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Man gets 5 years for keeping 4 sons in filthy home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:53

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, Wayne Sperling, left, arrives at court with his public defender at the Denver Justice Center, in Denver. Sperling, a father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment, faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — A father whose four young sons could communicate only in grunts when authorities rescued them from a filthy Denver apartment was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he hoped it would send a message to parents that they can't treat their children like pets.


Fees, expenses for Detroit bankruptcy hit nearly $178 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:53
(Reuters) - Detroit's historic bankruptcy, which officially ended earlier this month, cost the city nearly $178 million in fees and expenses for teams of lawyers and consultants, according to a city court filing on Tuesday. Jones Day, Detroit's lead law firm for the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy which was filed by the city in July 2013, billed the most by far, at $57.9 million. The city, which exited bankruptcy on Dec. ...

Tensions remain after New York City mayor meets police unions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:52

Blasio speaks with Bratton on stage during the New York City Police Academy Graduating class ceremony in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police union leaders said their grievances with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio remained unresolved after meeting with him on Tuesday, 10 days after they said he was partly to blame for a gunman's deadly attack on two policemen. De Blasio, whose turbulent relationship with his police department has become the gravest crisis of his year-old mayoralty, had called the meeting to "foster constructive and responsible dialogue," his press secretary, Phil Walzak, wrote in an e-mail. ...


Disease Control: As Feared, It’s a Season of High Flu Intensity

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:47
This year’s strain is proving to be a problem, with an early start to the season and a mismatch with the vaccine.

Wall collapse at Chicago Morton Salt facility sends salt spilling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:47

A view of salt dumped on parked cars at a car dealership in ChicagoBy Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - A wall of the Morton Salt building on Chicago's North Side collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, spilling hundreds of pounds of salt onto cars of an adjacent Acura dealership. The Chicago Fire Department said no injuries were reported. Images on Twitter showed a mountain of salt submerging about eight vehicles that had been awaiting servicing by the dealership, the fire department reported. Denise Lauer, a Morton Salt representative, said the company is working with local authorities to review the cause of the wall collapse. ...


Kansas court orders more state spending on schools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:46

In this photo from Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, kindergarten students run around the multipurpose room at Frank Rushton Elementary School in Kansas City, Kan., as part of a physical education class, and behind the folded-up tables to the left, workers are preparing lunch. Kansas isn't spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child, a state district court panel ruled Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in an order that could mean the state has to boost its aid by hundreds of millions of dollars a year. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas isn't spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child, a state district court panel ruled Tuesday in an order that could mean the state has to boost its aid by hundreds of millions of dollars a year.


VIDEO: Hundred held after Russia protest

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:46
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.
Categories: BBC World News

Wind-up radio inventor honoured

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:34
Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Categories: BBC World News

Honours for Rugby World Cup winners

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:33
Rugby World Cup winners Rochelle Clark and Sarah Hunter are among the sports stars on the New Year's Honours list.
Categories: BBC World News

Knighthood for actor John Hurt

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:30
Veteran actor John Hurt receives a knighthood and Joan Collins and Esther Rantzen are made dames in the New Year Honours.
Categories: BBC World News

Sources: Suspect shot, killed by police in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:29

 Suspect shot, killed by police in Drexel HillPolice are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.


Seahawks playoff tickets on sale today at 10 a.m.

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:28
A limited number of tickets to the Seahawks' first playoff game will go on sale to the public Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, the Seahawks announced Sunday night.
Categories: Sports Center

UW women shock No. 5 Texas A&M, 70-49

WA Huskies - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
Kelsey Plum scores 32 and Talia Walton scores 21 to lift Huskies to an easy victory in nonconference finale.
Categories: Sports Center

Jimmy Lake has Washington secondary headed in right direction

WA Huskies - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
In his second go-round as Huskies position coach, Jimmy Lake’s young Huskies have overcome injuries and the loss of Marcus Peters to become much improved heading into Friday’s TicketCity Cactus Bowl against Oklahoma State.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 12/30/2014 1:17:56 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
White Pass US12
12/30/2014 1:17:56 PM

Temperature: 8 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies with gusty winds

Satus Pass - 12/30/2014 1:14:20 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
Satus Pass US97
12/30/2014 1:14:20 PM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/30/2014 1:17:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
Stevens Pass US2
12/30/2014 1:17:14 PM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/30/2014 1:03:33 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
Blewett Pass US97
12/30/2014 1:03:33 PM

Temperature: 12 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/30/2014 1:06:17 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:25
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/30/2014 1:06:17 PM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

New York City arrests drop by 66%

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 06:24
Arrests in New York City are down 66% since two officers were killed on duty, but police unions deny ordering a work slowdown as a protest.
Categories: BBC World News