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Here’s how Mike Leach and his WSU Cougars football staff successfully recruited to Pullman

WA Cougars - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:40

Mike Leach has built his coaching career while setting up shop in some of the most remote outposts in FBS college football — Texas Tech and Washington State. He’s done so by playing to his programs’ strengths and maximizing resources.
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Illinois budget tiff means more flood damage before buyouts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:37

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner listens to Illinois Emergency Management Agency officials warn of the dangers of driving through high water of the south fork of the Sangamon River in Kincaid, Ill. Some southern Illinois residents who by now expected to live in new homes after agreeing to government buyouts following a 2011 Mississippi River flood instead got socked a second time amid a prolonged political fight over the state’s budget. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dozens of southern Illinois families still awaiting new housing after they accepted government buyouts following the 2011 Mississippi River flood instead got socked by another round of damage amid the prolonged political fight over the state's budget.


Man who claimed self-defense is convicted of killing 3 bears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:37
ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who said he shot three bears on his property to defend himself and his wife has been convicted of illegally killing them.

Attorney says Chicago officer didn't tamper with dashcam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:31

Jason Van Dyke approaches the bench with one of his attorneys, Will Fahy, during a hearing on the killing of Laquan McDonald Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Van Dyke has pleaded not guilty in the death of 17-year-old McDonald, whose videotaped shooting sparked numerous protests and calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation. (Nancy Stone /Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times did not tamper with his squad car's dashcam, his attorney said Friday in response to a Chicago news outlet's report this week that the device was intentionally damaged.


Navy officer sentenced to 40 months in bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Navy officer to 40 months in federal prison for providing ships and submarine schedules to a Malaysian contractor in exchange for cash and luxury hotel stays in Singapore, Hong Kong and the island of Tonga.

Massive sinkhole opens up near highway along Oregon coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:31
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Transportation officials say a massive sinkhole has opened near a highway along the coast of southern Oregon.

Labor Department moves forward on retirement advice proposal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:29
The U.S. Labor Department on Friday took the next step toward requiring brokers who provide retirement advice to follow a "fiduciary" standard of putting clients' interests first, a move that could roil the financial services industry. The White House's Office of Management and Budget said on its website that it had received the department's final proposed rule. "We're working aggressively to work through the process," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest at a briefing on Friday.

Authorities release name of Memphis man killed by officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:28
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by police during a foot chase in a Memphis neighborhood.

In Kentucky, a push for engineers over French lit scholars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:27
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin wants state colleges and universities to produce more electrical engineers and less French literature scholars.

Crews demolishing San Francisco house sliding off hill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:24

A work crew demolishes a home that is sliding off a hill and threatening another home in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. City crews ordered an emergency demolition on Thursday and the work continued Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews are tearing down a multimillion-dollar San Francisco house that is sliding down a hill, threatening other homes.


Quirky caucuses pose organizational challenge for Sanders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:24

In this Jan. 28, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pumps his fist as he walks with his wife Jane Sanders during a campaign rally at the Burlington Memorial Center in Burlington, Iowa. Sanders feels like the hottest candidate in the Democratic race. Thousands flock to his rallies across Iowa, screaming his name. The question is whether all that heat translates into bodies in a room on a cold night in Iowa next Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders feels like the hottest candidate in the Democratic race. Thousands flock to his rallies across Iowa, screaming his name as they "feel the Bern."


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:22
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Jan. 28, 2016:
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Lawyer: Fatal San Francisco pier shooting was an accident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:22

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO LOPEZ-SANCHEZ, INSTEAD OF SANCHEZ-LOPEZ - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 file photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez walks into court for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. Lopez-Sanchez and his lawyer Matt Gonzalez are expected to ask a judge Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, to drop a second-degree murder charge and related counts, arguing that the judge presiding over a preliminary hearing late last year made procedural mistakes. Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national, is charged with fatally shooting Kate Steinle, while walking on a city pier. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The lawyer for a Mexican national charged with fatally shooting a young San Francisco woman as she walked on a city pier wants his client's murder charge dismissed, saying the killing that rekindled the national debate over illegal immigration was an accident.


White Pass - 1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:14
White Pass US12
1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway. A traffic light is directing traffic lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays. Starting Monday, Jan 25 culvert installation across US 12 at the MP 154, flaggers will direct traffic, 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 until completed.

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:14
Satus Pass US97
1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Stevens Pass - 1/29/2016 11:51:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:14
Stevens Pass US2
1/29/2016 11:51:37 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:14
Blewett Pass US97
1/29/2016 12:07:25 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/29/2016 11:46:05 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/29/2016 11:46:05 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Sheriff: 1 California jail fugitive captured, 2 still at large

NBA - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:13

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: 1 California jail fugitive captured, 2 still at large.
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Sheriff: 1 California jail fugitive captured, 2 still at large

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:13

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: 1 California jail fugitive captured, 2 still at large.
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