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Petrobras hit with U.S. class action suit over $98 billion in securities

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 23 min ago

Petrobras Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Silva Foster attends a breakfast with journalists in Rio de JaneiroBy Walter Brandimarte (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives were hit with a U.S. class action lawsuit by investors in $98 billion of the company's securities over an alleged kickback and bribery scheme. News of the case helped knock Petrobras shares more than 4 percent lower. In mid-December, the stock hit its lowest in nearly 10 years as a widening corruption probe caused the company to delay the release of its third-quarter earnings. Petrobras has already been sued by several U.S. ...


Las Vegas New Year's Eve prep takes year effort

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 24 min ago

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Carmen Zepeda, of Corpus Christi, Texas, shows off her 2013 New Year's Eve glasses at the Fremont Street Experience Downtown Countdown in Las Vegas. On New Year's Eve night, some 340,000 people spending some $226 million, will crowd the Strip and downtown Fremont Street expecting to be entertained and for that reason, Las Vegas casino operators, event planners, tourism agencies and more have spent months planning ways to wow. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A destination devoted to entertaining visitors every single day can't just throw any old party to ring in the New Year.


Friday Seahawks links: Seattle back at it in quest for NFC West

Seattle Seahawks - 8 hours 32 min ago
After taking yesterday off to celebrate Christmas --- as an aside, hope it was great for you and yours --- the Seahawks will be back at work today in an attempt to clinch what coach Pete Carroll has long maintained is the only goal the team ever talks about during the season.
Categories: Sports Center

Body of missing boy with autism found in South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 34 min ago

Body of missing boy with autism found in South Carolina4-year-old Jayden Morrison was last seen by family on Christmas Eve at his grandmother's house on Sultana Drive in Little River, South Carolina.


Grandmother, three grandchildren killed in Ohio house fire

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - An Ohio grandmother and three of her grandchildren, who were spending the Christmas holiday with her, died in a fire that engulfed the woman's house on Friday, officials said. The woman who died was Terry Harris, 60, of Washington Court House, a city about 40 miles southwest of Columbus. The children were 9, 11 and 14 years old, officials aid. "They wanted to spend Christmas night with grandma because they didn't want her to be alone on Christmas night," Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth told reporters on the scene. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined. ...

School bus crashes into pole on Roosevelt Boulevard Extension

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 42 min ago

School bus driver burned, causing crash on Roosevelt Boulevard ExtensionPhiladelphia police are investigating a crash of a school bus on the Roosevelt Boulevard Extension.


White Pass - 12/26/2014 9:51:57 AM

White Pass Report - 8 hours 51 min ago
White Pass US12
12/26/2014 9:51:57 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/26/2014 9:59:28 AM

Satus Pass Report - 8 hours 51 min ago
Satus Pass US97
12/26/2014 9:59:28 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/26/2014 9:49:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 8 hours 51 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
12/26/2014 9:49:57 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 12/26/2014 9:56:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 8 hours 51 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
12/26/2014 9:56:08 AM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/26/2014 9:43:29 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 8 hours 51 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/26/2014 9:43:29 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 55 min ago
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

Here’s what’s up with Amanda Knox and other 2014 Pacific NW magazine subjects

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 55 min ago
Pronto, a bike-sharing service, joins our urban transportation option. The Muckleshoot Tribe is buying Emerald Downs. Dreams for Seattle’s waterfront development have scaled back. And fights both for and against gay rights in Africa gained momentum this fall.

Were we punked with 'The Interview'? | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 56 min ago
I'll admit up front that I am no fan of the "bro" comedy where grown men act like clueless adolescents. The infantalization of our society is one of America's biggest scourges. And I barely know who Seth Rogan Rogen is.

President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 7

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 56 min ago
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent Friday, the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii:

The Roots: From 'The Tonight Show' to the Showbox

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 59 min ago
The Roots, a group that has managed to thrive at the heart of hip-hop while freely satirizing its stupidities, is riding the kind of high, narrow ridge that protest groups of the ’60s traversed after gaining major media access. Sure, the band plays to a huge TV audience every night on “T

Irish Court Lets Woman Be Taken Off Life Support

New York Times Headlines - 9 hours 1 min ago
A woman who was 15 weeks pregnant when she was declared dead at a Dublin hospital is removed from life support after judges said that the fetus had little chance of survival.

Long-delayed U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride on Texas express

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 1 min ago

File photo of Japan Railway's N700 bullet train stands at a platform of Tokyo Station in TokyoBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities. Company officials say service could begin in 2021. ...


Munster 28-13 Leinster

BBC World News - 9 hours 2 min ago
Munster produced a hugely committed display to move top of the Pro12 table as they dominate Leinster at Thomond Park.
Categories: BBC World News