reignites Debate Over National Identity

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:11
The marches in Dresden have galvanized both proponents and opponents in Germany and raised anew a question the country has long grappled with: Who is German?

Fear Spread Through Ranks as Officers’ Shootings Seemed Like an Ambush

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:06
Before the complete story emerged, a police shooting in the Bronx on Monday stoked fears in a department still shaken by the December killings of two officers.

'Active shooter' reported at El Paso military hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:06

Gunman, 1 other person dead in shooting at veterans' clinicThe Army is searching for a suspect after an "active shooter" was reported at a Texas medical complex that includes an Army hospital and a veterans' medical center.


Boehner Fends Off Dissent as G.O.P. Takes the Reins

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:04
Representative John A. Boehner beat back a challenge to his speakership from aggrieved conservatives as Republicans assumed control of both houses of Congress, pledging to restore function and civility.






10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:01

In this Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 photo, Shiite militiamen pray at a Shiite shrine in Balad, 75 kilometers (45 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The fighters last week helped Iraqi forces wrest a nearby town from the hands of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Fighter Defects, Citing Ties to the Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:01
Officials are trying to confirm the identity of a man who claims to be a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, which is led by Joseph Kony in central Africa.

First black female Republican joins US Congress

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:59

Rep.-elect Mia Love R-Utah, greets House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, before officially being sworn in as the House of Representatives gathered for the opening session of the 114th Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.


Inspectors confident chlorine gas used in Syrian villages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chemical weapons investigators concluded "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used as a weapon against three opposition-controlled villages in Syria last year, affecting between 350 and 500 people and killing 13, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

White Pass - 1/6/2015 4:37:28 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:51
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 4:37:28 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 4:33:06 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:51
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 4:33:06 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 4:32:46 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:51
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 4:32:46 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 4:35:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:51
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 4:35:33 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies