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Migrant boat sinks off Greek island; 7 bodies recovered

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:00

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a total of seven bodies, including those of two children, have been recovered from the sea off the eastern Aegean island of Kos after a boat carrying migrants or refugees sank early Wednesday. Rescue crews recovered the bodies of three men, two women, a boy and a girl. […]

7 Days, 1,500 Miles in Namibia

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:00
A seven-day journey by four women through a surreal desert landscape yields awe-inspiring sights, and hard-won lessons (know how to change a flat).









Tech Fix: Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:00
Virtual assistants from tech behemoths including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google are graded on their abilities to actually be of assistance.









Chester student in custody after posting online threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:59

Chester student in custody after posting online threatA 17-year-old girl has been arrested for making an online threat against the Chester Upland School District, the Community Charter School, and Chichester High School.


Fact check: Rubio, Cruz on Reagan and hostages

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:58

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have implied that Iran released U.S. hostages in 1981 on the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated because Reagan...

       

Iranian president: free speech can’t include insulting faith

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:48

ROME (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says freedom of expression doesn’t extend to insulting other people’s faith. Rouhani told reporters Wednesday that he and Pope Francis discussed the issue during their audience at the Vatican on Tuesday. Francis was once asked about the extremist attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. He suggested […]
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Iranian president: free speech can’t include insulting faith

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:48

ROME (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says freedom of expression doesn’t extend to insulting other people’s faith. Rouhani told reporters Wednesday that he and Pope Francis discussed the issue during their audience at the Vatican on Tuesday. Francis was once asked about the extremist attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. He suggested […]
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Iranian president: free speech can’t include insulting faith

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:48

ROME (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says freedom of expression doesn’t extend to insulting other people’s faith. Rouhani told reporters Wednesday that he and Pope Francis discussed the issue during their audience at the Vatican on Tuesday. Francis was once asked about the extremist attacks on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. He suggested […]

Oakland firefighters rescue surveyor looking at mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:48

Oakland firefighters rescue surveyor looking at mudslideTuesday a geological surveyor was taking a close look at a mudslide that happened in the backyard of a home, when he got stuck in it and had to be rescued.


EU:Serious deficiencies in Greek border controls

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:46

The European Union said Wednesday that an investigation has revealed serious flaws in Greece’s management of its borders amid a huge influx ...

       

World less free for 10th year, study shows

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:43

Global freedom has declined for the tenth consecutive year, according to a study published Wednesday by Freedom House, a Washington-based th...

       

White Pass - 1/27/2016 1:32:41 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:41
White Pass US12
1/27/2016 1:32:41 AM

Temperature: 33 °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:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/27/2016 1:33:00 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:41
Satus Pass US97
1/27/2016 1:33:00 AM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Broken cloud cover

Stevens Pass - 1/27/2016 1:32:40 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:41
Stevens Pass US2
1/27/2016 1:32:40 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/27/2016 1:35:27 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:41
Blewett Pass US97
1/27/2016 1:35:27 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/27/2016 1:33:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/27/2016 1:33:30 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Temporary closure is planned for Tuesday Jan. 26, Wednesday, Jan 27 and Thursday, Jan 28 beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line near the construction zone and the new bridge. Traffic will be stopped eastbound at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 62 near Cabin Creek and milepost 70 near Easton. Roadway bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Review launched on anti-corruption

BBC World News - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:40
The world tennis authorities announced an independent review into the effectiveness of anti-corruption practices.
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RBS sets aside $2.8 billion for misconduct and legal action

NBA - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:37

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it is putting aside some 2 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) as the taxpayer-owned institution continues to tally the costs of misconduct and legal claims. In an unscheduled trading update Wednesday, the bank also said it would inject 4.2 billion pounds into its pension funds because of […]
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RBS sets aside $2.8 billion for misconduct and legal action

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:37

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it is putting aside some 2 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) as the taxpayer-owned institution continues to tally the costs of misconduct and legal claims. In an unscheduled trading update Wednesday, the bank also said it would inject 4.2 billion pounds into its pension funds because of […]
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RBS sets aside $2.8 billion for misconduct and legal action

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:37

LONDON (AP) — The Royal Bank of Scotland says it is putting aside some 2 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) as the taxpayer-owned institution continues to tally the costs of misconduct and legal claims. In an unscheduled trading update Wednesday, the bank also said it would inject 4.2 billion pounds into its pension funds because of […]