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Muslims encouraged by Iowa Poll's findings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:03

Iowa Poll: 53% of Republicans and 81% of Democrats believe Islam is inherently peaceful.

       

A quick look at the Mariners' spring training roster by position

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:01
Super Bowl XLIX is now over and we can all get back to baseball. I have no more football or Marshawn Lynch commitments. So Mariners coverage will be my primary focus. Over the next week or so, we will break down each position and what to expect going into spring training.
Categories: Sports Center

Top-ranked Kentucky men get past stubborn Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:01
Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns played key roles as No. 1 Kentucky beat visiting Georgia 69-58. The Wildcats, who led by five points with 2:06 left, improved to 22-0.

Military Ebola mission in Liberia coming to an end

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:54

Troops sent to Liberia to fight Ebola now on their way home as infection rate nears zero

       

Australia dig unearths mutiny victim

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:51
The skeleton of a victim from one of Australia's most famous shipwrecks - and the subsequent massacre - is unearthed by archaeologists.
Categories: BBC World News

Commuter train smashes into SUV on tracks, killing 7 people

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:50

Train crashVALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing on Tuesday night, killing seven people, injuring several others and sending hundreds of passengers scrambling to get to safety as the front of the train and the SUV burst into flames. The impact was so forceful the electrified third rail buckled and pierced the train, authorities said.


Myanmar warns 'interfering' UN envoy

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:27
Myanmar accuses a top UN official of interfering in its internal affairs, after comments by Yanghee Lee on the Muslim Rohingya minority.
Categories: BBC World News

Police arrested 22 would-be johns before Super Bowl

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:23

The Phoenix police vice unit arrested 22 would-be johns in anticipation of the Super Bowl in an effort that coincided with the "National Day...

       

Fox News posts graphic Islamic State video

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:22

It says giving readers a chance to see the video outweighed concerns about the video's graphic nature.

       

Tennessee lawmakers reject health care expansion

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:19

The plan to extend health benefits to thousands of low-income residents failed in committee.

       

Fans struggle with Seahawks' Super Bowl loss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:18

In this image taken from video provided by Norb Caoili, Seattle Seahawks' fan Norb Caoili grabs his head in the final moments of the Super Bowl as the Seahawks lose to the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Caoili, 45, of Renton, Wash., is the force behind Norb-Cam, a Youtube channel that features self-filmed videos of himself reacting to the action during Seahawks games. The grief, anger and bewilderment felt by many Seahawks fans shows little sign of abating, even days later, and many say they’re certain that the decision to pass from the 1-yard line, resulting in a game-winning interception by the Patriots, will forever haunt the Northwest the way previous sporting gaffes defined other cities. (AP Photo/Norb Caoili)As shocking as it was, the Seattle Seahawks' last-minute loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday was probably not even the worst loss in the city's sports history.


Flights are riskier in developing Asia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:17

TransAsia has had four fatal crashes in the last 20 years, including two since July

       

Frugal Vermonter donates estate worth $8M

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:17

Ronald Read, who died at 92, didn't spend money if he didn't have to. Turns out he was investing it.

       

White Pass - 2/3/2015 8:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
White Pass US12
2/3/2015 8:03:13 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Satus Pass - 2/3/2015 8:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
Satus Pass US97
2/3/2015 8:05:23 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Stevens Pass - 2/3/2015 8:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
Stevens Pass US2
2/3/2015 8:14:47 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. Wednesday February 4, 8:00AM to 11:00AM. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be stopped between mileposts 71-72 for avalanche calibration. Motorists should expect 20 minute delays.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Blewett Pass - 2/3/2015 8:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
Blewett Pass US97
2/3/2015 8:13:08 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare, wet in places.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/3/2015 8:18:55 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/3/2015 8:18:55 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining.

Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:16
The new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” focuses on the character of Scout as an adult, and was written in the 1950s. It will be published in July.






Pilot's father calls for Jordan to avenge son's slaying

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:15

Jordanian pilot's father called on the U.S.-led coalition to "eradicate this criminal organization."