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U.N. Rights Council Approves Investigation of Sri Lanka Civil War

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:46
The agency voted to open an independent international investigation of possible war crimes in Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels.
    





Open verdict in Berezovsky inquest

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:45
A coroner records an open verdict at the inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
Categories: BBC World News

Thousand-mile relay to bring donations to Boston Marathon victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:44

Participants in the Run Now relay pose in front of a supermarket in Cleveland,That distance is a jog around the block compared with what a group of Tennessee runners will undertake next month when they set off on a 1,075-mile relay to Boston, where they plan to deliver more than $50,000 in donations to charities that help victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The plan for 26 runners to run that distance in continuous, alternating 6-mile shifts was the brainchild of Matt Ryerson, head of the Cleveland, Tennessee, branch of the United Way charity. Accompanied by support vehicles, that will provide runners with a place to rest between relay legs and shuttle them to hotels and meals, the group plans to spend eight days on the road, passing through major cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York along the way before arriving in Boston on April 20, the day before this year's marathon. At the end of their road, they plan to present checks totaling at least $50,000 to Boston's One Step Ahead Foundation, which is helping children who lost limbs when the pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs went off at the finish line last year, as well as Dream Big, a Boston-based charity that provides equipment and funds that enable girls from low-income families to participate in sports.


Malaysia jet search: fresh clues but bad weather

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:43

A woman wipes her tears as she joins a ceremony in memory of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Australian officials say search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been suspended for the day due to bad weather. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)PERTH, Australia (AP) — The clues keep piling up: more and more mysterious objects spotted bobbing in the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps part of the missing Malaysian airliner, perhaps not. But just as the night sky depicts the universe as it once was, the satellite images that reveal these items are also a glance backward in time.


Microsoft unveils iPad Office suite

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:42
Microsoft's new chief executive announces versions of Office's Word, Excel and Powerpoint software for Apple's iPad.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 3/27/2014 11:11:34 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:25
White Pass US12
3/27/2014 11:11:34 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/27/2014 11:00:52 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:25
Satus Pass US97
3/27/2014 11:00:52 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 3/27/2014 11:09:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:25
Stevens Pass US2
3/27/2014 11:09:57 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Snowing lightly

Blewett Pass - 3/27/2014 11:02:42 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:25
Blewett Pass US97
3/27/2014 11:02:42 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/27/2014 11:12:20 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:25
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/27/2014 11:12:20 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional light rain

Hales hits historic ton in England win

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:21
Alex Hales becomes the first England player to score a Twenty20 century in a remarkable six-wicket win over Sri Lanka.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington State Landslide Not Caused by Quake

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:19
An earthquake is not to blame for the deadly landslide that struck Washington State on Saturday (March 22), U.S. officials say. There were no earthquakes recorded at the time the rain-soaked hillside in Oso, Wash., collapsed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). If an earthquake had led to the onset of the landslide, geologists would expect to see two high-frequency waves, called a P ...

Contracts to buy US homes fell in February

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:17
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales will likely slow over the next few months.

Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:16
The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad.

Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:15

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, right, D-Sacramento, is consoled by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, after Steinberg and fellow Democrats called for Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, to resign his seat in the wake of his arrest on federal corruption and firearm charges, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Steinberg said lawmakers will immediately suspend Yee unless he steps down. The announcement comes hours after Yee was arrested and appeared in federal court. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."


SeaTac wage law faces test as ex-worker sues parking firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:14
A former employee is suing Extra Car Airport Parking in what is believed to be the first legal test of the enforcement mechanism under SeaTac’s new pay ordinance.

U.S. Reports Modestly Better Economic Growth

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:05
The Commerce Department’s final revision for gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 ticked up to 2.6 percent, slightly higher than previously estimated.
    





Synthetic DNA advance is hailed

BBC World News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.
Categories: BBC World News

Tweets About Music to Get a Billboard Chart

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:00
Twitter is joining with the music trade publication to introduce a real-time chart of the chatter about songs and musicians on the social media giant.
    

More abuse counts filed in child starvation case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:59
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — More charges have been filed against two California women accused of starving an 8-year-old girl and chaining her to the floor to prevent her from getting food.