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Is Keystone still necessary as oil, gasoline prices dip?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:46
A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:41

France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troopsFrance ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.


Federal judge weighs marijuana's classification

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:39
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin.

G.O.P. Governors Face Test in Shift on Ideological Agendas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:37
Republican governors taking their oaths this month have expressed more muted, less-ideological priorities, but are likely to be challenged by conservative lawmakers.






Colorado patient won't be tested for Ebola: state health officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:36
DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored for Ebola at a Denver hospital is now considered low risk for the deadly virus and does not yet warrant testing, Colorado health officials said on Monday. The individual, who had a history of travel to an Ebola-affected country, was referred to Denver Health Medical Center after developing a fever, the Colorado Department of Health Medical Center said in a written statement. "In consultation this morning with CDC (U.S. ...

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:34

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, health care tax form 1095-A in seen in Washington. If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get those forms out in time, creating the risk of delayed tax refunds for millions of consumers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.


Life for killer who met boy online

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:30
A computer engineer is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming.
Categories: BBC World News

Day 2 of jury selection for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:28

 the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jury selection in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez resumed Monday for a second day, as hundreds more prospective jurors filled out questionnaires that lawyers will use to help narrow down the jury pool.


In report, Zimmerman denies throwing bottle at ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:24

This booking photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman, 31,was arrested on an aggravated assault charge in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman became angry and threw a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend when she tried to break up with him, according to a police report released Monday.


Wintry mix affects commuters in the Lehigh Valley

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:23

Wintry mix affects commuters in the Lehigh ValleyPennDOT officials in Allentown say all things considered Monday morning's commute went quite well.


Trump sues for $100M over flights above ritzy Florida club

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:20
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is suing Palm Beach County again, saying it's directing all flights from Palm Beach International Airport right over his ritzy club.

Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:20
Are Afghans swapping the Taliban white flag for Islamic State black?
Categories: BBC World News

Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve 1 of them

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:19

Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve 1 of themDivers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.


Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:16

Journalists surround the new Ford GT after it was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.


Seahawks vs. Packers: National media look ahead to NFC Championship Game

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:16
Looking forward to a Seahawks-Packers showdown Sunday in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field?
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 1/12/2015 8:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:12
White Pass US12
1/12/2015 8:46:35 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with fog and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast Skies

Satus Pass - 1/12/2015 8:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:12
Satus Pass US97
1/12/2015 8:48:20 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast with fog in places

Stevens Pass - 1/12/2015 8:52:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:12
Stevens Pass US2
1/12/2015 8:52:19 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice.

Weather:
Broken Clouds and fog

Blewett Pass - 1/12/2015 8:46:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:12
Blewett Pass US97
1/12/2015 8:46:29 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast Skies.

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/12/2015 8:50:46 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/12/2015 8:50:46 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with snow in places

Weather:
Occasional light snow.