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Fire Department of New York gets 1st female, gay chaplain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain.

VIDEO: Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:26
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
Categories: BBC World News

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:24

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour memberPhiladelphia Police say the man arrested for the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew will now be charged with murder.


Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:24

This Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo shows Fire Station 2 in Salt Lake City after an early morning fire in a second-floor utility room at the building. Nine Salt Lake City firefighters who escaped the fire that erupted at their own station were taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says in a statement that the nine firefighters fled the building and returned with a truck to fight the blaze. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.


Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:20

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks at the University of Southern California in Los AngelesBy Mark Hosenball and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography. Petraeus, 62, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material under the deal, according to documents filed on Tuesday in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The plea agreement announced by the Justice Department marks the latest chapter in an astonishing fall from grace for Petraeus, an intellectual with a Princeton University doctorate and a counter-insurgency expert widely considered one of America's most important military leaders of recent decades. He served stints as the top U.S. commander in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and then as CIA director and was lauded by senior U.S. lawmakers.


ACCUWEATHER MAPS: Days of wintry weather

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:20

 Days of wintry weatherAccuWeather is tracking ice, rain, and snow for the area from Tuesday to Thursday.


NFL pair to donate brains for research

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:19
New York Giants' Steve Weatherford and former NFL player Sidney Rice want their brains to help research into injuries.
Categories: BBC World News

Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:15

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, was charged in February with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow who helped put him in prison. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.


NYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when an unarmed Eric Garner was captured on video screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was placed in a fatal chokehold by an NYPD officer.

'Racial bias' at Ferguson police

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:04
The US Justice Department has found evidence of racial bias at the Ferguson police department, US media report.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:03
In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash. The Washington state Ecology Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that about 50 birds have been covered in oil from the spill that leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into ...

At least 15 Washington students exposed to pepper spray

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:00
At least 15 students were exposed to pepper spray at a Washington school on Tuesday and treated for minor injuries, city officials said. The incident occurred at about 1:40 p.m. after someone sprayed pepper spray into a classroom, the Washington Post reported. The students at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, which teaches sixth through eighth graders, were transported in an ambulance bus to Children's National Medical Center, fire department and police said. A spokeswoman for Mayor Muriel Bowser put the number of students at 16.

White Pass - 3/3/2015 12:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
White Pass US12
3/3/2015 12:37:58 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/3/2015 12:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Satus Pass US97
3/3/2015 12:24:03 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/3/2015 12:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Stevens Pass US2
3/3/2015 12:30:13 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 3/3/2015 12:25:01 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Blewett Pass US97
3/3/2015 12:25:01 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/3/2015 12:26:08 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/3/2015 12:26:08 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

FEMA settles first wave of NY, NJ Sandy insurance litigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:59
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal disaster relief officials have settled with a first swath of Hurricane Sandy victims who were denied insurance claims or underpaid for property damage caused by the historic 2012 storm, attorneys said on Tuesday. New York and New Jersey residents have launched about 1,500 court cases over Sandy flood claims, accusing private insurance companies partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of intentionally and improperly denying their claims. FEMA has tentatively settled 160 of the lawsuits and another 90 settlements were imminent, plaintiffs' attorney Steve Mostyn said. A FEMA spokeswoman confirmed that the agency was in settlement negotiations but declined to comment further.

Obama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:55
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed Tuesday to weigh further sanctions against Russia if the cease-fire agreement in Ukraine is violated, EU officials said.

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour manager

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:50

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour memberPhiladelphia Police say the man arrested for the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew will now be charged with murder.