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At Least 2 Unaccounted for After NYC Building Fire, Official Says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:00
Two people were unaccounted for after a massive building fire in New York City, according to a New York City police official.

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

BBC World News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:59
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
Categories: BBC World News

Pennsylvania toddler shoots self in leg as adults shower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:58

Pennsylvania toddler shoots self in leg as adults showerPolice say a 2-year-old central Pennsylvania boy found a handgun on a bed and shot himself in the leg while his mother and her boyfriend were showering.


Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:55
Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.

Ski lift firm issues safety warning after chairlift accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:52

Repair work is underway on the King Pine chairlift at Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Partek Ski Lifts company is warning ski resort operators of a potential design flaw believed to have contributed to an accident that injured seven people (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A chairlift company is warning U.S. ski resorts to check about 170 lifts for potential problems after engineers announced that a design flaw likely contributed to a weekend accident that injured seven skiers in Maine.


Comedy group accountant named employee of month stole $240K

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:50

Comedy group accountant named employee of month stole $240KAn accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group who was once named by Esquire magazine as an "employee of the month" has admitted embezzling $240,000.


Toilets, lingerie, shacking up: Some of Florida's odd bills

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:41
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-profile issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd. Here's a look at a few that fall into the last category:

VIDEO: Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone

BBC World News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:38
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home
Categories: BBC World News

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:36

Muon drift tubes are seen on an equipment shown to journalists by Toshiba officials at its research center in Yokohama near Tokyo Friday, March 27, 2015. Toshiba says the drift tubes detect muons and send data to electronic boards to map an image of the melted fuel at the Fukushima reactors, using subatomic particles called muons. The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago. But what went wrong, even in a simple demonstration for reporters Friday for the 500 million yen ($5 million) project, was a sobering reminder of the enormous challenges that lie for the decommissioning of Fukushima Dai-ichi. (AP Photo/Emily Wang)YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.


Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Hidden Illness: Prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:32
There are indications that the co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday hid an illness from his employers, prosecutors said.

White Pass - 3/27/2015 6:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:22
White Pass US12
3/27/2015 6:37:58 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/27/2015 6:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:22
Satus Pass US97
3/27/2015 6:24:03 AM

Temperature: 63 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 3/27/2015 6:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:22
Stevens Pass US2
3/27/2015 6:30:13 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/27/2015 6:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:22
Blewett Pass US97
3/27/2015 6:25:01 AM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/27/2015 6:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:22
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/27/2015 6:26:08 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies with fog in places

Boy killed, 2 sisters hurt after SUV hits horse-drawn buggy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:21
WHEELING, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after an SUV crashed into the back of his Mennonite family's horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.

Singapore advises against Lee queues

BBC World News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:13
Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.
Categories: BBC World News

Lens Blog: Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:07
A love of the blues led Margo Cooper to explore the Mississippi Delta, where she has photographed and interviewed the people behind the music.






Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:04

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.


Child found alone by SEPTA bus driver in Tacony, reunited with mother

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:02

Child found alone by SEPTA bus driver in Tacony, reunited with motherPolice say a SEPTA bus driver found a 4-year-old girl alone in the rain in the Tacony section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.