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Holiday travel rush begins

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 17 min ago

Holiday travel rush beginsThe last weekend before Christmas gets underway in a few hours, and many people are heading out to shop or even do some early traveling to their holiday destinations.


Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 18 min ago

In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 photo, Roberto Ramos, president of the Cubaocho Art and Research Center in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, smokes a cigar in the court yard of the center. The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the United States in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won’t roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren’t worried about business. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba's most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here's a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loosened restrictions on cigars:


Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

BBC World News - 8 hours 19 min ago
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
Categories: BBC World News

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 23 min ago

In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 photo, Roberto Ramos, president of the Cubaocho Art and Research Center in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, lights up a cigar. The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the United States in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won’t roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren’t worried about business. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.


3.2 quake recorded in Oregon

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 29 min ago
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday about 25 miles west of Salem, Oregon.

New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 32 min ago

FILE - In this July 22, 2005, file photo, Jenkinson's Pavilion and the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J., seen in this photo taken while parasailing. The owners of Jenkinson's Pavilion filed a lawsuit on Dec. 16., 2014, against New Jersey, Point Pleasant Beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming that easements required for a protective dune project being carried out by the Army Corps would effectively make the privately owned beach publicly owned. The lawsuit seeks a court ruling on exactly what government can do to private property as part of the beach project. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline.


Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 32 min ago
By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC warned consumers not to eat any pre-packaged, commercially-produced caramel apples, including those with other toppings such as nuts, chocolate or sprinkles, until more information is available. ...

Bergdahl investigation wraps up; Top leaders get briefings

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 37 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday.


Cook removed as England ODI captain

BBC World News - 8 hours 50 min ago
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks sign defensive end Cliff Avril to four-year extension

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 51 min ago
The Seahawks are taking even greater steps to keep their vaunted defense together, today signing defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28 million --- $16 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com, the league's official website. League sources have confirmed the deal.

From the archives: A Russian's take on a Seahawks-Cardinals game

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 52 min ago
This is a repost of a Dec. 11, 2012 Take 2 column. Ivan Yurchenko, a 27-year-old journalist from Komsomolskaya Pravda, a Moscow newspaper, visited the United States on a one-month internship with The Seattle Times. Ivan gained experience with the media in America, and also tried to look into the sou

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New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 53 min ago
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UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 53 min ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa.

White Pass - 12/19/2014 7:54:23 AM

White Pass Report - 8 hours 55 min ago
White Pass US12
12/19/2014 7:54:23 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Satus Pass - 12/19/2014 7:54:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - 8 hours 55 min ago
Satus Pass US97
12/19/2014 7:54:23 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 12/19/2014 7:54:23 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 8 hours 55 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
12/19/2014 7:54:23 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 7:54:23 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 8 hours 55 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
12/19/2014 7:54:23 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 7:54:23 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 8 hours 55 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/19/2014 7:54:23 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

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 59 min ago
It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.

Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 17 sec ago
A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.