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Regulators to police: Issue more tickets at rail crossings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:57
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at crossings.

Yet another caller claims to be Etan Patz amid murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:56
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before.

FAA wants to speed approval process for commercial drones

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:52
The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking ways to speed up the approval process for commercial drone operations, but its efforts have been hindered by its lack of authority to review multiple applications on a group basis, the FAA chief said on Tuesday. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a U.S. House aviation subcommittee that the agency could better address a backlog of 450 requests from companies seeking exemptions to use commercial drones if it could approve a class of applications that have similar circumstances. During that period, companies can continue to apply for exemptions to use drones under strict rules. “The agency has very limited ability to grant blanket exemptions to whole classes of users.

M. Stanton Evans, Who Helped Shape Conservative Movement, Is Dead at 80

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:47
At 26, Mr. Evans drafted the statement of principles upon which Young Americans for Freedom, the first substantial national conservative organization, was created.

Sex offender who fled Canada arrested in Skyway rape

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:46
Michael Stanley, a 49-year-old U.S. citizen, was charged Monday with first-degree burglary with sexual motivation and second-degree rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old woman for whom he had done landscaping work last year.

Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:40
Restaurants, home cooks and now a growing number of cities are embracing the belief that efficiency, composting and wasting less in the kitchen are just smart economics.

'Birth tourism' hotels raided in US

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:40
US agents raid more than a dozen hotels that cater to pregnant foreigners who want their children to be born US citizens.
Categories: BBC World News

Body parts found in Becky search

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:33
The family of missing teenager Becky Watts say they are "devastated" as police reveal body parts are discovered at a house in Bristol.
Categories: BBC World News

Federal immigration agent accused of stealing from prisoner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia have charged a federal immigration agent accused of stealing from a prisoner he was assigned to transport, the city's district attorney said Tuesday.

Vietnamese man extradited from UK to face US terror charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:20
NEW YORK (AP) — A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.

Mentally ill British man near plea deal in U.S. terror case: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:14
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A mentally ill Briton is near a plea deal to resolve U.S. terrorism charges that he conspired with radical London cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to set up a jihadist training camp in Oregon in 1999, his lawyer said Tuesday. Haroon Aswat, who faces charges including conspiracy to provide support to al Qaeda and providing such support, has reached an "agreement in principle" to plead guilty, defense lawyer Peter Quijano said in Manhattan federal court. "We're very close." A deal could be reached within two weeks, Quijano told U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, resolving the case ahead of a June 1 trial date. A spokeswoman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declined to comment.

Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:14
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Iran nuclear deal could "pave Iran's path to the bomb", in a contentious speech to the US Congress.
Categories: BBC World News

Delhi police block gang rapist film

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:14
Police in India secure a court injunction blocking the broadcast of an interview with one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row.
Categories: BBC World News

Georgia puts executions on temporary hold to examine cloudy drug that postponed inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:11
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia puts executions on temporary hold to examine cloudy drug that postponed inmate's death.

Former Rhode Island speaker pleads guilty to corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:11
The former speaker of Rhode Island's statehouse pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges relating to alleged corruption, admitting he used campaign funds to buy baubles at Tiffany and accepted more than $50,000 in bribes, according to officials and court papers. Democrat Gordon Fox has accepted a plea deal under which he will serve three years in federal prison for bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return during his two decades in office, a tenure that ended abruptly in March 2012 when he resigned three days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home and office. "His corrupt conduct has resulted from his removal from high office, and deservedly so," Peter Neronha, the U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, told reporters on Tuesday. "When you violate the public trust, you shouldn't get a second chance." Fox used some $108,000 in donations to his campaign fund to make payments on his mortgage and car loan, as well as to shop at retailers including Tiffany & Co, Urban Outfitters and Wal-Mart, Neronha said.

Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:08
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for misleading viewers about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:08
Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.
Categories: BBC World News

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Via Carota in the West Village

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:59
The chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, partners in business and domestic affairs, are the owners and chefs of Via Carota in Greenwich Village.

White Pass - 3/3/2015 9:36:50 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
White Pass US12
3/3/2015 9:36:50 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

The roadway is bare and dry with ice in places.

Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/3/2015 9:39:50 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:58
Satus Pass US97
3/3/2015 9:39:50 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

The road is bare and dry.

Clear skies