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Getaway driver in fire set by son that killed 3 gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:41
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A getaway driver who helped his drug dealer son flee an arson that killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, in Connecticut has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Toure is African Player of the Year

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:37
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wins his fourth successive African Footballer of the Year award.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Corrections officer accidentally shoots daughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:35
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police say an Alaska corrections officer accidentally shot his 12-year-old daughter in the leg when they went for physical therapy appointments.

Atlantic City to slash costs but reject more state oversight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:35
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - Atlantic City has endorsed steep budget cuts but rejected the idea of a state-appointed emergency manager as part of the struggling New Jersey gambling hub's recovery plan. The city council on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the plan, which envisions $40 million of budget cuts over four years on a roughly $260 million budget. It also calls for steep reductions to the municipal workforce and permission from the state to divert pension payments to debt reduction, and it seeks about $20 million in state aid. ...

Govt considering using Internet, smartphones for 2020 census

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:34

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.


Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:33

These undated file photos provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections show death row inmates Ronald Phillips and Raymond Tibbetts. Phillips' execution is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2015, and Tibbetts' for March 17, but, with Ohio’s supply of lethal injection drugs expiring April 1, the state won’t be able to carry out executions under its current system unless it finds a source for more drugs. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state said Thursday that it's dropping the two-drug combination administered to an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during a troubling 26-minute execution.


North Korea Seems to Be Closer to Missile-Launching Submarine

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:32
A research group that focuses on North Korea said satellite imagery showed what appeared to be launching tubes on a North Korean submarine.

UN chief appeals to extremists groups: Free the children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:31
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is making a personal appeal to the Boko Haram and Islamic State extremist groups to "immediately and unconditionally" free the hundreds of children they have abducted.

Attorney seeks to use Boy Scout files in sex abuse trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:30

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who has pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. An attorney representing the young man who was molested by Stein in 2007 is asking a judge hearing the civil case to allow more than two decades of so-called "perversion" files on abusive Scout leaders into trial as evidence. A judge will hear arguments from both sides Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 about whether to allow the files as evidence in the trial. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit brought by a 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal 16 years' worth of "perversion" files documenting sex abuse allegations.


Investigator: NFL should have sought more info in Rice case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:29

 NFL should have sought more info in Rice caseA former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated more thoroughly before it initially punished the player.


Palestinians say ICC can examine war crimes allegations now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court can immediately start examining allegations of war crimes against Israel if she chooses, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

Taylor in Evans-Hillsborough comment

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:27
Gordon Taylor risks further controversy by appearing to compare the Ched Evans case with the Hillsborough tragedy.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Editor's partner: 'Republic is guilty'

BBC World News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:27
The partner of Stephane Charbonnier - the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was killed in Wednesday's attack - pays an emotional tribute to him.
Categories: BBC World News

Authors Tap Into Mood of a France ‘Homesick at Home’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:23
Even before the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a futuristic novel and a nostalgic essay had set off intense debate.

White Pass - 1/8/2015 12:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:18
White Pass US12
1/8/2015 12:47:43 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
partly cloudy skies

Satus Pass - 1/8/2015 12:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Satus Pass US97
1/8/2015 12:52:33 PM

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 12:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Stevens Pass US2
1/8/2015 12:42:29 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/8/2015 12:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Blewett Pass US97
1/8/2015 12:44:45 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/8/2015 12:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/8/2015 12:41:20 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies, areas of fog

All just food and games at Bellevue’s Tavern Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:10
Along with 30 TVs, shuffleboard, darts and pool, this big-box restaurant is also serving satisfying food.