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Taliban 'turn down Afghan posts'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:36
The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Gunmen's car in high speed chase

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:34
One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/8/2015 11:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:23
White Pass US12
1/8/2015 11:46:35 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/9/2015 12:13:32 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:23
Satus Pass US97
1/9/2015 12:13:32 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Foggy

Stevens Pass - 1/8/2015 11:52:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:23
Stevens Pass US2
1/8/2015 11:52:19 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/8/2015 11:46:29 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:23
Blewett Pass US97
1/8/2015 11:46:29 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/8/2015 11:50:46 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/8/2015 11:50:46 PM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway mostly bare and wet, ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies, areas of fog

HBO sets April return date for 'Game of Thrones'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:16
"Game of Thrones" addicts, begin the countdown: HBO's series is returning in April.

Obama proposes free community college program

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:16
The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the money would come to pay for it.

Jodi Arias sentencing trial: Could it end Monday?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:12

Defense attorneys are alleging alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

       

Should student media publish 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:07

Should college media outlets publish or post the magazine's more controversial covers and cartoons?

       

Your Take Today: USA TODAY's top reader photo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:02

Your Take Today is USA TODAY's top reader photo. Share your photos at yourtake.usatoday.com.

       

Knicks’ skid reaches 14 games

NBA - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:01
Just to the left of their bench was a row of fans wearing paper bags over their heads. On the court in front of them, a New York Knicks team filled with unrecognizable faces.
Categories: Sports Center

Paris terror attack: What we know now

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:56

The grave situation in France continues after 12 were killed at satirical newspaper 'Charlie Hebdo' this week.

       

Hawking and Budapest lead Bafta field

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:48
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones receive major acting nominations for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, while The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for 11 awards.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama-GOP alliance on trade raises hopes for new agreements

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:46

President Barack Obama walks from the Marine One helicopter across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington upon his arrival Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues.


Dad sought baptism before throwing child off bridge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:46

Priest said father seemed agitated but not threatening.

       

Report critical of NFL reaction to Ray Rice case

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:46
An investigation into how the NFL handled a domestic-abuse case involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice determined the league was aware of the nature of the incident but chose not to aggressively pursue additional information.
Categories: Sports Center

Healthy US hiring should make 2014 best since 1999

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:44

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, Joe Wilhelm, left, a recruiter with payment processing company First Data Corp., shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Vincent Knowles, at a job fair that was part of a "transition summit" intended to provide employment and educational information to soldiers who may exit military service in the next year, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Labor Department releases employment data for December 2014 on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble.


Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 16:40

In this photo provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, tabulators in Washington record the information from the more than 120,000 enumerators who gathered data for the 1940 U.S. Census. The days of the census taker with a clipboard in hand may be numbered. Instead, the U.S. Census Bureau is testing digital means of counting Americans this year, from asking people to fill out their forms on the Internet instead of through the mail to giving their employees smartphones instead of paper to complete their counts. (AP Photo/National Archives and Records Administration)WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.