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North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 43 min ago

An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in BismarckBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic fracturing process that churns up isotopes locked underground, must be trucked out of state. The most common form of radioactive waste is a filter sock, a mesh tube resembling a sandbag through which fracking water is pumped before it's injected back into the earth.


Weather Briefings Put Focus on Mayor de Blasio’s Sign-Language Interpreter

New York Times Headlines - 6 hours 43 min ago
Jonathan Lamberton’s expressive style, an innovative form of interpreting that can be easier for some hearing-impaired people to understand, has created awe and amusement on social media.

Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licenses

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 45 min ago

Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licensesDelaware is hoping to be the first to state in the country to allow drivers to use an app on their smartphones as their official driver's license.


Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobs

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 47 min ago

Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobsTwo enterprising teens who were looking to make some money shoveling snow ran afoul of a New Jersey town's ordinance and were told by police to stop.


US north-east digs out of heavy snow

BBC World News - 6 hours 48 min ago
Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.
Categories: BBC World News

Charles H. Townes, Physicist Who Helped Develop Lasers, Dies at 99

New York Times Headlines - 6 hours 48 min ago
Dr. Townes shared the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his work on lasers, in a career that included advising on lunar landings, verifying Einstein’s theories and creating an atomic clock.

Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 50 min ago

Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpointPhiladelphia police are searching for two suspects who held up a food market at gunpoint in the city's Point Breeze section.


Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 2 min ago

This image provided by Facebook, shows the apps Trending Super Bowl hub. As the latest step in Facebook's focus on sports, it is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the new England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. It will be a dedicated real-time hub where followers can not only check the scoreboard module, but also read content posted by professional media, celebrities and friends, and view video and official photos from the game. (AP Photo/Facebook)PHOENIX (AP) — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.


Boeing, U.S. Army start work on new AH-64 Apache multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 2 min ago
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials from Boeing Co and the U.S. Army said on Wednesday they had begun discussions about a multiyear agreement to buy about 240 AH-64 Apache helicopters from fiscal 2017 to 2021, a deal that analysts say could be worth around $4 billion. U.S. Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu recently signed a document allowing both sides to begin work on a multiyear agreement, with an eye to securing approval from the defense secretary by March 2016, Colonel Jeff Hager, Apache program manager, told reporters at an event hosted by Boeing. Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters, told Reuters that the multiyear agreement could include options for about 100 international sales of the attack helicopter, which would add to its overall value.

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - 7 hours 2 min ago
Loretta E. Lynch has to prove to the Senate Judiciary Committee that she’s no Eric H. Holder Jr.






New resignations hit Germany's Pegida

BBC World News - 7 hours 4 min ago
The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/28/2015 6:56:03 AM

White Pass Report - 7 hours 17 min ago
White Pass US12
1/28/2015 6:56:03 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/28/2015 6:50:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - 7 hours 17 min ago
Satus Pass US97
1/28/2015 6:50:27 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/28/2015 6:47:24 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 7 hours 17 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
1/28/2015 6:47:24 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/28/2015 6:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 7 hours 17 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
1/28/2015 6:45:37 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/28/2015 6:53:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 7 hours 17 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/28/2015 6:53:14 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. I-90 milepost 63, both eastbound lanes will be closed 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 and traffic will be detoured around the work using the off and on ramps. Expect traffic delays and added travel time.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 17 min ago
The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth.

Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 19 min ago
Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 24 min ago
With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial.