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Hawaii lava flow shifts, but still near Pahoa town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:41
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County says the front of a lava flow near the small town of Pahoa has shifted.

Items on the agenda of the lame-duck Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:40
The lame duck Congress reconvened Monday with a stacked agenda and little time to accomplish it. Top items include:

Gordon Brown to stand down as MP

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:39
Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown rules out becoming a Labour peer, as he announces he is to stand down as an MP after 32 years.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI investigating Sony hack

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:37
The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms it is investigating a hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment's network that caused significant problems at the firm.
Categories: BBC World News

Clear out of Silicon Valley homeless camp coming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:37

Police officers and city officials hand out warning notices at a Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp, known as The Jungle, must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Shouting and banging on doors, city officials in Silicon Valley stapled and taped notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning more than 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming.


Witnesses for Arias won't testify in open court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:36
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for Jodi Arias have asked a judge to take the death penalty off the table at her sentencing retrial because three witnesses on her behalf have refused to testify in open court.

Webber 'angle of impact' saved him

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:32
Mark Webber says he only avoided serious injury during a race in Brazil because he crashed at the "correct angle".
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. investigating Graco Children's Products over car seat recall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it was investigating whether Graco Children's Products acted quickly enough to report a defect in child car seats. If NHTSA finds that Graco did not act in a timely manner, the manufacturer could be fined up to $35 million in civil penalties, the agency said. Graco, a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc, recalled over 6 million car seats earlier this year, the largest child-seat recall in U.S. history. ...

Green carpet for Hobbit premiere

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:27
Film stars gathered on a green carpet earlier for the world premier of the third and final instalment of Sir Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films.
Categories: BBC World News

Action News Troubleshooters: Weddding videographer charged with theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:16

 Wedding videographer charged with theftA local wedding videographer accused of taking money, but never delivering appeared in court Monday.


Ex-youth pastor sentenced for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:14
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A former East Texas youth pastor has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.

City plans celebration for 'Charlie Brown' tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:14
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city is fully embracing the Charlie Brown-esque Christmas tree it once rejected.

Chief Justice Samples Eminem in Online Threats Case

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:14
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. quoted vivid lyrics in which the rapper appears to be threatening to drown his wife.






Obama considering Ashton Carter, others for next defense secretary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:08

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Watanabe during their meeting in TokyoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is considering a variety of high-profile figures as his candidate to be the next U.S. defense secretary and replace the resigning Chuck Hagel, administration sources said on Monday. He is working from a list that includes former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, who is widely seen as the front-runner after former defense official Michele Flournoy unexpectedly dropped out of contention last week. Carter served as deputy defense secretary from October 2011 to December 2013 and was the Pentagon's chief arms buyer before that. ...


Synagogue fires Washington rabbi charged with voyeurism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington rabbi charged with secretly videotaping women during ritual baths has been fired by his synagogue, the synagogue's board said on Monday. Modern Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel had his contract terminated by Kesher Israel's board of directors. Freundel had been suspended without pay since his arrest in October. The allegations against Freundel "breached the high moral and ethical standards we set for ourselves and for our leadership," the board said in a statement. Freundel has been asked to leave the synagogue's residence by Jan. 1. ...

1 conviction against ex-Va. first lady tossed out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:06
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday overturned one conviction against former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell but affirmed several other corruption verdicts against her and her husband.

US Supreme Court asked to halt Texas execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:04

 an issue the U.S. Supreme Court has previously considered. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys who contend a condemned Texas inmate set to die this week is too delusional for execution asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to halt his lethal injection and determine whether mentally ill people should be exempt from the death penalty because it is unconstitutionally cruel punishment.


White Pass - 12/1/2014 12:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:04
White Pass US12
12/1/2014 12:57:09 PM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 12/1/2014 12:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:04
Satus Pass US97
12/1/2014 12:50:27 PM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.

Weather:
Light snow

Stevens Pass - 12/1/2014 12:47:24 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:04
Stevens Pass US2
12/1/2014 12:47:24 PM

Temperature: 19 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Broken overcast skies