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Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:08
The company posted a statement in its Twitter feed that asked the governor of Arkansas, its home state, to reject legislation that critics say could allow discrimination against lesbians and gay men.






Things to know about California's drought and water cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.

Iranians tweet up a storm over nuclear talks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:01

Hopes for better economic times fuel anxiety in Iran over the nuclear negotiations.

       

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:01

This July 20, 2009 photo shows Dr. Salomon Melgen at his office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. The person said prosecutors are expected to bring charges against Melgen, whose medical offices were raided two years ago by federal authorities. Melgen has not been cooperating with prosecutors against Menendez, according to the person, who was not authorized to comment on the record about an ongoing federal investigation.(AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Hector Gabino)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Obama Told Iran Nuclear Negotiators to Disregard Deadline in 11th Hour

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:00
Secretary of State John Kerry extended his stay for another day as he met with his Iranian counterpart on Wednesday night for what diplomats said could be a series of pivotal sessions.






California Drought Is Worsened by Global Warming, Scientists Say

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:58
Scientists say that the warming trend makes it highly likely that California and other parts of the Western United States will see more severe droughts in the future.

Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:54

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast meeting, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston. A day after Sen. Ted Cruz announced he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Perry refused any discussion of how his fellow Texan's move affects his own anticipated White House run. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.


Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:47
Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who prosecutors say traded political favors for vacations, campaign donations and flights, angrily denied wrongdoing and vowed to fight.






Police: Texas Mom left child in dumpster for hours after evening at spa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:46

 Texas Mom left child in dumpster for hours after evening at spaDallas police say a woman was arrested after telling her 7-year-old daughter to hide in a trash bin outside a spa and then leaving her. The girl was found nearby 10 hours later.


Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in mother's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:44

Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., right, and Derrick Andrews appear in court Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two have been charged with the Feb. 12, 2014, fatal shooting of Tammy Meyers, 44, in a Las Vegas neighborhood cul-de-sac. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas won't seek the death penalty in the shooting death of a mother of four in a case that authorities initially dubbed road rage, but later said may have resulted from a tragic chain of neighborhood coincidences and misperceptions.


McDonald’s to Raise Pay at Outlets It Operates

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:39
A day after nationwide protests, the company said it was raising wages at least $1 over the local minimum wage at the restaurants it operates. Franchise outlets may feel new pressure.






Tom Koch, Comedy Writer for Bob and Ray, Dies at 89

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:36
Mr. Koch, a creator of the vexingly convoluted game 43-Man Squamish for Mad magazine, was the unheralded author of thousands of comedy scripts for Bob and Ray’s radio shows.

White Pass - 4/1/2015 4:00:02 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:31
White Pass US12
4/1/2015 4:00:02 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Snow flurries

Satus Pass - 4/1/2015 3:49:49 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:31
Satus Pass US97
4/1/2015 3:49:49 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information is available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 4/1/2015 3:55:25 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:31
Stevens Pass US2
4/1/2015 3:55:25 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional snow

Blewett Pass - 4/1/2015 4:01:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:31
Blewett Pass US97
4/1/2015 4:01:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information is available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 4/1/2015 3:57:59 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/1/2015 3:57:59 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

VIDEO: The six million people who changed America

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:17
When six million people fled America's South
Categories: BBC World News

US teachers convicted over cheating

BBC World News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:11
Eleven former school teachers and administrators are convicted of falsifying students' test scores in Atlanta, Georgia.
Categories: BBC World News

Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari Sets Out His Agenda

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:11
In remarks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Mr. Buhari bluntly enumerated two scourges: the ruthless onslaught of the Boko Haram militant group; and the “evil of corruption.”