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Round-up: Seattle board rejects downtown school, study finds certificates don't help earnings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:48
Seattle board rejects downtown school: Citing cost concerns, the Seattle school board voted unanimously Wednesday not to acquire a vacant Federal Reserve building downtown and turn it into an elementary school. Officials estimated the building, located at Second and Spring streets, would have cost $

Postal Service adds Sunday delivery for holidays

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:47
The U.S. Postal Service will deliver packages on Sundays in major cities and high volume areas during the holiday season.

UK agencies 'spied on lawyers'

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:44
British intelligence agencies have policies allowing staff to access confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, official documents reveal.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 11/6/2014 11:34:18 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:40
White Pass US12
11/6/2014 11:34:18 AM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 11/6/2014 11:26:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:40
Satus Pass US97
11/6/2014 11:26:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/6/2014 11:37:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:40
Stevens Pass US2
11/6/2014 11:37:13 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/6/2014 11:29:13 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:40
Blewett Pass US97
11/6/2014 11:29:13 AM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/6/2014 11:29:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/6/2014 11:29:13 AM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Occasional rain

First Editions, Second Thoughts

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:39
Next month, Christie’s will auction off 75 first editions to benefit PEN American Center. Each has been annotated by its respective author or artist.






Cordial words mask big differences

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:38
Cordial words mask Obama and Republicans' big differences
Categories: BBC World News

Hawaii lava's slow forward creep stalls _ for now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:37

This photo taken on Oct. 31, 2014, and released by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows lava from an upstream lobe, that was active in the forest below the Pahoa cemetery, overcoming a fence marking a private property line near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. The tip of the flow that remains halted in a Pahoa farmer's yard is now cool to the touch, but a few hundred yards upstream an active stretch of lava is "inflating," or filling with fresh lava. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava threatening a rural Hawaii town has stopped its slow, forward advance — for now.


Wisconsin drunken driving suspect ran with baby along highway: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman who police said was trying to avoid a fourth drunken driving offense was arrested after being seen running alongside a major Wisconsin highway near Madison with her 9-month-old baby in a carrier, authorities said on Thursday. A witness reported to police that a woman was running with a baby along Interstate 94 near DeForest, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said in a statement. ...

First Draft: Boehner Says Obama Risks ‘Burning Himself’ on Immigration

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36
An emboldened Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama against unilateral action to overhaul the immigration system.






Cianci defeat represents break from old Providence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:36

Democrat Jorge Elorza, center, celebrates his win over Independent Vincent Cianci, Jr. in the Providence mayoral race, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I.. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For 40 years, Buddy Cianci has been known as the mayor of Providence — even while serving time in federal prison for corruption or hosting a radio talk show while in political exile for his crimes.


University of California announces plan to raise tuition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:35

A couple sits in front of Doe Library at the University of California at Berkeley in BerkeleyBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of California on Thursday proposed to hike tuition up to 5 percent annually over the next five years at its 10 campuses unless the state kicks in additional funding, part of what it called a "fee stability plan." The tuition raises would end what Janet Napolitano, the UC president, called a "boom and bust funding model" and allow the college system to enroll 5,000 more California students every year, add faculty and courses and boost graduation rates. ...


New Jersey man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:35

New Jersey man pleads guilty to distributing child pornA central New Jersey man faces prison after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography over the Internet.


The Right Stuff Volleyball Blog: Archbishop Murphy takes down 2A champs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:31
I’ve had my eye on the Archbishop Murphy volleyball team.

Seahawks Thursday morning links and notes: Assessing Seattle at mid-season

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:31
This week marks the beginning of the second half of the season, which makes it an obvious time to review what's happened so far.
Categories: Sports Center

Los Angeles museum to get biggest-ever art gift

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:26
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An entertainment executive pledged a collection of paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and other major artists to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday, a donation the institution called the largest in its history.

ADL names White House aide to succeed Foxman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:26
NEW YORK (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League has named a successor to longtime national director Abe Foxman.