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College Football Playoff committee rankings show respect for SEC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:31
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Florida State is the lone non-SEC team in that group.

Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:31
Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses yards away from Turkish army lookout posts.

Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing's ire for criticism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:19

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, James Tien, then a candidate of Liberal Party, thanks for his supporters after losing the seat at the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong. Delegates to China's top government advisory body are expected to vote Wednesday, Oct, 29, 2014 on kicking Tien out after his comments on the unpopular leader, Leung Chun-ying. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing's wrath after he voiced doubts about the city's China-backed leader, who is struggling to end monthlong democracy protests.


Conviction of bombing suspect's friend came slowly

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:13

Robel Phillipos, left, departs federal court after he was convicted in Boston Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 on two counts of lying about being in the dorm room of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three days after the bombing in 2013, while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a third friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended in another conviction, but the amount of time the jury spent deliberating and its somewhat mixed verdict could help federal prosecutors argue against any new defense bid to move Tsarnaev's trial outside of Boston, according to some legal observers.


VIDEO: Hungary protest at internet tax plans

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:06
Tens of thousands of people in Hungary have taken part in a peaceful march against the government's plans to tax the internet - the second demonstration in three days.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks-Raiders: Just the facts

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:01
Here is the weekly batch of stats and notes on the Seattle-Oakland game from the NFL:
Categories: Sports Center

India court given 'black money' list

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:56
The Indian government gives a list with names of more than 600 Indians suspected to have parked untaxed wealth in foreign banks to the Supreme Court.
Categories: BBC World News

San Antonio edges Dallas on league’s opening night

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:52
Tony Parker made a clutch shot in the fourth quarter. Manu Ginobili had a big game, and Tim Duncan contributed a double-double. San Antonio’s efficient performance on opening night in the league looked familiar, as the defending champions beat visiting Dallas 101-100.

Arizona sheriff ordered to undergo training to stop racial profiling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:51
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered a controversial Arizona sheriff to undergo the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention in the wake of the lawman's recent comments. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow criticized sheriff Joe Arpaio during a hearing in Phoenix for telling a reporter he would have no problem conducting an immigration sweep like one performed in the town of Guadalupe in 2008, which was later declared unconstitutional. ...

Royals 10, Giants 0: World Series 2014: Royals Crush Giants and Force Game 7

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:47
Kansas City’s margin of victory was the largest in a Series shutout since 1985, and it will play Wednesday with the odds on its side: Starting with the 1982 Series, home teams are 9-0 in Game 7s.






Marysville cops: Research before donating to funds for victims

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:46
Officials are urging those hoping to contribute to funds set up for Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting victims to exercise caution and do basic research before donating money.

Adults should be charged if kid gets gun, like they do in Texas

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:46
There is something that might have prevented the Marysville shootings — or at least held the gun owner responsible. But lawmakers were too afraid of the NRA to do it.

Prop. 1A mailer asserts rival pre-K measure leaves out low-income

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:44
Campaign fliers for Seattle’s prekindergarten propositions contain some misinformation. In the first of two companion stories, here’s a look at a mailer for Proposition 1A.

White Pass - 10/28/2014 9:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:40
White Pass US12
10/28/2014 9:51:52 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/28/2014 9:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:40
Satus Pass US97
10/28/2014 9:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/28/2014 9:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:40
Stevens Pass US2
10/28/2014 9:49:52 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Blewett Pass - 10/28/2014 9:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:40
Blewett Pass US97
10/28/2014 9:56:03 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/28/2014 9:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/28/2014 9:43:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

Weather:


Long-conservative Latin America is turning liberal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:36

More Latin American nations are legalizing gay marriage, abortion rights and marijuana use.

       

Thousands are at cemetery for burial of Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:36
St. Louis Cardinals officials and players were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery in the Dominican Republic for the burial of former major-league outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22.