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£5.1bn for Premier League TV rights

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:41
Sky and BT Sport pay £5.1bn for live Premier League TV rights for three seasons, a 70% increase on the current deal.
Categories: BBC World News

Footage of 1915 Chicago ship disaster that killed 844 found

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:37

FILE - In this July 24, 1915 file photo, passengers are rescued as they stand atop the Eastland passenger ship after the vessel capsized in the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. Film clips have surfaced of the 1915 disaster that left 844 people dead. The first-known footage of the Eastland disaster was spotted by Jeff Nichols, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who was looking through seemingly unrelated material on World War I. (AP Photo/File)CHICAGO (AP) — Film clips have surfaced of a 1915 disaster that left 844 people dead when a ship headed to a company picnic capsized in the Chicago River.


Panel Urges More Research on Geoengineering as a Tool Against Climate Change

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:35
The National Academy of Sciences panel said that with proper governance, experiments of climate intervention technologies should pose no significant risk.

Milwaukee council approves $124 million streetcar system

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:33
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Milwaukee lawmakers on Tuesday approved a $124 million plan to build a downtown streetcar system, which supporters say will spur economic growth and opponents call a waste of money. City council members voted 9-6 not to reconsider its January approval of the streetcar project, which will be funded through federal grants and tax incremental districts. Milwaukee will join several other U.S. cities that have streetcars including Portland and Seattle. A similar streetcar system, costing $133 million, is under construction in nearby Cincinnati.

All 6 killed in NY train-car collision had injuries, burns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:33
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — All six of the people killed in a fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV in the New York City suburbs suffered blunt-force injuries and burns, a medical examiner announced Tuesday.

Report: Team that knocked Taney out of LLWS under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:33

 Team that knocked Taney out of LLWS under investigationThe Chicago-based team that knocked Philadelphia's Taney Dragons out of the Little League World Series - and went on to become the U.S. champs - is under investigation, ESPN reports.


10. Ain't Enough Whiskey - Kid Rock

iTunes Top Ten - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:27
First Kiss
Kid Rock

Expected Release Date: February 20, 2015
Total Songs: 10
Genre: Rock
Price: By Song Only
Copyright ? 2015 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

White Pass - 2/10/2015 10:20:12 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:26
White Pass US12
2/10/2015 10:20:12 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 2/10/2015 10:02:47 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:26
Satus Pass US97
2/10/2015 10:02:47 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Stevens Pass - 2/10/2015 10:17:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:26
Stevens Pass US2
2/10/2015 10:17:35 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 2/10/2015 10:20:06 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:26
Blewett Pass US97
2/10/2015 10:20:06 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with ice in places.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/10/2015 10:07:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:26
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/10/2015 10:07:25 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times

US job openings rise to 14-year high; job quits, hiring up

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:19
The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving labor market.

Another failed Revel sale typifies Atlantic City's woes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:19

In this May 10, 2012 photo, a rolling chair operator works in front of the Revel Casino Hotel on the Atlahntic City, N.J. Boardwalk. On Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015, the owners of the casino, which shut down on Sept. 2, 2014, canceled a deal to sell it to a Florida developer for $95.4 million,a day after the deadline for the sale had passed. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nothing screams "failure" louder than a $2.4 billion casino that nobody wants, even at a 96 percent discount.


Israel gives $1 million honor to Wikipedia founder, 5 others

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:17
JERUSALEM (AP) — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is among the winners of this year's Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.

Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Kao Soy in Red Hook, Brooklyn

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:16
The offerings from the northern Thai menu can prove too tempting for the tables to handle.






Animal welfare groups target greyhound tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two animal welfare groups are trying to bring about the end of greyhound racing, which has been declining for years, with an aggressive effort to change laws and public opinion in the states where dogs still race.

Cop recalls 'horrific' scene after SPD Officer Timothy Brenton slain

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:16
A veteran Seattle police officer paused to compose himself and wipe away tears Tuesday morning as he recounted seeing the massive wounds that Officer Tim Brenton sustained in a fatal ambush on Halloween night 2009.

The Hezbollah Connection

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:14
Ten years ago, a truck bomber assassinated the former and likely next prime minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri. Can a trial in The Hague deliver any justice for the nation — or the Middle East?






Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Defense: Lust Is No Crime

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:13
The former I.M.F. chief, who admits a libertine lifestyle, stands accused with 13 others of pimping and of aiding and abetting the prostitution of seven women.