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VIDEO: Fighting for Sinjar, street by street

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:05
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State fighters in the strategically important town of Sinjar.
Categories: BBC World News

Blast near Colorado Springs NAACP chapter: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:01
DENVER (Reuters) - Authorities on Tuesday investigated an explosion near a building housing a chapter of the NAACP civil rights group in Colorado Springs. Police and the FBI responded to the blast and were at the location of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter, police and FBI representatives said. A woman who answered the phone at the NAACP office but declined to give her name said people inside the building heard a "loud boom" coming from a lawn area in the rear. ...

VIDEO: Fighting fires in Australia's Blue Mountains

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:59
A top female firefighter describes working in Australia's Blue Mountains
Categories: BBC World News

FBI helps investigate explosion near Colorado Springs NAACP

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:55
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an explosion near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP.

Departing postmaster general slams banking duties proposal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe scoffed Tuesday at suggestions that the Postal Service could ease some of its chronic financial woes by branching out and offering basic banking services to its customers.

White Pass - 1/6/2015 11:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 11:28:32 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 11:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 11:26:10 AM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 11:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 11:25:18 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Broken overcast skies with areas of fog

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 11:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 11:24:09 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 11:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 11:31:25 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. WSDOT Geo Techs are on scene assessing the slope. Westbound I-90 remains closed until that assessment is complete. There is no estimated opening time at this point. Closures are at mp 70 near Easton and mp 106 near Ellensburg. Updates will be posted when new information is available.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Harold Hamm offers $975 million divorce check; ex-wife rejects it

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:49

File photo of Continental Resources CEO Hamm entering courthouse for divorce proceedings in Oklahoma City(Reuters) - Harold Hamm, chief executive of oil driller Continental Resources who is embroiled in a bitter divorce, offered to pay his former wife $974.8 million, but she rejected a hand-written check delivered to her legal team, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Hamm's offer to pay ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall immediately the full cash value of what he owes based on a November divorce ruling by an Oklahoma County judge was rejected, Hamm's lawyer, Michael Burrage, said in an emailed statement. "Ms. Arnall, through her counsel, stated that they were rejecting the ... payment because Ms. ...


Florida man accused of toting baby to home burglary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:44
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man is accused of bringing his 5-month-old son to a home burglary attempt, during which he set the baby down so that he could pull a knife on the homeowner, police said on Tuesday. Corey Mathews, 22, was arrested on charges including aggregated assault and child neglect for his role in the attempted burglary on Monday evening, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Police said Mathews held his baby in a carseat as he acted as the lookout for another man trying to break into a home. ...

Ex-governor jailed for corruption

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:42
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is jailed for two years for public corruption, a much shorter sentence than prosecutors recommended.
Categories: BBC World News

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:41
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending January 5, 2015:
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Life, no parole for man in 5-year-old girl's rape, murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:41
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man convicted in the abduction and slaying of his girlfriend's 5-year-old niece was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Correction: California Governor story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:39

California Gov. Jerry Brown poses for a selfie with Kristin Parker and her three-month old son, Rutherford Kermit Rich after attending the People's Inauguration Party outside the state Capitol Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown made history Monday when he was sworn in for his fourth term as governor of California, cautioning that the state is positioned for a bright future if it can live within its means. The 76-year-old Democrat told the audience at his inauguration that California is at a crossroads. The party was hosted by the Orange County Employees Association and the California Labor Federation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Jan. 5 about California Gov. Jerry Brown's inauguration speech calling for tougher climate change goals, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of an environmental nonprofit. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity.


AC/DC charge up 2015 Coachella lineup with Jack White and Drake

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:38

Rock band AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young and vocalist Brian Johnson perform during a concert at the Telenor Arena in FornebuLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran Australian rockers AC/DC will headline the first night of this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, organizers Goldenvoice said on Tuesday, joining alt-rocker Jack White and hip hop star Drake as lead acts of the desert fest. The festival, promoting the same three-night lineup over two consecutive weekends in the Southern California town of Indio, has a reputation for being the venue where top acts of the 1980s and 1990s reunite or kick off a tour in the hopes of drawing a new generation of fans. ...


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Boeing posts all-time high jet sales and deliveries in 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:36
Boeing posted record jet orders and deliveries for 2014, building 723 jets in the year and ending with 1,432 net orders.

Plane hits rough turbulence on way to Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:32

Plane hits rough turbulence on way to Philadelphia Int'l AirportPassengers on a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Philadelphia had a scare after the jet hit rough turbulence on Tuesday.


Ticket prices for Carolina game down from similar game a year ago

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:31
The above headline is hardly meant to suggest that you won't have to spend some money if you are still looking for a ticket for Saturday's Seattle-Carolina playoff game --- you will.
Categories: Sports Center