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Former soldier fatally shot doctor at Army medical facility in Texas: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:19
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A former soldier who had also been an employee at a U.S. Army medical facility in El Paso fatally shot a psychologist at a veteran's clinic in the west Texas city and then took his own life, an FBI agent said on Wednesday. The shooter, identified as Jerry Serrato, 48, a former desk clerk at the veterans' clinic of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, shot Dr. Timothy Fjordbak and then took his own life, FBI Special Agent Douglas Lindquist told a news conference. ...

After Crosby coal, young Flyers fan gets belated Christmas gift

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:18

After Crosby coal, young Flyers fan gets belated Christmas giftThe Philadelphia Flyers helped replace the coal a young fan got in his stocking.


Connecticut governor seeks transportation funding in second term

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:18
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday that he wants to create a "lock box" for transportation funding because states that do not invest in infrastructure will face long-term economic struggles. The Democratic governor called transportation infrastructure "one of the largest challenges we face – something that has held us back for decades and that, left unfixed, would hamper our economy for decades to come. ...

Killing of unarmed Montana man by police found justified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:16

Billings police officer Grant Morrison testifies during a coroner's inquest on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Billings, Montana. Morrison testified about the events leading up to his shooting of unarmed man, 38-year-old Richard Ramirez. A seven-person jury on Wednesday determined Morrison's actions were justified. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A jury at a coroner's inquest determined Wednesday that a Montana police officer was justified in shooting and killing an unarmed man high on methamphetamine during a traffic stop.


Health care sign-ups steady as uninsured rate hits new low

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:13

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2014 file photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year's holiday. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law grew slowly but steadily over the New Year's holiday, as the share of Americans still lacking coverage hit its lowest level in years.


IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:10
Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.
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White Pass - 1/7/2015 1:23:15 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:04
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 1:23:15 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 1:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:04
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 1:35:07 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 1:27:45 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:04
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 1:27:45 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 1:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:04
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 1:34:35 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 1:38:47 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 1:38:47 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds with areas of fog, strong gusty winds west of the summit

Bits Blog: Following T-Mobile, AT&T Allows Some Customers to Roll Over Unused Data

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:01
AT&T said on Wednesday that customers that have subscribed to its shared data plans would be able to roll over unused data from month to month.

Hearing for ex-Ravens cheerleader charged with raping teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:01

Hearing for ex-Ravens cheerleader charged with raping teenA former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader charged with raping a teenage boy and providing other minors with alcohol is set for a court hearing Wednesday.


Fed Officials Optimistic but Cautious at Latest Meeting

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:00
Minutes of the December session show that Federal Reserve policy makers were encouraged about the economy but determined not to act too quickly on interest rates.






Family absent from premiere of Houston biopic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:58

Actress Angela Bassett, making her directorial debut with the Lifetime film "Whitney," turns back for photographers at the premiere of the film at the Paley Center for Media on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The premiere of "Whitney" was no family affair. But no one expected Whitney Houston's kin to attend.


'Baby, It's Cold Outside': large part of U.S. in deep freeze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:53

Icicles are seen near a beach on Lake Michigan in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Schools closed in cities across the Midwest and as far south as Tennessee to protect children from bitterly cold temperatures as wind chill warnings were issued on Wednesday for a large part of the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains. The National Weather Service (NWS) said Arctic air from Canada was bringing the dangerous cold to the U.S. Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Subzero overnight temperatures were forecast for a number of northern states. In Chicago, the third-largest U.S. ...


East Lansdowne man arrested on child porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:52

East Lansdowne man arrested on child porn chargesAuthorities in Delaware County have arrested a man on child pornography charges.


Black Holes Inch Ahead To Violent Cosmic Union

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:51
Scientists say a pair of supermassive black holes appear to be spiraling toward a galaxy-wrecking collision that could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions.






Want to turn heads at CES? Hire a celebrity

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:51

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appears at the SMS Audio booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driverless cars of the future. Every imaginable (and unimaginable) kind of smartphone case. The latest laundry technology, even. Acres of Las Vegas convention center floor packed with gadget demos and exhibitor booths. And 160,000 people milling about. So how can a company get noticed among all the noise?


Former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan joining global law firm

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:50
Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is joining a global law firm that is opening a Seattle office, where she will specialize in Internet and online-security issues.