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More Home-School Pupils, Less Regulation

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:40
Known for one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation, Pennsylvania has relaxed some requirements, and that has brought it to the forefront in a lobbying war.

Woman's body found at junior school

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:37
Three people are arrested after body of woman in her 20s is found in the grounds of a school in Shrewsbury.
Categories: BBC World News

For Mario Cuomo, No Shunning of Tension Between Faith and Politics

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:36
Like few other elected officials, Mr. Cuomo sought publicly to reconcile his religious beliefs with his political ideals, while challenging public figures who claimed a moral monopoly.

White Pass - 1/5/2015 5:30:04 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:34
White Pass US12
1/5/2015 5:30:04 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with ice in places.

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/5/2015 5:07:31 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:34
Satus Pass US97
1/5/2015 5:07:31 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 1/5/2015 5:09:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:34
Stevens Pass US2
1/5/2015 5:09:53 AM

Temperature: 37 °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:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway. Areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 1/5/2015 5:12:17 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:34
Blewett Pass US97
1/5/2015 5:12:17 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places

Weather:
Raining, areas of gusty winds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/5/2015 5:04:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/5/2015 5:04:13 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet. Areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining, hard at times. Areas of gusty winds

Analysis: Mexico scandals taint government

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:25

 Soldiers killing 22 civilians in a questionable “shootout”; the abduction and presumed murder of 43 college students, allegedly at the hands of local officials and police in league with a drug cartel; and revelations that Pena Nieto and his treasury secretary live in luxury homes built and financed by a favorite government contractor. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — As he heads to Washington on Monday to meet with Barack Obama, Enrique Pena Nieto leaves behind a year that was hardly what he had envisioned.


Official: 2 hurt when tornado hits rural Georgia

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:18
An assistant fire chief in rural Georgia says a tornado swept through the area and destroyed a mobile home, injuring two people inside.

7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:18
Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

8 crew presumed dead after cargo ship sinks off Scotland

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:16
Eight crew members are presumed dead after a cargo ship capsized and sank north of Scotland.

‘Island on Fire:’ a cataclysmic, long-ago Icelandic volcano

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:16
In “Island on Fire,” authors Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe tell the story a of a catastrophic 18th-century volcano that changed the face of Iceland forever. Witze will appear Jan. 6 and Jan. 8 at two Seattle locations.

Report: UW accounting is confusing, lacks consistency

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:16
The way that the University of Washington accounts for its costs, and the complexity of its sprawling operations that include a major medical center, have led to a confusing system that makes it difficult for lawmakers and members of the public to understand the university's financial info

VIDEO: Family 'wiped out' in AirAsia crash

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:08
Seven members of the same family who were on board AirAsia QZ8501 are mourned as the search for the plane's "black box" flight recorder continues.
Categories: BBC World News

Passengers complain of 12-hour wait on tarmac

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 22:00

In this May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco Saturday evening, Jan. 3, 2015, safe but irritated after a 28-hour Etihad overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac at the Abu Dhabi airport without food or accurate flight information. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information.


Further fuel price cuts this week

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:53
All four big supermarkets announce that further fuel price cuts will take effect this week, bringing petrol ever closer to £1 a litre.
Categories: BBC World News

Hobbit holds on at US box office

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:48
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies holds on to the top spot at the North American box office for a third consecutive week.
Categories: BBC World News

Women-only bus route opens in Nepal

BBC World News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:42
A women-only bus service has been launched in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to combat sexual harassment during rush hour.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/5/2015 4:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:33
White Pass US12
1/5/2015 4:07:23 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining