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Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:51
By Sue-Lin Wong SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets. "The Mule", available for paid downloads, was the most popular "indie" film on iTunes in the United States and Australia at the weekend. It will be launched on DVD on Dec. 3. In a promotional campaign targeted at Twitter users, audiences around the world have been invited to watch the black comedy on Dec. ...
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Missouri governor urges restraint after grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:50
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urged tolerance, respect and restraint after a grand jury decision is announced later on Monday on the August shooting in Ferguson of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Nixon told a news conference the National Guard would be deployed in support roles for police, who are preparing for possible protests in the St. Louis suburb in the wake of the decision, which is to be announced at 8 p.m. CST. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:46
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.

Video: UW's Hau'oli Kikaha, DiAndre Campbell preview the Apple Cup

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:46
UW seniors Hau'oli Kikaha and DiAndre Campbell met with the media after practice Monday:
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Rival gun measures on ballot in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:44
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

Well: Ask Well: Can Athletes Be Vegans?

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:44
A reader asks about his 15-year-old son, an athlete who wants to switch to a vegan diet.

Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree to remain after all

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:42

Reading's 'ugly' Christmas tree to remain after allA Christmas tree that some residents of a Pennsylvania city had maligned as ugly will remain in its prominent downtown location after all.


White Pass - 11/24/2014 2:33:49 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
White Pass US12
11/24/2014 2:33:49 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 11/24/2014 2:37:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Satus Pass US97
11/24/2014 2:37:13 PM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 11/24/2014 2:22:50 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Stevens Pass US2
11/24/2014 2:22:50 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow, slush, and ice in places on the roadway.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 11/24/2014 2:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Blewett Pass US97
11/24/2014 2:33:43 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Slush and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/24/2014 2:24:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:41
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/24/2014 2:24:04 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:39

Kaneisha Tiller, far left, and Crystal Hamilton, hold candles during a vigil to honor former mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind.


Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

WA Cougars - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:38
It's a tradition that never gets old.
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Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:38
It's a tradition that never gets old.
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Mexican drug trafficker sentenced in Chicago to 22 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:35
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Mexican drug trafficker to 22 years in prison for shipping 276 kg of cocaine to Chicago hidden in railway cars, in a case highlighting the city's role as a hub for distributing cocaine across the United States. Judge Ruben Castillo said there was no proof Alfredo Vazquez Hernandez, 59, was a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa cartel, as prosecutors alleged. But in handing down a long sentence for a first-time offender who had pleaded guilty, he said he had trouble believing Vazquez had never dealt drugs previously. ...

Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat

BBC World News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:33
Juncker no confidence vote fails to gain traction
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Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:31
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The li
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Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

Seattle Storm - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:31
Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The li
Categories: Sports Center

Correction: Bogus Bonus story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:28

Oracle's Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison gestures while giving a demonstration during his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San FranciscoHONOLULU (AP) — In a story Nov. 22 about Island Air taking back bonuses paid to pilots, The Associated Press reported erroneously the reason for the bonuses. They were from an agreement to pay bonuses 30 days before the arrival of new planes, not for Christmas.