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Bishop called Episcopal official after hitting bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 07:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — Episcopal Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook called the chief assistant to the Diocesan Bishop after she hit a bicyclist with her car last month, according to information given to clergy members.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.
Categories: BBC World News

US pledges Mexico drugs support

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 1/6/2015 1:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 1:28:32 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 1:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 1:26:10 PM

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 1:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 1:25:18 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 1:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 1:24:09 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 1:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 1:31:25 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet. Westbound I-90 remains closed. There is still no estimated opening time at this point but WSDOT and contractor crews are working to set 1000 feet of barrier in preparation to hopefully open the lanes later today. Closures are at mp 70 near Easton and mp 106 near Ellensburg. Advance notice of estimated opening time will be posted when known.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Song announces Cameroon retirement

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:49
Cameroon and West Ham midfielder Alex Song quits international football after his Africa Cup of Nations exclusion.
Categories: BBC World News

US skiers join in mourning of teammates killed in avalanche

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:40
David Chodounsky paid a fitting tribute to the two junior members of the U.S. ski team who were killed in an avalanche in Austria.

Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:38
Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Mexico’s Leader, Peña Nieto, Praises Obama on Immigration

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:37
Visiting the White House, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico said President Obama’s plan to shield immigrants from deportation was “an act of justice.”

VIDEO: John Rawlins reports storm impact in western suburbs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:34

 John Rawlins reports storm impact in western suburbsJohn Rawlins reports on how conditions were in Delaware County as well as Chester County.


Reward in shooting of California parents, baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:32

RETRANSMISSION TO UPDATE THAT THE MISSING BABY WAS FOUND DECEASED - Missing baby Eliza Delacruz is seen in an undated photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department. The 3-week-old baby who was abducted after her parents and another adult were wounded in a shooting at a Long Beach residence has been found dead and authorities are searching for a suspect. The child had been declared missing when police went to the home in the evening of Jan. 3, 2015, after receiving a call about the shooting and found two brothers and the baby's mother with gunshot wounds. One of the brothers is the father of the child.(AP Photo/ Long Beach Police Department)LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help identify who shot the parents and uncle of a 3-week-old girl who was kidnapped and later found dead in a trash bin near the Mexican border.


Virginia ex-governor gets two years in prison for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:32

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in federal prison and two years of probation for taking a bribe from a businessman seeking to promote a dietary supplement. McDonnell, the first Virginia governor to be convicted of bribe-taking, received a shorter sentence than that sought by prosecutors for accepting sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from entrepreneur Jonnie Williams. ...


Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:31

Brick Township officer jumps into frigid river to save suicidal womanAn Ocean County police officer says he was just doing his job, but his split second reaction saved the life of a woman in distress.


Federal judge clears way for Snake River dredging

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:31
LEWISTON, Idaho — A federal judge has ruled that dredging can start next week on the lower Snake River to aid barge traffic to and from Lewiston, Idaho.

Maine judge tells media what they can report in assault case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:30
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge attempted to restrict reporting on what witnesses said during an attorney's criminal court appearance.

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:29

Customers pay it forward with pizza in Center CityThere's something deliciously charitable happening right now in Center City Philadelphia and it's pretty simple.


Californians improve slightly on water-saving efforts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians did slightly better in November on conserving water during the drought, figures released Tuesday show.