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Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:00
A federal class action filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.

Murals make it Valentine's Day year-round in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:53

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, two murals, right, in the Love Letter project by Steve Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program are seen as a Market Street El train passes through Philadelphia. In one section of west Philadelphia, every day is Valentine’s Day. Dozens of “love letter” murals brighten the walls along nearly 20 blocks of elevated transit tracks. That makes the El a “love train” _ and, for one couple, the perfect place for a wedding. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Saturday may be for sweethearts, but every day is Valentine's Day in one section of Philadelphia.


Apple bans worker 'bonded servitude'

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:48
Apple outlaws the practice of bonded labour, where new recruits are charged a fee before they start working.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 2/12/2015 4:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:47
White Pass US12
2/12/2015 4:32:41 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
High overcast skies

Satus Pass - 2/12/2015 4:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:47
Satus Pass US97
2/12/2015 4:33:00 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/12/2015 4:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:47
Stevens Pass US2
2/12/2015 4:32:40 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 2/12/2015 4:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:47
Blewett Pass US97
2/12/2015 4:35:27 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/12/2015 4:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:47
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/12/2015 4:33:30 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry.

Weather:
Light rain

3 incidents involving threats to students in West Seattle reported Wednesday

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:38
Police in West Seattle are investigating three separate incidents involving students that happened Wednesday, according to reports from the West Seattle Blog, a Seattle Times local news partner.

Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:38

Meg Moyer, 9, and her father, Kip Moyer from Flagstaff, look at a temporary memorial that lights up the Campus Ministry Center for Kayla Mueller at Northern Arizona University, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Mueller attended the Center while a student at NAU. The Moyers have a friend who was friends with Mueller. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say.


Wildlife officials: Famed Thai temple doesn't abuse tigers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:38
Thai wildlife protection officers said they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there.

Jury convicts Pennsylvania man with bodies in yard

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:37
Authorities have wanted to put Hugo Selenski away on murder charges ever since they searched his northeastern Pennsylvania yard in 2003 and found the bodies of a missing pharmacist, the pharmacist's girlfriend, and at least three other sets of human remains.

Caribbean's different gender gap: women rise, men stagnate

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:33
When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men.

Manchester United revenues fall 12%

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:21
Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 12.2% to £194.4m for the six months to the end of December.
Categories: BBC World News

Hazard signs new Chelsea contract

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:21
Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard signs a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Categories: BBC World News

NYPD testing out Smart Cars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:20
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD plans to replace its three-wheeled scooters with Smart cars.

Ms. Big Shot: Human cannonball Gemma Kirby makes flying cool

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:16

 She's expected to notch her 500th total flight in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Feld Entertainment)NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of performers have had explosive entrances. Some rise like meteors, soaring to new heights. Others find their moment in the spotlight fleeting.


Leaders in Ukraine Talks Announce Cease-Fire Agreement

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:59
After marathon negotiations, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine announced a new cease-fire and a deal to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.






Court sentences Korean Air nut rage exec to 1 year in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:57
The inflight tantrum dubbed "nut rage" culminated Thursday in a one year prison sentence for Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, a humiliating rebuke that only partially quelled public outrage at the excesses of South Korea's business elite.

United scraps $100 first-class seats

BBC World News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:57
United Airlines cancels thousands of bookings after a computer glitch allowed first-class transatlantic flights to be bought for extremely low prices.
Categories: BBC World News