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Pussy Riot arrest at Moscow protest

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:10
A member of punk group Pussy Riot is among further people arrested in Moscow after a rally over the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Categories: BBC World News

City Room: New York Today: The Year in News

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:08
Wednesday: The most read stories of 2014, teeth-chattering cold, and it’s New Year’s Eve.






Houthis hit as Yemen bomb 'kills 33'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:04
A suicide bombing in Yemen's southern city of Ibb, targeting a Houthi religious celebration, has killed at least 33 people, medical sources say.
Categories: BBC World News

Hotel hopes guests head home with a rescue dog

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:00

In this Nov. 23, 2014 photo provided by Jan Trantham, Will Trantham kneels by Jackson, left, a Shih Tzu, along with Darcy, center, and Sophie. Trantham and his wife adopted Jackson when they checked into Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville, N.C., that is believed to be the only hotel in the United States where guests can adopt the front desk dog. (AP Photo/Jan Trantham)LOS ANGELES (AP) — At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the face.


Bribes Free Drug Kingpin in Afghanistan, Where Cash Often Overrules Justice

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:48
The United States extolled a leading opium dealer’s imprisonment as a sign that the Afghan authorities could establish law and order. Then the man paid millions to escape.

Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:38

Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy homeA father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he hoped it would send a message to parents that they can't treat their children like pets.


White Pass - 12/31/2014 5:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:31
White Pass US12
12/31/2014 5:07:23 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 5:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:31
Satus Pass US97
12/31/2014 5:12:13 AM

Temperature: 2 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/31/2014 5:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:31
Stevens Pass US2
12/31/2014 5:02:09 AM

Temperature: 11 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/31/2014 5:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:31
Blewett Pass US97
12/31/2014 5:04:25 AM

Temperature: 9 °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 5:01:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/31/2014 5:01:00 AM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Yemen Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 23

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:29
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack at a ceremony for the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday in the southern city of Ibb.

Uber prices to surge again this New Year's Eve

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:28
New Year's Eve: It's the day to overpay for everything from that glass of flat Champagne to the impossibly high heels you'll wear just once, to -- once again -- that ride from Uber.

South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:27
A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un.

Canada police: Man kills 8 people before taking own life

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:22
A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton, Alberta, in what the police chief on Tuesday called the city's worst mass murder.

NYC mayor, police union heads meet amid rift

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:16
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.

Some education news to watch for in the upcoming year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:16
As the final days of 2014 tick by, here are five of the education stories we plan to keep an eye on in 2015:

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:08

Indians stand near a cake-shaped car designed by Sudhakar Yadav on New Years’ eve in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The triple decker car is powered with a 100cc engine of a road sweeping machine. The single seater car travels unto 10 kilometers per hour (6 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 21:47
House Republicans are ending the year on a defensive note over Representative Steve Scalise’s 2002 speech to a white supremacist group.






Bits Blog: Uber Suspends Operations in Spain

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 21:46
In a first in the growing pushback against Uber’s global expansion, a judge’s ruling barred telecommunications operators and banks from supporting the company’s services.