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Mexico 'affluenza' teen drops bid to block extradition to U.S.: judicial source

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:11

U.S. national Ethan Couch is pictured in this undated handout photographA Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called "affluenza" drunk-driving case has dropped a legal challenge against his deportation back to the United States from Mexico, a Mexican judicial source said on Tuesday. Ethan Couch, 18, became known as the "affluenza" teen during his trial in juvenile court over the 2013 crash. The judicial source did not know when the youth would be returned to the United States.


US issues fresh Zika virus guidance

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:08
US health officials issue new guidance for doctors to deal with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing serious birth defects.
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Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]
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Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]
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Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]
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Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]
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Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]

Kids testify in polygamous child labor case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 04:05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has heard from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. The testimony in Salt Lake City on Tuesday comes after labor lawyers asked […]

Abe Vigoda Dies; Played Both Capo and Cop

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:59
Mr. Vigoda, an actor who found fame in “The Godfather” and “Barney Miller,” was reported dead 34 years ago — erroneously — a story that stuck with him and helped make him a cult figure.









The Latest: Escapee had been ordered deported to Vietnam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:56
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the 3 inmates who escaped from a California jail (all times local):

VIDEO: Footage shows Brazil prison escape

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:54
Footage has emerged showing the moment 40 inmates escaped from a prison in the eastern Brazilian city of Recife on Saturday.
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Woman who held 30-year vigil outside the White House dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:52

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2013 file photo, Concepcion Picciotto, who holds a constant peace vigil in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, sits on a park bench in the park. Picciotto, the protester who maintained a peace vigil outside the White House for more than three decades, a demonstration widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, has died. The Washington Post reports Picciotto died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at a housing facility for homeless women. She was believed to be 80. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Concepcion Picciotto, the protester who maintained a three-decade peace vigil outside the White House that was widely considered to be the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history, has died.


The Latest: Suspect arrested on charge of attempted murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:44

Officials investigate the scene where a police officer was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a deputy in New Orleans (all times local):


Conspiracies are 'prone to unravel'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:40
It's difficult to keep a conspiracy under wraps, scientists say, because sooner or later, one of the conspirators will blow its cover.
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Man drives 1,700 miles to retrieve his lost-and-found cat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:39

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, Robert Connell pets his cat Hemi during their reunion in New Bern, N.C.. Connell drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet. Robert and his wife lived in North Carolina when they found Hemi in 2009. Hemi disappeared in 2011 when Robert deployed. Hemi turned up last week, and a microchip enabled officials to find the Connells, who later moved to Bismarck, N.D., when Robert got a new job. (Bill Hand/Sun Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A cat named Hemi is back with his owner, who drove 1,700 miles from North Dakota to retrieve his lost-and-found pet.


The Latest: 6 Cleveland cops fired after 137-shot barrage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:37
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the discipline for Cleveland police involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people (all times local):

US Sen. Claire McCaskill serving on jury in Missouri trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:35
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If Leotis Tate ever craved the rapt attention of a federal lawmaker about a grievance, the 51-year-old man had it Tuesday when U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was among members of the jury hearing his QuikTrip slip-and-fall case.

White Pass - 1/26/2016 11:32:33 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:34
White Pass US12
1/26/2016 11:32:33 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Starting Monday, Jan 25 WSDOT will be installing a new culvert across US 12 at the MP 154. The signal will be shut off and flaggers used. There 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 for the next five days.

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/26/2016 11:08:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:34
Satus Pass US97
1/26/2016 11:08:00 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/26/2016 11:11:59 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:34
Stevens Pass US2
1/26/2016 11:11:59 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Ice on roadway

Weather:
Freezing rain