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Dyson's Pure Cool air purifier targets Chinese market

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:45

First Asia, then the world.

       

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:38

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at the start of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing Monday, March 30, 2015. In the meeting Lew expressed "deep concern" about the curbs in proposed bank security and anti-terrorism rules. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions.


Popular Darby Township man killed in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:33

Popular Darby Township man killed in house fireNeighbors are remembering a popular Darby Township man who was killed in a house fire Monday night.


'Partying' cross-dressers tried to crash gates at NSA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30

The men are accused of stealing an SUV from a man who checked into a motel with them.

       

Teen shot in foot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:23

Teen shot in foot in West PhiladelphiaA teenager is hospitalized after being shot in West Philadelphia Monday night.


Asian shares higher on China easing

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:19
Asian shares head higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado cinema gunman's mother prays for son to be spared death penalty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:19

James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in DenverBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday. Details of Arlene Holmes' book were disclosed in an interview that she and her husband, Bob, granted to the Del Mar Times, in which the couple maintained that their son is mentally ill and his life should be spared. James Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from a shooting rampage at a cinema in suburban Denver in July 2012. Twelve moviegoers were killed and 70 others wounded when Holmes opened fire inside the theater during a midnight viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for the southern California native if he is convicted.


Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:17

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.


New Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:15

A memorial appears on display in front of a home, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Bedford, N.H., where New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home. He says when officers arrived, they found two more people dead. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.


Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:12

Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, left, D-Anderson, and Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, call for the repeal of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a press conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. Republican legislative leaders say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.


Asia will drive growth, says Diageo

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:11
Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from the region.
Categories: BBC World News

Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:10

File - This June 9, 2014 file photo shows the outside of the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu. A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.


White Pass - 3/30/2015 6:13:48 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:05
White Pass US12
3/30/2015 6:13:48 PM

Temperature: 58 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Satus Pass - 3/30/2015 6:07:31 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:05
Satus Pass US97
3/30/2015 6:07:31 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
No current information available

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 3/30/2015 6:09:53 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:05
Stevens Pass US2
3/30/2015 6:09:53 PM

Temperature: 51 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 3/30/2015 6:12:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:05
Blewett Pass US97
3/30/2015 6:12:17 PM

Temperature: 58 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Overcast skies.

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/30/2015 6:04:13 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:05
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/30/2015 6:04:13 PM

Temperature: 59 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Scattered clouds

What does Indiana's economy look like?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:04

Tourism, agriculture and manufacturing are big.

       

Japan extends North Korea sanctions

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:02
Japan extends sanctions against North Korea for two more years, citing no progress in talks on abducted Japanese nationals.
Categories: BBC World News

Indian monsoon's past analysed

BBC World News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:59
Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.
Categories: BBC World News