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VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:15
Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.
Categories: BBC World News

VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:13

This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Helman was fired Monday, nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the Phoenix facility since February 2012. Best quality available. (AP Photo/Veterans Affairs Department)WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.


Thai tasting robot tests authenticity

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:13
Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Thai taste machine tests authenticity

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:12
A group of scientists in Bangkok have invented a machine to determine whether Thai food tastes authentic.
Categories: BBC World News

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:05

FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." It was critical for the party's survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount to the nation's surging Hispanic population. But as President Obama issued a sweeping immigration order last week, some of the Republican Party's most prominent governors — likely presidential candidates among them — described immigration reform as little more than an afterthought. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.


Ferguson grand jury announcement at 9pm Monday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:56

No indictment for Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown's family releases statementAction News has learned the grand jury announcement on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer on Michael Brown's will made at 9 p.m. tonight.


Amazon to deliver via post offices

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:56
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
Categories: BBC World News

Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:53
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:51
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
Categories: BBC World News

Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:51
By Sue-Lin Wong SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets. "The Mule", available for paid downloads, was the most popular "indie" film on iTunes in the United States and Australia at the weekend. It will be launched on DVD on Dec. 3. In a promotional campaign targeted at Twitter users, audiences around the world have been invited to watch the black comedy on Dec. ...
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Missouri governor urges restraint after grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:50
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urged tolerance, respect and restraint after a grand jury decision is announced later on Monday on the August shooting in Ferguson of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Nixon told a news conference the National Guard would be deployed in support roles for police, who are preparing for possible protests in the St. Louis suburb in the wake of the decision, which is to be announced at 8 p.m. CST. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:46
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

Video: UW's Hau'oli Kikaha, DiAndre Campbell preview the Apple Cup

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:46
UW seniors Hau'oli Kikaha and DiAndre Campbell met with the media after practice Monday:
Categories: Sports Center

Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:44
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

Well: Ask Well: Can Athletes Be Vegans?

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:44
A reader asks about his 15-year-old son, an athlete who wants to switch to a vegan diet.

Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree to remain after all

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:42

Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree to remain after allA Christmas tree that some residents of a Pennsylvania city had maligned as ugly will remain in its prominent downtown location after all.


White Pass - 11/24/2014 2:33:49 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
White Pass US12
11/24/2014 2:33:49 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 2:37:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Satus Pass US97
11/24/2014 2:37:13 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 2:22:50 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Stevens Pass US2
11/24/2014 2:22:50 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 2:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Blewett Pass US97
11/24/2014 2:33:43 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies