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M’s Taijuan Walker makes solid Cactus League debut

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:03
The top pitching prospect, battling for the final spot in the starting rotation, throws two scoreless innings and allows one hit with two strikeouts in Seattle’s spring opener.
Categories: Sports Center

Winter storm to bring snow, ice, cold to East

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:59

A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New YorkA winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England and forecast on Wednesday to dump up to a foot (30 cm) of snow on the eastern United States forced schools and local governments to close and grounded almost 1,800 flights. Snow, sleet and freezing rain lashed Arkansas late on Wednesday as the storm crossed the state with thunder and lightning. School districts and colleges canceled classes statewide, and CST Entergy, Arkansas' biggest power supplier, reported scattered outages. "Moderate to significant sleet and freezing rain could be possible across the southern states," the NWS said.


Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:54

Gloria Alexander, pastor of the Church of Broken Pieces in Minersville, Pa., shovels the wintry mix from the sidewalk in front of her church, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/The Republican-Herald, Andy Matsko) MANDATORY CREDITPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.


Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope, attached to a long tube, not shown. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, that four patients have been infected with a superbug linked to a contaminated medical scope. It’s the second Los Angeles hospital to report infections from a superbug known as CRE. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.


A City Where Policing, Discrimination and Raising Revenue Went Hand in Hand

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:50
Ferguson, a report finds, acts less like a municipality and more like a business, extracting money from poor blacks that it uses as revenues to sustain the city’s budget.






Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:49

This undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young, accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Young was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first shooting Feb. 24 near a mall. Police said the other shootings were linked by ballistic evidence or surveillance video. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department)MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.


Three-child benefit limit considered

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:44
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:42
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.

Elizabeth McCracken wins U.S. Story Prize for short fiction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:39
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Elizabeth McCracken won the annual Story Prize for short fiction on Wednesday for "Thunderstruck and Other Stories," her collection of tales about life-altering experiences and loss. McCracken, a National Book Award finalist for her novel "The Giant's House," will receive a $20,000 prize for her critically acclaimed book of nine stories. The 48-year-old former public librarian, who is a faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, was awarded the prize at an evening ceremony at The New School, a university in New York's Greenwich Village. "Thunderstruck and Other Stories" is McCracken's second short story collection.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:27

FILE - This combination of undated file photos shows, from left, Krystle Campbell, 29, Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, and Martin Richard, 8, all who were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. More than 260 others were injured in the blasts. The federal death penalty trial began Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for allegedly conspiring with his brother to place twin bombs near the finish line of the race. (AP Photo/File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Papers give details on baby's death at Intel parking lot

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:26

Court documents unsealed this week provide more insight into the death of a 6-month-old girl inside a car parked at Intel's Jones Farm campu...

       

Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:26

This image released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Wilson County, N.C. Sheriff's Office, shows a composite sketch by investigators of one of the suspects in a heist of millions of dollars in gold bars from a truck on a North Carolina interstate highway on Sunday, March 1. Authorities have said that three armed robbers drove up while the truck was having mechanical problems and stole 275 pounds of gold bars worth $4.8 million. (AP Photo/Wilson County Sheriff's Office)WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.


VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:24
Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.
Categories: BBC World News

China shares down on growth target

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:17
Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
Categories: BBC World News

'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:15
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.
Categories: BBC World News

M’s Felix Hernandez pleased with first live batting-practice session

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:14
After testing his fastball command and breaking pitches against hitters for 45 minutes, the Seattle ace jokes, “I looked pretty good.”
Categories: Sports Center

Judge: More time needed to seek higher Revel bids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:14

 More time needed to seek higher Revel bidsA bankruptcy court judge says more time is needed to seek higher bids for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel.


White Pass - 3/4/2015 4:37:58 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:12
White Pass US12
3/4/2015 4:37:58 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/4/2015 4:24:03 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:12
Satus Pass US97
3/4/2015 4:24:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No current information available

Restrictions Southbound:
No current information available

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Stevens Pass - 3/4/2015 4:30:13 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:12
Stevens Pass US2
3/4/2015 4:30:13 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies