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Miranda Lambert makes history at 2014 CMAs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:03

Miranda Lambert accepts the female vocalist of the year award on stage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert has reached new heights as a female country performer: The fiery singer is the most decorated female artist in the history of the Country Music Association Awards.


3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 01:01

 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Chester CountyPolice say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son.


VIDEO: Riots over Belgium austerity plans

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:56
Riot police have fired tear gas and water cannon during clashes with demonstrators as at least 100,000 people marched through Brussels in the first mass protests against government austerity measures.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Veterans Affairs to seek more healthcare funds: secretary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:51

Obama nominates McDonald to head the Veterans Administration in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will seek further budget increases to deal with medical appointment backlogs and the mounting costs of caring for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, VA Secretary Bob McDonald said on Thursday. The increases will be requested on top of about $16 billion in emergency funds that Congress approved last summer amid a scandal over veterans languishing on long waiting lists for care at VA clinics and hospitals. "We need more," McDonald told a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. ...


Get ready for crowded airports around Thanksgiving

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:50
Sunday after Thanksgiving the busiest day to travel, with 2.6 million people forecast to fly on U.S. airlines.

CBS News launches digital streaming news network

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:47
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has expanded its reach to a digital streaming network that features live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday.

100,000 workers protest Belgian labor reform

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:40

Workers protest during a national trade union demonstration in Brussels, Thursday Nov. 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are converging on the Belgian capital to protest government policies that will extend the pension age, contain wages and cut into public services. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — One of Belgium's biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium's vaunted welfare state.


White Pass - 11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:38
White Pass US12
11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining with gusty winds

Satus Pass - 11/6/2014 7:20:48 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:38
Satus Pass US97
11/6/2014 7:20:48 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:38
Stevens Pass US2
11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:38
Blewett Pass US97
11/6/2014 7:28:05 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/6/2014 7:29:20 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/6/2014 7:29:20 AM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Raining

China officials in 'ivory spree'

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:37
Officials travelling with Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tanzania went on a "buying spree" for illegal ivory, an environmental activist group says.
Categories: BBC World News

Chicago Archdiocese releases files on 36 abusive priests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:35

Angel Santiago is comforted by his wife Vanaessa as he speaks during a news conference where thousands of documents on victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy from the Chicago Archdiocese were released in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago released on Thursday internal files of 36 priests who church officials found had sexually abused children. The files, which were released online, and other documents released in January show how the archdiocese dealt with abuse allegations during the past six decades, including the practice of moving priests accused of abuse to new parishes. As part of a mediation agreement, the archdiocese in January released files on 30 former priests accused of abusing minors. ...


NFL power rankings: Media shuffle top spots, but Seahawks creep up

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:31
The Patriots and Cardinals are in a virtual dead heat at the top of the NFL power rankings from the national media and major newspapers. The shift took place after Tom Brady and New England slapped a 43-21 loss on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Wembley hosts back-to-back NFL games

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:30
Wembley will host NFL games on back-to-back Sundays in 2015 as part of a new deal for three London games.
Categories: BBC World News

Catalonia's non-vote that matters

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:29
Not a referendum - but symbolic Catalan vote matters
Categories: BBC World News

ECB promises more action if needed

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:28
European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi says the bank stands ready to give the eurozone further economic stimulus "should it become necessary".
Categories: BBC World News

Burkina Faso agrees transition plan

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:26
Burkina Faso's political parties agree a year-long transition but fail to choose a leader, as calm is restored following violent street protests.
Categories: BBC World News

Latest News: Russian Relations, Democrats Regroup, Ebola Resources

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 00:24
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