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Virgin Hotels bucks trend, won’t have extra fees

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:01
New company opens its first hotel in Chicago in January with free Wi-Fi and business center services, unlike many other hotel chains which increasingly impose extra charges.

Beijing passes tough anti-smoking rules in smokers' paradise

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:56

Beijing lawmakers approve new rules to curb indoor smoking in public places.

       

HK student leader taken to court

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:51
Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok.
Categories: BBC World News

Kim Jong Un's sister named as senior N. Korean official

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:35

North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party.

       

Seahawks vs. 49ers: Keys to the game

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:30
Three keys to Thursday night’s Seahawks-49ers game.
Categories: Sports Center

'A hero to kids around the nation'

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:29
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball.
Categories: BBC World News

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:21

Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, displays images that used brain scans made from volunteers in a recent experiment while in her office on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. Images show a combination of data and graphics compiled as each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.


Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:14
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 11/26/2014 10:58:16 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:13
White Pass US12
11/26/2014 10:58:16 PM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 11/26/2014 10:54:40 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:13
Satus Pass US97
11/26/2014 10:54:40 PM

Temperature: 50 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 11/26/2014 10:57:34 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:13
Stevens Pass US2
11/26/2014 10:57:34 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 11/26/2014 10:43:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:13
Blewett Pass US97
11/26/2014 10:43:53 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/26/2014 10:46:37 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:13
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/26/2014 10:46:37 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain showers

Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Voices: Liberia wants to move beyond Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:02

The epidemic has eased, but it isn't over.

       

Huskies volleyball team beats nation’s No. 1 team

WA Huskies - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:01
In front of a big home crowd of 8,646, Washington beat Stanford in four sets.
Categories: Sports Center

Portland wins ninth consecutive game

NBA - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:01
Wesley Matthews scores 28 to pace Trail Blazers to 105-97 victory over Charlotte.
Categories: Sports Center

Williams could replace North on wing

BBC World News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:58
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. journalist was sought in Yemen hostage raid, report says

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:55

An American journalist held hostage by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen was one of the main targets of a pre-dawn raid by U.S. Special Operations...