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More answers begin to emerge on ancient astronomical calculator

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:01
A riddle for the ages may be a small step closer to a solution: Who made the famed Antikythera Mechanism, the astronomical calculator that was raised from an ancient shipwreck near Crete in 1901?

Wed in a lion’s cage: At 103, she’s still queen of the Paris circus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:01
She married her husband in a lions’ cage instead of a church. She remembers advising the pastor against entering the den for fear he’d get eaten by the big cats and not finish the service. The great Madame Rosa is now, at 103, considered the big top’s most eccentric, and oldest, ch

WSU women’s hoops falls to Michigan, 76-64

WA Cougars - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:01
The Washington State women’s basketball suffered just its second loss of the season Friday, falling to Michigan in the opening round of the San Juan Shootout, 76-64.
Categories: Sports Center

Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:00
A court in Egypt gathers to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.
Categories: BBC World News

NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:58
NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".
Categories: BBC World News

Three Impressions: Washington 80, Long Beach State 70

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:54
Washington relied on a suffocating 2-3 zone defense and clutch shooting in the final minutes to overcome a nine-point deficit midway in the second half and defeat Long Beach State 80-70 on Friday in the semifinals of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym. The Huskies, which improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2009, meet UTEP (4-0) in the title game 7 p.m. Sunday at ...

Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:54
Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.
Categories: BBC World News

Saturday's gossip column

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:43
Yohan Cabaye could come back to the Premier League, Real Madrid will accept £64m for Isco and Thierry Henry eyes an Arsenal return.
Categories: BBC World News

Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:41
Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
Categories: BBC World News

This 77-year-old grandma can lift more than you

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:36

This 77-year-old grandma can lift more than you

       

Nigeria mosque blasts death toll above 102

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:36

More than 102 people were killed in bomb explosions at the central mosque.

       

White Pass - 11/28/2014 11:19:04 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:34
White Pass US12
11/28/2014 11:19:04 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing lightly

Satus Pass - 11/28/2014 11:18:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:34
Satus Pass US97
11/28/2014 11:18:33 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 11/28/2014 11:07:25 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:34
Stevens Pass US2
11/28/2014 11:07:25 PM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing lightly

Blewett Pass - 11/28/2014 11:01:50 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:34
Blewett Pass US97
11/28/2014 11:01:50 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Snowing

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/28/2014 11:16:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/28/2014 11:16:51 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing with areas of poor visibility

Taliban raid on guesthouse kills 2 in Afghanistan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:27

It was latest attack in the capital as NATO troops withdraw from the country.

       

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:02
"We want them to think twice before spending that dollar today. As long as black lives are put second to materialism, there will be no peace." — Kristiana Colon, 28, who protested at Chicago's popular Magnificent Mile shopping district a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Running community cites boom among black Americans

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:00

Running groups say the numbers of black Americans taking part in the sport is growing.

       

Goss leads Washington past Long Beach 80-70

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 15:59
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach State pushed Washington to the limit but a strong run down the stretch gave the Huskies an 80-70 victory in the semifinal game of the Wooden Legacy Tournament on Friday.