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Tunisia rivals form unity government

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:07
Tunisia's parliament backs a coalition of secularists and Islamists, after last year's historic elections in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
Categories: BBC World News

Boehner says Pope Francis to address U.S. Congress on September 24

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:04

Pope Francis appears on a television screen as he leads a meeting for the 4th World Congress of Educational Scholas Occurrentes in the Synod hall at the VaticanU.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that Pope Francis will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Sept. 24, marking the first time a pope has delivered such a speech. The pope is expected to visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia during his trip to the United States. After the trip was announced last year, Boehner said that he had invited the head of the Roman Catholic Church to speak to lawmakers. "On Sept. 24 His Holiness Pope Francis will visit us here at the United States Capitol.


MacArthur Foundation awards go to 9 nonprofits

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:04

This Dec. 30, 2014 image from video provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Greg Schneider, left, information systems director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics, discussing the future of the organization’s complex information system and ways to manage their vast data holdings, with executive director Edwin Bender, in Helena, Mont. The NIMSP is among the nine winners of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation grants to nonprofit groups. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Bob Burnett)CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois prison watchdog group and a Montana organization that tracks campaign contributions in 50 states are among the nine winners of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation grants to nonprofit groups.


Penney zeros in on hair salons as a key to recovery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:03

This artist's rendering provided by J.C. Penney shows the design for its new hair salons, called The Salon by InStyle, at the department store chain's flagship locations in Los Angeles and Dallas. J.C. Penney is giving its hair salons a makeover in a bid to lure younger customers who it hopes will then stay in the stores to shop. (AP Photo/J.C. Penney)NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is giving its hair salons a makeover in a bid to lure younger customers who it hopes will then stay in the stores to shop.


Florida governor embroiled in scandal at start of second term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:58

Republican Florida Governor Scott greets supporters after his re-election victory during an U.S. midterm elections night party in Bonita SpringsBy Bill Cotterell TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Republican Governor Rick Scott, off to a rocky start in his second term in office, faced an extraordinary meeting on Thursday with Florida's Cabinet in which he admitted botching the ouster of the state’s top police administrator. Since his narrow victory over former Governor Charlie Crist in November, Scott has run into a series of controversies. In the past month, Scott was rebuked by the state Republican Party, which rejected his choice to lead the party and instead elected state Representative Blaise Ingoglia in an unheard-of snub for a newly re-elected governor. Last week, former state prisons director Michael Crews, who had been ousted by Scott, accused the governor of neglecting staff shortages and crumbling facilities in the Department of Corrections.


The Details: Designing Distraction: Executive Toys

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:58
In an era of digital devices, why are simple desktop toys still so appealing?

U.S. Supreme Court halts Texas execution of convicted killer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:55

Death row inmate Lester Bower is seen in an undated picture released by the Texas Department of Criminal JusticeBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the execution by Texas of convicted murderer Lester Bower as it considers whether to hear his full appeal including the assertion that his three decades on death row amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Bower, 67, is one of the longest-serving prisoners on death row in Texas. He was sentenced to death for murdering four men in 1983 in an aircraft hangar near Sherman, Texas. Bower was scheduled to be executed on Feb. 10.


Bony replaces Jovetic on City list

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:54
Striker Wilfried Bony replaces Stevan Jovetic in Manchester City's Champions League squad.
Categories: BBC World News

Britain lose to Turkey in Fed Cup

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:50
Great Britain's women are beaten by Turkey 2-1 in their Fed Cup qualifier but can still qualify if they beat Ukraine .
Categories: BBC World News

Feds: We have video evidence of Ohio man in US Capitol plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities say they have video and audio recordings of meetings between a confidential informant and a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.

Potential strike looms at Come By Chance, Newfoundland oil refinery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:35
By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - SilverRange Financial Partners and the local union at the oil refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, Canada, have come to an impasse over a new contract, and a mid-March strike looms unless the two sides can break the deadlock, the union’s chief negotiator said Thursday. The negotiations, which have spanned about four weeks, appear headed to a government-mandated conciliatory process unless a last-minute deal is struck, said Boyd Bussey, a United Steelworkers staff representative and chief negotiator for the local union.

White Pass - 2/5/2015 7:33:10 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:33
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 7:33:10 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional rain with areas of dense fog

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:33
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain with areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:33
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:33
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:33
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining

Dozens killed in Damascus fighting

BBC World News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:31
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.
Categories: BBC World News

Workers ready, employers brace for Seattle’s minimum-wage law

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:30
Seattle’s minimum-wage law takes effect in just eight weeks, but uncertainty remains widespread about the details and the potential ripple effects.

Obama, at prayer event, calls Dalai Lama 'good friend'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:23
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warmly acknowledged the Dalai Lama but did not meet directly with him at a religious event in Washington closely watched by Beijing, which has warned against any exchange with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. Obama, who greeted the Buddhist monk with a bow-like gesture, called him "a good friend" and "a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion and who inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human beings." Both figures were at an annual prayer breakfast in Washington where Obama spoke about the importance of religious freedom. The Dalai Lama was in the audience at a table in the front row across from the president along with senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, a signal of White House support. Obama nodded and smiled at the Dalai Lama, waving after clasping his hands to greet the spiritual leader as the event began.

Claims Against Saudis Cast New Light on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:21
Accusations by the former Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui have fueled calls for President Obama to declassify a section of the 2002 report.