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Remains of 2 people, 1 dismembered, found in woods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:40
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two sets of human remains were discovered during a search of a wooded area in Massachusetts and at least one of the bodies, that of a young woman, had been dismembered, authorities said Monday.

A little less salt on roads is goal of WSU research

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:38
The United States spends $2.3 billion each year to remove highway snow and ice, plus an additional $5 billion to mitigate the costs associated with the process, including damage to the environment. Researchers at Washington State University are working to find a better way.

3 Shots From Police Killed Los Angeles Man, Autopsy Finds

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
Ezell Ford’s autopsy report, which was released on Monday, had originally been withheld in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

Europe Braces for Economic Fallout as Greece Heads to Early Elections

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
The Greek Parliament on Monday failed to avert an early general election, reviving the toxic debate over austerity as the way to cure the continent’s economic woes.






California judges sue Calpers pension system over contributions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
By Tim Reid (Reuters) - A group of judges is suing California's public pension system Calpers and the state of California over claims their pension contributions have been almost doubled unlawfully. Under state pay grades, the six California Superior Court judges each earn more than $181,000 a year. The lawsuit filed on Dec. 23 says their pension contributions should be lowered by about $13,000 a year. The six, who were elected in 2012, claim a pension reform law signed by Governor Jerry Brown which took effect Jan. ...

The big ideas of 2014: Part II

BBC World News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:32
Can the Cold War now be said to have restarted?
Categories: BBC World News

Woman, 42, dies after South Park car crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:30
A woman died Sunday afternoon after she lost control of her car while driving around a curve in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood and crashed into large concrete pipes, police said.

Team will be allowed to wear police protest shirts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:26

FILE-This Saturday, Dec, 27, 2014 file photo provided by the Fort Bragg Advocate-News shows Mendocino High School girls basketball team wearing the "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts before a recent game. A California school district on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 reversed a basketball tournament ban on T-shirts reading “I Can’t Breathe” and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as they do not cause problems, lawyers said. (AP Photo/Fort Bragg Advocate-News, Chris Calder,File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district on Monday reversed a basketball tournament ban on T-shirts reading "I Can't Breathe" and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as they do not cause problems, lawyers said.


You won't believe: 5 craziest crime stories of 2014

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:25

How a Facebook picture led to an arrest is among the weirdest crime stories of the year.

       

Colombia-Miami flight diverted to Jamaica

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:23
MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines flight heading from Bogota, Colombia, to Miami has been diverted to Kingston, Jamaica, following a possible mechanical problem.

Woman's lost dog becomes another family's Christmas present

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:21

Woman's lost dog becomes another family's Christmas presentA woman lost her pet Siberian Husky only to find out the dog had already been adopted by another family.


Washington County awaits state’s answer on same-sex marriage

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:21
CHIPLEY — Despite a judge’s deadline Monday, the state of Florida has not yet advised Washington County officials on the scope of a ruling that would allow for same-sex marriages to begin there early next month.

Fund set up for family of slain Flagstaff officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:18

Caspian Carpenter, 5, draws a star with a heart and words that say "Thank you for being R police" Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Flagstaff Police Department a day after officer Tyler Stewart was shot and killed in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An account has been set up to help the family of an Arizona police officer who was shot and killed by a domestic violence suspect over the weekend.


Jim Harbaugh Is Said to Be the Next Coach at Michigan, His Alma Mater

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:17
The university is expected to announce the hiring of Harbaugh, who finished his fourth season as coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, at noon on Tuesday.






Cactus Bowl: Notes and quotes from UW's Scott Lawyer, Andrew Hudson and Pete Kwiatkowski

WA Huskies - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:16
Here are comments from today after the Huskies' second bowl-week practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., courtesy of the TicketCity Cactus Bowl communications staff:
Categories: Sports Center

Live TV of AirAsia search delivers shocking, sudden news to relatives

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:16

Relatives wailed, screamed and fainted as live TV showed a body floating amid the debris.

       

New Jersey boy struck, killed by police cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey prosecutor is investigating an accident in which a police cruiser struck and killed a 10-year-old boy walking to a friend's house for a sleepover.

White Pass - 12/29/2014 4:05:07 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:12
White Pass US12
12/29/2014 4:05:07 PM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway.

Weather:
snowing

Satus Pass - 12/29/2014 3:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:12
Satus Pass US97
12/29/2014 3:59:23 PM

Temperature: 24 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing, heavy at times with areas of gusting wind and blowing snow

Stevens Pass - 12/29/2014 3:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:12
Stevens Pass US2
12/29/2014 3:49:52 PM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow slush and ice on the roadway

Weather:
scattered clouds