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Florida sisters accused of plotting teenage brother's shooting death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:11
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Two Florida sisters, ages 15 and 11, have been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of their 16-year-old brother, who was killed with a handgun taken from the bedroom of their out-of-town parents, authorities said on Wednesday. The 15-year-old girl confessed to the shooting, which occurred on Monday night in Columbia County, just south of the Georgia border, according to a police report. She told police that her brother had beaten her and locked her inside a bedroom. ...

White Pass - 1/7/2015 11:32:42 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 11:32:42 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 11:33:01 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 11:33:01 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 11:32:41 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 11:32:41 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 11:35:28 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 11:35:28 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 11:33:31 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:03
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 11:33:31 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with dense fog in places. Strong gusty winds on the west side of the summit

2nd launch try for space station delivery set for Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:02

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is seen at launch complex 40 after an attempted early morning launch was scrubbed due to technical issues at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining until launch. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch a load of groceries and other supplies to the International Space Station.


Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:02
The fiery US lawyer in an unwanted spotlight
Categories: BBC World News

House passes bill to renew terror insurance program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed long-sought legislation Wednesday to renew the federal program that props up the private market for insurance against terrorist attacks.

VIDEO: Australian town built underground

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:58
Jon Donnison visited Coober Pedy, a place so hot many of the residents have built their homes underground.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-police chief in US murder trial

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:57
South Carolina prosecutors say the 2011 killing of an unarmed black man by a former police chief was a "senseless act of violence".
Categories: BBC World News

Mental care ordered for NC man ahead of terror support trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:55
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered psychiatric treatment for a North Carolina man so that he might be competent to stand trial on a charge that he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Syria.

Ferguson protesters stall opening of Missouri Senate session

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:54
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The start of Missouri's legislative session was interrupted Wednesday by demonstrators who chanted and unfurled banners in the Senate while protesting the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

Texas Abortion Clinic Rules Tested in Appeals Court

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:53
The rules could force more than half the remaining abortion providers in Texas to close.

Prices Fall and Worry Escalates in the Eurozone

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:52
The decline, raising fears of economic stagnation, increases pressure on the European Central Bank to prevent a debilitating downward price spiral.






Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:51
The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.
Categories: BBC World News

Tablet apps let cats catch critters in cyberspace

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:50
When Laura Fritz's felines play with her iPad, her fat cat loses the urge to eat, her scaredy-cat loses his fear and her youngest just loses interest.

Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:50
Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

Illinois town bids farewell to victim of Kentucky crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:49

Salvage workers bring out part of a Piper PA-34's fuselage, wing, and landing gear from a crash site Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Kuttawa, Ky. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the crash site Sunday in Kentucky in which a 7-year-old girl survived and four of her family members were killed. Authorities said the child, dressed in a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and one sock, walked about a mile (more than a kilometer) in near-freezing temperatures through thick briar patches and woods before finding a home where she sought help. The plane went down in a deeply wooded area and required special machinery to remove. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A teenager killed along with three relatives in a Kentucky plane crash that her 7-year-old cousin survived was eulogized Wednesday as a vibrant, arts-loving girl who embraced her diversity of friends.


Shrinking foreign oil bill sends US trade deficit lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:49
The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in almost a year, thanks to the country's swiftly shrinking thirst for foreign oil.