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'Texas 7' prison fugitive scheduled for execution Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:23

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Donald Newbury. Newbury, one of the fugitives in the notorious "Texas 7" prison gang, is set for execution Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 for the slaying of a suburban Dallas police officer during the escaped prisoners' holdup of a sporting goods store more than 14 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Already a three-time felon with a violent history when locked up, convicted robber Donald Newbury was serving a 99-year prison term when he joined six fellow convicts in Texas' biggest prison break ever.


Montana man shot by 6 officers had escalating legal problems

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:20
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man shot and killed by federal and local law enforcement officers outside a Montana hospital had escalating legal problems during the months before his death, including breaking into his former wife's house, court records said.

Shifting of armored vehicles examined in fatal Afghan crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:17
DETROIT (AP) — A shifting of heavily armored military vehicles is being examined as a possible factor in the 2013 crash of a cargo plane in Afghanistan that killed six crew members from Michigan and one from Kentucky, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

White Pass - 2/3/2015 2:43:36 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
White Pass US12
2/3/2015 2:43:36 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Satus Pass - 2/3/2015 3:03:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
Satus Pass US97
2/3/2015 3:03:53 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Stevens Pass - 2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
Stevens Pass US2
2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Blewett Pass - 2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
Blewett Pass US97
2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare, wet in places.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/3/2015 3:00:22 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining.

Macau drags Wynn Resorts 4Q earnings down

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A crackdown in corruption in China that has hushed the once frenzied Macau casino business took its toll on Wynn Resorts Ltd. in the company's fourth quarter.

North Dakota to Maine dealing with sub-zero wind chill

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:10
Frigid temperatures descended on the northern tier of the country Tuesday, and while it's not the coldest weather of the season, the biting chill followed a powerful storm that dumped snow from the upper Midwest to the Northeast.

AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $2.14

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:10
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $2.14.

AccuWeather: Brief Break from the Deep Freeze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:06

 Brief Break from the Deep FreezeMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a Wednesday warm up, followed by the return of some snow and arctic air.


Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:05
A new study says 1 in 3 adults would risk a shorter life span rather than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Philadelphia University's Magee looks for win 1,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:04

Philadelphia University's Magee looks for win 1,000Here are the numbers you need to know: 73. 530. 1000.


Conquering the wave that no-one dared to surf

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:02
The man who conquered the wave no-one else dared to face
Categories: BBC World News

Automakers report January US sales jumps, led by GM, Toyota

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:02
With low interest rates and cheaper gasoline to motivate them, and no polar vortex to keep them home, consumers went car-shopping in a big way in January.

Sparling Engineering sold to Canadian firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:01
Seattle-based Sparling Engineering, a 130-person design firm with additional offices in Portland and San Diego, said it had agreed to be acquired by Stantec, a Canadian consulting firm based in Edmonton with more than 15,000 employees worldwide.

Facing the crocodile that 'ate my wife'

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:00
Facing the massive crocodile that 'ate my wife'
Categories: BBC World News

Revenge-porn website operator convicted in San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 07:59
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man has been convicted of running a "revenge porn" website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers, who then had to pay the man to take down the images.