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Mexico halts Chinese megamall over harm to Cancún beaches

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:01
Mexico has pulled the plug on the a multimillion-dollar mega mall involving Chinese business after Mexico’s environmental protection agency ruled the project had done serious harm to the area’s sensitive beaches and protected flora and birds.

Is China staging a land grab?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:01
China is building five man-made islands in the South China Sea, which has sparked concern that Beijing is getting more assertive in disputed waters.

Super Bowl trophy yanked from Seahawks’ hands

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:01
The Seahawks were a yard away from a second Super Bowl victory, but a pass by Russell Wilson was intercepted and the team’s anticipated celebration turned into a shocking defeat.
Categories: Sports Center

Grading the Game: Seahawks’ goal-line interception overshadows solid performances vs. Patriots

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:01
If it was the most stunning win in Seattle history that got them to the Super Bowl, it’s the most shocking loss in Seattle history that cost them. A yard away from a second straight Super Bowl title, Russell Wilson threw one of the most inexplicable interceptions in NFL history.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:55
White Pass US12
2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:55
Satus Pass US97
2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:55
Stevens Pass US2
2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

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, snow, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Rain showers

Blewett Pass - 2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:55
Blewett Pass US97
2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:55
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/2/2015 12:00:07 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

The palace of shame that makes China angry

BBC World News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:52
The ruins that still make China angry with Britain
Categories: BBC World News

Obama to host Merkel on Feb. 9

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:51

Russian aggression in Ukraine is on the U.S.-German agenda.

       

Whitney daughter's condition unknown

BBC World News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:51
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.
Categories: BBC World News

Katy Perry spectacle wows Super Bowl

BBC World News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:48
Katy Perry uses a giant tiger, Lenny Kravitz and backing dancers dressed as sharks to wow the crowds with her Super Bowl half-time performance.
Categories: BBC World News

Oregon strippers lobby for better work conditions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:47

In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 photo, stripper Elle Stanger poses for a photo in front of the Lucky Devil Lounge, where she performs, in Portland, Ore. Tired of watching well-meaning strangers impose their own visions for improving the plight of the dancer, some of Portland’s seasoned strippers are working directly with state lawmakers and professional lobbyists in search of better working conditions. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Any tourist guide to Portland will tell you about the strip clubs.


Payday loan usage rates, by state

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:46
The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage is not reported and marked with an X:

New rules may answer question of whose Internet it is

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:41

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during new conference in Washington. Whose Internet is it anyway? Wheeler says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the “information superhighway” as a fun way to buy books or check the weather. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway?


Tuesday's forecast: Snowy northern tier, soggy Gulf

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:39

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

3 contractors killed in Afghanistan shooting identified

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:35

Pentagon says 3 Defense Dept. contractors killed by a man in Afghan uniform.

       

'Still Alice' highlighting often hidden toll of Alzheimer's

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:27

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, Julianne Moore accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for “Still Alice” at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Moore's prize-winning performance as a college professor stricken with early-onset Alzheimer's has raised awareness of a disease with no cure. Though Moore's type of Alzheimer's is rare, the symptoms are the same as the more common form of the disease that more than 5 million older Americans are living with. Things to know about Alzheimer's and the early onset form of the disease. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Her performance as a vibrant woman fading into the darkness of Alzheimer's is doing more than earning awards for actress Julianne Moore. The movie "Still Alice" is raising awareness of a disease too often suffered in isolation, even if the Hollywood face is younger than the typical real-life patient.