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Nissan recalls more than 1M vehicles for air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:50
Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars, SUVs and vans because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. It's the company's second recall to fix the same problem.

Using video, GM CEO reaches out to customers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:50
General Motors CEO Mary Barra is reaching out directly to customers, as GM tries to counter bad publicity from a recall of cars with a potentially deadly ignition switch defect.

Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:50
Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.

Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:49

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, speaking to the media before his Cabinet meeting, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, allowing the administration to boost sign-ups and the political fortunes of Democrats under attack over the program’s troubles. The Health and Human Services department Wednesday posted two documents that detail “special enrollment periods” for broad groups of people to access the new health insurance markets. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.


Dramatic video shows rescue of boy from mudslide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:49
Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team has posted this video of the rescue of a young boy from the Oso mudslide site on Saturday.

Senator 'troubled' by Secret Service allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:46

The U.S. flag flies outside Hotel Huis ter Duin, the hotel where President Barack Obama stayed Monday night, in Noordwijk, western Netherlands, Wednesday March 26, 2014. A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at an undisclosed Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands. The Secret Service said the three agents were benched on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons" but declined to elaborate. U.S. newspaper The Washington Post reported that the incident happened at Hotel Huis ter Duin but the hotel denies that any such incident happened at the hotel. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday he's troubled by an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands.


Oprah Winfrey takes a show on the road, Seattle among stops

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:46
“Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” tour will be a two-day event in eight cities. Oprah Winfrey will talk on Friday night in each city, with Saturdays devoted to other personalities. Tickets start at $99 and range up to $999.

Machine Learning: Grading the Curve in Consumer Electronics

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:46
Curved screens are the latest thing in TVs and phones, but while they work brilliantly in televisions, at least one phone model was a disappointment.
    

NTSB issues safety alert on wrong airport landings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:43
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal agency overseeing transportation safety is warning pilots to take extra precautions after a pair of recent plane landings at the wrong Midwest airports.

Air and Space Museum reopens after evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — Museum officials say the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has reopened after being evacuated when a suspicious briefcase was found near an unconscious person in one of the galleries.

Albuquerque police gun down man in shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:37
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just hours after hundreds took to the streets to protest Albuquerque police fatally shooting a homeless camper, a man who opened fire on police was shot dead by officers, authorities said.

Court seems likely to block Secret Service case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to block a group of protesters from bringing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 visit to Oregon.

Exclusive: U.S. to require casinos to vet high rollers' funds - sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:33

People play at slot machines inside Resorts World Casino, owned by Malaysian gaming company Genting, in Queens borough of New YorkBy Brett Wolf ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - U.S. casinos may soon have to vet where their high rollers' funds come from under a requirement being developed by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to two people familiar with the matter. Under current law, casinos are required to report suspicious activity. The new rule, which is being considered by Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) unit and would make such obligations explicit, is in the early stages and may take a year or more to complete, the people familiar with the proposal said. FinCEN spokesman Steve Hudak declined to comment on "any potential rule making," but said the Treasury bureau "continually examines its rules, and periodically considers updates, to ensure their continued effectiveness".


Cadillac takes on Tesla with plug-in ELR

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:29

This undated photo made available by Cadillac shows the 2014 Cadillac ELR. (AP Photo/Cadillac, Richard Prince)Finally, there's an electric car that rivals Tesla's eye-catching Model S.


VIDEO: CCTV 'shows derailed Chicago train'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:29
Footage posted on YouTube appears to show CCTV video of the moment a metro train has derailed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the US.
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Young salmon trucked downstream because of drought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:26
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The severe drought in California is prompting state and federal wildlife officials to mount an unusual rescue operation involving millions of 6-month-old salmon that are at risk of dying in depleted rivers and streams.

New thrill ride to debut at Busch Gardens

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:20

This artist’s rendering supplied by Busch Gardens shows Falcon’s Fury, a new thrill ride opening May 1 at the theme park in Tampa, Fla. The ride will seat riders upright, take them to the top of a 335-foot tower, then pivot seats 90 degrees so riders face straight down as they plunge 60 mph in a six-second free fall. (AP Photo/Busch Gardens Tampa)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thrill ride developers at Busch Gardens acknowledge that the park's newest attraction might not be everyone's idea of a good time.


House Oversight Leader Accuses I.R.S. Commissioner of Stonewalling Inquiry

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:19
Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, complained that the I.R.S. has not turned over all the emails the committee has demanded.
    

White Pass - 3/26/2014 11:53:54 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 11:53:54 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/26/2014 11:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:18
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 11:41:30 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds