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US stock indexes open slightly lower as oil rebound cools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:48

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets turned lower on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, despite upbeat economic data in Europe, while the price of oil's four-day rebound ran out of steam. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading as a four-day rally in oil cools off. Stronger profits for Disney drove its stock higher, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average up.


Man killed in shootout with deputies was former officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:48
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a San Bernardino County sheriff's helicopter has been identified as a former California Highway Patrol officer.

Charlie Sifford, First Black Player on PGA Tour, Dies at 92

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:45
By the time Mr. Sifford was allowed to compete against the world’s best golfers, in 1961, he was almost 40. But he won the PGA Tour’s Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and its Los Angeles Open in 1969.






Cleveland faith group gives suggestions for police reform

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:31
CLEVELAND (AP) — More than 1,000 members of a religious coalition recommend a series of steps to reform the Cleveland Police Department, including use of force policy changes, following the release of a federal report concluding the department used excessive force and an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun.

Mixed reactions to Harper Lee book

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:22
News an unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to be released more than 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird causes a "trade frenzy" and concern over how it has come to be published.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 2/4/2015 6:01:28 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:20
White Pass US12
2/4/2015 6:01:28 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Snow on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 2/4/2015 6:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:20
Satus Pass US97
2/4/2015 6:05:23 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 2/4/2015 6:10:19 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:20
Stevens Pass US2
2/4/2015 6:10:19 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 2/4/2015 6:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:20
Blewett Pass US97
2/4/2015 6:13:08 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/4/2015 6:14:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/4/2015 6:14:47 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Fog in places

Four-star running back Chris Warren chooses Texas over UW on National Signing Day

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:19
Rockwall (Texas) four-star running back Chris Warren will stay close to home, choosing the University of Texas over Washington at a National Signing Day ceremony at his school Wednesday morning.

Reports: Kyle Kendrick, Colorado Rockies agree to one year deal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:16

 Kyle Kendrick, Colorado Rockies agree to one year dealFormer Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple media reports.


Man shot in North Seattle motel parking lot

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:16
A man was shot early Wednesday morning in a motel parking lot in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue North, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Feb. 4 TV Picks: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ season premiere on ABC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:16
TV picks for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, include “Fresh Off the Boat” on ABC, “The Mentalist” on CBS and “The Americans” on FX.

China tightens rules on Internet use, online comments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:15

A man uses his smartphone near military band members at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the communist political system, further tightening control over Internet use. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the Communist political system, further tightening control over Internet use.


China bans 'vulgar' web pseudonyms

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:15
China bans internet users from posting under the names of famous people or Chinese officials, calling it a "vulgar culture".
Categories: BBC World News

Teen allegedly tricks boys into sharing nude pictures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:13

Teen allegedly tricks boys into sharing nude picturesA teen in the Poconos allegedly set up a fake Facebook account to get back at the people he says bullied him.


Fire erupts in Mt. Airy high-rise apartment building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:12

Fire erupts in Mt. Airy high-rise apartment buildingPhiladelphia firefighters were called to a fire inside an apartment building high-rise in the Mount Airy section.


Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:05
Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.
Categories: BBC World News