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Workers strike for new pact at 9 U.S. oil, chemical plants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:03

Workers from the USW union walk a picket line outside the Shell Oil Deer Park Refinery in Deer Park, TexasBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union workers took to picket lines on Sunday after strikes were called at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The discord comes as plunging crude prices force oil companies to slash spending. The United Steelworkers union (USW) said Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead industry negotiator, halted talks after the union rejected a fifth proposal from the company.


The Media Equation: Media Titans Murdoch and Bloomberg at Play in Politics and News

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:02
Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg are extremely successful businessmen who spend many hours on noneconomic parts of their businesses because they can, and because it is fun.

Departing From Country’s Pacifism, Japanese Premier Vows Revenge for Killings

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:57
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged “to make the terrorists pay the price” after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a second Japanese hostage.

White Pass - 2/1/2015 4:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:52
White Pass US12
2/1/2015 4:37:58 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
overcast skies

Satus Pass - 2/1/2015 4:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:52
Satus Pass US97
2/1/2015 4:24:03 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 2/1/2015 4:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:52
Stevens Pass US2
2/1/2015 4:30:13 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush in places on the roadway

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/1/2015 4:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:52
Blewett Pass US97
2/1/2015 4:25:01 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/1/2015 4:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:52
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/1/2015 4:26:08 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has snow and slush in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Explosion Kills at Least 6 on Bus of Lebanese Pilgrims Visiting Shrines in Syria

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:50
Speculation quickly rose that Hezbollah fighters could have been targeted. The Nusra Front, an insurgent group linked to Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility.

Kaleb Whitby, crushed between semis, tells story of survival

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:46
Seen the photograph of the man trapped in his pickup between two semis? Here’s what he says happened on that morning when 26 vehicles piled up on Interstate 84 in Oregon.

Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:46
The boy apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon in his mother’s purse at an Albuquerque, N.M., motel. The 3-year-old fired one shot that wounded his mom and dad.

US oil workers go on national strike

BBC World News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:44
US union leaders launch a large-scale strike at nine refineries after failing to agree on a new national contract with major oil companies.
Categories: BBC World News

Navy probes illegal filming of women in ship's bathroom

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:38

Second Navy investigation in the past two months into attempts to secretly film women.

       

Rebels Agree to Cease-Fire in South Sudan

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:37
President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and the rebel commander Riek Machar have signed a cease-fire agreement.

Ebola Drug Trial Is Halted for Lack of Patients

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:36
Chimerix, a pharmaceutical company, had sent enough of its antiviral drug to Liberia for 140 patients, but fewer than 10 had shown up, underscoring the falloff of Ebola cases in Western Africa.

Slain Japanese hostage's old tweet embraced by social media

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:34

The tweet gone viral is from Sept. 7, 2010.

       

Getting lost in translation in Brazil

BBC World News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:34
Why it's a big mistake to assume Brazilians eat tacos
Categories: BBC World News

Correction: Treasure Hunter Fugitive story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:32
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 and updated early Jan. 30 about the arrest of a deep-sea treasure hunter who had vanished during a court fight over a $50 million of gold bars and coins, The Associated Press erroneously identified a U.S. Marshal as Michael Tobin. His name is Peter Tobin.

Video: Lorenzo Romar after Washington's 90-88 loss to California

WA Huskies - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:31
Here's video of the postgame interview with coach Lorenzo Romar after Washington's 90-88 loss to California.
Categories: Sports Center

Video: Nigel Williams-Goss and Andrew Andrews after UW's 90-88 loss

WA Huskies - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:31
Here's video of the postgame interview with Nigel Williams-Goss and Andrew Andrews following Washington's 90-99 loss to California.
Categories: Sports Center