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Victims in 2009 Fort Hood attack to receive Purple Hearts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:55

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2009 file photo. the honor guard carries the casket of Fort Hood shooting victim Army Lt. Col. Juanita Warman at her burial services at Arlington National Cemetery. The Army said in a letter addressed to Congress on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 that the victims of the 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded will receive the Purple Hearts many have said they deserve. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Purple Hearts will be awarded to victims of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in 2009, the Army said Friday in a decision that many said was long overdue.


Restaurant cited before hepatitis A diagnosis

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:54

Restaurant cited before hepatitis A diagnosisHealth officials confirm Rosa's restaurant in Hamilton, Mercer County was cited for employee hand-washing violations, one month before a worker tested positive for hepatitis A.


Judge rejects 3rd defense bid to move marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:53
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a third request from lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect to move his trial outside Massachusetts, saying jury selection has shown people are capable of being fair and impartial in the place most affected by the deadly attack.

In fire aftermath, reforms push up against industry norms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:51

FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 file photograph, firefighters on a ladder spray water onto the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in Edgewater, N.J. The fire that destroyed most of the large complex has prompted talk of legislation to toughen building codes, an effort that would butt up against long-established building practices such as the use of lightweight wood. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The fire that destroyed most of a large apartment complex in northern New Jersey last month has prompted talk of legislation to toughen building codes, an effort that would butt up against long-established building practices like the use of lightweight wood.


Huskies hoops links: Nigel Williams-Goss named to all-academic team

WA Huskies - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:46
Nigel Williams-Goss who was named to the Capitol One Academic All-District 8 first team.
Categories: Sports Center

Arizona appealing safety violation fine in prison rape case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:45

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2014 photo from the Arizona Department of Corrections, shows Jacob Harvey, accused of attacking a state prison teacher in Florence, Ariz. The Arizona Department of Corrections is appealing a large fine state workplace safety regulators levied against the department for failing to protect a teacher who was raped by Harvey an inmate a prison unit that holds 1,300 sex offenders in Florence. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections,File)PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Corrections does not believe it should have to pay a $14,000 fine that state workplace safety regulators levied against the agency for failing to protect a teacher who was raped by an inmate in a sex offender unit.


White Pass - 2/6/2015 12:38:47 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44
White Pass US12
2/6/2015 12:38:47 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain showers

Satus Pass - 2/6/2015 12:35:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44
Satus Pass US97
2/6/2015 12:35:07 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain

Stevens Pass - 2/6/2015 12:29:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44
Stevens Pass US2
2/6/2015 12:29:18 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/6/2015 12:34:35 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44
Blewett Pass US97
2/6/2015 12:34:35 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/6/2015 12:27:45 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/6/2015 12:27:45 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining hard at times

Obama: Scaling back college savings benefits wasn't worth it

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:44

President Barack Obama answers audience questions at Ivy Tech Community College, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. Obama is promoting his budget proposal to make two years of community college free. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that he dropped a widely criticized plan to scale back tax benefits for college savings accounts because the savings weren't worth it.


Farmers file more than 360 corn lawsuits against Syngenta

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:40
Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward.

Open Source: Netanyahu’s ‘Bibi-Sitter’ Ad Draws Praise From U.S. Conservatives

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:39
Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stars in an online comedy sketch as the nation’s babysitter in chief.

A few Friday Mariners' notes and links -- Robinson Cano ranked as top second baseman in baseball by MLB Network

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:35
I'm working on a story for Sunday on the Mariners and then a blog previewing first base, but I wanted to get a Mariners' related few notes posted.

Arizona man suspected of threatening Maricopa County sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:35
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

West Coast port operators halt ship work over weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:34
Vessel operations at all 29 ports along the West Coast will be suspended over the weekend, according to the Pacific Maritime Association.

25 RadioShack stores in Washington state may close

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:31
RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:28
The debate over whether parents should be required to get their children vaccinated against measles has created strange alliances, putting some liberal parents on the same side as Republican conservatives.

Church group members recall accused man confessed to 1979 New York murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 05:26

Hernandez, who is charged with the abduction and murder of Patz, sits while judge Wiley looks on, during opening statements at the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former deli worker accused of kidnapping and murdering a 6-year-old boy three decades ago tearfully described how he strangled the child and disposed of the body in a confession to a church group, witnesses testified on Friday. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged with kidnapping and murdering Etan Patz, who vanished on May 25, 1979 while walking to a school bus stop in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood. Testifying in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Paito Concepcion, 79, said Hernandez confessed in a prayer circle at the end of a day-long summer religious retreat in 1979.