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Court rules Australia can send asylum seekers to Nauru

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:12

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 260 asylum seekers face the prospect of being deported from Australia to Nauru after Australia’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to the legality of the government’s refugee policy. A Bangladeshi woman, who cannot be named, had gone to the High Court to challenge the legality of Australia […]
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Court rules Australia can send asylum seekers to Nauru

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:12

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 260 asylum seekers face the prospect of being deported from Australia to Nauru after Australia’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a challenge to the legality of the government’s refugee policy. A Bangladeshi woman, who cannot be named, had gone to the High Court to challenge the legality of Australia […]

Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump’s Stride

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:09
The Republican establishment closes ranks around a smaller number of candidates, but can Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio build on their Iowa momentum?









Virginia man in same-sex custody case ordered to prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:06

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo the Rev. Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Va., speaks to supporters after a hearing at the University of Connecticut Law School in Hartford, Conn. A federal appeals court in New York upheld Miller's conviction on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, for his role in helping Lisa Miller, of Vermont, flee the country with her daughter in 2009, rather than share custody with her former same-sex partner. He was ordered to surrender to prison on March 1, 2016, to begin serving a 27-month prison sentence. The Millers are not related. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A pastor convicted of helping a Virginia woman flee the country rather than share custody of her daughter with her former Vermont same-sex partner has been ordered to federal prison after a court rejected an appeal of his 2012 conviction.


Congressional Republicans pan NASA asteroid mission

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:03

The space agency considers the mission relatively cheap, at an estimated $1.25 billion.

       

'Luckiest dog in world' recovering after shot with arrow

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:03

A 9-month-old puppy in Canada is recovering after she was shot with an arrow. 

       

3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless camp

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:01

A contract worker cleans-up trash as men continue to sleep behind him under an overpass near where police arrested three teenage boys the day before in connection with a January shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' that left 2 people dead and three others wounded, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Three teen brothers are suspected in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a well-known Seattle homeless camp, a crime that comes as the city struggles with a surge of people living on the streets.


District of Columbia lawmakers vote to study pot clubs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:01
The District of Columbia Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to study the possible licensing of marijuana clubs as the U.S. capital nears its anniversary of legal pot. The council also extended a temporary ban on smoking marijuana in private clubs until a task force can report on how the venues can be established. The law that took effect in February 2015 allows adults to possess small amounts of marijuana and grow and consume it at home.

Steven Avery's brother breaks media silence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59

Steven Avery's brother Earl has given his first interview since the release of "Making a Murderer.

       

White Pass - 2/2/2016 5:31:33 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59
White Pass US12
2/2/2016 5:31:33 PM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway 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. Repair work is in winter shutdown and will resume around the first part of April.

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Satus Pass - 2/2/2016 5:28:47 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59
Satus Pass US97
2/2/2016 5:28:47 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/2/2016 5:22:30 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59
Stevens Pass US2
2/2/2016 5:22:30 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, slush and ice in places.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 2/2/2016 5:37:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59
Blewett Pass US97
2/2/2016 5:37:11 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry with ice in places.

Weather:
Broken overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/2/2016 5:22:56 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/2/2016 5:22:56 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Los Angeles DA charges utility with crimes for gas leak

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:59

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 file photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily-impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. California’s attorney general is suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive out-of-control natural gas leak. Attorney General Kamala Harris said the company violated several state laws and failed to report the leak to necessary agencies for three days after it was discovered in October. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against a utility for failing to immediately report a natural gas leak that has been gushing nonstop for nearly 15 weeks.


L.A. prosecutors file criminal charges in methane leak near Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:58
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors filed criminal charges against the Southern California Gas company on Tuesday over a huge methane leak near the city that has forced thousands of residents from their homes since October. The four misdemeanor charges accuse SoCalGas, a division of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, of failing to report the release of hazardous materials following the underground pipeline rupture and discharging air contaminants. "While we recognize that neither the criminal charges nor the civil lawsuits will offer the residents of Los Angeles County a complete solution, it is important that Southern California Gas Co. be held responsible for its criminal actions," District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a written statement.

U.N. group: Mexico’s arrest of Washington woman illegal

NBA - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:56

A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico’s 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.
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U.N. group: Mexico’s arrest of Washington woman illegal

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:56

A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico’s 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.
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U.N. group: Mexico’s arrest of Washington woman illegal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:56

A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico’s 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Intensify Efforts in New Hampshire After Iowa Standoff

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:55
Final vote counts showed Mrs. Clinton narrowly beating Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according to The Associated Press and other news organizations.