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Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:02
Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.
Categories: BBC World News

T Magazine: Long a Walled-Off Secret, the Paris Mint Transforms Into a Dining and Art Destination

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:58
The grand Monnaie de Paris — which still produces commemorative coins — is undergoing a face-lift, hosting exhibits and Guy Savoy’s forthcoming flagship restaurant.

Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, members of Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department following a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund has asked a Missouri judge on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against Wilson citing "grave legal concerns" about the process. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


White Pass - 1/6/2015 12:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:49
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 12:23:15 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 12:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:49
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 12:35:07 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 12:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 12:27:45 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 12:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 12:34:35 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with snow and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 12:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 12:38:47 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet. Westbound I-90 remains closed. There is still no estimated opening time at this point but WSDOT and contractor crews are working to set 1000 feet of barrier in preparation to hopefully open the lanes later today. Closures are at mp 70 near Easton and mp 106 near Ellensburg. Advance notice of estimated opening time will be posted when known.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Bits Blog: CES: Visions of Cars on Autopilot

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:45
A number of automakers at CES were touting their plans for self-driving cars, with some executives predicting that a completely autonomous vehicle would be manufactured within five years.

Gerrard to seal move to LA Galaxy

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:44
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.
Categories: BBC World News

Lawyer Denies Suit’s Allegations of Sex With a Minor

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:43
The lawyer, Alan M. Dershowitz, who was accused along with Prince Andrew, also asked that his name be removed from the case.

Record production in 2014 from Northwest nuclear power plant

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:40
The only nuclear power plant in the Northwest, the Columbia Generating Station at Richland, produced more electricity in 2014 than in any year in its 30 year history.

2014 UW football season review: The good, the bad and the reasons for optimism

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:39
We’ve had a few days to digest the Huskies’ stunning loss to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl. The backlash from that game has centered around Cyler Miles and his poor first-half performance, the exclamation point (or, more pointedly, another question mark) to throw on top of a wildly i

Rockslide on interstate injures two in rain-pelted Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:38
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A boulder toppled onto an interstate highway on Tuesday in the mountains east of Seattle, striking two semi-trailer trucks and a car and injuring two people as Washington state grappled with landslides and flooding, officials said. More than eight inches of rain in the previous 24 hours saturated soil and caused the boulder and other rocks to fall down a slope onto Interstate 90 east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit just before 5 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation said. ...

Rockslide on interstate injures two in rain-pelted Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:38
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A boulder toppled onto an interstate highway on Tuesday in the mountains east of Seattle, striking two semi-trailer trucks and a car and injuring two people as Washington state grappled with landslides and flooding, officials said. More than eight inches of rain in the previous 24 hours saturated soil and caused the boulder and other rocks to fall down a slope onto Interstate ...

'Not so fast,' New Mexico says to would-be lottery winner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:37
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico man who thought he hit the jackpot with a scratch-off instant lottery ticket will not be getting the $500,000 he believed he had won, after officials determined that matches were due to a printing malfunction, a lottery official said on Tuesday. New Mexico Lottery spokeswoman Linda Hamlin said the ticket John Wines bought for $20 at a gas station in Roswell, New Mexico, in December was defective. Wines thought he won $500,000, but a scan of the image's barcode said the card, for the Ruby 7s game, was not a winner. ...

Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill won't play this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:36
RENTON — Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill won't play this week against the Panthers, coach Pete Carroll said, and it sounds like Hill may be out for longer than just this game.

Minor earthquake hit Dallas area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:32
DALLAS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 hit the Dallas area on Tuesday with no initial reports of injury or damage in the Texas city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was near Irving, a suburb west of the city. A 3.5 magnitude earthquake is considered minor and usually causes no damage, according to the USGS. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Video: Seahawks center Max Unger says he has "a good shot'' to play this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
Seattle center Max Unger hopes what he calls a "tough year for the injuries'' is ending.

Roundup: Teen sparks privacy debate over school iPads; states help foster kids in college

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:31
Minnesota teen sparks international debate about privacy in schools (MinnPost): High-school junior Nathan Ringo pushed back on his school's iPad policy, saying the privacy clause agreement surrounding the devices is overly broad and ambiguous. His concerns went viral after the teen wrote about