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Coyote attacks residents in Massachusetts town: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:32
BOSTON (Reuters) - A coyote attacked at least two people outside their homes in a northern Massachusetts town on Monday night, sending one man to hospital with bite wounds, according to local police. The Groveland police department issued a warning on Tuesday to residents of the town located about 35 miles north of Boston, saying the animal is on the loose and likely to have rabies. "We are asking all residents to be watchful and when outside use extra care for your safety and the safety of your children and pets," said deputy chief Jeffrey Gillen. ...

DealBook: Jitters After Bitcoin Exchange Suspends Services

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:31
Bitstamp, a popular Bitcoin exchange, said on Tuesday that some of its virtual wallets were compromised on Sunday and that it had lost roughly 19,000 Bitcoins, worth about $5 million.

Seattle police make arrest in cold-case homicide

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:31
Seattle police have made an arrest in the connection with the 2011 slaying of Donald Meyer, whose remains were found in Georgetown and underneath the Ship Canal Bridge.

‘Empire’ sends a powerful LGBT message

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:31
Part Shakespearean drama, part hip-hop musical — “King Lear” meets “Dynasty” meets “Glee” — the Fox series, premiering Jan. 7, makes its boldest statement with a single character — a gay one.

Ticket prices for Carolina game down from similar game a year ago

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:31
The above headline is hardly meant to suggest that you won't have to spend some money if you are still looking for a ticket for Saturday's Seattle-Carolina playoff game --- you will.

NATO's priority in 2015: Setting up reaction force in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:31
Leaving combat operations in Afghanistan behind, NATO is shifting its focus to Europe in 2015 and the creation of its new ultra-rapid-reaction force, designed as a deterrent to Russia.

Police: Driver error likely caused fatal school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:30
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Driver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train that killed two people and injured 12 more in northeastern North Dakota, police said Tuesday.

Ohio State only thing on Adolphus Washington's mind

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:26
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Adolphus Washington wasn’t following his own stock, so he needed a teammate to tell him it was on the rise. The Ohio State defensive tackle wasn’t familiar with the process of getting feedback from the NFL draft advisory board, so he had a reporter offer up some details. And while Washington was certainly aware by the time the Allstate Sugar Bowl rolled around what a breakout ...

U.S. judge blocks Arizona sheriff from workplace immigrant raids

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:25
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge has issued a court order barring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from conducting workplace raids targeting suspected illegal immigrants in another blow to Arpaio's high-profile actions in Arizona. U.S. District Judge David Campbell on Monday issued a preliminary injunction stopping the raids that have resulted in hundreds of arrests and have become a signature initiative for Arpaio, who bills himself as "America’s toughest sheriff. ...

First Draft: White House Says Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:21
President Obama will veto a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline if it passes Congress, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Boehner calls on Obama to back GOP on energy, job bills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner says he wants President Barack Obama to back Republican bills on energy and jobs as a way to break the partisan logjam that has stalled legislation in recent years.

Kenya 'ICC defence witness murdered'

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:17
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.
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3 suspects questioned in wounding of 2 NYC police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:08

3 suspects questioned in wounding of 2 NYC police officersAuthorities say three suspects are being questioned about the shooting of two New York City plainclothes police officers responding to a robbery.


Scientists: Weather plays big role in Lake Erie 'dead zones'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:05
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A newly released study says cutting phosphorus levels is important for Lake Erie but isn't a cure-all for one of its biggest environmental hazards: "dead zones" where fish can't survive.

Palestinian Sentenced in Killing of Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:03
A court imposed the maximum sentence on a man described as logistics commander in the abduction of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel.

U.S. border drone program understates cost, efficiency: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 03:03
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's drones have had "minimal" impact on stemming illegal immigration, and the agency has drastically understated the program's cost while failing to prove its value, an inspector general's report said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general recommended the CBP scrap plans to spend $443 million on additional unmanned aircraft systems, suggesting it put the money to better use. ...

Report: Agency should abandon plans to buy new drones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

White Pass - 1/6/2015 9:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 9:23:15 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 9:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 9:35:07 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 9:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 9:27:45 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