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Blewett Pass - 3/31/2015 10:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:15
Blewett Pass US97
3/31/2015 10:24:09 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/31/2015 10:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:15
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/31/2015 10:31:25 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Advance Notice: Eastbound closure near summit planned for 11 a.m. today for approximately 90 minutes. The roadway is bare and wet. I-90 eb reduced to one lane near mp 62. Crews are working to remove a damaged semi trailer and debris from an earlier collision.

Weather:
Raining

Pennsylvania college expels 3 for racist radio broadcast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:14
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A private Pennsylvania college expelled three students over a campus radio broadcast in which they made racist comments and used a slur.

Lufthansa Says Germanwings Pilot Reported Deep Depression

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:12
The company said Andreas Lubitz, thought to have intentionally crashed a Germanwings flight, had informed it of his depressive episodes in 2009 after a break in training.






Iraqi Prime Minister Claims Major Advance in Tikrit

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:11
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said government forces had reached the center of Tikrit, which some took to mean a declaration of victory. But Islamic State forces still hold parts of the city.

Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Amid Scrutiny

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:11
As potential audience members scoured Mr. Noah’s past work and social media, they uncovered many posts on his Twitter account that they deemed to be offensive to women or Jews.

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital captured in DC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:10

 Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital captured in DCAn inmate in a hospital for treatment after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied search that ended nine hours later with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital.


VIDEO: Joy and elation on Nigeria streets

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:07
Muhammadu Buhari's win in Nigeria's presidential election has triggered mass celebration in the northern city of Kano.
Categories: BBC World News

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:07

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft testifies during the murder trial of former Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.


Boston bombing defense rests after detailing brother's research

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:05

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days. By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 people near the finish line of the famed race. In all, testimony in the guilt phase of Dzhokhar's trial took 16 days, less time than it took to pick the 12 jurors and six alternates. Digital forensics expert Mark Spencer testified about data found on three computers owned by the Tsarnaev brothers.


Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:04

 Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complicationsFamily members and supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal say the former death row inmate was rushed to a Pennsylvania hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes.


Evidence links China to GitHub attack

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:03
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.
Categories: BBC World News

Baby 4: Newborn spotted with endangered Puget Sound orcas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:03
SEATTLE (AP) — The endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters is experiencing a baby boom with a fourth baby orca documented this winter.

Congo military leaders sign pledge to combat rape in war

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 03:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Congolese army commanders signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed Tuesday as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.

Thousands of Detroit-area homeowners try to stop foreclosure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:58

Protestor Henry Cole holds a sign outside the Wayne County Treasurer's office in Detroit on Tuesday March 31, 2015. More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Max Ortiz) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.


U.N. Warns of ‘Total Collapse’ in Yemen as Houthis Continue Offensive

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:50
The warning came amid reports of heavy fighting in the port city of Aden that had left streets lined with bodies and hospitals full of corpses.






Abused boy's ex-guardian apologizes, gets up to 17 months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:48
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A former social worker apologized for failing to protect the kids in her care as she was sentenced Tuesday to up to 17 months in prison over the abuse of a boy who was found handcuffed to her porch with a dead chicken around his neck.

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial after calling just 4 witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:48
BOSTON (AP) — Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial after calling just 4 witnesses.

Family clings to hope as remains from NY blast are processed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:45

A New York City Police Dept. Arson Explosion detective looks at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — The brothers of a man missing in a New York building collapse say they're clinging to hope while DNA testing determines the identity of human remains found in the rubble.


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:43

This Monday, March 30, 2015 photo shows a Hisense Chrome laptop in San Francisco. Google and Microsoft are releasing cheaper laptops and tablets in an effort to reach students, budget-conscious families and overseas markets. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.