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Transgender woman writes sweet letter for Father's Day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:33

Father's Day has become something of a yearly oddity for both of us.

       

Early end for wind farm subsidies

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:32
New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a UK government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
Categories: BBC World News

Snoqualmie Pass - 6/18/2015 1:23:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:32
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/18/2015 1:23:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Wednesday June 17 to Friday June 19; approximately one hour at a time, the eastbound lanes of I-90 will close multiple times throughout the night between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. Eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek. Westbound drivers may experience minor delays for a single-lane closure during the same time frames. Over size loads are prohibited from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday in support of the closures.

Weather:


VIDEO: House washed away in China floods

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:30
Chinese TV footage shows houses washed away and people rescued after torrential rainfall caused flooding in China's Hubei and Jiangsu province.
Categories: BBC World News

‘The Festival of Insignificance,’ by Milan Kundera

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:30
Five friends in Paris stave off the seriousness of life in Milan Kundera’s latest novel.







US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:29

In this June 16, 2015, photo, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the OPM data breach. The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.


AccuWeather: Showers and Lots of Clouds Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:19

 Showers and Lots of Clouds TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers tracks weather troubles for your weekend.


Friday's forecast: Very hot Southwest, Southeast; wet Miss. & Ohio Valleys

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:17

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Latest Updates on Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:14
The encyclical from Pope Francis is expected to prompt a global debate about morality, poverty, faith and climate change.







Alaska gets help from lower 48 states in fighting wildfires

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:08

A structure on Slough Avenue burns after the Card Street wildfire burned through the Kenai Key subdivision in Sterling, Alaska on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The wildfire moved rapidly northeast toward the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and authorities have evacuated the Upper and Lower Skilak Lake campground. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters and equipment from the lower 48 states and Canada are arriving to help battle wildfires burning in the nation's largest state.


Airbus CEO: jetmaker is discussing launch aid with European governments for a potential upgraded A380

NBA - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:04
Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier said in an interview Thursday that if the company pulls the trigger on a new version of its giant A380 superjumbo jet, it will seek launch aid from its European host governments
Categories: Sports Center

Airbus CEO: jetmaker is discussing launch aid with European governments for a potential upgraded A380

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:04
Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier said in an interview Thursday that if the company pulls the trigger on a new version of its giant A380 superjumbo jet, it will seek launch aid from its European host governments
Categories: Sports Center

Airbus CEO: jetmaker is discussing launch aid with European governments for a potential upgraded A380

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:04
Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier said in an interview Thursday that if the company pulls the trigger on a new version of its giant A380 superjumbo jet, it will seek launch aid from its European host governments

News Analysis: In Eurozone, Growing Support for a Greek Exit

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:01
Economists and government officials in Europe have begun to accept that little more is to be gained in this struggle to get Greece to play by the rules.







ECB launches Women's Super League

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:00
A new six-team Women's Cricket Super League gets £3m backing from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Categories: BBC World News

Review: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Finds the Joy in Sadness, and Vice Versa

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:00
Pete Docter’s new animated film, with the voices of television comedians like Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader, brings to life an 11-year-old’s interior drama.







AccuWeather: Rain Arrives Thursday Morning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:59

 Showers and Lots of Clouds TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers says the humidity will return with a round of rain tomorrow


Legislature in Hong Kong Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:53
In the end, it was the pro-democracy camp that killed a proposal for direct election of the city’s top leader, citing Beijing’s limits on who could be a candidate.







Chinese shares hit by IPO wave

BBC World News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:36
Mainland Chinese shares see sharp falls as a huge wave of initial public offerings puts pressure on the market.
Categories: BBC World News

Iowa probation blocks immigrant's historic law license

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:34

An Iowa jury this month convicted Cesar Adrian Vargas of trespassing at political event.