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FBI arrests man on charge of threatening to kill New York police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:25
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The FBI arrested a man on charges of threatening on social media to kill police officers in a suburb north of New York City, officials said on Tuesday. The man, identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Mott of Mount Vernon, posted messages on Facebook and Instagram in December threatening to injure and kill police in the town, according to a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court. It said that one threat posted on Dec. ...

In Philly, busy streets were snow-covered for hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:24

In Philly, busy streets were snow-covered for hoursWhile no major problems were reported amid Tuesday's snow, it was still a little tricky to get around in Philadelphia.


Deal reached on wireless charging

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:24
A single way to wirelessly charge gadgets is a step closer as industry groups developing separate ways to wirelessly charge gadgets have reached a deal to merge their approaches.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington landslide: Rescue workers search rubble for as many as 176 missing people

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:22
Rescue workers searched through mucky rubble on Tuesday with hopes dwindling of finding any more survivors from among scores of people still missing from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 14.        

County councilman threatens to sue newspaper over using name

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:20

Frederick County Council member Kirby Delauter makes a point during a meeting of the recently formed 7-member council Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2015, at Winchester Hall in Frederick, Md. The Republican councilman is threatening to sue his local newspaper if they dare put his name on their pages. Delauter, who made the threat in a Facebook post lat Saturday, didn't respond Tuesday to phone and email messages. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Bill Green)Kirby Delauter has had his name on the ballot. He has his own website — kirbydelauter.com. But he doesn't want to see his name in the newspaper.


U.S. seizes $18 million from owners of pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:19
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Tuesday they seized $18 million from the owners of a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy tied to a national 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and sickened about 750. The funds were seized from 13 financial institutions, including from accounts held by the majority shareholders of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, as well as its head pharmacist, Barry Cadden, who held a minority stake, federal prosecutors in Boston said. ...

House bill: Firms could skirt health law by hiring vets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the new Congress' first day, the House neared approval Tuesday of Republican legislation making it easier for smaller companies to avoid providing health care coverage to their workers by hiring veterans.

VIDEO: Officer accidentally shoots himself

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:16
The moment an off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself has been captured on camera.
Categories: BBC World News

US Navy commander pleads guilty in massive bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:14
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy in a massive scheme involving a military contractor in Asia.

White House says it will veto bill to approve oil pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:12

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., listens at right as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, where they discussed their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill approving the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, in what was expected to be the first of many confrontations over energy and environmental policy.


Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:07

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers search the site of a shooting in the Bronx borough of New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said. The officers' injuries were not life-threatening, and they were in stable condition, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference. The incident follows the fatal shooting of two uniformed officers in Brooklyn as they sat in their squad car just days before Christmas by a gunman who had made threats against police on social media. ...


Priest arrested in Florida; accused of child porn on phone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:03
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Catholic priest from India was jailed after asking a 14-year-old boy to help him delete dozens of images of child pornography from his phone, authorities said.

Mercedes moving headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:03
German luxury automobile maker Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta, in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama.

Bishop called Episcopal official after hitting bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — Episcopal Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook called the chief assistant to the Diocesan Bishop after she hit a bicyclist with her car last month, according to information given to clergy members.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.
Categories: BBC World News

US pledges Mexico drugs support

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/6/2015 1:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 1:28:32 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 1:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 1:26:10 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 1:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 1:25:18 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 1:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 1:24:09 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies