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State withdraws permit for expansion of nuke dump

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:57
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have withdrawn a preliminary permit for an expansion of the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.

VIDEO: Migrants rescued off Sicilian coast

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:51
The Italian navy says more than 4,000 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily in the past four days.
Categories: BBC World News

Transport chief asks for review of government GM probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:48

Anthony Foxx and Eric Holder hold a news conference at the Justice Department in WashingtonU.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx asked the department's inspector general on Friday to review whether the government's auto safety agency had properly investigated reports of ignition problems in recalled General Motors cars that have been linked to 12 deaths. Foxx said he ordered the investigation "out of an abundance of caution." Several safety watchdogs have said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should have ordered GM to recall the cars as early as 2007. "At the present time, we are not aware of any information to suggest that NHTSA failed to properly carry out its safety mission based on the data available to it and the processes it followed," Foxx said. Last month, GM said it was recalling 1.6 million 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions and other models due to a faulty ignition switch that could cause the engine to turn off while driving, making the car harder to steer and brake and disabling airbags.


Chimp attack victim asks again for right to sue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:44

Briana Nash, left, helps her mother Charla Nash, apply lip balm before speaking to Connecticut legislators at a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building, Friday, March 21, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. Nash, who was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee in 2009, is making a personal plea to allow her to sue the state for $150 million in damages. The panel is considering a bill that would override the June decision by the State Claims Commissioner, who dismissed Nash's initial request for permission to sue. The state generally is immune from lawsuits, unless allowed by the claims commissioner. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack asked state lawmakers Friday to grant her the ability to sue the state so she can pay her medical bills and "have a chance to live a comfortable life."


Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:42

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news briefing in a ceremony for signing agreements between Iranian and Turkish officials in Tehran, Iran. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.


Next phase of Gulf oil spill trial set for 2015

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:41
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has set a tentative trial date next year to consider federal Clean Water Act penalties that BP could face for the millions of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

U.S. IRS audited fewer wealthy Americans in 2013

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:38

A view shows the sign for the Federal Building, where the IRS offices are located, in Los AngelesThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Friday that it audited fewer high-income Americans in 2013 than it did in 2012 or 2011, while it conducted more audits of people with no income. Total audits fell by 5 percent from 2012 to reach the lowest level since 2008 as the IRS said it coped with budget cuts. For the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013, the IRS said it audited 24.2 percent of individual tax returns with adjusted gross income of $10 million or more. There were also fewer individual tax returns audited in the $5 million to $10 million gross income band, the IRS said.


In pictures: Stunning Ramayana manuscript goes digital

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:36
A stunning version of the Hindu Ramayana epic goes digital
Categories: BBC World News

A Dance Spreads Joy for Mercer

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
The Mercer players celebrated their win over Duke with the Nae Nae, a dance that has become a near universally recognized language of celebration the last couple of months.
    





White Pass - 3/21/2014 2:30:51 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
White Pass US12
3/21/2014 2:30:51 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 3/21/2014 2:12:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
Satus Pass US97
3/21/2014 2:12:13 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/21/2014 2:02:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
Stevens Pass US2
3/21/2014 2:02:09 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/21/2014 2:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
Blewett Pass US97
3/21/2014 2:04:25 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/21/2014 2:01:00 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/21/2014 2:01:00 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Federer & Djokovic through in Miami

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:33
Former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic open their campaigns with straight-sets victories in Miami.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Police bases attacked in Rio

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:33
At least three police posts are attacked and set on fire by suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro's shanty towns.
Categories: BBC World News

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:29
Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.

VIDEO: One very long night on Twitter

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:29
Key moments of how the site was blocked
Categories: BBC World News

'Mad Men' Season 7 coming right up

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:27
The final season of "Mad Men" -- actually, the first half of the final season of "Mad Men," which will actually conclude in 2015 and don't get me started about THAT --  gets under way in just a few weeks: April 13, to be exact, which means that Mad Men Mondays will return to this blog on the 14

No debris found in second search day

BBC World News - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 05:25
The second day of an international search for a missing Malaysian airliner concludes without any sightings of debris in the southern Indian Ocean.
Categories: BBC World News