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Jury selection in Boston bombing trial moves into arduous phase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:10

A memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath stands near the race's finish line, on the second day of jury selection in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will move into a more difficult phase on Wednesday after the court wraps up its initial screening of 1,200 candidates summoned to appear this week. The field needs to be winnowed down to 12 jurors and six alternates, a challenge made all the greater by the possibility of the death penalty if Tsarnaev, 21, is convicted. ...


VIDEO: Uruguay under fire for smoking laws

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:03
Uruguay has been taken to a World Bank tribunal by the cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris International.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:02
The 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, and it was not a particularly auspicious debut.

Tacoma deputy supe hailed for measuring more than test scores

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:01
Josh Garcia, deputy superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools, has received his second national award in two years, named a “leader to learn from” by Education Week, a national newsweekly.

Global stocks end 2 days of losses, growth woes temper gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:01
Global stock markets snapped two days of declines Wednesday but gains were tempered by worries about the plunge in oil prices and renewed doubts about Greece's membership of the euro currency bloc.

11 dead in shooting at French satirical newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:59

12 dead in terror attack at French satirical newspaperA French police official says 11 people are dead in a shooting at a satirical weekly newspaper in central Paris.


White Pass - 1/7/2015 2:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 2:27:24 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 2:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 2:21:57 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 2:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 2:35:08 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 2:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 2:25:53 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 2:20:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 2:20:51 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy

Vermont candidate asks for last-minute votes on YouTube

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:58

Lawmakers will elect the governor on Thursday.

       

At Least 10 Dead in Shooting at Satirical Newspaper in Paris, Police Say

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:39
A French police official says at least 10 people are dead in a shooting at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly newspaper in central Paris.

Serious crash jams traffic on I-95 North past Vine Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:35

I-95 North back open after multi-vehicle crash past Vine StreetA multi-vehicle crash is slowing traffic in the northbound lanes of I-95 past the Vine Street Expressway (I-676).


Monarch butterfly gets endangered species look

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:33

Federal biologists to study just how threatened are monarch butterflies.

       

Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:16
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.
Categories: BBC World News

S Korea 'nut rage' woman is charged

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:16
Prosecutors in South Korea lay charges against former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
Categories: BBC World News

O.J. Simpson Heisman found 20 years after USC burglary

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:16
A Heisman Trophy O.J. Simpson won in 1968 has been recovered more than 20 years after it was stolen in a burglary at the University of Southern California, police said Tuesday night.

Key lawmaker's proposal: medical pot shops without dried pot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:16
A leading Republican lawmaker has a novel proposal for reining in Washington's uncontrolled medical marijuana industry: medical pot shops that don't sell what most people think of as pot.

Experts: 2-year sentence for ex-Va gov good news for wife

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:16
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked a judge for mercy for his wife, as well as himself, before being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption.