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U.N. Envoy for Syria Says Peace Talks Will Begin Friday

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:31
The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, said the talks in Geneva, aimed at a general cease-fire, would be “uphill” and declined to identify who was invited.









Frustration in Queens as New Yorkers Dig Out From the Piles of Snow

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:30
Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the Department of Sanitation for its work over the weekend even as he acknowledged that some communities, including some in Queens, still needed assistance.









White Pass - 1/25/2016 4:16:03 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:26
White Pass US12
1/25/2016 4:16:03 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Starting Monday, Jan 25 WSDOT will be installing a new culvert across US 12 at the MP 154. The signal will be shut off and flaggers used. There may be times that the road will be closed for up to 30 minutes at a time. This work will 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next five days.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Satus Pass - 1/25/2016 4:15:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:25
Satus Pass US97
1/25/2016 4:15:57 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/25/2016 4:10:12 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:25
Stevens Pass US2
1/25/2016 4:10:12 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/25/2016 4:08:48 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:25
Blewett Pass US97
1/25/2016 4:08:48 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and fry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/25/2016 4:05:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:25
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/25/2016 4:05:20 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Advance Notice: A closure is planned for the next two nights: Monday January 25, and Tuesday January 26 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line from the East Shed (new bridge) area and east toward Slide Curve. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at MP 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at MP 62 near Cabin Creek and MP 70 near Easton.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Driver breaks down at trial for crash that killed officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:23

Francis Belizaire holds his head in his hand after testifying in Nassau County Court on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Mineola, N.Y. Belizaire testified about how he struck and killed a police officer investigating an accident on the Long Island Expressway in October 2012. The Nassau County district attorney did not charge Belizaire in the officer's death, but instead is prosecuting an alleged drunken driver, whom they say set off a sequence of crashes, including the one involving Belizaire that resulted in the officer's death. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who struck and killed a New York police officer investigating an accident on the Long Island Expressway broke down in tears testifying at the trial of another driver who is charged in the officer's death, saying he had barely a second to stop before smashing his SUV into the officer and the other man's vehicle.


Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:22

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes. Authorities said Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, are considered dangerous and possibly armed. Here is a closer look at the accusations against them. HOSSEIN NAYERI Most […]
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Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:22

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes. Authorities said Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, are considered dangerous and possibly armed. Here is a closer look at the accusations against them. HOSSEIN NAYERI Most […]
Categories: Sports Center

Escaped California inmates were charged with violent crimes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:22

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three inmates who made a daring escape from a California jail were awaiting trial on charges involving violent crimes. Authorities said Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, are considered dangerous and possibly armed. Here is a closer look at the accusations against them. HOSSEIN NAYERI Most […]

APNewsBreak: Survey: Religious objections law cost millions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:18

In this July 30, 2015 photo, Daniel Lavely, of Vincennes, Ind., checks out a display of replica weapons in the exhibition hall of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis. Tourism officials say Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in revenue after a dozen conventions picked cities other than Indianapolis amid the uproar over the state’s controversial religious objections law. The state Senate is scheduled to take up measures addressing LGBT rights on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state's religious objections law.


A look at anti-crime measures proposed in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:16

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Nicole Chavez, left, mother of a teen killed in a drive-by shooting, listens while New Mexico House Majority Leader Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, speaks about proposed legislation to punish repeat violent offenders, in Albuquerque, N.M. A slate of proposed tough-on-crime measures brought in reaction to shootings, a spate of assaults and a homicide rate in Albuquerque that increased by 53 percent in 2015 has become a major focal point of the 30-day legislative session that began this week in Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push is underway in New Mexico to lengthen prison terms and let judges deny bail. The agenda is reminiscent of a wave of 1990s anti-crime laws that some states are now reversing.


Metro Transit bus crash injures 3 in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill

NBA - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:13

The bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, after it hit a man who was on the street, according to Metro transit and police spokesmen.
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Metro Transit bus crash injures 3 in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:13

The bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, after it hit a man who was on the street, according to Metro transit and police spokesmen.
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Metro Transit bus crash injures 3 in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:13

The bus came to a sudden stop, injuring two people on board, after it hit a man who was on the street, according to Metro transit and police spokesmen.

Home heating oil spills into Schuylkill River in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:11

Home heating oil spills into Schuylkill River in Center CityOfficials are on the scene where home heating oil is spilling into the Schuylkill River in Center City Philadelphia.


Correct way of removing snow from roof

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:09

Correct way of removing snow from roofExperts say a foot of heavy snow on a 1,600 square foot house weighs as much as 14 tons.


Q&A: A look at the Detroit Public Schools teacher sick-outs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:06

Protesters stand outside Cadillac Place, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Detroit, where a judge is hearing arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. The teachers' so-called sick-outs have repeatedly forced the district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home, so in a bid to stop the absences, the district filed a lawsuit. Teachers are upset over pay, class sizes, building conditions and Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to overhaul the district. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Public Schools teachers have complained for several years about poor pay, overcrowded classrooms, a lack of supplies, unsafe building conditions and uncertainty about their futures as the district struggles under a mountain of debt. Rolling teacher sick-outs have — so far in January — forced the district to close dozens of schools on some days. A preliminary hearing will be held next month on the district's lawsuit seeking to end the sick-outs.


VIDEO: Are 'evil spirits' causing fires in Egypt?

BBC World News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 08:05
A village in northern Egypt has been gripped by panic after dozens of houses were burnt in a series of mysterious fires.
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