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New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.

Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state -- a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from Israel and criticism from the U.S.

1st body identified from AirAsia crash; 8th body found

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing.

Afghanistan investigates rocket strike at wedding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
At least 28 people, many of them women and children, were killed when rockets fired by Afghan army soldiers hit a wedding party in southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, as President Ashraf Ghani marked the country's transition to full sovereignty after the formal end of the 13-year international military mission.

Key developments in police-communities tension

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and in New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers.

Cops: Ga. police chief says he shot wife by accident

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:20

Peachtree City's police chief calls 911; is placed on administrative leave.

       

Ex-Taiwan president's parole delayed

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:16
Chen Shui-bian was hoping to be released from prison on medical grounds - but a courier carrying documents relating to the parole got stuck in traffic.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington State Patrol launches online scheduling program for VIN inspections

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:15
Many individuals need a Washington State Patrol vehicle inspection and the process for scheduling just got easier. The Washington State Patrol has announced the launch of an online program designed to streamline the process for scheduling a VIN inspection.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un open to talks with South Korea

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:05

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a nationally televised New Year's Day speech, says he is open to a summit with his South Korean counterp...

       

Mummers gear up for annual strut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:01

Mummers ring in 2015 with strut DOWN Broad StreetNothing will keep the Mummers from strutting up Broad Street today, not even the chilly weather.


More bodies from AirAsia crash found

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:59
Officials say two more bodies have been recovered as the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 continues to face bad weather in the Java Sea.
Categories: BBC World News

North Korean leader proposes summit

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:50
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea, which describes the move as "meaningful".
Categories: BBC World News

DOT harmonizes rules for musical instruments on flights

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:47

New DOT rule harmonizes carry-on rules for airlines to allow musical instruments

       

DOT harmonizes rules for musical instruments on flights

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:47

New DOT rule harmonizes carry-on rules for airlines to allow musical instruments

       

AP PHOTOS: Dramatic New Year's moments worldwide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:46

A wave crashes on two girls hugging as they usher in the new year, while fireworks explode over Copacabana beach, during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)Millions of revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the streets of Seoul, South Korea, and New York's Times Square to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes and Ebola outbreaks.


Appreciation: For reporters, Cuomo was brilliant, frustrating

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:44

An unforgettable politician, Mario Cuomo defied political odds

       

White Pass - 1/1/2015 2:31:20 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:42
White Pass US12
1/1/2015 2:31:20 AM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/1/2015 2:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:42
Satus Pass US97
1/1/2015 2:26:10 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/1/2015 2:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:42
Stevens Pass US2
1/1/2015 2:25:18 AM

Temperature: 13 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/1/2015 2:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:42
Blewett Pass US97
1/1/2015 2:24:09 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies