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Maps that shaped the world

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:10
The story behind five maps that shaped the world
Categories: BBC World News

Taiwan plane 'lost engine power'

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 08:00
Officials in Taiwan say they are investigating why both engines on a TransAsia Airlines plane were off when it crashed on Wednesday, killing dozens.
Categories: BBC World News

Ellen Brody, S.U.V. Driver in Metro-North Crash, Is Mourned

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:59
At a funeral service Friday, family and friends gathered to focus on the life of Ms. Brody, whose sport utility vehicle was at the center of a fatal Metro-North Railroad train crash.

Revel casino sale could be at risk after appeals ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bankruptcy sale of the shuttered Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, could be threatened by a ruling from a federal appeals court Friday supporting the owners of a former popular nightclub there.

GOP Rep. Nunnelee of Miss. dies after brain cancer, stroke

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:50

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., thanks supporters of his opposition stance against President Obama's health insurance reforms during the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Hobnob in Jackson, Miss. Nunnelee, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died. He was 56. Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee's congressional office, said he died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in his hometown of Tupelo. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the final months of his life, fighting a losing battle against the effects of brain cancer and a stroke, Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi said he drew strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances.


New sanctions proposed for Islamic State group oil trading

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution to crack down on the financing of terrorist groups calls for sanctions on individuals and companies trading oil produced by the Islamic State and other al-Qaida-linked groups.

Ex-wife kills professor in University of SC murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:46

Law enforcement officers respond to a shooting at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Police officers determined the shooting was a murder-suicide, isolated to one room in the School of Public Health building. (AP Photo/The State, Tim Dominick)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina, a coroner said Friday.


White Pass - 2/6/2015 2:32:05 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
White Pass US12
2/6/2015 2:32:05 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Satus Pass - 2/6/2015 2:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Satus Pass US97
2/6/2015 2:26:10 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain

Stevens Pass - 2/6/2015 2:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Stevens Pass US2
2/6/2015 2:25:18 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/6/2015 2:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Blewett Pass US97
2/6/2015 2:24:09 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/6/2015 2:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/6/2015 2:31:25 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Raining hard at times

A fine romance: Online daters hire private eyes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:38
Calling in a detective so early in a relationship would seem an outsourcing of the courtship process, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: Find the middle ground for use of police body and dashboard cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:37
The promise of police body cameras won’t be realized until the Legislature finds the sweet spot between privacy, transparency and accountability.

Warmth gives ugly invasive fish brief reprieve from anglers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:35

Im this photo taken in 2014 and provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, an angler holds a Burbot caught during the 2014 Burbot Classic at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in western Wyoming. Lack of ice is causing problems for two ice-fishing tournaments designed to encourage anglers to catch as many burbot from Flaming Gorge as possible. This weekend's Burbot Classic tournament is still on despite thin ice but this year fishing from boats and shore will be allowed. Insufficient ice cancelled last weekend's Burbot Bash tournament. (AP Photo/Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Lucy Diggins)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy invasive fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two ice-fishing tournaments on the Wyoming-Utah line.


Nightclub owners want to stay put if Revel casino sold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:34

Nightclub owners want to stay put if Revel casino soldThe owners of a New Jersey nightclub inside the shuttered Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City asked a court Friday to let them stay put even if the property is sold Monday.


New York train was moving at 49 miles per hour when it hit SUV: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:34
A New York commuter train was traveling at 49 miles per hour when it struck an SUV at a suburban rail crossing in a fatal collision on Tuesday, a federal safety official said on Friday. The train struck the SUV four seconds after its engineer engaged its emergency brake, said Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board which is investigating the crash, at a news conference. Five passengers and the SUV driver were killed when the Metro-North train slammed into the vehicle in suburban Valhalla, New York, during the evening rush hour.

US consumer borrowing rises $14.8 billion in December

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:31
Consumers increased their borrowing in December, with credit cards rising at the fastest pace in eight months. It could be a sign that consumer spending will accelerate as strong jobs gains give shoppers more confidence about taking on debt.

Woman, 9-year-old daughter found hanged in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:31
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman and her 9-year-old daughter were found hanged Friday in the basement of their home by police officers who later discovered what authorities called "written information" that's being reviewed to see it if sheds light on what happened.

Did the electrified third rail make train wreck deadlier?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:30

This photo provided by the Brody family shows an undated photo of Ellen Brody who was killed in the SUV that was hit by a Metro-North commuter train in Vahalla, N.Y, Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015. The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into how familiar the SUV driver was with her car and her route, whether she was using a cellphone and whether the backed-up traffic played a role. (AP Photo/Family photo via Jeff Schaeffer)VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether the rail's unusual design explains why the crash was so deadly.