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Rio mass wedding draws thousands

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:12
Nearly 2,000 couples get married at an indoors sports venue in the biggest mass wedding ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's history.
Categories: BBC World News

Cyber Monday may help offset dip in holiday weekend sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:08
Total consumer spending for the Thanksgiving weekend is expected to fall 11 percent to $50.9 billion from an estimated $57.4 billion last year, the National Retail Federation estimated.

Ferguson shooting officer quits

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:06
The white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the US, triggering riots and nationwide protests, has resigned.
Categories: BBC World News

'Tory failings cost £116bn' - Labour

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband says the government's failure to improve living standards has cost the Treasury £116.5bn - nearly £4,000 per taxpayer.
Categories: BBC World News

Department store worker shot on Black Friday dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:01
Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died a day after she was shot inside a Nordstrom department store in Chicago during Black Friday shopping.

Tougher gun background-check law takes effect this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:55
More expansive gun background checks are set to take effect in Washington state on Thursday, and questions about enforcement are still to be answered.

White Pass - 11/30/2014 2:33:29 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:54
White Pass US12
11/30/2014 2:33:29 PM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 11/30/2014 2:28:25 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:54
Satus Pass US97
11/30/2014 2:28:25 PM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 11/30/2014 2:39:17 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:54
Stevens Pass US2
11/30/2014 2:39:17 PM

Temperature: 16 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has compact snow and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 11/30/2014 2:49:44 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:54
Blewett Pass US97
11/30/2014 2:49:44 PM

Temperature: 16 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has ice and slush in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/30/2014 2:51:06 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/30/2014 2:51:06 PM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with slush and ice in places. Travelers heading westbound can expect added travel time due to slow moving traffic from an earlier collision. WSDOT and WSP are at exit 62 and working to move traffic efficiently.

Weather:
Clear skies

Man shot twice in the head in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:51

Man shot twice in the head in North PhiladelphiaA man is dead after he was shot twice in the head during broad daylight in North Philadelphia.


Black Friday weekend slows down as allure fades

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:40

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday, in South Portland, Maine. The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday fatigue is setting in.


Missing Ohio State football player found dead: police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:38
(Reuters) - An Ohio State University football player who went missing earlier this week was found dead on Sunday, authorities said. Kosta Karageorge, 22, a fifth-year senior who was last seen early Wednesday morning, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his body was found inside a Dumpster, the Columbus Police Department said on its Facebook page. His mother, Susan, told authorities earlier this week he has suffered several concussions and has had spells of being extremely confused, a police report said. ...

Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Darren Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:34

 No severance package for Darren WilsonFerguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive any severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.


FBI joins search for missing West Chester University student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:32

Reward up to $15,000 in case of missing West Chester University studentThe FBI has now joined the search efforts for a missing West Chester University student who was last seen leaving a bar in Manayunk during the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.


Florida man charged with killing his mother using gun, bow and arrow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:32
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Sunday after police found his mother dead and with arrows sticking out of her head while she sat slumped over in a chair, police said. Michael Watkins, 42, killed his mother, Gloria Watkins, 65, who was found at their home early on Sunday morning in Mary Esther, Florida, said the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and arrest report. A deputy responded to a call from next-door neighbors of Watkins who said someone was knocking over Christmas decorations in their front yard and yelling, the sheriff’s office ...

Coalition airstrikes pound IS stronghold in Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:31
U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out as many as 30 airstrikes overnight against Islamic State militants in and around the group's de facto capital in northeastern Syria, activists said Sunday.

Burn ban starts in effect for King, Pierce, Snohomish counties

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:31
Due to stagnant air conditions, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced a Stage 1 burn ban, starting Sunday afternoon, for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 07:30

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2014, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol Dome, in Washington, surrounded by scaffolding for a long-term repair project, and framed by the last of autumn's colorful leaves. Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks while avoiding a government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to avoid a government shutdown.