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L.A. school district settles teacher sex abuse suits for nearly $140 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:29
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles school district has agreed to pay nearly $140 million to families of students subjected to sexual abuse by an elementary school teacher who infamously took bondage-style photos of some pupils, school officials said on Friday. The district and attorneys for the families settled all remaining litigation in the case involving the teacher as jury selection was underway for a trial in some of the cases. School officials had previously paid $30 million to settle dozens of related lawsuits. ...

New York Chancellor’s Remarks Anger Charter School Advocates

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:26
Carmen Fariña said at a conference that some charter schools push students out before they take state tests and later replace them with high-scoring children.






Judge declares wrongly convicted woman innocent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:26

FILE-This Oct. 24, 2014 file photo shows Susan Mellen sits in Torrance Superior Court in Torrance, Calif. Mellen who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit was declared factually innocent Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 clearing the way for her to collect about $600,000 in compensation from the state. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson,File) MAGS OUT; NO SALESTORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit was declared factually innocent Friday, clearing the way for her to collect about $600,000 in compensation from the state.


Police: New Jersey kids died in murder-suicide try

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:26

A woman speaks with investigators at the scene of a shooting Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tabernacle, N.J. A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself, state police said Friday.


Falklands signs 'regrettable'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:25
Argentina's decision to display signs expressing the country's claim over the Falklands is "regrettable", a diplomatic source says.
Categories: BBC World News

Pac-12 predictions: Washington going for 10 straight against Seattle U

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:16
When coach Lorenzo Romar agreed to renew the series with Seattle University, he cautioned someday the Redhawks are going to snap their losing streak to the Huskies. That was five years ago and the streak has extended to nine straight wins for Washington. The Huskies also hold a commanding 25-4 lead
Categories: Sports Center

Prospects for Growth: There’s a Giant Contradiction at the Heart of the U.S. Economy

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:10
Three theories about why important economic clues are pointing different ways.

The day her family wasn't there

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:08
My family was deported while I was at school
Categories: BBC World News

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom

BBC World News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 06:00
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 11/21/2014 12:48:41 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
White Pass US12
11/21/2014 12:48:41 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Satus Pass - 11/21/2014 12:41:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
Satus Pass US97
11/21/2014 12:41:30 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 11/21/2014 12:44:57 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
Stevens Pass US2
11/21/2014 12:44:57 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Light snow fall

Blewett Pass - 11/21/2014 12:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
Blewett Pass US97
11/21/2014 12:55:11 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/21/2014 1:00:45 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/21/2014 1:00:45 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Bare and wet with snow and slush in places.

Weather:
Snowing

House Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:58
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee found that the C.I.A. and military acted properly in responding to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.

Grab a rod and reel, and head out to local lakes planted with more trout this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:57
%%%1caef025fc8642cf2ea447ee45018b38%%%The engines and wheels on the state Fish and Wildlife hatchery trucks aren’t getting much rest in the past month with more west side lakes receiving a copious amount of trout.

2nd truck topples into expanding sinkhole

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:52

2nd truck topples into expanding sinkholeA second truck toppled into a sinkhole as it expands in Bethlehem Township, Pa.


Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:51
Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

Bill Cosby gig at Tacoma's Broadway Center canceled

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:49
Bill Cosby's performance, scheduled for April 18, 2015, at the Broadway Center, has been canceled.