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House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 57 min ago
Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 57 min ago
President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.

US stocks rise, extending gains into third day

Seattle Times Headlines - 3 hours 59 min ago
Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday afternoon and were headed for a third day of gains in a row. Investors welcomed encouraging news about China's economy as they monitored U.S. company earnings. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading.

Going wilder in Costa Rica

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 2 min ago
Exploring the off-the-beaten-track Osa Peninsula to see lovely landscapes and creatures in the wild.

Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash

BBC World News - 4 hours 3 min ago
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 10 min ago

This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade. Seven dead babies were found in a garage at a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived up until 2011. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail) Courtesy Utah County JailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.


Cargo ship runs aground in windy Chesapeake Bay

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 13 min ago

A person walks along the beach Wednesday, April 16, 2014, near where the 751-foot bulk carrier Ornak ran aground Tuesday night in the lower Chesapeake Bay near First Landing State Park, in Virginia Beach, Va. There were no reports of injuries, damage or pollution from the grounding, and the vessel was not blocking other water traffic, said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUTVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.


Ukraine’s Push East Falters as Militants Seize Army Vehicles

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 17 min ago
Ukrainian news media reported that pro-Russian militias had commandeered six armored personnel carriers from the Ukrainian Army and driven them to the central square in Slovyansk.






Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 17 min ago
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Road-grading projects over a number of years may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced residents of four homes and two small apartment buildings and cut off road access to dozens of other homes, according to a consultant for the town.

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 18 min ago

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.


Feds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago

FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and is held in a federal prison on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. A year after the bombings, prosecutors said they have a trove of evidence to use against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including surveillance video showing him placing one of the bombs just yards from Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the blast. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings.


Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 26 min ago

New York Mayor Bloomberg speaks to reporters after his meeting regarding gun violence with U.S. Vice President Biden, at the White House in WashingtonFormer New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful pro-gun lobby, including the National Rifle Association, that spends millions of dollars each year to back gun-rights supporters. Bloomberg's group, called Everytown for Gun Safety, will focus on state and local lawmakers, corporate boards, and state and federal elections - "fields of play formerly occupied almost solely by the gun lobby," according to a statement. The billionaire Bloomberg told NBC's "Today" show he did not view his $50 million investment as a "heavy political lift." "Thirty-one thousand Americans either get murdered or commit suicide with illegal guns.


Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 28 min ago
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder.

Iran execution stopped at last minute

BBC World News - 4 hours 31 min ago
The public hanging stopped at the last minute
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 4/16/2014 10:57:09 AM

White Pass Report - 4 hours 32 min ago
White Pass US12
4/16/2014 10:57:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
WSDOT and contractor crews reduced US 12 to a single lane with alternating traffic near milepost 154, three miles east of White Pass Summit. A temporary traffic signal is guiding vehicles through a single-lane detour. Drivers will experience 10 to 15 minute delays during daylight hours.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 4/16/2014 10:50:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - 4 hours 32 min ago
Satus Pass US97
4/16/2014 10:50:27 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 4/16/2014 10:47:24 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 4 hours 32 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
4/16/2014 10:47:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 4/16/2014 10:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 4 hours 32 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
4/16/2014 10:45:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather occur, weather reports will be updated promptly. Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 4/16/2014 10:56:03 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 4 hours 32 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/16/2014 10:56:03 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Milepost 56 to 61 near the snowshed: traffic is reduced to one lane each direction 24/7 for building of detours to be used this construction season. Drivers should be prepared for up to 2 hours of added travel time until April 25. To minimize added travel time, drivers should be over the pass before 8 a.m., travel after 8 p.m., or consider alternate routes. On Friday April 18 at 10 a.m., two lanes will be open to eastbound traffic until 8 p.m.

Weather:


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 36 min ago
SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.