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Day in pictures: 27 March 2014

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:36
A collection of news photographs from around the world
Categories: BBC World News

House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Mayor Patrick Cannon was getting ready to close the deal with the big-time developer, but was reluctant to take a briefcase containing $20,000 while sitting in his city office.

Poll: Ukraine crisis hurts Obama approval ratings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Egypt army chief says he will run for president

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, has announced that he will run for president in elections expected next month, putting him on an apparent track to lead a nation beleaguered by ongoing turmoil and violence, a broken political order, a dilapidated economy and concerns over the chances for building a democracy.

IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday pledged $18 billion in loans to prop up Ukraine's sinking economy, as the nation's prime minister forecast more pain ahead without reforms that will affect nearly everyone in the country.

Senators concerned by Secret Service allegations

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:31
The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands.

Bionic Olympics to be hosted in 2016

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:24
An Olympic games for "augmented humans" will kick off in Switzerland in October 2016 featuring exoskeleton races among others.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 3/27/2014 5:16:49 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
White Pass US12
3/27/2014 5:16:49 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 3/27/2014 5:10:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
Satus Pass US97
3/27/2014 5:10:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No current information available

Restrictions Southbound:
No current information available

Conditions:
No current information available

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 3/27/2014 5:07:04 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
Stevens Pass US2
3/27/2014 5:07:04 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 3/27/2014 5:05:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
Blewett Pass US97
3/27/2014 5:05:17 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Broken clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/27/2014 5:15:43 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/27/2014 5:15:43 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Raw video shows Chicago train derailment

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:21
Train jumps tracks, climbs up escalator during Monday's accident that injured 30.

Neighbors saw 2 sides to mom of boy who died

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:19
Lacey Spears' friends and neighbors describe a happy boy, moody mother.

Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:19
A Thai satellite appears to show images of up to 300 objects in a south Indian Ocean zone being searched for missing Malaysian flight MH370.
Categories: BBC World News

Taco Bell's new ads star 'Ronald McDonald'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:17

This frame grab from video provided by Taco Bell via Taylor Strategy shows Ronald McDonald of Oak Ridge, N.C., in a Taco Bell commercial. The fast-food chain will begin airing ads Thursday, March 27, 2014, that feature everyday men who happen to have the same name as the McDonald's mascot. The marketing campaign is intended to promote Taco Bell's new breakfast menu, which features novelties like a waffle taco. (AP Photo/Taco Bell via Taylor Strategy)NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald.


Musical has the X Factor, critics say

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:15
A West End musical about TV show The X Factor receives a largely positive response from the nation's critics, following a star-studded first night at the London Palladium.
Categories: BBC World News

Harrah's to close casino in Mississippi

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:08
Harrah's Tunica casino resort employs about 1,300 people.

VIDEO: Diving in acid oceans

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:05
Roger Harrabin goes diving in the ocean off Papua New Guinea to see the effect of carbon dioxide on sea life.
Categories: BBC World News