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Man freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:06

Ricky Jackson, right, and Mark Godsey, director of the University of Cincinnati's Ohio Innocence Project, embrace after Godsey introduces Jackson to speak to students, press and university staff, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Cincinnati. Jackson, imprisoned nearly four decades for a slaying and freed when a witness said he lied as a boy, thanked the University of Cincinnati's Ohio Innocence Project that worked to win his freedom. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Phil Didion) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom.


Cuomo’s Response to Buffalo-Area Snow: Praised, With Exceptions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:05
The snowstorm that pummeled Buffalo and its southern and eastern suburbs last week combined two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s preoccupations: extreme weather and western New York.






University of Virginia Officials Vow to Combat Campus Rape Problem

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:04
The board that oversees the University of Virginia said it would come up with recommendations in response to allegations in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape.






Vodafone gave too much data to police

BBC World News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:02
Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 11/25/2014 1:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
White Pass US12
11/25/2014 1:47:43 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 11/25/2014 1:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Satus Pass US97
11/25/2014 1:52:33 PM

Temperature: 49 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Stevens Pass - 11/25/2014 1:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Stevens Pass US2
11/25/2014 1:42:29 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/25/2014 1:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Blewett Pass US97
11/25/2014 1:44:45 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/25/2014 2:05:13 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/25/2014 2:05:13 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traffic Delayed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Debris blocking both lanes on I-90 eastbound at milepost 63 due to a collision with the overpass. Traffic is moving past the scene via the off and on ramps. Eastbound motorists should allow for added travel time and delay through the collision scene. The roadway is bare and wet, with standing water in places

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times

Oklahoma woman shot and killed by three-year-old son: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:56
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman was fatally shot in the head by her 3-year-old son who came across a handgun in their Tulsa home, police said on Tuesday. The victim, a 26-year-old Army veteran, died on Monday and was apparently hit with a single shot as she was changing her 1-year-old daughter's diaper. The victim's grandmother, who lives in the house, found the woman along with the children inside the house, police said. The 3-year-old son was reported to have repeatedly said: "Mommy shot" as he was taken away from the residence by police, media reports said. ...

Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:55
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit.

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:54
Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the federal courthouse in downtown Seattle at 1:15 p.m. chanting, "No justice, no peace. No racist police "

Theft of shoes from WW2 death camp

BBC World News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:49
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims from a former concentration camp in Poland.
Categories: BBC World News

AccuWeather: Winter Storms Warnings Posted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:45

 Winter Storm Warnings PostedMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says rain moves in before dawn Wednesday and changes to wet snow.


Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase

BBC World News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:43
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawmaker: Marijuana needs debate in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:40

Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Mesilla Park, talks about possible legislation aimed at legalizing marijuana in New Mexico during an interim legislative meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. McCamley said his legislation will be based on Oregon's marijuana law. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session.


No homicide charge against NY mom in girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:39
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they can no longer support a homicide charge against a special-education teacher who had been accused of killing her severely disabled daughter by neglecting her.

Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:38

The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in PocaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. In a blow to the administration, the justices said in a brief order they would review an April ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that upheld the rule. The court will decide whether the U.S. ...


Explosion injures five Memphis utility workers, three critically

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:37
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - An explosion injured five Memphis utility workers, three of them critically, on Tuesday while they were working on an underground gas line, fire officials said. The Memphis Light, Gas and Water workers, aged 34 to 44, were repairing a gas leak in a hole in the street at the time of the accident, said Memphis Fire Department Lieutenant Wayne Cooke. Four workers suffered burns, three of whom were hospitalized in critical condition, Cooke said. A worker with minor burns and a worker who went into shock has been treated and released from the hospital. ...

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.