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Malaysia detains 7 suspected IS members plotting attacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:35

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have detained seven men suspected of being an Islamic State militant cell that was plotting attacks, authorities said Sunday. The seven Malaysians were detained over the past three days in a follow-up operation after the Jan. 15 detention of a man who was planning a suicide attack in […]

Matt Damon brings call for clean water for all to Sundance

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:30

Actor Matt Damon, left, and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, take part in a panel discussion on the global water crisis at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, is something millions of people across the globe experience every day.


Family: Boy missing in woods touched lives

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:25

Family says God used the toddler to reach lives across the world.

       

Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:16

BANGKOK (AP) — A large metal chunk has washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities are cautioning against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday he has instructed Malaysian civil aviation officials to contact Thailand about the newly found wreckage. […]
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Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:16

BANGKOK (AP) — A large metal chunk has washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities are cautioning against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday he has instructed Malaysian civil aviation officials to contact Thailand about the newly found wreckage. […]
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Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:16

BANGKOK (AP) — A large metal chunk has washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities are cautioning against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday he has instructed Malaysian civil aviation officials to contact Thailand about the newly found wreckage. […]

White Pass - 1/24/2016 1:46:37 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:07
White Pass US12
1/24/2016 1:46:37 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals.

Weather:
Light snow

Satus Pass - 1/24/2016 1:54:40 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:07
Satus Pass US97
1/24/2016 1:54:40 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry, with ice in places.

Weather:
Cloudy

Stevens Pass - 1/24/2016 1:57:34 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:07
Stevens Pass US2
1/24/2016 1:57:34 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has snow and slush

Weather:
Light snow. Advance Notice: Avalanche control is planned for US 2 Stevens Pass on Sunday, January 24th between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 58 at Scenic and westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 64 at the summit of Stevens Pass. Once it begins, avalanche control work generally takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete. WSDOT will provide an update should an extended closure become necessary.

Blewett Pass - 1/24/2016 1:43:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:07
Blewett Pass US97
1/24/2016 1:43:53 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Cloudy with areas of fog

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/24/2016 1:52:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:07
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/24/2016 1:52:21 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet withsnow and slush in places. Advance Notice: A closure is planned for the next two nights. On Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 closure will begin at 11:00 pm and last for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line from the East Shed (new bridge) area and east toward Slide Curve. Traffic will be stopped Eastbound at Milepost 56, Gold Creek and Westbound at Milepost 70, Easton.

Weather:
Snowing

Seeing purple: Iowa town in a political dead heat

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:06

Welcome to Wyoming, an eastern Iowa town as politically purple as they come.

       

Egypt's president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:01

On its fifth anniversary, Egypt's president paid tribute to the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

       

LA-area teenage brothers killed; uncle captured in China

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:56

This photo providedby the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Deyun Shi, 44. Authorities believe Shi killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce. The LASD says a woman called 911 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, reporting she had found her two sons suffering from head trauma in their Arcadia, Calif., home. The 15- and 16-year-old boys were pronounced dead when police arrived. Authorities were working to intercept Shi.(Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a Los Angeles-area man killed his teenage nephews before fleeing to China because he was upset his wife wanted a divorce.


Taliban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

NBA - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:49

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Afghan Taliban says its “political office” in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf, reinforcing the authority of the man who took over amid a tussle over command following the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Taliban made the declaration in a […]
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Taliban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:49

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Afghan Taliban says its “political office” in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf, reinforcing the authority of the man who took over amid a tussle over command following the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Taliban made the declaration in a […]
Categories: Sports Center

Taliban reaffirms authority of its Qatar ‘political office’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:49

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Afghan Taliban says its “political office” in Qatar is the only entity authorized to carry out negotiations on its behalf, reinforcing the authority of the man who took over amid a tussle over command following the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Taliban made the declaration in a […]

South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:45

The move is meant to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school."

       

Rubio: Endorsement means he has a chance in Iowa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:41

Iowa's largest newspaper endorses Florida senator, who trails in polls

       

Sanders likens campaign narrative to Obama's in 2008

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:26

Sanders likened his late rise in the polls — and subsequent attacks from Clinton — to the 2008 tide change that propelled Obama’s come-from-...