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Things to know about new attorney general nominee

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first black woman to hold the post. Here's a look at Lynch's career, from Greensboro, North Carolina to "Goodfellas."

Showdown looms as California eyes pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:21

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2005, file photo, workers tend an organic farm in Bolinas, Calif. With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the state’s discretion. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the state's discretion.


Live updates: Huskies vs. No. 18 UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:16
Join me at 3 p.m. today for a pregame chat to preview UW-UCLA. Stick around during the game for live updates throughout.

Federal Reserve branch turns into city’s ugly duckling

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:16
The former Federal Reserve building on Second Avenue has become the ugly duckling of downtown real estate. The latest effort to find another use for the building fell apart earlier this week — so an auction is planned.

Death Toll Rises to 5 in School Shooting

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:12
Andrew Fryberg, 15, died of wounds sustained when his cousin, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago.






White Pass - 11/8/2014 10:12:40 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:06
White Pass US12
11/8/2014 10:12:40 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 11/8/2014 10:03:18 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:06
Satus Pass US97
11/8/2014 10:03:18 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 - 11/8/2014 10:19:43 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:06
Stevens Pass US2
11/8/2014 10:19:43 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 11/8/2014 10:14:00 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:06
Blewett Pass US97
11/8/2014 10:14:00 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/8/2014 10:13:39 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:06
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/8/2014 10:13:39 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Brazil Military Drills to Defend Amazon

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:05
Half of Brazilians believe the resource-rich rain forest will become the target of a foreign power. Military exercises this month simulate warding off such plunderers.






Obama's attorney general pick is change of style, not substance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:05

United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch speaks during an announcement of the arrest of Abraxas J. ("A.J.") Discala, CEO of OmniView Capital, and six co-conspirators for fraudulent market manipulation at the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, signaling a change in style but a continuation of the law enforcement priorities the administration has pursued. If confirmed, Lynch, 55, would be the first black woman to serve in the post, bringing with her a family history that stretches back generations to great-great-grandparents who were slaves. ...


On Berlin Wall Anniversary, Somber Notes Amid Revelry

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 03:01
Most Germans are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the wall’s opening, but for relatives of those killed trying to cross the barrier it is a time of sadness.






VIDEO: Success for Peru animal rescue plan

BBC World News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:51
Animal rights campaigners say almost all the animals held by circus companies in Peru have been rescued.
Categories: BBC World News

Music legend Les Paul gets hometown honor

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:51

This undated photo provided by the Les Paul Foundation, shows Lester Polfuss, who later became known as Les Paul, at 15-years-old. Les Paul went to a Waukesha school that has been renamed Les Paul Middle School-Central Campus to honor the music icon. (AP Photo/Les Paul Foundation)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Music legend Les Paul discovered his penchant for guitar at Waukesha Junior High. It's where his teachers recognized his curious nature, answering never-ending questions like how electricity got to light switches or why windows vibrated.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Osborne defends claim over EU budget

BBC World News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:45
The chancellor defends his claim that the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge had been halved, after he was accused of "smoke and mirrors".
Categories: BBC World News

3 injured after vehicles collide in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:38

3 injured after vehicles collide in KensingtonPolice say three people were sent to the hospital after two-vehicles collided, causing one to slam into building in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Cannibal murderer case review held

BBC World News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 02:34
A serious further offence review will be held into the case of a man who murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism shortly after being released from prison.
Categories: BBC World News