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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago

Gay GavelOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other nearby states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court.

Former Atlanta superintendent charged in school cheating case dies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was deemed too ill from breast cancer to stand trial with a dozen former educators accused in a standardized test cheating scandal, has died, her attorney said on Monday. "To her dying breath she denied any role in directing, ordering, or participating in any cheating at Atlanta Public Schools," he said in a statement. The Atlanta case is being watched nationally amid a string of cheating incidents across the United States in recent years. Hall was named national superintendent of the year by the American Association of School Administrators in 2009 - the same year prosecutors contend widespread cheating took place.

Exclusive: Obama defends lack of 'Plan B' for Obamacare court case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 34 min ago

U.S. President Obama takes part in an interview with Reuters at the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he thinks there is no "plausible legal basis" for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a key plank of Obamacare, defending his administration's lack of a contingency plan. Obama touched on two main domestic policy issues during an interview with Reuters. On the Affordable Care Act, his signature policy achievement commonly referred to as Obamacare, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the case known as King v. Burwell.

FBI hands over missing fossils to Brazilian authorities in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 36 min ago

FBI hands over missing fossils to Brazilian authorities in DelawareHow did three rare fish fossils from Brazil end up for sale online? That's what federal agents are trying to figure out after discovering someone trying to sell the $110 million-year-old relics.

Oregon family hopes to free daughter jailed in Japan

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 36 min ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon family is trying to win the release of a young woman jailed in Japan because she shipped in a medication containing amphetamine.

New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 39 min ago

Hundreds of Albuquerque High School students stage a walkout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students start taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.

Singapore 'world's priciest city'

BBC World News - 3 hours 43 min ago
For the second year running, Singapore tops the list as the world's most expensive city to live in, says the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Categories: BBC World News

Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.

Woman raped in Connecticut by man she met on dating app: police

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago
(Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman was raped in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday by a man she met through an online dating app, police said. New Haven Police arrested Timothy Turner, of Waterbury, Connecticut, and charged him with crimes including first-degree aggravated sexual assault. It was not immediately clear if the man had retained a lawyer."With the ever-growing popularity of dating applications and certain on-line dating sites, these crimes are being reported more and more across the country," New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said in an emailed statement.

Massachusetts teen charged in classmate's suicide death

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago

Massachusetts teen charged in classmate's suicide deathA Massachusetts teenager is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge nearly eight months after her fellow high school classmate committed suicide.

Fiery crash kills 4, closes highway in Jacksonville, Florida

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 44 min ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four people were killed and southbound lanes of an Interstate highway perimeter around Jacksonville, Florida, were shut down after fiery crash when a tractor trailer hit an SUV from behind.

Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

BBC World News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: BBC retraces Selma rights march

BBC World News - 3 hours 53 min ago
America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 56 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday.

Plea deal for second suspect in Spokane beating death

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 56 min ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The second teen accused of beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery in Spokane accepted a deal Monday and pleaded guilty to murder.

Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 58 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, defendant Lacey Spears brushes her hair back during the opening statements portion of her murder trial at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. Spears was convicted Monday March 2, 2015, of poisoning her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears, to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube. A jury in the New York suburbs found Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death. (AP Photo/The Journal-News, Joe Larese, File, Pool)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

GOP: Our plan would help people losing health subsidies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care system won't crumble if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law.

White Pass - 3/2/2015 12:16:49 PM

White Pass Report - 4 hours 37 sec ago
White Pass US12
3/2/2015 12:16:49 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Light snow

Satus Pass - 3/2/2015 12:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - 4 hours 38 sec ago
Satus Pass US97
3/2/2015 12:10:07 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry.

Partly cloudy