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Washington kids suffer limb weakness from virus outbreak

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:33
Two Washington state children were among dozens nationwide who developed weak or paralyzed limbs amid an outbreak of a rare respiratory virus, EV-68, last year.

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee moved the bill closer to the floor by a 13-9 vote. Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia, one of six Democrats sponsoring the bill, was the only Democrat to support it in committee. The House will vote on its version of the bill Friday, and is expected to pass it easily. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed veto-threatened legislation to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through a Senate committee Thursday, but Democrats blocked plans for an immediate debate in the full Senate.


Maryland man charged with trying to murder police with dump truck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland dump truck driver was charged on Thursday with attempted murder of two police officers for allegedly ramming his vehicle into squad cars, authorities said. The suspect, Gene Brandon Jr., 31, of Aquasco, Maryland, is accused of crashing into the police cars on Wednesday in Glenarden, a suburb of Washington, the Prince George's County Police Department said in a statement. Two officers were talking next to their cruisers when Brandon pulled his truck next to them and yelled at them. The officers told him to move along, and Brandon drove off, the statement said. ...

Senate sends terrorism insurance bill to Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:19

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Phoenix, en route to Washington after speaking about housing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Thursday approved legislation to renew a federal program that is credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.


Tech enthusiasts turn up at Las Vegas gadget show

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:19

Attendees look at a 3D-printed dress by Iris van Herpen at the 3D Systems booth at the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAS VEGAS (AP) — At the International CES, the largest trade show in the Americas, tech enthusiasts are meeting in Las Vegas to see their dreams and fantasies about the future move closer to reality.


White Pass - 1/8/2015 10:41:18 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:17
White Pass US12
1/8/2015 10:41:18 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/8/2015 10:57:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:17
Satus Pass US97
1/8/2015 10:57:17 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies, fog in places

Stevens Pass - 1/8/2015 10:54:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:17
Stevens Pass US2
1/8/2015 10:54:47 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/8/2015 10:56:55 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:17
Blewett Pass US97
1/8/2015 10:56:55 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/8/2015 10:58:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/8/2015 10:58:07 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies, areas of fog, gusty winds west of the summit

New York City ban on foam cups and containers begins July 1

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:03
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise on Thursday by announcing a ban on serving food and drinks in polystyrene foam containers, a measure hailed by environmentalists but long opposed by the food service industry. The measure, first proposed in February 2013 by de Blasio's predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, will stop restaurants, coffee shops and food carts in the nation's largest city from using single-serve containers made of expanded polystrene beginning on July 1. ...

Huskies hoops links: Utah is really, really good

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:01
No. 9 Utah is 3-0 in the Pac-12.

Washington's preschool program has good results, low participation

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:01
Washington state's preschool program is boosting achievement in math and reading in elementary school, but the state lags behind most of the country in signing children up, according to two recent reports.

The 'Uber' for India's tourist guides

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:00
Can India's Uber for tour guides survive controversy?
Categories: BBC World News

1 of 2 attempting world's hardest rock climb battles section

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:59
Two men attempting what's been called the toughest rock climb in the world have separated as one climber battles a tough section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park.

Evans blames 'mob rule' as talks end

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:58
Rapist Ched Evans blames "mob rule" for putting pressure on sponsors and forcing Oldham to pull out of a deal to sign him.
Categories: BBC World News

Replay: Video chat on how to meet our state's transportation needs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmBZ_uj9Qe0

Obama, in Bid to Ease Home Buying, Cuts Mortgage Insurance Rate

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:50
President Obama said the reduction, which could cut $900 in costs for home buyers, would make purchasing a home cheaper for hundreds of thousands of people.

Report shows NFL never saw video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 03:48
The NFL was deemed to have never previously seen the Ray Rice in-elevator video, according to findings released Thursday by an independent investigation led by Robert Mueller.