Listen Live Follow Us On:
For Email Marketing you can trust

 

News aggregator

Iraq PM rejects emergency cabinet

BBC World News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:17
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki rejects calls for an emergency "national salvation" government to counter jihadist-led Sunni rebels.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago lawmakers approve tough gun shop restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:17

A customer inspects a 9mm handgun at a gun store in suburban ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a law that would allow the resumption of gun sales in the city but with restrictions that require videotaping of purchases and limiting sales to one per month per buyer. Forty-eight council members voted to approve the ordinance proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel after a federal court invalidated the city's long-time ban on gun sales in January. Chicago has been plagued by a gun-related homicide rate that is three times higher than New York's and twice that of Los Angeles. The court order had given the city six months to come up with its own gun store policies.


WNBA lacked Pride in attempt to make LGBT television history

WA Huskies - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:16
Did I expect to tune into a WNBA game and hear how wonderful it is to be a lesbian? No. But when the league sent a media release in May boasting about a new initiative to "celebrate inclusion and equality, while combating anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bias," naturally I was intr
Categories: Sports Center

WNBA lacked Pride in attempt to make LGBT television history

Seattle Storm - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:16
Did I expect to tune into a WNBA game and hear how wonderful it is to be a lesbian? No. But when the league sent a media release in May boasting about a new initiative to "celebrate inclusion and equality, while combating anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bias," naturally I was intr
Categories: Sports Center

Minnesota teen detailed school attack plans in police interview

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:15
A southern Minnesota teen accused of planning an attack at his high school described to police in detail his plans to kill his family and set a fire to distract first responders before detonating explosives at his school in Waseca. John David LaDue, 17, told investigators in late April he planned to attack the school sometime before the end of the school year and believed he was mentally ill, audio recordings of the interviews released by the Minnesota courts on Tuesday showed. LaDue told investigators he planned to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the hallway at the high school, similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, and would set off a second bomb as people fled. "My plans were to enter and throw Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs and destroy everyone and when the SWAT comes, I would destroy myself," LaDue said in an April 29 interview.

US Air Force extends ban on F-35A flights from Florida air base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:14

Fourth F-35 Lightning II arrives at Nellis Air Force BaseThe U.S. Air Force is extending a temporary ban on flights of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 A-model jets from a Florida air base while officials investigate a fire that damaged one of the aircraft on Monday. The Air Force had planned to resume flights of the A-model jets at Eglin Air Force Base on Wednesday, but decided to continue the flight ban "in the interest of safety," said 1st Lieutenant Hope Cronin, a spokeswoman for the Air Force 33rd Fighter Wing, which trains F-35 pilots. Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's F-35 program office, said the halt in flights from Eglin had not affected F-35 jets at other locations.


Storm fades in fourth quarter in road loss to Sparks

Seattle Storm - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:13
Seattle cut the Los Angeles Sparks’ lead to one point entering the fourth quarter Tuesday at Staples Center but missed eight of its first nine shots in the final period.
Categories: Sports Center

US archdiocese settles abuse claims

BBC World News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:12
The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle has settled 30 sexual abuse claims by men who attended two religious schools as long ago as six decades.
Categories: BBC World News

Designer T cells fight viruses after transplants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:10

This handout photo provided by Baylor College of Medicine, taken June 20, 2014, shows Dr. Ann Leen in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy storing frozen samples of T cells designed to fight multiple viruses, at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Scientists are developing a way to protect recipients of bone marrow transplants from serious viral infections in the months before their new immune system kicks in. (AP Photo/Agapito Sanchez, Baylor College of Medicine)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in. Now scientists are developing protection for that risky period — injections of cells specially designed to fend off up to five different viruses at once.


U.S. Supreme Court's milestone ruling protects cellphone privacy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:08
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search the cellphone of an arrested suspect, a major decision in favor of privacy rights at a time of increasing concern over government encroachment in digital communications. In an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said there are some emergency situations in which a warrantless search would be permitted. "We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime," Roberts wrote, adding that the right to privacy "comes at a cost." Roberts acknowledged the unique nature of cellphones in contemporary life, noting that "the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy." "The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the (country's) Founders fought.

2 V.A. Officials to Leave Posts as Agency Seeks to Remake Itself and Rebuild Trust

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:08
The department said that Dr. Robert L. Jesse, the acting under secretary for health, and Will A. Gunn, the general counsel, would be leaving.






Va. House GOP lays out Medicaid legal strategy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have retained a former U.S. solicitor general in preparation for a potential legal showdown with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the governor's ability to expand Medicaid eligibility.

US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:04

In this Friday, June 6, 2014 photo, executive chef Raymond Nicholson cuts a corned beef reuben sandwich at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant & Deli in Woodmere Village, Ohio. The Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.


States confront worries about fracking, quakes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 03:01

Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. Brown said that the top of the step once sat about four inches off the surface of her lawn. Brown said she believes the sinkholes on her property and the drop of her lawn have to do with natural gas drilling. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AZLE, Texas (AP) — Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.


January trial set in Montana killing of German exchange student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:57
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana man who admitted to police he shot and killed a 17-year-old German exchange student who entered his garage will go on trial in January in a case expected to test the state's "castle doctrine" self-defense law, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Missoula District Judge Ed McLean set a Jan. 5 trial date for Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, who authorities said was killed while "garage hopping" in Missoula in a possible search for alcohol. Defense attorney Paul Ryan has said his client would invoke Montana's "castle doctrine" as a defense, which allows use of force to defend against a home invasion if the person inside reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent an assault. On the night of the shooting, Dede and a fellow exchange student from Ecuador were walking along the street when Dede approached Kaarma's garage, the Ecuadorean told police in an affidavit.

White Pass - 6/25/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
White Pass US12
6/25/2014 11:22:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 6/25/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Satus Pass US97
6/25/2014 11:30:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 6/25/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Stevens Pass US2
6/25/2014 11:37:35 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 6/25/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Blewett Pass US97
6/25/2014 11:36:19 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 6/25/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/25/2014 11:28:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

Weather: