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Report shows Port of Seattle's impact

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:46
A new report by Martin and Associates commissioned by the Port of Seattle offers fresh insights into the economic footprint by both the seaport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The report surveyed more than 1,000 port tenants and service providers.

Harvard under fire for secret classroom photos

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:46
Harvard University is coming under fire from faculty and students for secretly photographing about 2,000 undergraduates in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:46
President Barack Obama on Thursday recognized the heroism of a Union Army officer who was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, an honor that was more than 150 years in the making.

The Buy-In: Poconos Casino Offers Lesson as New York Weighs Proposals in Catskills

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:43
The Mount Airy resort in Pennsylvania has not hit any of the projections set in 2006, and it is in a region similar to one in New York that could get its own gambling center.

Texan charged in first bitcoin securities fraud Ponzi case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:43

A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme. Trendon Shavers, 32, of McKinney, Texas, was charged with misappropriating about 146,000 of the 764,000 bitcoin, then worth more than $4.5 million, that he raised from September 2011 to September 2012 by promising investors "absurdly high" interest rates, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said. ...


2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:41

2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbingTwo people are hospitalized after a stabbing in Wilmington.


White Pass - 11/6/2014 10:25:19 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:39
White Pass US12
11/6/2014 10:25:19 AM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining with gusty winds

Satus Pass - 11/6/2014 10:35:19 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:39
Satus Pass US97
11/6/2014 10:35:19 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/6/2014 10:26:11 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:39
Stevens Pass US2
11/6/2014 10:26:11 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/6/2014 10:24:10 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:39
Blewett Pass US97
11/6/2014 10:24:10 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/6/2014 10:39:18 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:39
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/6/2014 10:39:18 AM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Raining

Three Ohio teens admit to fake ALS bucket attack on autistic boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:35
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three Ohio teenagers admitted at a juvenile court hearing on Thursday to pouring a bucket containing urine, cigarette butts and spit over the head of an autistic boy, court officials said. The three unidentified boys were charged as juveniles with disorderly conduct and assault for dousing a 14-year-old boy, who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," with the bucket of contaminated water. The video of the Aug. 18 incident in the Cleveland suburb of Bay Village was posted on Instagram, police said. ...

Texas nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:32

Amber Vinson speaks before her release from Emory University Hospital in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the Texas nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola last month defended her decision to fly after that, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip. In televised interviews on Thursday, Amber Vinson, 29, also said she had received little training in handling patients with the virus that has ravaged West Africa, and had no experience with the protective gear needed for such cases before treating the Liberian, Thomas Duncan, who later died. ...


Former Venezuelan judge pleads guilty in Miami drug money case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:27
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Venezuelan judge who was accused by the United States of involvement in drug trafficking pleaded guilty in Miami federal court on Wednesday to extortion, obstruction of justice and money laundering, according to court documents. Benny Palmeri-Bacchi was accused of taking bribes from a South American drug cartel boss in exchange for impeding efforts to have him extradited to the United States. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of drug trafficking and have his sentences run concurrently in return for his full cooperation in the case. ...

Police searching for quadruple amputee in murder of Florida couple

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:25

Police searching for quadruple amputee in murder of Florida couplePolice named Sean Petrozzino, 30, a "person of interest" in the murder of his parents in Florida. They say the quadruple amputee should be considered armed and dangerous


ECB publishes Irish bailout letters

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:23
The European Central Bank has published correspondence with the Irish government in which it called for Dublin to seek a bail-out
Categories: BBC World News

US strikes target militants in Syria

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:20
The US says it has carried out air strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in Syria, whom it accuses of planning attacks on the West.
Categories: BBC World News

I want unbeaten finish - Hamilton

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:14
Lewis Hamilton says he wants to win the final two races even though he would take the title by finishing to Nico Rosberg.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Paid mourners banned in Kenya

BBC World News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:14
Every Thursday and Friday, Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, grinds to a halt as hundreds of motorcyclists block the roads.
Categories: BBC World News

California shooting survivor: Gunman was smiling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was critically wounded during a shooting rampage in California that left two deputies dead said the gunman was smiling when he shot him and had opened fire almost immediately after demanding his car keys.