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Retailer Target to let transgender people use bathroom of their choice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:47

The sign outside the Target store in ArvadaThe move came after North Carolina last month became the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms and changing rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their sex at birth rather than their gender identity. Backers of the measure in the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature say it is meant to protect privacy rights and keep children and women safe from sexual predators. PayPal Holdings and Deutsche Bank are among the companies that halted projects in North Carolina following the bill's passage.


An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:46
An India-Pakistan love story that went horribly wrong
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North Carolina business leaders demand repeal of transgender law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:42
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents cancel jobs and events over concerns that it discriminates against gay and transgender people. The call from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce adds to growing pressure on Republican Governor Pat McCrory and lawmakers from corporations, celebrities and activist groups ahead of a legislative session that begins on Monday. "This legislation is bad for business and bad for North Carolina," the chamber said in a statement.

Egypt takes harsh line towards artists and authors

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:40
Egypt taking harsh line towards its artists and authors
Categories: BBC World News

Jury clears Minneapolis officer on most corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:38
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal jury has acquitted a Minneapolis police officer on most of the charges that he used excessive force and then tried to cover it up.

Brothers sought in U.S. manhunt may be fleeing to Mexico: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:34

John and Tony Reed are pictured in this undated handout photoTwo brothers suspected in the presumed murder of a married couple who lived next door to one of the men in Washington state may be trying to flee to Mexico, a county sheriff's office said on Tuesday. Detectives believe the brothers, one of whom according to court records was locked in an "ongoing and constant" property dispute with the couple, ditched a Volkswagen on Monday in Phoenix and were in possession of an Acura, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The Acura's license plates were electronically scanned at an unspecified location near the Calexico, California, which borders on Mexico, the office said.


How one woman's 'bathroom bill' campaign went viral

BBC World News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:34
The anti-transgender rights photos dividing opinion online
Categories: BBC World News

New York voters speak out on primary that's like few others

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:32

Darling Diaz, left, talks with poll worker Jamie Williams-Rivera before voting in the Flushing neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The sign includes instructions in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bengali. Diaz is originally from the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.


Missing Oklahoma boy's aunt, uncle charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:29
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against an Oklahoma couple in the 2006 disappearance of their 9-year-old nephew, alleging the couple beat the boy to death and coerced his brother to repeat a rehearsed story to authorities.

U.S. probes tax avoidance schemes mentioned in Panama papers: Guardian

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:24

File photo of a company list showing the Mossack Fonseca law firm on a sign at the Arango Orillac Building in Panama CityThe U.S. attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, has written to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), requesting additional details to aid his investigation, the newspaper said. The ICIJ published the documents that have become known as the Panama Papers on April 3. The 11.5 million confidential documents contain information on about 214,000 offshore companies compiled by Panamanian lawyers Mossack Fonseca that illustrate how individuals and corporations hide assets from public scrutiny and avoid taxes.


White Pass - 4/19/2016 4:01:00 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:23
White Pass US12
4/19/2016 4:01:00 PM

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Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Satus Pass - 4/19/2016 4:10:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:23
Satus Pass US97
4/19/2016 4:10:21 PM

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Stevens Pass - 4/19/2016 4:10:01 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:23
Stevens Pass US2
4/19/2016 4:10:01 PM

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Blewett Pass - 4/19/2016 4:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:23
Blewett Pass US97
4/19/2016 4:04:25 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/19/2016 4:02:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/19/2016 4:02:09 PM

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Muslims want to review deal preventing illegal surveillance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the Muslim community asked Tuesday for more time to digest an agreement aimed at preventing illegal surveillance by the New York Police Department, saying they want to use the Ramadan season starting in early June to spread word among people still traumatized by police surveillance conducted since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Proposed link to Palestinians stirs rancor in college town

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:22

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the city is considering hiring a mediator. The Boulder City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal sister-city relationship […]
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Proposed link to Palestinians stirs rancor in college town

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:22

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the city is considering hiring a mediator. The Boulder City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal sister-city relationship […]
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Proposed link to Palestinians stirs rancor in college town

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:22

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the city is considering hiring a mediator. The Boulder City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal sister-city relationship […]

Weather brings local growers a bumper crop of asparagus

NBA - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:12

Soaring temperatures are kicking off a surge of early asparagus harvests, which could mean the biggest crop in six years for growers in the Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley.
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