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'American Sniper' Texas murder trial nears as jurors' screening completed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:03

A view of entrance of Rough Creek Lodge where Eddie Routh is accused of killing former Navy Seal Kyle and friend Littlefield near Glen Rose, TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Final jury selection began on Monday in a Texas court for the trial of the U.S. veteran accused of fatally shooting former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper." The screening of about 800 potential jurors began last week in a court in rural Erath County for the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, 27, charged with murdering Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in 2013 at a shooting range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth. "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, has grossed more than $282 million since opening in mid-January and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.


HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:59
Banking giant HSBC helped wealthy clients across the world evade hundreds of millions of pounds worth of tax, the BBC's Panorama learns.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man argued with ex about taxes, child support before killing her, 3 others in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:53
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police: Man argued with ex about taxes, child support before killing her, 3 others in Georgia.

Forecast: One more rainstorm to hit NW on Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:46
The Associated Press

Nigeria election: Five questions about delay

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:40
And other questions from Nigeria election delay
Categories: BBC World News

‘Madder than hell’ after fine, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen wants ethics laws changed

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:40
Still peeved at a well-publicized $15,000 ethics fine, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen wants state lawmakers to change the process for ethics probes.

Evacuations remain after wildfire chars California towns

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:39
Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:36
President Obama and congressional Republicans are due for a showdown on the Keystone XL pipeline project.






72-year-old Newark woman in critical condition after fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:31

72-year-old Newark woman in critical condition after fireA 72-year-old Newark woman is in critical condition following a fire in her home.


Huskies hoops links: UW's five-game losing streak ties for longest in Lorenzo Romar era

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:31
Lorenzo Romar was hopping mad at times during Washington's 64-50 loss at Oregon State on Sunday.

Dog saved from kill-shelter twice reunited with family

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:24

Dog saved from kill-shelter twice reunited with familyAfter a series of harrowing events, including his owner being deployed overseas, a dog ended up on death row at a kill shelter twice - but he was rescued and reunited with his family in the nick of time.


Boys rule at Hasbro as superheroes, Transformers lift 4Q

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:21

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a Nerf Cam ECS-12 blaster, from Hasbro, that has a built-in camera with a 1.77-inch color screen, is demonstrated at the TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Hasbro on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 said that sales of toys geared toward boys increased 21 percent, with a strong showing from Transformers, Nerf and Marvel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The appetite for superheroes and robots in disguise led to a healthy fourth-quarter at Hasbro even as a shift toward electronics has challenged the traditional toy industry.


Dean Smith dies at age of 83

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:17
Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83.

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:16

Boko Haram attack 3 Cameroonian towns, 30 abductedSuspected Boko Haram fighters launched attacks on three communities in northern Cameroon, abducting more than 30 people including those aboard a packed bus, residents said Monday.


White Pass - 2/9/2015 5:58:16 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:12
White Pass US12
2/9/2015 5:58:16 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 2/9/2015 5:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:12
Satus Pass US97
2/9/2015 5:54:40 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/9/2015 5:57:34 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:12
Stevens Pass US2
2/9/2015 5:57:34 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 2/9/2015 5:43:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:12
Blewett Pass US97
2/9/2015 5:43:53 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Fog

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/9/2015 5:46:37 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/9/2015 5:46:37 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Smith novel makes Folio shortlist

BBC World News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:11
Ali Smith's How to be Both, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction and the Costa novel award, is shortlisted for the 2015 Folio Prize.
Categories: BBC World News