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In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:05

U.S. President Obama talks about immigration reform in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called "tax extender" breaks worth some $440 billion over 10 years. "The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement. ...


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:03

Demonstrators hold up their hands during a protest Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Philadelphia, the day after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed 18-year-old black Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Amid Conflicting Accounts, Trusting Darren Wilson

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:02
In testimony from roughly 60 witnesses, there were varying accounts of the critical final moments, when Michael Brown stopped running, turned and moved back toward Officer Darren Wilson.

Judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:02
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal.

White Pass - 11/25/2014 4:50:46 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
White Pass US12
11/25/2014 4:50:46 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times

Satus Pass - 11/25/2014 4:48:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
Satus Pass US97
11/25/2014 4:48:20 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 11/25/2014 4:50:25 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
Stevens Pass US2
11/25/2014 4:50:25 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/25/2014 4:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
Blewett Pass US97
11/25/2014 4:46:29 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/25/2014 4:52:19 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/25/2014 4:52:19 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traffic Delayed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Eastbound lanes remain closed at mp 63 near Stampede Pass due to damage to the overpass from a collision. Traffic is detoured via the off and on ramps. Eastbound traffic is backed up approximately 7 miles and motorists are experiencing up to two hours of added travel time. Crews are working to clear debris and repair the structure to allow traffic flow under the overpass. Roadway bare and wet with standing water in places.

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times

Benedict Cumberbatch makes brainiacs look sexy

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
An interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, who is in theaters this fall and winter with “Penguins of Madagascar” and “The Imitation Game.”

Monthly jobless rate rises in most Washington counties

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:01
Joblessness in October was slightly higher than the previous month in 36 of Washington state’s 39 counties, but King county’s jobless rate fell to 4.5 percent, the lowest it has been since April.

Woman hurt in bus-car collision in Lower Queen Anne

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:59
A woman was injured when a car and bus collided in Seattle's Lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday evening.

Always wiser to keep your emotions in check, mate

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:59
When taking your game of computer chess goes a little too far.

Port of Seattle OKs budget

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:59
The port commissioners approved a 2015 budget that reduces the tax rate but keeps stable the total amount raised from King County property owners.

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:59
The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes, and would probably set off a battle among all sides of the issue.






Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:52

This photo taken on Nov. 4, 2014 provided by the U.S. Air Force, shows the 633rd Air Base Wing established at the Langley Transit Center in a pre-existing expeditionary training center, for military personnel returning from Ebola missions in West Africa, at Langley Air Force Base Va. With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp. The Defense Department is requiring military service members to undergo 21 days of isolation and monitoring as a precaution, but that doesn't mean the troops are sitting in a hospital or even just one building. At Langley Air Force Base, one of five U.S. bases designated to house returning service members for monitoring, a wooded section of the base near the runway has been turned into a small village. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Jason J. Brown)HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U.S. military who have returned from the Ebola mission in West Africa can look a lot like summer camp.


Seahawks 12th Fan of the Week: Montana, Nevada's Ken Dagel still makes it games

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:48
The Seattle Times will highlight a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan will predict the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.

Seattle-area home prices keep cooling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:47
The average price of existing single-family homes in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties declined 0.2 percent in September over August, the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index showed.