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Navajo president rejects language fluency bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:31
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo President Ben Shelly has rejected lawmakers' latest attempt to change a requirement for presidential candidates to be fluent in the tribe's language.

Washington minimum wage gets 15-cent bump per hour

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:30
SPOKANE, Wash. - For yet another year, Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the country. Starting January 1, Washington's minimum wage went up to $9.47. That's up from $9.32. Employees at Rocket Bakery in Spokane say every penny counts when you're making minimum wage, so getting 15 cents more an hour is the perfect way to start the new year.

Europe's ethical dilemma over migrants

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:24
The problems facing Europe in its policies on migrants
Categories: BBC World News

Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty in LAX shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:20

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia. Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Ciancia, now 24, the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court papers filed Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Ciancia acted intentionally in the killing of an airport screening officer and terrorized passengers and colleagues of the fallen man, prosecutors said. Ciancia has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the killing of Gerardo Hernandez, 39, and the wounding of three other people at LAX on Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/FBI, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport will face the death penalty for intentionally targeting federal employees and terrorizing passengers and airport workers, federal prosecutors said Friday.


Houston improbable 35-34 AF Bowl win over Pitt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:17

Houston linebacker Steven Taylor (41) celebrates while singing the school song and holding pom poms after they defeated Pittsburgh 35-34 in the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Houston quarterback Greg Ward had just thrown his third touchdown in a flurried comeback that included two recovered onside kicks in a row to get the Cougars within a point in the Armed Forces Bowl.


FCC to vote next month on net neutrality rules

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks.

No new charges for Reagan gunman

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:10
The man who shot White House aide James Brady in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan will not face new murder charges.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Saunas and streaking at the South Pole

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:10
Saunas and streaking - what life is really like at the South Pole
Categories: BBC World News

Parents of black Utah man shot by police sue officers, city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:09
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - The parents of a 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in Utah while holding a sword sued the officers and city in federal court on Friday, claiming that his civil rights were violated. The fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt in Sarasota Springs in September raised tensions in the mostly white, fast-growing community some 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. It came a month after a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown to death, leading to a wave of violent protests. ...

White Pass - 1/2/2015 2:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:01
White Pass US12
1/2/2015 2:23:15 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/2/2015 2:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:01
Satus Pass US97
1/2/2015 2:35:07 PM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/2/2015 2:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:01
Stevens Pass US2
1/2/2015 2:27:45 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/2/2015 2:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:01
Blewett Pass US97
1/2/2015 2:34:35 PM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/2/2015 2:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 08:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/2/2015 2:38:47 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Snowing

No charges for Reagan shooter Hinckley in Brady death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:50

JOHN HINCKLEY JR LEAVES COURT AFTER ARGUING FOR UNSUPERVISED VISITS WITH PARENTS.By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will not charge John Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady even though a medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Brady was shot in the head during Hinckley's 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. The gunshot left Brady partially paralyzed and his death last August at age 73 was attributed to wounds from the shooting outside a Washington hotel. Washington's U.S. ...


Ebola flights' UK passengers traced

BBC World News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:47
All the UK-based passengers and crew from two flights taken by a British nurse who contracted Ebola have now received health advice, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

US factories grow at slowest pace in 6 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:47
U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months in December, weakened by declines in orders and production. Yet growth was still healthy, a sign manufacturing may help drive the economy's expansion in 2015 as it did last year.

LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:47
As a Mexican-American woman who started her own consulting firm in Los Angeles, accountant Sonia Luna has taken advantage of programs aimed at helping minority- and women-owned businesses compete for government and corporate contracts. But increasingly, the fact that Luna also is a lesbian entrepreneur hasn't hurt either.

Pac-12 predictions: Big front line should help UW against Cal

WA Huskies - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:46
What a difference a year makes.
Categories: Sports Center

Some Florida counties halt all courthouse marriages as gay weddings loom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 07:45
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Wedding bells have stopped ringing in the courthouses of several northern Florida counties, where clerks opted to cease all marriage ceremonies rather than administer vows to gay couples when same-sex marriage becomes legal next week. The vast majority of Florida clerks plan to marry same-sex couples starting on Jan. 6, after a stay expires on a federal court decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. But in at least five of the state's 67 counties, in conservative northern Florida, all ceremonies are off. ...