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Connecticut high school calls police after teen 'ISIS' pledge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:25
The police department in Ansonia, Connecticut in turn handed the matter over to the federal Department of Homeland Security, the Connecticut Post reported, citing local police officials and records of a school board meeting in Ansonia where the incident occurred in October. The 15-year-old boy, who was not identified due to his age, was not charged but was removed from classes at the school after substituting "ISIS," an acronym commonly used for Islamic State, for the words "the United States of America" during the pledge.

Pro/con: Should Congress close tax loopholes for the ultrarich?

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:24

The wealthy should pay their fair share By Dean Baker According to their acolytes, the rich are great innovators and job creators. But they haven’t lived up to that billing in this century as both job growth and overall economic growth have been extraordinarily weak since 2000. If their benefit to the economy is in […]
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Pro/con: Should Congress close tax loopholes for the ultrarich?

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:24

The wealthy should pay their fair share By Dean Baker According to their acolytes, the rich are great innovators and job creators. But they haven’t lived up to that billing in this century as both job growth and overall economic growth have been extraordinarily weak since 2000. If their benefit to the economy is in […]
Categories: Sports Center

Pro/con: Should Congress close tax loopholes for the ultrarich?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:24

The wealthy should pay their fair share By Dean Baker According to their acolytes, the rich are great innovators and job creators. But they haven’t lived up to that billing in this century as both job growth and overall economic growth have been extraordinarily weak since 2000. If their benefit to the economy is in […]

Oregon governor blasts federal response to refuge standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:22

A bumper sticker on a private truck is seen in front of a residential building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon(Reuters) - Oregon's governor blasted the federal government's response to the occupation of a wildlife refuge by a group of armed men saying the situation was "absolutely intolerable" and costing the state about $100,000 a week. Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, said she had been asked by federal officials to limit her public comments about the protest which began on Jan. 2 at the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and that she had no wish to escalate the situation. "The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and under-served by federal officials' response thus far." The takeover at Malheur was the latest flare-up in the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion, a decades-old conflict over the U.S. government's control of millions acres of land in the West.


Los Angeles Zoo worker falls in gorilla enclosure; hurts leg

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:15

Director of the Los Angeles Zoo John Lewis talks to the media in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo has been hospitalized with a possible broken leg after falling into the gorilla enclosure. City fire officials say the animals in the enclosure were secured while the worker was rescued Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo has been hospitalized with a possible broken leg after falling into the gorilla enclosure.


Guantánamo Detainee Refuses Release Offer

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:05
Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir balked at the last minute, afraid to go to a country where he has no family, his lawyer said. Two others were freed.









On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Is So Luminous, Yet So Trapped by the Public’s Glare

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:05
Though James sometimes wishes he could fly under the radar, he should realize that the suffocating surveillance is, in part, a predicament of his own production.









U.S. East Coast girds for up to 2-1/2 feet of snow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:58

Workers plow snow from the sidewalk in front of the White House in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington D.C. and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the East Coast as preparations were made for a storm expected to bring up 30 inches (75 cm) of snow. As the first major East Coast winter storm began dumping snow on the nation's capital, residents from North Carolina to New York were told to stay indoors, avoid travel and stock up on food and other necessities. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged motorists to stay off roads, starting on Friday.


Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:56

Woman's remains, jewelry found at Delaware County state parkPennsylvania State Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a young woman whose remains were found in a Delaware County state park.


New ads of club for Hartford elite take aim at stuffy image

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:55

This photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, shows the exterior of The Hartford Club in Hartford, Conn. The social hub for the capital city's upper crust, which counts Mark Twain among past members, is launching a public advertising campaign for the first time as it tries to overcome damage from the recession and a stuffy public image. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hartford Club, a social hub for the city's upper crust that counts Mark Twain among past members, is launching its first modern advertising campaign to as it tries to overcome damage from the recession and a stuffy public image.


Man sentenced to life for 3 murders stemming from grudge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:52

Charles Severance sits during his sentencing at the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Fairfax, Va. Severance, a serial killer convicted of killing three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a grudge against the city’s elite, was sentenced to life in prison. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A convicted serial killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over the course of a decade as part of a grudge against the city's elite.


8 kids treated, 1 adult taken to ER due to unknown odor at Fontana school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:48

8 kids treated, 1 adult taken to ER due to unknown odor at Fontana schoolEight children were treated and one adult was transported to an emergency room after an unknown odor triggered a hazmat response at Fontana Middle School on Thursday.


Woman with dogs that ran on freeway banned from having pets

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman arrested following a car chase while her six dogs ran into California freeway lanes had been banned from having pets because of a pending animal abuse case.

California Gov. Jerry Brown urges caution in State of State speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:47

California Gov. Jerry Brown urges caution in State of State speechGov. Jerry Brown urged fiscal caution Thursday as he laid out his next agenda for California in his State of the State address.


White Pass - 1/21/2016 10:33:30 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:42
White Pass US12
1/21/2016 10:33:30 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and slush on the roadway. 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.

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 1/21/2016 10:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:42
Satus Pass US97
1/21/2016 10:33:00 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 1/21/2016 10:29:32 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:42
Stevens Pass US2
1/21/2016 10:29:32 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway. US 2 will be closed from Tumwater Canyon to Coles Corner due to heavy precipitation and high avalanche danger. A detour is available.

Weather:
Snowing hard

Blewett Pass - 1/21/2016 10:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:42
Blewett Pass US97
1/21/2016 10:35:27 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

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

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

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/21/2016 10:32:40 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 02:42
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/21/2016 10:32:40 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
I-90 is closed from mp 34 near North Bend to mp 106 near Ellensburg due to avalanche danger. The pass will remain closed today until conditions change. WSDOT avalanche crews will be doing control work throughout the day. Compact snow and ice on the roadway.

Weather:
Snowing