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Venezuela's UN envoy: Not concerned about US investigations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:52

FILE- In this June 11, 2014, file photo, Venezuela's Rafael Ramirez, Minister of Popular Power of Petroleum and Mining, speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Ramirez, Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations, dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into a billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country's state-run oil company while he was in charge. The allegations surrounding corruption at the PDVSA oil company cast a pall over Ramirez as Venezuela took over the rotating presidency of the Security Council on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. investigations into billion-dollar bribery schemes that allegedly occurred at the country's state-run oil company while he was in charge.


Chicago teachers union rejects 'serious offer' from district

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:52
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday it has rejected a four-year contract proposal, saying the offer does not address school conditions, a lack of services for some students or the fiscal crisis the nation's third-largest district faces.

Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley?

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 2/1/2016 4:31:33 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
White Pass US12
2/1/2016 4:31:33 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals. Monday, Feb 1, 7 AM to noon, expect 30 minute delays. Feb. 2 through the end of March, work will stop for the remainder of the winter. Work to reconstruct the roadway in the three washout locations will resume around the first part of April.

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Satus Pass - 2/1/2016 4:28:47 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
Satus Pass US97
2/1/2016 4:28:47 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/1/2016 4:22:30 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
Stevens Pass US2
2/1/2016 4:22:30 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 2/1/2016 4:37:11 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
Blewett Pass US97
2/1/2016 4:37:11 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare, wet in places

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/1/2016 4:22:56 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/1/2016 4:22:56 PM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies with occasional light snow showers.

Federal agents report finding 8 pipe bombs in man’s home

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:48

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve taken a Tampa man into custody after finding eight pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in his home. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports in a news release that ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police, executed a search warrant Monday at […]
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Federal agents report finding 8 pipe bombs in man’s home

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:48

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve taken a Tampa man into custody after finding eight pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in his home. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports in a news release that ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police, executed a search warrant Monday at […]
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Federal agents report finding 8 pipe bombs in man’s home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:48

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve taken a Tampa man into custody after finding eight pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in his home. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports in a news release that ATF agents, along with FBI bomb technicians and Tampa police, executed a search warrant Monday at […]

My life with microcephaly

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:45
They said I would die but now I play the violin
Categories: BBC World News

Iowa caucuses: Is this what democracy should look like?

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:39

We know there are many problematic aspects in the country’s election system, but the Iowa caucuses are perhaps the most strange. Here we have a state that is in no way representative of the country conducting a nominating process that involves only a tiny fraction of its citizens. Yet because it seems everything in our […]
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Iowa caucuses: Is this what democracy should look like?

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:39

We know there are many problematic aspects in the country’s election system, but the Iowa caucuses are perhaps the most strange. Here we have a state that is in no way representative of the country conducting a nominating process that involves only a tiny fraction of its citizens. Yet because it seems everything in our […]
Categories: Sports Center

Iowa caucuses: Is this what democracy should look like?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:39

We know there are many problematic aspects in the country’s election system, but the Iowa caucuses are perhaps the most strange. Here we have a state that is in no way representative of the country conducting a nominating process that involves only a tiny fraction of its citizens. Yet because it seems everything in our […]

Landmark deal for Canada rainforest

BBC World News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:39
Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada hail a deal to protect one of the world's largest temperate rainforests.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Reading council president sentenced to 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:39

Former Reading council president sentenced to 2 yearsA former eastern Pennsylvania city council president has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking a bribe in exchange for efforts to repeal the city's campaign finance law.


Benoît Violier, Top French-Swiss Chef, Dies at 44

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:38
Mr. Violier ran the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland, which was named the world’s best in December. The police said his death appeared to have been a suicide.









Start at the beginning for education fixes: early education

NBA - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:37

The Jan. 29 Opinion page had two items that were of particular interest to me as a business executive and entrepreneur in the technology sector. “Time for education fix” and “Business as usual isn’t enough for students or our economy” both address the urgency of improving outcomes of our K-12 system. Financing is one important […]
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Start at the beginning for education fixes: early education

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:37

The Jan. 29 Opinion page had two items that were of particular interest to me as a business executive and entrepreneur in the technology sector. “Time for education fix” and “Business as usual isn’t enough for students or our economy” both address the urgency of improving outcomes of our K-12 system. Financing is one important […]
Categories: Sports Center