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Facts and figures about the new class in Congress

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:20
Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks.

Consumer Electronics Show has spotty track record

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:20
Technology companies will once again be using the Consumer Electronics Show that opens Tuesday to unveil must-have new gadgets. The odds are stacked against them.

8 crew presumed dead after cargo ship sinks off Scotland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:18
Eight crew members are presumed dead after a cargo ship capsized and sank north of Scotland.

7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:17
Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

Why Chris Christie is waiting to run for president

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:53

It's not just because the rest of the field is hanging back.

       

Dish to offer $20 per month live TV streaming service

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:53

With Sling TV, users can watch live TV on channels including ESPN and TBS for $20/month.

       

Survey: 92% of Congress are Christians

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:52

Members of Congress who'll get sworn in Tuesday are overwhelmingly Christian, with a greater percentage of Protestants and Catholics than in...

       

Shot fired during robbery attempt at Toys R Us in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:45

Shot fired during robbery attempt at Toys R Us in Port RichmondPhiladelphia Police say a gunshot was fired during a robbery attempt at a toy store in Port Richmond.


Hoax! Don't copy and paste that 'Copyright' Facebook message

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:42

You may have noticed a "Privacy Alert Notice" in your Facebook feed. It claims that if you copy and paste a certain notice into your Faceboo...

       

Airline apologizes for 12-hour delay sitting on tarmac

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:34

Passengers say they endured 28-hour ordeal because of fog at Abu Dhabi airport

       

White Pass - 1/5/2015 3:09:59 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:33
White Pass US12
1/5/2015 3:09:59 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/5/2015 3:12:55 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:33
Satus Pass US97
1/5/2015 3:12:55 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 1/5/2015 3:24:44 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:33
Stevens Pass US2
1/5/2015 3:24:44 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway. Areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 1/5/2015 3:10:24 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:33
Blewett Pass US97
1/5/2015 3:10:24 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places

Weather:
Raining, areas of gusty winds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/5/2015 3:10:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/5/2015 3:10:24 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. Areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining, hard at times. Areas of gusty winds

Why does the military insist on saluting?

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:30
Why does the military insist on saluting?
Categories: BBC World News

Jury to be picked for New York trial in disappearance of Etan Patz

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:29

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago in a notorious case that brought attention to the issue of missing children. The former deli worker confessed to the crime in 2012, but his defense attorney has said the confession was coerced and that Hernandez was mentally ill. Hernandez, 53, is charged with kidnapping and murder in state Supreme Court before Judge Maxwell Wiley. Jury selection is expected to take several weeks. ...


France seeks end to Russia sanctions

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:19
French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
Categories: BBC World News

Survey: 92% of Congress are Christians

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:18

114th Congress includes more Protestants, Catholics than in general public, Pew says.

       

After spotlight, Ferguson faces a challenging road forward

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:16

In this Dec. 9, 2014, photo, brightly colored ribbons flutter from a wrought-iron fence along the a main thoroughfare in Ferguson, Mo. Up and down South Florissant Road, paint has transformed the sheets of plywood covering windows broken during last month's rioting into works of art. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. Such is the indiscriminate nature of rage.