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Senators call for investigation into Verizon 'supercookies'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:18

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country’s biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers. Data privacy experts have accused Verizon of violating consumers’ privacy by using “supercookies,” an identifying string of letters and numbers attached to each site visited on a person’s mobile device. “This whole supercookie business raises the specter of corporations being able to peek into the habits of Americans without their knowledge or consent,” said Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, in a statement. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.


Measles Outbreak: Frequently asked questions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:16

 Frequently asked questionsMeasles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has shown that even among some doctors, knowledge of the once-common illness is spotty.


Contractor tries again to get Abu Ghraib lawsuit tossed out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:12
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A defense contractor that supplied interrogators to the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq argued Friday that it can't be sued for abuses that occurred there because its employees were working in tandem with military personnel whose judgment about conducting wartime operations shouldn't be questioned by a federal judge.

Sheriff: Subject of US manhunt admits killing elderly couple

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:01

This Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff shows Robert Roy Clark, 29, of Dennison, Ohio. Clark, wanted in the killings of an elderly Ohio couple and in armed robberies in three states, was arrested early Thursday in Arizona after a high-speed chase and nationwide manhunt. An FBI spokeswoman in Cleveland said Clark was arrested by the Mohave County sheriff's office in Kingman. One of his companions, Tabatha Marie Hazel, 26, of Canton, Ohio, a suspect in the armed robberies, was arrested with him. Jeffrey Caley Jr., one of his two companions sought in the robberies, remains at large. (AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff)CLEVELAND (AP) — The subject of a nationwide manhunt after two slayings and a string of armed robberies in three states has confessed to killing an elderly couple found inside their torched car, a sheriff said Friday.


A look at five incoming freshmen who contribute for the Huskies in 2015

WA Huskies - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:01
In 2014, eight true freshmen played for the Huskies. Here are five candidates from the 2015 recruiting class who could contribute this fall:
Categories: Sports Center

How Williams’s Iraq Story Changed

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:00
A compilation of Brian Williams’s television appearances shows how his accounts of a 2003 episode on military helicopters in Iraq gradually became more perilous.






Exploding air bag lawsuits headed to federal court in Miami

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:59
MIAMI (AP) — Lawsuits filed around the U.S. seeking damages for allegedly defective auto air bags made by Japan's Takata Corp. have been consolidated before a Miami federal judge.

Deputy chief rescues 1 of his uncles from fire; other dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:58
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter says he rescued one of his uncles from a house blaze in suburban Boston but his other uncle was found dead inside. The firefighting effort was difficult because temperatures were well below freezing and fire hydrants were still buried under snow.

Demolition plan changed prior to deadly overpass collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:56

FILE-This Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo shows work continues in the aftermath of the bridge collapse on Interstate 75, in Cincinnati. A demolition plan for a Cincinnati overpass was changed hours before the structure collapsed, killing a worker, the contractor for the highway construction project says. The plan for demolishing the overpass above Interstate 75 in Cincinnati changed after steel beams supporting the structure’s concrete deck began lifting at an abutment during demolition the night of Jan. 18, according to Kokosing Construction Company Inc., of Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/The The Cincinnati Enquirer, Liz Dufour, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A demolition plan for a Cincinnati highway overpass was changed hours before the structure collapsed last month, killing a worker, according to the contractor for the highway construction project.


Bits Blog: New Data Shows Apple’s Explosive Growth in China

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:51
Both Kantar Worldpanel and Canalys, research firms that track global smartphone sales, said Apple’s mobile operating system gained market share in China at the expense of Google’s Android.

Banker named as new Petrobras chief

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:48
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opts for the head of a state-owned bank, Aldemir Bendine, to run Brazil's scandal-hit oil giant.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge ponders next steps in case against NCAA, Penn State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:47
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge heard arguments Friday on whether the death of famed football coach Joe Paterno in early 2012 should affect his estate's ability to sue the NCAA and Penn State over how they handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

War memorial separates dead by race, divides Southern city

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:47

In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams stands beside the Greenwood County memorial in Greenwood, S.C., that honors its citizens who died in recent wars. The World War I and World War II soldiers are separated into colored and white. Adams raised $15,000 to put new plaques on the statue, but a state law won't allow him to put them up. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is a war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored."


White Pass - 2/6/2015 11:23:16 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:44
White Pass US12
2/6/2015 11:23:16 AM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Satus Pass - 2/6/2015 11:35:08 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:44
Satus Pass US97
2/6/2015 11:35:08 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain

Stevens Pass - 2/6/2015 11:27:46 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:44
Stevens Pass US2
2/6/2015 11:27:46 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/6/2015 11:34:36 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:44
Blewett Pass US97
2/6/2015 11:34:36 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/6/2015 11:38:48 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/6/2015 11:38:48 AM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining hard at times

Arizona man suspected of threatening Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:41
Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Inslee’s climate plan would cost jobs, business-backed study says

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:40
The study for a state business coalition says the governor’s cap-and-trade proposal would reduce annual average employment in the state by about 56,000 jobs.