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Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:48

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.


Janay Rice 'foggy' on inside elevator

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:45
Janay Rice tells ESPN that it's "hard to accept being called a 'victim'" and "never in my life have I seen abuse, nor have I seen any woman in my family physically abused."

On Black Friday, Walmart Is Pressed for Wage Increases

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:40
Thousands descended on Walmarts across the country on one of the busiest shopping days of the year to protest what they said were the company’s low wages.






Australia retire Hughes's ODI shirt

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:40
Australia retire the number 64 one-day international shirt number of Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday.
Categories: BBC World News

Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in Pa. police station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:32

 Woman drops cocaine baggie in Pa. police stationAuthorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor


St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30

Anjana Patel cleans up the damage from Monday's riots at her store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/David Goldman)By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against some retailers around the country. After a mostly quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again on Friday to decry Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...


White Pass - 11/28/2014 2:06:18 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30
White Pass US12
11/28/2014 2:06:18 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining hard

Satus Pass - 11/28/2014 2:14:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30
Satus Pass US97
11/28/2014 2:14:21 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional rain

Stevens Pass - 11/28/2014 2:07:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30
Stevens Pass US2
11/28/2014 2:07:18 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 11/28/2014 2:03:34 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30
Blewett Pass US97
11/28/2014 2:03:34 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/28/2014 2:17:15 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/28/2014 2:17:15 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining hard

Bundle up: Cold, possible snow headed to Western Wash.

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:21
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m. | Reports of snow mixed with rain in the Shoreline and Everett areas. So far it's not sticking.

Van Persie low after 'very bad game'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:19
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie had a "very bad game" against Arsenal - and his confidence is low.
Categories: BBC World News

Native Americans play up ties to Route 66

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:17
Tribes are now teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for Route 66 travelers, one that aims to detail the histories of Native American communities that saw their part of the West changed because of the road and to dispel long-held stereotypes.

U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:14

A Walmart employee helps a customer with a 50" TV on sale for $218 on Black Friday in BroomfieldBy Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores - some calling for higher wages at Wal-Mart Stores Inc , others protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri. ...


Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:11

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Nikki Jones, of Spanish Lake, Mo, holds a button in support of Michael Brown while visiting the community in the apartment development near where he was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo. After Brown's Aug. 9 shooting death at the hands of a white police officer his legacy continues to evolve. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.


Son arrested after woman run over, killed in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:08
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago.

Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

BBC World News - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:06
Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.
Categories: BBC World News

Museum Review: Where the Real 'Imitation Game' Happened

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:04
The museum at Bletchley Park, the World War II British code-breaking center, sheds light on methods and people, including Alan Turing.

Painting in Gurlitt Bequest Was Nazi Plunder, Museum Says

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 07:02
“Paris Kathedrale,” the Kunstmuseum Bern director says, is one work of its Gurlitt collection that the institution believes was plundered by the Nazis.