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First lady, rapper Wale offer advice to college students at White House

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:19

More than 130 college-bound students gathered at the White House on Thursday for first lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 Beat the Odds Summit.

       

Snoqualmie Pass - 7/21/2015 9:14:14 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:19
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/21/2015 9:14:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday July 22 and Thursday July 23 at 8 p.m. and lasting for one hour or more each night. During blasting crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures, there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 at the summit or westbound past milepost 70 near Easton.

Weather:


Voices: Caitlyn Jenner made me love me

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:18

I knew what Caitlyn's immense bravery would mean for me: I could no longer lie to myself.

       

Mers virus cuts into S Korea growth

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:16
South Korea's economic growth is hit sharply by the Mers outbreak and continued weak exports.
Categories: BBC World News

Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:16
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer said Wednesday that he plans to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

Australia's climate stance attacked

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:13
Britain's former Conservative environment minister has attacked Australia's climate change stance as "incomprehensible".
Categories: BBC World News

NBA leaning toward playoff change

NBA - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:10
A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.
Categories: Sports Center

NBA leaning toward playoff change

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:10
A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.
Categories: Sports Center

NBA leaning toward playoff change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:10
A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.

Couple trolls N.C. beach-goers with shark cage contraptions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:08

Audition for 'Sharknado 4'? We think yes.

       

During border visit, Trump says he backs legal immigration

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:07

Businessman-turned-Republican-candidate Donald Trump tours the Texas-Mexico border.

       

Bill Cosby loses latest legal bid to block sexual abuse lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:05

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian's petition to review the case. The accuser's attorney, Gloria Allred, said the decision cleared the way for litigation brought by Judy Huth, now in her 50s, to proceed, and that she intended to take Cosby's sworn deposition within the next 30 days. "We are looking forward to Mr. Cosby answering questions under oath at his deposition," Allred said.


U.S. looking at Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

NBA - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:03
Alan Ashley isn’t paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. looking at Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:03
Alan Ashley isn’t paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Categories: Sports Center

U.S. looking at Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:03
Alan Ashley isn’t paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

S Korea golfer loses army appeal

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:59
Two-time PGA Tour-winning golfer Bae Sang-moon will have to return to South Korea for military service after losing a legal bid to delay it.
Categories: BBC World News

After 2 deaths, Ikea warns of risks with 27M dressers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:57

This product image provided by Ikea shows a Malm 6-drawer dresser. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, is announcing a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their Malm 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of Malm 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers. The chests and dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall. (Ikea via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall.


Link found between student's chosen major, parents' income

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:53

The amount of money your parents make could, according to a new study, affect your college major.

       

No sharks: Gazan surfers take on sewage, gunfire

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:47

Shark attacks might be scary, but here surfers worry about raw sewage and gunfire.

       

Picture of Tennessee shooting emerges: 3-5 minutes of terror

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:41

An investigator walks by the entrance of a Navy and Marine center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Law enforcement officials for the first time provided details about how Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez crashed the gates with his car and opened fire on the service members inspecting equipment there, killing four Marines and one sailor. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission, when the silver Mustang convertible came barreling through the gates of the reserve center on the banks of the Tennessee River.