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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:39

30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The resolution asks the university to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsors say violate Palestinians' human rights. (AP Photo/The Daily Northwestern, Nathan Richards)NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.


In Annual Letter, More Hints, but Still No Confirmation, of a Buffett Successor

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:32
Warren E. Buffett repeated statements that the board of Berkshire Hathaway had identified his successor, but again he did not reveal that person’s identity.






Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:32

In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo, custodian George Blomquist clears snow from the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Church after a weekend snowstorm in Worcester, Mass. Churches, synagogues and mosques in New England report that attendance is down at worship services this winter, as many storms have hit over weekends. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson)BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God.


White Pass - 2/28/2015 8:00:10 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:22
White Pass US12
2/28/2015 8:00:10 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 2/28/2015 7:53:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:22
Satus Pass US97
2/28/2015 7:53:03 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/28/2015 7:44:36 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:22
Stevens Pass US2
2/28/2015 7:44:36 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 2/28/2015 7:58:39 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:22
Blewett Pass US97
2/28/2015 7:58:39 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
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Restrictions Southbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/28/2015 7:47:34 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/28/2015 7:47:34 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Man pleads guilty in case of 9-month-old ingesting heroin

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:17
WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to child endangerment after his pregnant girlfriend's 9-month-old accidentally ingested heroin last year.

Federer beats Djokovic to Dubai win

BBC World News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:15
Roger Federer wins his seventh Dubai Championship title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
Categories: BBC World News

Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 01:01

30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The resolution asks the university to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsors say violate Palestinians' human rights. (AP Photo/The Daily Northwestern, Nathan Richards)NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.


Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

BBC World News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:55
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC ID program starts off with a bang

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:49

Luis Gordillo, a carpenter from Ecuador, adjusts his shirt collar as he has his picture taken while applying for a New York City municipal ID card at Make the Road New York in the Queens section of New York, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register. City officials have scrambled to keep up with the demand. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register.


Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:48

This undated handout photo provided by Access Health CT shows Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan. It’s not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there’s an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama’s law. Taxpayers who got erroneous tax information from the government are now receiving robo-calls and electronic messages advising them not to file their returns yet. Some are taking it in stride; others wonder what else could go wrong. (AP Photo/Access Health CT)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season.


Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:44

This image provided by the Middletown Police Department shows Eric Lonergan of Rio de Janeiro. Lonergan is accused of possessing a controlled substance and illegally obtaining or supplying drugs. Lonergan was one of four Wesleyan University students arrested Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 in connection with about a dozen hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. (AP Photo/Middletown Police Department)MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.


Retired Goodyear blimp gondola joins Cleveland exhibit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:22
CLEVELAND (AP) — The gondola of the decommissioned Spirit of Goodyear blimp has landed at its new home in a Cleveland historical society exhibit.

White Pass - 2/28/2015 6:54:55 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:21
White Pass US12
2/28/2015 6:54:55 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 2/28/2015 6:42:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:21
Satus Pass US97
2/28/2015 6:42:00 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
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Restrictions Southbound:
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Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 2/28/2015 6:47:04 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:21
Stevens Pass US2
2/28/2015 6:47:04 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 2/28/2015 6:49:04 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:21
Blewett Pass US97
2/28/2015 6:49:04 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies