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Thousands of schools shut by strike

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:24
Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed on Wednesday, as teachers joined rallies and picket lines in a strike over pay, pensions and conditions.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI adds NY slayings suspect to 'Most Wanted' list

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:22
NEW YORK (AP) — An alleged MS-13 member who allegedly lured his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son into a New York woods where they were fatally shot in the head because she was "disrespecting" the gang landed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list Wednesday, authorities said.

BlackBerry's enterprise offering wins U.S. security clearance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:18

A woman uses her mobile phone at the Blackberry World Event in OrlandoBlackBerry Ltd has received a coveted security clearance that paves the way for U.S. government agencies to use its systems to manage and secure Android- and iOS-powered devices operating on their internal networks, the smartphone maker said on Wednesday. The company's Secure Work Space offering now has Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification. Secure Work Space fences off corporate email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, browsing and document editing from personal apps and content on smartphone and tablet devices that run on either Apple Inc's iOS platform and Google Inc's market-dominating Android operating system. The system, introduced last year, could mean BlackBerry can sell its high-margin services to large, security-conscious government and corporate clients even if many or all of their employees are using smartphones made by the company's competitors.


White Pass - 3/26/2014 9:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 9:46:35 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/26/2014 9:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 9:48:20 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Stevens Pass - 3/26/2014 9:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 9:52:19 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush and ice in places.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 3/26/2014 9:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 9:46:29 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:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/26/2014 9:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 9:50:46 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow

2 killed in I-81 pileup during whiteout in W.Va.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:15

Traffic is backed up after two multi-vehicle accidents along Interstate 81 Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014, near Falling Waters, W.Va. West Virginia State Police say the two multi-vehicle accidents occurred during whiteout conditions, leaving two people dead and more than half a dozen others injured. (AP Photo/The Journal, Edward Marshall)FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say whiteout conditions along Interstate 81 led to two pileups that killed two, injured at least seven and involved 44 cars.


Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:14
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was al-Qaeda spokesman after 9/11, is found guilty of terrorism at his New York trial.
Categories: BBC World News

Oklahoma judge tosses state execution law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:12

Execution Drug Oklahoma LawsuitOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled the state's execution law unconstitutional Wednesday because its privacy provision is so strict that it that prevents inmates from finding out the source of drugs used in executions, even through the courts.


Carnival Cruise ship rescues 41 Cuban migrants in Florida Straits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:10
A Carnival Cruise ship rescued 41 Cuban migrants from a small, overcrowded boat in the Florida Straits, the 90-mile span of water between the southern tip of Florida and Cuba, a U.S. Coast Guard official said on Wednesday. No injuries were reported and the migrants were transferred to a nearby U.S. Coast Guard ship after they were spotted on Tuesday, according to Coast Guard spokesman Gabe Somma. Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said the cruise ship was traveling from Key West, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico, with 2,650 passengers onboard. For decades, thousands of Cubans seeking to escape the communist-led island have fled on rickety vessels bound for Florida, Central America and nearby islands.

Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol unconstitutional: judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:09
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge ruled on Wednesday that the state's execution procedures were unconstitutional because they do not allow inmates proper access to the courts when it comes to the drugs used in lethal injections. County district court judge Patricia Parrish ruled that the state violated due process protections in the U.S. Constitution by not providing the name of the drug supplier, the combination of chemicals and the dosages used in implementing the death penalty. The judgment comes as more states have trouble obtaining the lethal chemicals used in executions because of restrictions placed on their sale by drugmakers. The Oklahoma case was brought by lawyers for two inmates, Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, who were due to be executed this month but their sentences were pushed back until April because the state said it could not obtain the drugs it has used for years in its lethal cocktail.

Emergency official: 'We did everything we could' after 2006 slide

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:09
Snohomish County authorities said this morning they did their best to address the risks of a landslide in the area of Saturday's massive mudslide following a slide there in 2006.

Officials sort out number of missing from mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:09

A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they expect to soon have an updated number of the people believed missing following a massive, deadly Washington state landslide.


AU brands CAR militia an 'enemy'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:06
African Union (AU) peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will treat the anti-balaka militia as enemy combatants from now, their commander says.
Categories: BBC World News

TSA Union: Agency Needs Its Own Armed Officers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:06
The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.
    





Great Alaska Earthquake shook Alaska 50 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:05

30 p.m. on Good Friday, turning soil beneath parts of Anchorage into jelly and collapsing buildings that were not engineered to withstand the force of colliding continental plates. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the '64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded at magnitude 9.2.


Andreessen skewers Buffett for doubting bitcoin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:01
Billionaire Warren Buffett has established his credentials as a savvy money manager, but Internet trailblazer Marc Andreessen doubts the stock market sage knows much about financial innovations such as the virtual currency bitcoin.

Obama plays up US-Europe bond amid Russia tension

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:58
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama and European Union leaders presented a unified front Wednesday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, promoting trans-Atlantic trade as an antidote to Russia's influence in the region and a way to help Europe become less dependent on Moscow for energy.