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Snoqualmie Pass - 12/4/2014 10:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/4/2014 10:38:47 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies with gusty winds west of the summit

U.S. lawmakers set last-ditch push for Islamic State war authorization

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:32

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Menendez and Sen. Corker welcome Jordan's King Abdullah on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made a last-ditch push on Thursday to vote on an authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State before they hand full control of Congress over to Republicans next month. As debate intensified in the House of Representatives and Senate over the campaign against the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, Democrats launched a plan to attach a formal authorization for the use of military force as an amendment to a water bill the panel considered - and passed - on Thursday. ...


Thursday Seahawks links and notes: Catching up with Chris Polk, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:31
I wondered early in the week if the betting line on this game might change. Turns out, so far it really hasn't as the Eagles remain favored by a point or 1.5 points according to Vegas Insider.
Categories: Sports Center

Uber sets up mobile development team in Amsterdam

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:29
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Uber, the San Francisco-based ride sharing company, has set up a mobile phone software development team in Amsterdam, its international headquarters.

Dhuluiya Journal: Under ISIS Fire, Love Conquers

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:26
A young couple on opposite sides of enemy lines in the town of Dhuluiya pulled off a daring plot to marry.

Correction: Hershey-Sweetener story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:25

Hershey's candy bars Take 5, PayDay, Almond Joy and a York Peppermint Patty, examples of products that use corn syrup, are displayed for a photo in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press the company uses a mix of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in its products but that it is "moving more toward sugar." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about The Hershey Co. exploring the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sugar, The Associated Press, relying on information from a company spokesman, erroneously named several products the changes could affect. Some Hershey products that include high-fructose corn syrup are Hershey's syrups, Rolo, Reese's Nutrageous, Take 5 and certain Hershey boxed chocolates.


Watson’s Nobel Prize Medal for Decoding DNA Fetches $4.1 Million at Auction

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:15
For Dr. Watson, a co-winner of the prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA, the sale became part of an effort to redeem himself for making offensive remarks about black people.

Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible, C.D.C. Says

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:08
The flu vaccine is a relatively poor match to a new virus that is currently circulating, health officials said.

US grand jury system 'broken'

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:03
Civil rights leaders label the US grand jury system "broken" after the death of a man being restrained in New York, as a federal report uncovers "excessive force" by Cleveland police.
Categories: BBC World News

Uber taxi business valued at $40bn

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:01
Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).
Categories: BBC World News

Navy revokes honorary title given to Cosby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 03:00

Navy revokes honorary title given to CosbyThe Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy's core values.


Police leap to defence of chokehold officer

BBC World News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:59
Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
Categories: BBC World News

Few Options for Homeless as San Jose Clears Camp

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:57
Environmental concerns have led San Jose to clear a vast homeless camp, but in one of the nation’s priciest housing markets, not everyone has a place to go.

Toyota recalls cars in Japan, China for air bags

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:48
Toyota is recalling 185,000 vehicles in Japan and 5,000 in China for a possibly defective air bag supplied by Takata, the Japanese manufacturer at the center of an unfolding safety scandal.

Chart: Everett-Seattle traffic busts the bus schedule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:48
Not only are Seattle area freeway trips getting slower, they've also been highly unpredictable lately, as this three-year chart by bus commuter Tim Ellis shows.

U.S. Birthrate Declines for Sixth Consecutive Year; Economy Could Be Factor

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:46
Officials, using data from birth certificates, said there were 3.93 million births in 2013, down slightly from 3.95 million in 2012.






Report: Afghan who killed US general not Taliban

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:46
The Afghan soldier who shot and killed a U.S. two-star general in August was not a Taliban operative, and there was no sign of an unusual security threat the day he opened fire in an attack that also wounded 18 people, according to a U.S. military investigation report released Thursday.

Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:40

Funeral set for 3 children killed in Tabernacle, N.J. murder-suicideA funeral will be held this weekend for three children who, police say, were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last month in Tabernacle, New Jersey.


5 Years After Crash, Tiger Woods Is Still Recovering

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 02:39
Since Woods won the 2008 United States Open, he has had two operations, become a father for the second time, been divorced and reached the cusp of middle age.