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Profiling rules exempt agents at airports, border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who guard the border and screen passengers at airports would be exempt from new racial profiling guidelines that must be observed by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. The Obama administration is to announce those guidelines in coming days, but officials say the changes would curtail numerous federal agencies from considering factors such as religion and national origin during investigations.

Man charged in Amtrak stabbings held on $1 million bond

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:42

A man is seen in custody aboard an Amtrak train following a stabbing incident in Niles, Michigan(Reuters) - A man accused of stabbing a conductor and three passengers on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan was charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder and is being held on a $1 million bond, officials said on Saturday. Michael Williams, 44, is being held on a cash-only bond at the Berrien County Sheriff's Department Jail in St. Joseph, Michigan, said Deputy Craig Staneart. Niles, Michigan police received a call from Amtrak on Friday evening about a man "acting odd and becoming agitated" on a train from Chicago to Port Huron, said Police Chief James Millin in an ...


Philippines typhoon makes landfall

BBC World News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:38
The powerful Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines where over half a million people have fled coastal towns.
Categories: BBC World News

Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54M in fines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:38

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad, N.M., remains idle on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Operations at site were halted in February following a truck fire and a release of radiation nine days later. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Saturday levied more than $54 million in penalties against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.


Zoo CEO: Public views welcome on elephants

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:36
Woodland Park Zoo officials say they will look into ways to make board meetings more accessible after members of the public and news media were kept out earlier this week.

Sister, father of Yemen hostage plead for his life

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:34
The sister and father of an American photojournalist taken hostage by al-Qaida in Yemen have added their public pleas for his captors to spare his life.

Small blast injures police at North Carolina motel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:19
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say six officers and a suspect were taken to a hospital after a small explosion in a motel in North Carolina as one officer was testing substances he thought were illegal drugs.

Wilderness access: Maintaining national parks is a priority

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:16
State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette’s guest column [“Maintaining Access to Wilderness,” Opinion, Dec. 3] presents interesting arguments for opening a road in the Stehekin wilderness, which in one way makes sense to provide greater opportunities for wilderness visitors. On the other han

Jail release could depend on prediction of risk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:13

FILE-This Oct. 23, 2014 file photo a sign is seen outside a bail bondsman across the street from Mercer County criminal courthouse in Trenton, N.J. In courtrooms across the country every day, a price tag is put on freedom and for many it’s too expensive. With more than 60 percent of inmates in jails nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, some states and counties are looking at overhauling the system so it’s based less on money and more on holding dangerous defendants. Earlier this year, New Jersey became the latest state to adopt a system that bases bail on a risk analysis of each defendant. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In courtrooms across the country every day, a price tag is put on the freedom of the accused and for many it's too expensive.


Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid

BBC World News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:11
US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie are killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a rescue attempt by special forces.
Categories: BBC World News

Live Updates from the 2014 Gridiron Classic

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:06
Follow our prep reporters as they cover the Class 1A, 2A, 1B and 4A Washington state high school championship games tonight from the Tacoma Dome.

Injured Aguero leaves pitch in tears

BBC World News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:04
Sergio Aguero leaves the pitch in tears after suffering a knee injury in the opening minutes against Everton.
Categories: BBC World News

Some protest on streets, others on social media

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 02:01
While marchers took to the streets to protest the lack of charges against white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, many more turned to social media to voice their objections to the grand jury decisions from their computers and mobile devices.

White Pass - 12/6/2014 8:54:47 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:57
White Pass US12
12/6/2014 8:54:47 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Satus Pass - 12/6/2014 8:58:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:57
Satus Pass US97
12/6/2014 8:58:00 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with slush in places

Weather:
Snowing

Stevens Pass - 12/6/2014 9:00:26 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:57
Stevens Pass US2
12/6/2014 9:00:26 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 12/6/2014 8:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:57
Blewett Pass US97
12/6/2014 8:56:55 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/6/2014 8:42:59 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 01:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/6/2014 8:42:59 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
snow, slush, and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing hard at times