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Stevens Pass - 12/19/2014 8:47:24 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 7 hours 48 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
12/19/2014 8:47:24 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 12/19/2014 8:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 7 hours 48 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
12/19/2014 8:45:37 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has compact snow and slush

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/19/2014 8:56:03 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 7 hours 48 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/19/2014 8:56:03 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places. Closures Saturday and Sunday to fall hazard trees have been cancelled.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

BBC World News - 7 hours 50 min ago
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: National media picks roll in, and it's almost a shutout

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 51 min ago
The Seahawks are on the road Sunday night facing the Arizona Cardinals, the team with the best record in the NFL.

Microsoft fortune snatches L.A. manse from Beyonce and Jay-Z

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 51 min ago
The trickle down effect from Microsoft billionaires continues to benefit Southern California.

Vote: Your job situation in Washington | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 52 min ago
Earlier this week, the state reported that November unemployment rose to 6.2 percent even though an average of 7,200 jobs have been created this year.  The reason given: More people are re-entering the improving labor market.

Washington state middle school closed for third day over threats

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 53 min ago
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle school remained closed for a third day on Friday due to threats contained in an anonymous letter targeting four staff members and referencing violence during lunch and at an assembly, officials said. The typewritten letter was found on Wednesday outside a teacher's classroom and prompted officials at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah, a suburb of Seattle, to cancel classes and call in law enforcement. ...

Washington state middle school closed for third day over threats

Washington State News Wire - 7 hours 53 min ago
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle school remained closed for a third day on Friday due to threats contained in an anonymous letter targeting four staff members and referencing violence during lunch and at an assembly, officials said. The typewritten letter was found on Wednesday outside a teacher's classroom and prompted officials at Pacific Cascade Middle ...

Gang accused of robbing New Jersey freight trains

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 53 min ago
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

BBC World News - 7 hours 54 min ago
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Convicted leader of New Jersey's Conrail Boyz faces new rail theft charges

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 54 min ago
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man convicted of leading a gang of modern-day train robbers that preyed on New Jersey rail lines for more than 10 years was arrested again this week on charges that mirror those that landed him in prison a decade ago, prosecutors said on Friday. Edward Mongon, who was sentenced to 13 years for racketeering in 2004 but released on parole in 2008, has been indicted along with nine alleged accomplices on fresh charges of looting freight trains, using the techniques the group known as the Conrail Boyz employed during the 1990's and early 2000's. ...

Grocery store bandits caught on camera in Camden

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 54 min ago

Grocery store bandits caught on camera in CamdenAction News has obtained images of two armed men who held up a Camden grocery store in Camden.


Common Sense: The Insider Trading Morass

New York Times Headlines - 7 hours 57 min ago
Insider trading is a crime entirely defined by common law — an accumulation of cases and judicial precedents that date from the 1960s — and fitting a case into that thicket can be problematic.

Correction: Custody-Surrender story

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 59 min ago

Former family practice doctor, Genevieve Kelley arrives for a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Thursday Dec. 18, 2014. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter, now 18, during a custody dispute 10 years ago. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. Authorities still don’t know where her daughter is. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about a custody dispute, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a judge did not rule on a prosecutor's request that the daughter at the center of the case be brought out of hiding for a psychological evaluation. The judge denied that request but said he would rule separately if a motion were made to produce her for questioning by prosecutors.


Pro Football Focus previews Seahawks-Cardinals game

Seattle Seahawks - 7 hours 59 min ago
As always, some Friday links and notes from Pro Football Focus:
Categories: Sports Center

Police: Woman used bomb threat in Hatfield robbery

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 58 sec ago

 Woman used bomb threat in Hatfield robberyPolice say a woman robbed a Montgomery County pharmacy by telling workers she had a bomb.


Lineker criticises Fifa 'farce'

BBC World News - 8 hours 2 min ago
Former England striker Gary Lineker says the way Fifa is running world football is a "farce" and "hugely depressing".
Categories: BBC World News

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

BBC World News - 8 hours 9 min ago
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Categories: BBC World News

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 10 min ago

FILE - I this March 12, 2014 file photo, a drone flown by Brian Wilson, prepares to land after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Americans are deeply skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft in dangerous jobs or remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK opinion poll. By a 2-to-1 margin, those polled said they oppose allowing use drones for commercial purposes. Only 21 percent favor commercial use of drones, while 43 percent oppose it. Another 35 percent were in the middle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.