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Notes From 2009: Ben Bernanke Has an Impressive Passive-Aggressive Streak, and Other Things We Learned in the New Fed Transcripts

New York Times Headlines - 10 hours 58 min ago
The transcripts from 2009 show more than just how some of the nation’s top economic policy makers arrived at their decisions.

Vietnamese man pleads not guilty in U.S. court to aiding Yemen militants

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 1 min ago
A Vietnamese man charged with helping al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen pleaded not guilty in U.S. court on Wednesday to charges that include supporting the group's online propaganda efforts. Minh Quang Pham, 32, who was extradited from the United Kingdom last week, was arraigned in New York on an indictment charging him with providing material support to, and receiving military training from, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. "I have read it before," the soft-spoken Pham told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, when asked if he had seen the indictment and was aware of the charges against him. Prosecutors said Pham traveled from the United Kingdom to Yemen in December 2010 and took an oath of allegiance to the militant group, which the United States lists as a terrorist organization.

EU to review policy on neighbours

BBC World News - 11 hours 3 min ago
The European Union is to review its policy towards neighbouring nations amid criticism of its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
Categories: BBC World News

Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 7 min ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 10 min ago

This 2013 photo provided by Kaye Reed shows the LD 350-1 mandible just steps from where it was sighted in Ethiopia by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student. The jawbone fragment is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientists reported on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. At about 2.8 million years old, the partial jawbone pushes back the fossil record by at least 400,000 years for our branch, which scientists call Homo. (AP Photo/Kaye Reed)NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.


Mom: Bus driver forced 6-year-old son to walk ½ mile in snow

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 10 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis mother says she's outraged that a school bus driver made her 6-year-old son get off at the wrong stop, forcing him to walk home through knee-deep snow along a busy roadway.

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 13 min ago
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.08 or 2.4 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.07 or .8 percent, to $9.37. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 15 min ago

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.


Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 15 min ago

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in TorontoEdward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. "I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Ryerson University and the CBC.


Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted 53-46 to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.

EU puts off end to roaming charges

BBC World News - 11 hours 17 min ago
EU governments defy the European Parliament by deciding that roaming charges for mobile phone users should remain at least until the end of 2018.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 3/4/2015 8:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - 11 hours 21 min ago
White Pass US12
3/4/2015 8:22:07 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/4/2015 8:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - 11 hours 21 min ago
Satus Pass US97
3/4/2015 8:30:53 AM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/4/2015 8:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 11 hours 21 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
3/4/2015 8:37:35 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/4/2015 8:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 11 hours 21 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
3/4/2015 8:36:19 AM

Temperature: 21 °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 - 3/4/2015 8:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 11 hours 21 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/4/2015 8:28:13 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

White House 'pleased' with solicitor's Supreme Court arguments: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration was "quite pleased" with its lawyer's arguments on Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court defending President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White House spokesman said. Spokesman Josh Earnest cautioned against drawing conclusions about how the court will decide the case based on questions during oral arguments. The Supreme Court appeared divided on ideological lines as it heard the challenge to the 2010 law on Wednesday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Bill Trott)

Phys Ed: One Twin Exercises, the Other Doesn’t

New York Times Headlines - 11 hours 35 min ago
Identical twins who shared the same sports and other physical activities as youngsters but different exercise habits as adults soon developed quite different bodies and brains, a new study from Finland found.






BBC DJ criticises Radio 1 diversity

BBC World News - 11 hours 38 min ago
BBC radio presenter Nihal criticises diversity at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, claiming "nothing has changed" since Greg Dyke called the BBC "hideously white" in 2001.
Categories: BBC World News

Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting scene

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 53 min ago

Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting sceneThere was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.