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Defendant in Chinatown crime probe in court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:37

San Francisco police patrol the Chinatown district Thursday, March 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation's oldest Chinatown lies an underworld, a place with a history of opium dens, gambling houses and gangland murders. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal public defender's office says it cannot represent a key defendant in a criminal case that also includes corruption allegations against a California state senator because of potential conflicts of interest.


White Pass - 3/28/2014 11:02:09 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
White Pass US12
3/28/2014 11:02:09 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 3/28/2014 11:02:56 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
Satus Pass US97
3/28/2014 11:02:56 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 3/28/2014 11:12:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
Stevens Pass US2
3/28/2014 11:12:13 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow, slush, and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 3/28/2014 11:17:36 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
Blewett Pass US97
3/28/2014 11:17:36 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
occasional rain

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/28/2014 11:10:01 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/28/2014 11:10:01 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Obama Meets With Saudi King in Effort to Mend Ties

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:34
President Obama’s meeting, at King Abdullah’s desert camp northeast of Riyadh, came amid strains over the civil war in Syria and negotiations with Iran.
    





Nadal & Djokovic both get walkovers

BBC World News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:32
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet in the Sony Open final after both their opponents pull out of the semi-finals.
Categories: BBC World News

Christie tries to rehab image with appearances

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:22

Attorney Randy Mastro holds up a copy of his report during a news conference, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in New York. Mastro, with the law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme. (AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, rarely one to fall silent, was holding his first news conference in more than two months Friday to cap a week filled with events designed to clear his reputation after politically motivated traffic jams became the biggest scandal of his political career.


Eastside Catholic football schedules Bishop Alemany

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:21
The Eastside Catholic football team has added Bishop Alemany (Calif.) to its 2014 schedule. The game is set for an 8 pm kickoff on Sept. 5.

Friday links: Eagles cut Jackson --- will Seahawks be interested?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:19
The Philadelphia Eagles have indeed released receiver DeSean Jackson, doing so this morning.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill surveys Potholes Reservoir spring fishing action

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:18
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

New Mexico zoo evacuated when bear cub escapes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
The zoo in Roswell, N.M., was evacuated for an hour until a bear cub could be coaxed back into its cage.

World Vision's reversal on marriage policy for gay workers is start of a conversation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
For a mere 48 hours this week, World Vision stood up for the legal rights of gay people to be married and to work for its international humanitarian mission. Finally, here was an example of how a faith-based charity could respond and adapt to a controversial social issue such as same-sex marriage.

The audience was ready for Dvorák, and SSO’s cellist delivered

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
Review of Seattle Symphony’s Thursday night concert, with principal cellist Efe Baltacigil giving a deeply personal performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, as well as two works the SSO will be performing at Carnegie Hall in May. Repeats Saturday.

McDonald's offers free coffee for breakfasters

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
McDonald's is offering free coffee to its customers for a limited time as competition for the breakfast crowd intensifies.

UN renews war crimes investigation in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:16
The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to renew its war crimes investigation in Syria for another year Friday, as diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations between the government and opposition remain deadlocked.

Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 02:10

Robin Youngblood poses for a photo Thursday, March 27, 2014, with Whitehorse Mountain behind her in Darrington, Wash. Youngblood survived the massive mudslide that hit the nearby community of Oso, Wash. last Saturday, and was rescued by a helicopter as she floated on a piece of a roof. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.


Parking garage being built in California collapses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A portion of a parking garage under construction in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday but no one was trapped or hurt, authorities said.

Pennsylvania reporter won't have to testify in 'Craigslist killer' case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 01:57
By David DeKok SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania journalist will not have to testify about his jailhouse interview with so-called Craigslist murder suspect Miranda Barbour, in which she reportedly claimed to be a serial killer. The subpoena seeking the newspaper reporter's testimony was withdrawn on Friday by Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Rosini, who said he was able to get the information from another witness. Barbour, 19, was not present at Friday's hearing in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas in central Pennsylvania but was expected to appear on April 2 for an evidentiary hearing in the murder case. She and her husband Elytte Barbour, 21, are charged in the November stabbing and strangulation of a Pennsylvania man they allegedly met via the website Craigslist, police said.