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Eagles sign WR Miles Austin to 1-year contract

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

Eagles sign WR Miles Austin to 1-year contractThe Philadelphia Eagles said on Tuesday the team has signed wide receiver Miles Austin to a 1-year contract.


Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:57

This screen shot made Tuesday, March 31, 2015 shows the Times Square area of New York in Pac-Man form on Google Maps. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game in celebration of April Fools’ Day. (AP Photo/Google Maps)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.


Music Review: Sufjan Stevens' latest album is worth the time

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:57

This CD cover image released by Asthmatic Kitty shows "Carrie & Lowell," by Sufjan Stevens. (AP Photo/Asthmatic Kitty)Sufjan Stevens, "Carrie & Lowell" (Asthmatic Kitty)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Obama Rejects Republican Bid to Overturn New Union Rules

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:44
The president defied efforts by Congress to block new regulations that would streamline union elections.






Amazon launches home ordering kit

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:38
In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.
Categories: BBC World News

Arkansas gives final approval to religious-freedom bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:34
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Foreign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:33
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures.

Defying Criticism, Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill on Religious Freedom

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:31
The measure now goes to the state’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, who says he plans to sign the bill.






Pa. Supreme Court rules against AG Kathleen Kane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:26

Pa. Supreme Court rules against AG Kathleen KanePennsylvania's highest court says a county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general's office. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who had challenged the appointment after a grand jury recommended she be charged criminally for leaks of secret material. The court's main opinion says a suburban Philadelphia judge "acted within his authority and sound prerogative" in appointing lawyer Thomas Carluccio to investigate the leaks. Carluccio led a grand jury looking into a complaint that material from a 2009 investigation was reported last year in the Philadelphia Daily News.


South Carolina, Once a Doormat, Is Now a Step From a Final

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:22
Dawn Staley has made steady progress since becoming the coach of South Carolina’s women’s basketball team in 2008. Now the Gamecocks are in their first Final Four.

Washington school shooter's father charged with illegal gun possession

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:19
The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally purchasing the handgun used in the rampage, federal prosecutors said. Jaylen Fryberg, a 15-year-old freshman, opened fire inside a cafeteria at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October, killing four students and ...

Washington school shooter's father charged with illegal gun possession

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:19
The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally purchasing the handgun used in the rampage, federal prosecutors said. Jaylen Fryberg, a 15-year-old freshman, opened fire inside a cafeteria at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October, killing four students and ...

2 found dead inside Lower Moreland home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:17

2 found dead inside Lower Moreland homePolice are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a home in Lower Moreland, Montgomery County.


White Pass - 3/31/2015 11:30:31 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:16
White Pass US12
3/31/2015 11:30:31 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional snow showers.

Satus Pass - 3/31/2015 11:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:16
Satus Pass US97
3/31/2015 11:35:07 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
No current information available

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 3/31/2015 11:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:16
Stevens Pass US2
3/31/2015 11:27:45 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light snow and slush

Blewett Pass - 3/31/2015 11:34:35 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:16
Blewett Pass US97
3/31/2015 11:34:35 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/31/2015 11:30:31 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/31/2015 11:30:31 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Eastbound closure in progress near milepost 57 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

Toddler found unconscious at eatery; mom faces murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who locked herself inside a restaurant bathroom for 25 minutes before she was found holding her unconscious 1-year-old son foaming at the mouth has been arrested on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.

Monsanto donates $4M to effort to save monarch butterflies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:13

In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, a Monarch butterfly takes flight from a plant leaf in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The population of the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population along its migration route from Mexico because of habitat destruction due in part to weed killers and herbicide-resistant plants like those Monsanto and other agribusinesses offer. Agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said Tuesday, March 31, 2015 that it will commit $4 million to help stem the decline of monarch butterflies. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.