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Minor earthquake hit Dallas area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:32
DALLAS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 hit the Dallas area on Tuesday with no initial reports of injury or damage in the Texas city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was near Irving, a suburb west of the city. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake is considered minor and usually causes no damage, according to the USGS. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Video: Seahawks center Max Unger says he has "a good shot'' to play this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
Seattle center Max Unger hopes what he calls a "tough year for the injuries'' is ending.

Roundup: Teen sparks privacy debate over school iPads; states help foster kids in college

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
Minnesota teen sparks international debate about privacy in schools (MinnPost): High-school junior Nathan Ringo pushed back on his school's iPad policy, saying the privacy clause agreement surrounding the devices is overly broad and ambiguous. His concerns went viral after the teen wrote about

Bitten by 200 mosquitoes: Seattle volunteers bare arms in malaria test

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
After a decade of studies, scientists at Seattle BioMed will begin testing a new vaccine strategy for malaria this week.

Market Continues Slide as Investors’ Unease Rises

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
Oil prices kept dropping, below $48 a barrel in New York, and disappointing data on the U.S. services sector and factory orders also took a toll.






Multiple bodies found at Georgia residence in possible murder-suicide: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:30
(Reuters) - Authorities discovered multiple bodies at a house outside Atlanta on Tuesday after being called there to check on a resident who had not shown up for work, police said. After a preliminary look at the house, it was not immediately clear how many people were dead there, although there were more than two bodies and their deaths did not appear to be accidental, said Paulding County Sheriff's Office spokesman Corporal Ashley Henson. ...

Nadal suffers shock defeat in Doha

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:26
World number three Rafael Nadal makes the worst possible start to the new season as he loses to Michael Berrer at the Qatar Open.
Categories: BBC World News

Pennsylvania agrees to keep mentally ill inmates out of solitary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:25
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit by agreeing to keep mentally ill inmates from being locked in solitary confinement and to improve their care, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. State prisons, under terms of the settlement, have hired added security and health professionals to ensure that mentally ill inmates spend at least 20 hours a day outside their cells, said Susan McNaughton, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman. ...

Bangladesh diplomat must face domestic worker's U.S. lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:16
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a request by a Bangladesh diplomat and his wife to dismiss a lawsuit by a former domestic worker who accused them of forcing him to work without pay in slavery-like conditions. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said Monirul Islam, a former New York consul general of Bangladesh, and his wife Fahima Tahsina Prova were not immune from the lawsuit by Mashud Parves Rana, because their employment and supervision of him were not "consular functions. ...

AC/DC, Drake, Jack White part of Coachella festival lineup

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:13

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2008 file photo, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform at Madison Square Garden in New York. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. The popular outdoor event will also include Interpol, David Guetta and Florence + the Machine over two weekends. It takes place in a desert in Indio, California. (AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky, file)NEW YORK (AP) — AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Mom of Cleveland boy shot by police wants accountability

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:08

Samaria Rice, center, speaks about the investigation into the death of her son Tamir Rice, at a news conference with attorneys Walter Madison, left, and Benjamin Crump in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. A Cleveland police officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014, as he played with a toy gun outside a recreation center. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer while carrying a pellet gun said Tuesday it doesn't matter to her who investigates her son's death as long as the officer who killed the boy is held accountable.


VIDEO: Fighting for Sinjar, street by street

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:05
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State fighters in the strategically important town of Sinjar.
Categories: BBC World News

Blast near Colorado Springs NAACP chapter: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:01
DENVER (Reuters) - Authorities on Tuesday investigated an explosion near a building housing a chapter of the NAACP civil rights group in Colorado Springs. Police and the FBI responded to the blast and were at the location of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter, police and FBI representatives said. A woman who answered the phone at the NAACP office but declined to give her name said people inside the building heard a "loud boom" coming from a lawn area in the rear. ...

VIDEO: Fighting fires in Australia's Blue Mountains

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:59
A top female firefighter describes working in Australia's Blue Mountains
Categories: BBC World News

FBI helps investigate explosion near Colorado Springs NAACP

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:55
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an explosion near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.

Departing postmaster general slams banking duties proposal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe scoffed Tuesday at suggestions that the Postal Service could ease some of its chronic financial woes by branching out and offering basic banking services to its customers.

White Pass - 1/6/2015 11:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 11:28:32 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 11:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 11:26:10 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 11:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 11:25:18 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Broken overcast skies with areas of fog

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 11:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 11:24:09 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies