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Trial to begin in murder of New York child missing for decades

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:54
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former deli worker goes on trial on Monday for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance more than three decades ago while walking to a school bus stop galvanized the nation's attention to the issue of missing children. Pedro Hernandez, 53, who confessed to the crime in 2012, is charged in state Supreme Court in Manhattan with kidnapping and two counts of second-degree murder. Hernandez' defense attorneys say his confession was coerced and filled with holes and are the words of a mentally ill man. ...

NHL fines Flyers for travel over holiday break

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:47

NHL fines Flyers for travel over holiday breakThe NHL has fined the Philadelphia Flyers for violating the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during a holiday break.


Cargo ship 'grounded deliberately'

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:43
A car transporter ship was grounded in the Solent deliberately after developing problems once it had left port, its owners say.
Categories: BBC World News

US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas heads to Omaha

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:42
An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone is being transported to a Nebraska hospital for observation.

'The Hobbit' tops box office for 3rd weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:42

 The Battle of the Five Armies," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), releases by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.- MGM, Mark Pokorny)NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title that nevertheless remained with "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" for the third straight week.


Mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:36

Mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backsThousands of city police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner.


PHOTOS: Funerals for NYPD officers slain in ambush

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:34

 Funerals for NYPD officers slain in ambushThousands of fellow police officers and people from across the country came to pay their respects at the funerals of the two New York City police officers killed in an ambush shooting.


Sunday Seahawks links and notes: Sherman/Baldwin friendship endures, and picking Carolina to come to Seattle

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:31
First off, a simply great story by Jayson Jenks today on the friendship between Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin.
Categories: Sports Center

Scouting report: Stanford

WA Huskies - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:31
 
Categories: Sports Center

Atlantic City mayor predicts city will heal in '15

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:30

In this Dec. 29, 2014 photo, Atlantic City, N.J. Mayor Don Guardian discusses the future of his seaside gambling resort, in his office. Following a year in which four of his city's 12 casinos shut down, Guardian predicts 2015 will be "a year of healing" even though he expects one more casino to close during the year. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)Mayor Don Guardian predicts 2015 will be "a year of healing" for his shell-shocked seaside resort — even as he expects it to lose yet another casino. As the city's first Republican mayor in 23 ...


Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:29
The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.
Categories: BBC World News

A look at the problem of rape in US prisons

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:27
Inmate advocates worry that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties for states that don't comply with a 2003 federal law aimed at eliminating rape behind bars will severely damage it.

Pic of Palin's son standing on dog draws reaction

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:24

FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. A photo of one-time U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's young son standing on a dog to reach the kitchen sink is drawing sharp reaction. The image of 6-year-old Trig, presumably preparing to wash dishes, and the reclining and seemingly relaxed black Lab-type animal is posted on the former Alaska governor's Facebook page. The online response to the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee's New Year's Day post was fast and at times furious. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)A photo of Sarah Palin's young son standing on a dog to reach the kitchen sink is drawing sharp reaction.


White Pass - 1/4/2015 11:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:23
White Pass US12
1/4/2015 11:17:56 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 1/4/2015 11:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:23
Satus Pass US97
1/4/2015 11:14:20 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has snow, slush, and ice in places

Weather:
Rain and snow mix

Stevens Pass - 1/4/2015 11:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:23
Stevens Pass US2
1/4/2015 11:17:14 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 1/4/2015 11:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:23
Blewett Pass US97
1/4/2015 11:03:33 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway has slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/4/2015 11:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/4/2015 11:06:17 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:21

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attackNorth Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting ...


N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 04:21

A magazine with cartoons of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed at a book store in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on North Korean government officials and the country's defense industry for a cyberattack against Sony, insisting that Pyongyang was to blame despite lingering doubts by the cyber community. The red letters on the magazine read " Hacker War." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.