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Migrant freighter docks in Italy

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:54
A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants docks in the Italian port of Gallipoli under coastguard control after the crew abandoned ship.
Categories: BBC World News

Nasa to hack 'amnesiac' Mars rover

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:44
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.
Categories: BBC World News

Palestinian UN resolution fails

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:43
The UN Security Council rejects a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years.
Categories: BBC World News

Basement fire damages home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:41

Basement fire damages home in Northeast PhiladelphiaA basement fire kept firefighters busy early Wednesday in Northeast Philadelphia.


White Pass - 12/31/2014 2:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30
White Pass US12
12/31/2014 2:03:13 AM

Temperature: 5 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/31/2014 2:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30
Satus Pass US97
12/31/2014 2:05:23 AM

Temperature: 4 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/31/2014 2:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30
Stevens Pass US2
12/31/2014 2:14:47 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/31/2014 2:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30
Blewett Pass US97
12/31/2014 2:13:08 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/31/2014 2:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/31/2014 2:18:55 AM

Temperature: 13 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

2015 starts with stampede in Shanghai, 'die in' in Boston

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:30

Revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the skyscrapers of Dubai and New York's Times Square. But tragedy struck in Shanghai.

       

Marciello named Sauber reserve

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:28
Italian Raffaele Marciello is named as Sauber's test and reserve driver for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Categories: BBC World News

Fire ravages home in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:24

Fire ravages home in Northeast PhiladelphiaFirefighters battled a house fire in Northeast Philadelphia overnight.


Baby New Year tradition abandoned by many hospitals

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:18

Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year's first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns are ...

       

Box truck crashes on icy road in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:15

Box truck crashes on icy road in WilmingtonDelaware State Police say icy conditions caused a box truck to overturn in Wilmington.


7-Eleven robbed in Lawndale; gunman at large

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:06

7-Eleven robbed in Lawndale; gunman at largePolice are looking for an armed robber who struck a convenience store in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia.


New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:01
New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.

First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:01
A team of researchers think they may have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started -- with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived.

NYC mayor, police union heads meet amid rift

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:01
Mayor Bill de Blasio met privately for more than two hours Tuesday with the leaders of the New York Police Department's unions, aiming to mend a rift with rank-and-file officers that has threatened to overwhelm his young mayoralty.

GOP leaders look for Scalise flap to blow over

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:01
House Republican leaders have been supportive of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise since the revelation that he appeared before a white supremacist organization 12 years ago, suggesting they think the flare-up will fade, while some Democrats have been critical without calling for him to resign.

Prosecutor in Garner case ponders Grimm seat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 19:01
Potential candidates eyed a New York congressional seat Tuesday as Republican Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation, following a guilty plea on tax evasion charges.