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UW's Chris Petersen on his first Apple Cup, Mike Leach, the Huskies' improved offense and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
Notes, quotes and video (above) from UW coach Chris Petersen at his weekly Monday press conference. Petersen will coach in his first Apple Cup on Saturday in Pullman (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1) and, yes, he has read one of Mike Leach's book — or at least part of it.

Michele Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.

GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:16
The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

Grandparents hope for return of beloved dog

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:13

Grandparents hope for return of beloved dogA Montgomery County family has launched an all-out search for their beloved dog.


Oklahoma's education waiver reinstated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:12
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government has restored Oklahoma's flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday.

Hundreds of University of California students walk out over proposed tuition hike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:09
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Hundreds of University of California students walked out of classes on Monday to protest a planned 25 percent tuition increase they say will make the cost of education across the 10-campus system too expensive. The proposed tuition hike of 5 percent over each of the next five years kicked off angry student protests last week and set the stage for a potentially rancorous fight between the system's governing board of regents and state lawmakers who oppose the increase. Tuition is currently about $12,000 a year. ...

Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:07

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Ricardo Sandoval sorts packages at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Phoenix. Merchants are working hard to make same-day delivery a reality, particularly in major cities, from Amazon testing deliveries via taxis to everyone from Target to Google expanding their same-day delivery services. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.


Ga. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:03
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

Lost hummingbird gets lift from St. Paul to Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:02

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, a wayward rufous hummingbird that accidentally ended up in Minnesota sits in a cage at the home of Jessika Madison-Kennedy in St. Paul, Minn. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota says the rufous hummingbird was flown to Texas Sunday, Nov. 23,, 2014, to be released to find its way south for the winter. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jeff Wheeler, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota.


Fmr. Montco GOP chief Robert Kerns pleads no contest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:58

Fmr. Montco GOP chief Robert Kerns pleads no contestThe former head of the Montgomery County Republican Party entered a no contest plea Monday to sex-related charges.


Catholic officials see pope visit as a rebirth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:54

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks during a news conference Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Roman Catholic leaders in Philadelphia are predicting as many as 2 million people could turn out to see Pope Francis during his first U.S. visit as pontiff in Sept. 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's archbishop said Monday that hosting Pope Francis in the city next year during his first U.S. visit as pontiff could foster a "rebirth" for an archdiocese that has struggled with financial problems and sex abuse scandals during the last decade.


A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:46
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:

Man accused in deadly Missouri crime spree pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
(Reuters) - A man accused of killing five people during a crime spree in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder and other charges, a court official said. Brandon Howell, 34, was charged with beating and critically injuring George Taylor, 80, and Anna Taylor, 86, on Sept. 2 inside their home. They later died. Howell also was charged with the murders of three others found shot to death in a yard and a driveway at nearby homes in the Woodbridge neighborhood. Killed were Darrel Hurst, Alice Hurst and Suzanne Choucroun, the indictment said. ...

White Pass - 11/24/2014 1:31:25 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
White Pass US12
11/24/2014 1:31:25 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 11/24/2014 1:28:25 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
Satus Pass US97
11/24/2014 1:28:25 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 11/24/2014 1:39:17 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
Stevens Pass US2
11/24/2014 1:39:17 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush, and ice in places on the roadway.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 11/24/2014 1:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
Blewett Pass US97
11/24/2014 1:24:09 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/24/2014 1:25:18 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/24/2014 1:25:18 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Suspect in 5 Kansas City deaths pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:39

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department is Brandon Howell, 34, who is charged with killing five people in a Kansas City, Missouri. (AP Photo/Kansas City Police Department)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of attacking and killing five people during a rampage in a quiet Kansas City neighborhood pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree murder for each victim.