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Pakistan man given stay of execution

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:20
Pakistan's government halts the execution of a man who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court when he was 14.
Categories: BBC World News

AP Exclusive: Maine governor spent $53K in Medicaid fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:19

FILE – In this July 8, 2010 file photo, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills speaks to reporters near the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Me. According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, Gov. Paul LePage's administration spent nearly $53,000 on private lawyers in its failed attempt to remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state's Medicaid program after being told by Maine's attorney general Janet Mills that he couldn't win the case, (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Documents show that Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration spent nearly $53,000 on private lawyers last year in its failed attempt to remove about 6,000 young adults from Maine's Medicaid program.


Jury Selection Begins in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:14
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began as prosecutors and defense lawyers seek 12 jurors and six alternates to be part of one of the most high-profile trials in U.S. history.






Falling Euro Fans Fears of a Regional Slowdown

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:04
The euro's continued plunge, to a nine-year low against the dollar, came on the same day that global oil prices also resumed their descent.

Same-sex marriages start in Miami, hours before rest of Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:04

Same-sex couples Todd and Jeff Delmay with Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello get married at the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Miami FloridaBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida's first same-sex weddings took place in Miami on Monday, shortly before gay and lesbian couples were to begin tying the knot elsewhere in the 36th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel paved the way for some couples in Miami-Dade County to get a jump-start on their weddings when she lifted a stay on her earlier decision finding the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Amid cheers and tearful embraces, Zabel later presided over the marriages of two Florida couples in ceremonies witnessed by a throng of media. ...


Responders pull 2 elk from frigid Colorado pond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:04

This image provided by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, shows emergency workers rescuing three elk who fell through ice, near Aspen, Colo., Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near Aspen were rescued but a third didn't survive. A homeowner discovered the elk in the pond. AP Photo/Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office)ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Responders have rescued two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near a Colorado resort town, but a third elk didn't survive.


Scott Walker, Starting Second Term as Wisconsin Governor, Resists New Union Battle

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:01
The governor has indicated that he does not want to expand the fight with labor that defined his first term, but fellow Republicans seem determined to challenge the power of unions.

US charges over Gambia 'coup plot'

BBC World News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:59
Two men have been charged in the US with attempting to overthrow The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, the justice department says.
Categories: BBC World News

Face to face: Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:58

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from right, is depicted with his lawyers, left, beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. His trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 26. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old.


Sale of Atlantic City's Revel approved despite fight with buyer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:54

People walk outside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic CityBy Tom Hals CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved on Monday the sale of the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to a Florida developer for $95.4 million, a price the buyer said he now doesn't want to pay. Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, approved the sale to Glen Straub but rejected his argument that the price should be cut to $87 million because the auction process was tainted by conflicts and a lack of transparency. Straub's attorney said he will appeal the ruling. Lawyers for Revel, which cost $2. ...


Bess Myerson, New Yorker of Beauty, Wit, Service and Scandal, Dies at 90

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:51
Ms. Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America, was one of a select group of American figures to parlay pop culture celebrity into positions of influence in government.






Exclusive: CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:48

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, VirginiaBy Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective Jan. 31, the CIA said on Monday. The agency said in a statement that Buckley, who has served as the agency's internal watchdog for more than four years, was leaving the agency to "pursue an opportunity in the private sector." Officials at both the CIA and on Capitol Hill said his departure was unrelated to politics or anything he had investigated. ...


Mike Holmgren says on KJR-AM that he's done coaching

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:46
Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said during one of his regular segments on KJR-AM this morning that he has decided he will no longer pursue head coaching opportunities.
Categories: Sports Center

US weighs cutting aid to Palestinians over ICC move

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to cut aid to the Palestinians because of their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

White Pass - 1/5/2015 11:19:56 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:37
White Pass US12
1/5/2015 11:19:56 AM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/5/2015 11:17:52 AM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:37
Satus Pass US97
1/5/2015 11:17:52 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Stevens Pass - 1/5/2015 11:07:30 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:37
Stevens Pass US2
1/5/2015 11:07:30 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush in places with areas of standing water on the roadway.

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 1/5/2015 11:07:29 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:37
Blewett Pass US97
1/5/2015 11:07:29 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/5/2015 11:07:30 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:37
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/5/2015 11:07:30 AM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Heavy rain

Seahawks announce playoff fan activities

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 04:31
Here's a press release from the Seahawks with details on activities for fans at Saturday's game:
Categories: Sports Center