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Samoas, Thin Mints: Girl Scout cookie sales go digital

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:02

Whether you seek Samoas or Thin Mints, cookie season just got easier for customers.

       

Texting parents with tips boosts pre-K language skills, study says

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:01
Children from low-income families typically have fewer opportunities to develop language skills than middle-class children, which creates learning gaps evident on the first day of kindergarten.

Tenement Museum uses novel way to teach English

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:01

Kathleen Fletcher, portraying 14-year-old tenement resident Victoria Confino, talks with immigrants during Shared Journeys, a workshop in English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, run by the Tenement Museum, on New York's Lower East Side, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Held in a restored 4-story tenement building that housed 7,000 working class immigrants between 1863 and 1935, the program invites them to learn about immigrants of the past by visiting the restored tenement apartments and then sharing and talking about their own experiences. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 — squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan — were immigrants themselves; some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.


White Pass - 12/1/2014 2:51:53 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:00
White Pass US12
12/1/2014 2:51:53 AM

Temperature: 8 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/1/2014 2:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:00
Satus Pass US97
12/1/2014 2:59:23 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/1/2014 2:49:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:00
Stevens Pass US2
12/1/2014 2:49:53 AM

Temperature: 9 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has compact snow and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/1/2014 2:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:00
Blewett Pass US97
12/1/2014 2:56:03 AM

Temperature: 7 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/1/2014 2:43:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/1/2014 2:43:25 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies with gusty winds west of the summit.

Annie among 'leaked' Sony films

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:58
Annie remake, starring Cameron Diaz, among titles apparently leaked online following a reported cyber-attack on Sony Pictures last month.
Categories: BBC World News

1 dead in train accident in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:55

1 dead in train accident in FrankfordPolice say one person is dead after being struck by a train in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Row over Mandela's estate escalates

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:47
South Africa's government opposes a legal bid by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela's rural home.
Categories: BBC World News

Star Wars trailer inspires spoofs

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:46
The 88-second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens amasses more than 40 million YouTube views in 72 hours and prompts several spoof versions.
Categories: BBC World News

Cosby offers refunds for NY show ticket holders

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:46
Bill Cosby is still performing at a suburban New York venue next weekend but the embattled comic is offering refunds to ticket holders who don't want to go.

Watch: Tea Party fave Michele Bachmann raps

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:39

Yes, there is video Rep. Michele Bachmann rapping to Grammy Award-winning "Thrift Shop."

       

Domestic violence treatment method shows promise

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:31

Less confrontational treatment method works for Iowa men in community corrections programs.

       

Kabul police chief 'back in post'

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:31
The police chief of the Afghan capital who resigned on Sunday is to remain in post amid a rising number of militant attacks, his spokesman says.
Categories: BBC World News

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:31
Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington on Monday facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Congress convenes in January and a Republican takeover is complete.

Jacqueline Woodson responds to racist joke

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:31
Author Jacqueline Woodson addressed Daniel Handler's (aka "Lemony Snicket") racist joke, Friday, with an unflinching response in The New York Times.

Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:31
Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive a severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.

VIDEO: Africa's first underwater hotel

BBC World News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:20
BBC Africa's Salim Kikeke visits the first underwater hotel which has opened off the island of Pemba, part of the archipelago of Zanzibar, in Tanzania.
Categories: BBC World News