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Watch the trailer: New film from Bob Nelson, Oscar-nominated for ‘Nebraska’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

Bob Nelson — a Northwest native, Whidbey Island resident, “Almost Live!” veteran and 2014 Oscar nominee for the screenplay “Nebraska” — has a new film completed, and it’s another father-son tale. “The Confirmation,” which Nelson both wrote and directed, stars Clive Owen as a small-town dad trying to reconnect with his young son; also in […]

4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]
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4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]
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4 bodies found at scene of house explosion in Kentucky

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say four bodies have been found at the scene of a house explosion and fire in southern Kentucky. Trooper William Gregory said Wednesday that two people were found inside the home and two outside. After the explosion on Tuesday, officials had said one person was confirmed dead and […]

Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

NBA - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]
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Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]
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Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration. In a statement Wednesday, Manchin cited Dr. Robert Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry and argued that it would make it difficult for him to deal […]

Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, on Russian-made rockets for military satellites. James told the committee the department is working to end the use of the Russian engines as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.


FBI: Wounded officer led drug raid, shot outside bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Officials work the scene where a sheriff's deputy was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a drug raid he was leading was shot outside a bedroom by an assailant who later told police he was a drug dealer and that he thought he was being robbed, the FBI said Wednesday.


Europe Raises Pressure on Greece to Tighten Its Borders

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:16
European Union authorities filed a report saying Athens needs to slow the flow of migrants, the first step toward allowing countries to the north to extend border controls.









New U.S. general named to lead international forces in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:03
Lieutenant General John "Mick" Nicholson, the current head of NATO's Allied Land Command, has been chosen as the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday amid concerns about setbacks in the fight against the Taliban. Nicholson, whose selection must be confirmed by the Senate, would replace General John Campbell, who has commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan for the past 18 months and is expected to retire. Nicholson is a veteran of multiple deployments in Afghanistan.

DE Bender commits to Washington State - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:53

DE Bender commits to Washington State
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Washington State is getting another player with the last name “Bender,” and on the opposite side of the ball from the quarterback who led the Cougs to a win in relief of Luke Falk against Colorado last season. Valhalla High (El Cajon, Calif.) defensive ...

Turkey battles PKK in southeast

BBC World News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:53
Security forces have killed 20 Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey while three soldiers have also died, the Turkish military said.
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Trial of Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo Will Test International Criminal Court

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:47
The former leader of Ivory Coast will be the first ex-president to be tried by the court when it opens on Thursday.









White Pass - 1/27/2016 12:28:33 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:46
White Pass US12
1/27/2016 12:28:33 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays. Starting Monday, Jan 25 culvert installation across US 12 at the MP 154, flaggers will direct traffic, may be times that the road will be closed for up to 30 minutes at a time. This work will 24 hours a day, seven days a week until completed.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/27/2016 12:26:11 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:46
Satus Pass US97
1/27/2016 12:26:11 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies with areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 1/27/2016 12:25:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:46
Stevens Pass US2
1/27/2016 12:25:19 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/27/2016 12:24:10 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:46
Blewett Pass US97
1/27/2016 12:24:10 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/27/2016 12:31:26 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:46
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/27/2016 12:31:26 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet. Closure is planned for Wednesday Jan 27 and Thursday Jan 28 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line near the construction zone and the new bridge. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 62 near Cabin Creek and milepost 70 near Easton.

Weather:
Overcast skies with areas of fog

Lorenzo Romar says benefits of UW’s defense outweighs flaws

WA Huskies - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:43

Huskies' switching defense creates havoc and unfavorable mismatches, but Romar says: 'We’ll take the tradeoff. Hopefully it gets teams out of running their offense.'
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