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Under fire, GOP leader Scalise says he rejects bigotry

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:39
Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House, said Wednesday he rejects all forms of bigotry after his admission last week that he addressed a white supremacist group in 2002.

12 dead in terror attack at French satirical newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:35

12 dead in terror attack at French satirical newspaperMasked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the editor of the paper, before escaping. French President Francois Hollande called the slayings a terrorist attack.


U.S. Air Force pushes back SpaceX certification date

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:26
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it expects to certify Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, to compete for launches no later than mid-2015, pushing back its original target date by six months. The Air Force said on Tuesday it was "close" to certifying a new company to launch large U.S. military satellites, but did not name SpaceX. United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, is at present the only firm certified for such launches. ...

Correction: Former Governor Trial story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:19

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court for sentencing with his daughter Rachel McDonnell, right, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Richmond, Va. McDonnell, once a top Republican prospect for national office, was convicted for selling the influence of his office to the CEO of a dietary supplements company. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In some versions of a story Jan. 7 about former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's sentencing for public corruption, The Associated Press reported erroneously the contents of a letter from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine. Kaine said that McDonnell's work to restore voting rights for thousands of felons should weigh positively in the judge's sentencing decision. But he did not ask the judge to spare McDonnell from prison.


Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:17

Same-sex couples kiss after being married in Miami, FloridaBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed. The same judicial panel that will consider the Texas case will also hear appeals on same-sex marriage bans in Louisiana and Mississippi, setting up a possible decision that could redefine same-sex marriage in parts of the U.S. South, where each state has passed legislation banning the practice. ...


Wet Seal closing over 300 stores, nearly 3,700 losing jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:16

Wet Seal closing over 300 stores, nearly 3,700 losing jobsWet Seal is closing 338 stores, about two-thirds of its locations, resulting in nearly 3,700 full- and part-time workers losing their jobs.


Officer who shot boy applied at agency now investigating him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:15
CLEVELAND (AP) — A rookie police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old Cleveland boy carrying a pellet gun is being investigated by a law enforcement agency that passed on hiring the officer.

A Legend Among Us This Week

E-Town - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:12

I remember walking in to the hall during setup for this week’s taping. It was just like any other taping day. Audio guys were running mic cables across the stage, cases were being rolled to the back of the room, and others from the production staff were making their best versions of Turkey and Hummus sandwiches down in the green room. There was nothing special about it, except for the magnificently crazy looking white piano on the stage. There are very few living folks out there that could sit behind a piano like that and pull it off. I could probably count them on one hand – Elton John, Dr. John, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis – and LEON RUSSELL. That’s when Leon emerged from behind the curtain, sat down at the piano and started warming up. It was a surreal musical moment for me, having just been listening to Leon’s “Carney” album on my turntable a few days earlier, and fascinating myself with the back cover photography of him painted from head to toe and hanging out in a trailer in the middle of nowhere.

DSC_4297Leon is a living legend, and best of all, he can still sing and play like a master. In this week’s episode, you’’ll hear him cover lots of musical territory from his career, and the razor sharp wit he delivers during his interview with Nick is not to be missed. Wait legendary producer does he refer to as a “tiny murderer”? You’ll have to tune in or podcast to find out.

DSC_4265Also with us is singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose who brings her tasteful band and strong songs to the eTown stage for her first visit. It was the first time I had heard her, and she was really great!

You won’t want to miss this week’s eChievement Award story either. Got an hour? Tune or podcast this week! Check out the videos below for more behind-the-scenes action.

– Zack

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Categories: E-Town

Oil price dips below $50 a barrel

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:11
The price of Brent crude oil has dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 before recovering slightly.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/7/2015 7:27:26 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 7:27:26 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

White Pass - 1/7/2015 7:27:26 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 7:27:26 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:01
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 7:22:38 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 7:25:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with dense fog in places. Strong gusty winds on the west side of the summit

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 7:25:52 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 7:25:52 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with dense fog in places. Strong gusty winds on the west side of the summit

New Hampshire lawmakers can again carry guns on House floor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Legislators may once again carry concealed guns on New Hampshire's House floor after Republicans reversed a ban instituted two years ago by Democrats.

U.S. court upholds NY state vaccination requirement for students

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:57
By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - New York state's requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public school does not violate parents' religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan also ruled that students who receive religious exemptions from the vaccination law may be kept out of school during disease outbreaks, affirming a lower court decision. ...

Messi 'happy to stay at Barcelona'

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:56
Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and will stay until at least 2018, says club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Categories: BBC World News