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US adds to list of items from child, forced labor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Monday expanded its list of products worldwide it says were likely produced by child or forced labor, ranging from garments from Bangladesh and electronics from Malaysia to cotton and sugar cane from India.

Puerto Rico debates tax increase needed for $2.9 billion bond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:13

Padilla addresses the legislature in San JuanSAN JUAN (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Puerto Rico resisted efforts to raise a tax on crude oil at a planned 68 percent on Monday, arguing for amendments to the bill they said would soften the blow of the tax that the U.S. commonwealth needs to raise up to $2.9 billion in crucial financing. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla had threatened to shut down the island's public transit network from Monday if no deal was reached but backed down in a televised speech on Sunday night, saying that there was a last minute agreement on the measure. ...


ISIS Threat: US Military Warned About Social Media Use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:10
The FBI has issued the strongest warning to date about possible attacks by ISIS against the U.S. military inside the homeland, officials tell ABC News.

Diploma may require passing US naturalization test

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:07
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota.

White Pass - 12/1/2014 1:42:27 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:05
White Pass US12
12/1/2014 1:42:27 PM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 12/1/2014 1:41:31 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:05
Satus Pass US97
12/1/2014 1:41:31 PM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places.

Weather:
Light snow

Stevens Pass - 12/1/2014 1:44:58 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:05
Stevens Pass US2
12/1/2014 1:44:58 PM

Temperature: 19 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Broken overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 12/1/2014 1:55:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:05
Blewett Pass US97
12/1/2014 1:55:11 PM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Frost and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/1/2014 1:48:42 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:05
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/1/2014 1:48:42 PM

Temperature: 19 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds west of the summit.

Cosby resigns from university board

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:03
US comedian Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of trustees of Temple University in Philadelphia, amid ongoing claims of sexual assault.
Categories: BBC World News

The Day-After Report: Leaving it out there

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
Osvaldo Alonso sat in the corner stall of the away locker room at the StubHub Center last Sunday, his head resting on one side of the locker and his eyes watery and unfocused.

Boy behind wall used texts to help police find him

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:59
A 13-year-old boy used text messages and photos to help lead police to the small compartment behind an upstairs linen closet where he was being hidden inside his father's and stepmother's home in the Atlanta suburbs, authorities said Monday.

Buffalo-Area Nursing Home Changes Account of Woman’s Death After Evacuation

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:57
The home now says that a resident who died after an evacuation prompted by heavy snowfall last month had not had a seizure; a different woman had.






Texas OKs extra $86M for border security surge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:56
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A panel of Texas lawmakers on Monday unanimously authorized spending another $86 million on the state's law enforcement surge at the Mexico border, a move that will allow National Guard units to be gradually replaced by state troopers and surveillance technology.

Bicester revealed as new garden city

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:55
Bicester in Oxfordshire has been chosen as the site for the coalition's second new garden city, government sources have confirmed.
Categories: BBC World News

American Couple in Qatar, Cleared in Child’s Death, Petition to Lift Travel Ban

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:54
The couple, Matthew and Grace Huang of Los Angeles, had hoped to leave Sunday but were thwarted by Qatari bureaucracy.

A Week Later, Protesters Rally and Hold Silent Vigils Over Ferguson Decision

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:53
On campuses, in streets and outside government buildings, mostly peaceful expressions of anger, including periods of silence and staged “die-ins,’ continued over a Missouri grand jury’s conclusion.






Microsoft shares benefiting from Redmond's investor-friendly side

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:49
It's not just warm feelings about Satya Nadella that have Microsoft shares trading near a 14-year high.

Washington rises in RPI; picks up votes in rankings

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:46
After a 6-0 start, the Huskies picked up their first votes in the national rankings this week.

Legislators unveil bills for new WSU medical school

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:46
Two state legislators from Spokane will propose bills to create a new medical school in Spokane under the control of Washington State University.