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With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:57

Stephanie Payne poses for a photo Monday, March 17, 2014, in St. Louis. Payne, 62, plans to plans to retire early from her nursing career and take advantage of health care coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act, allowing her spend more time pursuing other interests while not being tied to employer-sponsored coverage. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CHICAGO (AP) — For uninsured people, the nation's new health care law may offer an escape from worry about unexpected, astronomical medical bills. But for Stephanie Payne of St. Louis, who already had good insurance, the law could offer another kind of escape: the chance to quit her job.


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:44

Preschool childrenWASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.


Greenpeace activists plead not guilty in P&G fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — Defense attorneys including a veteran First Amendment lawyer entered not-guilty pleas Friday for nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges following a daring demonstration at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati.

Prosecutor: 10 people unaccounted for in Jersey shore motel fire that killed 3, injured 8

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:36
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutor: 10 people unaccounted for in Jersey shore motel fire that killed 3, injured 8.

White Pass - 3/21/2014 8:13:38 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:33
White Pass US12
3/21/2014 8:13:38 AM

Temperature: 24 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 3/21/2014 8:12:54 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:33
Satus Pass US97
3/21/2014 8:12:54 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/21/2014 8:20:00 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:33
Stevens Pass US2
3/21/2014 8:20:00 AM

Temperature: 19 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/21/2014 8:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:33
Blewett Pass US97
3/21/2014 8:13:59 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/21/2014 8:19:42 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/21/2014 8:19:42 AM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places, ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Judge keeps prison lawsuit moving during FBI probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:26
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says he won't put a lawsuit against a major private prison company on hold while the FBI investigates the company for possible criminal fraud charges.

UEFA Champions League quarterfinals drawn

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:26
I'm a huge UEFA Champions League fan, and I'm sure many of you are, too. This edition of the tournament is loaded with great teams, and quarterfinal pairings were drawn early Friday morning setting up some great matchups.

King County Metro funding measure would help all

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
I object to the Dick Paylor and his Eastside Transportation Association’s view on Metro funding and who pays for it [“As bus ridership rises, battle over funding measure heats up,” page one, March 20].

Local artists branch out from trees theme at Jeffrey Moose

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
A review of “Paintings About Trees,” comprising works by Barbara Benedetti Newton, Monte Shelton and Darin Clark, at Jeffrey Moose Gallery through Saturday, May 3, 2014.

La Bodega: Delicious Dominican fare

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
At La Bodega in Pioneer Square, chef Manu Alfau takes the expertise he learned in some of Seattle’s best kitchens and applies it to the Dominican food of his youth.

‘Every Day is for the Thief:’ back home in tumultuous Lagos

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
Teju Cole’s shimmering novel “Every Day is for the Thief” follows a high-strung New York-based Nigerian doctor who returns to Lagos, his dense, chaotic, crime-ridden hometown. Cole will appear Wednesday, March 26, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Symphony cellist Efe Baltacigil takes on Dvorák concerto

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
The Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist, Efe Baltacigil, steps out as soloist on Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, in a program that also includes a sneak peek of the orchestra’s May performance at Carnegie Hall. March 27 and 29, 2014.

March 21 TV Picks: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ on The CW

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Friday, March 21, 2014, include “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on The CW, “Rake” on Fox and “Grimm” on NBC.

Appeal filed in suit over police spying on Muslims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:15
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the New York City Police Department's surveillance of Muslims did not violate their civil rights.

Death toll climbs in Lebanon clashes

BBC World News - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 23:10
At least four people have been killed in northern Lebanon, bringing to 21 the death toll in a week of clashes linked to the conflict in Syria.
Categories: BBC World News