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US grand jury system 'broken'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:03
Civil rights leaders label the US grand jury system "broken" after the death of a man being restrained in New York, as a federal report uncovers "excessive force" by Cleveland police.
Categories: BBC World News

Uber taxi business valued at $40bn

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:01
Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).
Categories: BBC World News

Navy revokes honorary title given to Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:00

Navy revokes honorary title given to CosbyThe Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values.


Police leap to defence of chokehold officer

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:59
Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
Categories: BBC World News

Few Options for Homeless as San Jose Clears Camp

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:57
Environmental concerns have led San Jose to clear a vast homeless camp, but in one of the nation’s priciest housing markets, not everyone has a place to go.

Toyota recalls cars in Japan, China for air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:48
Toyota is recalling 185,000 vehicles in Japan and 5,000 in China for a possibly defective air bag supplied by Takata, the Japanese manufacturer at the center of an unfolding safety scandal.

Chart: Everett-Seattle traffic busts the bus schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:48
Not only are Seattle area freeway trips getting slower, they've also been highly unpredictable lately, as this three-year chart by bus commuter Tim Ellis shows.

U.S. Birthrate Declines for Sixth Consecutive Year; Economy Could Be Factor

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:46
Officials, using data from birth certificates, said there were 3.93 million births in 2013, down slightly from 3.95 million in 2012.






Report: Afghan who killed US general not Taliban

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:46
The Afghan soldier who shot and killed a U.S. two-star general in August was not a Taliban operative, and there was no sign of an unusual security threat the day he opened fire in an attack that also wounded 18 people, according to a U.S. military investigation report released Thursday.

Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:40

Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicideA funeral will be held this weekend for three children who, police say, were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last month in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


5 Years After Crash, Tiger Woods Is Still Recovering

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:39
Since Woods won the 2008 United States Open, he has had two operations, become a father for the second time, been divorced and reached the cusp of middle age.

White Pass - 12/4/2014 9:06:15 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38
White Pass US12
12/4/2014 9:06:15 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light Rain

NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38

The service structure is rolled away from NASA's Orion spaceship early Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Orion is scheduled to lift off later this morning on a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket on its first unmanned orbital test flight. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft has to wait a little longer to fly.


Satus Pass - 12/4/2014 9:08:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38
Satus Pass US97
12/4/2014 9:08:00 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Light rain

Stevens Pass - 12/4/2014 9:11:59 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38
Stevens Pass US2
12/4/2014 9:11:59 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

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

Weather:
Light snow

Blewett Pass - 12/4/2014 9:06:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38
Blewett Pass US97
12/4/2014 9:06:09 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with frost in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/4/2014 9:10:26 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/4/2014 9:10:26 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies with gusty winds west of the summit

Draghi Strives to Maintain Credibility of E.C.B.

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:33
The questions are growing more urgent about how many more European Central Bank meetings can pass before markets lose faith in it.






U.S. attorney general Holder says more must be done on policing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:32
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that he and President Barack Obama agree that the time has come to do more on police use of lethal force after a number of recent controversial incidents. Speaking at the U.S. Attorney's office in Cleveland, Holder said more changes are needed to improve community trust in policing in addition to investigations of potential civil rights abuses in specific cases. (Reporting by Kim Palmer; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Will Dunham)