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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:20

In this photo taken April 3, 2015, Eleanor Blum, 88, solves crossword puzzles, as she lets her phone go unanswered at her in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the “Do Not Call” list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and fire extinguishers? (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)WASHINGTON (AP) — Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers?


Amid controversy, construction of telescope in Hawaii halted

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:20

This 2011 file artist rendering provided by Thirty Meter Telescope, shows the Thirty Meter Telescope. Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday, April 7, 2015, that the Thirty Meter Telescope is stopping construction at Mauna Kea for a week. (AP Photo/Thirty Meter Telescope)HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the company building one of the world's largest telescopes atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has agreed to his request to halt construction for a week.


Californians celebrate rain, snow from rare spring storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:18

Sacramento City Urban Forestry worker David Bonomi moves a tree limb that has fallen into the street after a storm swept through Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, April 7, 2015. An unusually cold spring storm brought heavy rain and hail to parts of Northern California on Tuesday and coated the mountains in snow, a welcome respite that will do little to ease the historic drought, forecasters say. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rainwater from a rare spring storm that pooled on Gilbert Jaffe's front sidewalk could be viewed as a nuisance, but in California's extreme drought conditions, he was treating it like the precious resource it's become.


The Short List: Jury finds Tsarnaev guilty; S.C. cop caught on video; Waiting for Apple Watch

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:16

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Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco neighborhood clean

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:06

In this March 19, 2015 photo, Clean City attendant Erica Corona, left, watches as Sabrina Hollier walks up a step to use a public toilet at the Tenderloin Pit Stop in San Francisco. Not far from the fancy stores of San Francisco’s Union Square, solar-powered flushing toilets on wheels roll in four afternoons per week in the dense Tenderloin neighborhood. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood blocks away from fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars have been cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in four afternoons per week.


Man arrested, suspected of killing 300,000 chickens

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:03

Deputies believe former employee killed the birds after he was fired.

       

Beloved giant agave, 81, dies in Michigan greenhouse

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:00

Last June, after 80 years, the plant finally grew a 28-foot stalk, flowered and set seeds.

       

Disparity Is Seen in California Driver’s License Suspensions

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:00
A study found that unpaid traffic fines for minor infractions often resulted in license suspensions that kept poor and working-class people from paying their debt.

Ferguson elects black councillors

BBC World News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:56
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri triple the number of black city councillors in the first poll since an unarmed black teenager was killed by police.
Categories: BBC World News

White South Carolina policeman charged with murdering black man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:53
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white South Carolina police officer was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday after a video showed him shooting eight times at the back of a 50-year-old black man who was running away after a traffic stop and died at the scene. The FBI and the U.S. Justice Department launched a separate investigation into the fatal shooting, which is the latest flashpoint in a series of incidents that have raised questions about policing and race relations across the country. Civil rights leaders called for calm, while many on social media said the official response would have been very different had the incident not been filmed by a member of the public who then handed the video to the victim's family. The shooting occurred on Saturday morning after officer Michael Slager, 33, stopped Walter Scott for a broken brake light, police said.

White Pass - 4/7/2015 9:59:24 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:50
White Pass US12
4/7/2015 9:59:24 PM

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Satus Pass - 4/7/2015 9:58:53 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:50
Satus Pass US97
4/7/2015 9:58:53 PM

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Stevens Pass - 4/7/2015 9:47:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:50
Stevens Pass US2
4/7/2015 9:47:45 PM

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Blewett Pass - 4/7/2015 9:42:10 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:50
Blewett Pass US97
4/7/2015 9:42:10 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/7/2015 9:57:11 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:50
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/7/2015 9:57:11 PM

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VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

BBC World News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:47
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.
Categories: BBC World News

Washington State earns 4-2 baseball victory over Gonzaga

WA Cougars - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:46
Patrick McGrath keys Cougars’ win with a three-run home run.
Categories: Sports Center

Mariners already throw a lineup twist with Nelson Cruz in right and Rickie Weeks at DH

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:46
Manager Lloyd McClendon, though, says don’t expect to see that happen too many times
Categories: Sports Center

Bhullar plays to make NBA history

BBC World News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:40
Sim Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent in the NBA, playing 16 seconds for Sacramento Kings.
Categories: BBC World News

ANZ wins appeal against class action

BBC World News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:38
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.
Categories: BBC World News