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Oklahoma rep to vote against Boehner for House speaker

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:04

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., is upset with Speaker Boehner over $1 trillion spending bill.

       

Orca midwife? It may have happened, scientists say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:04

Orca experts say it is possible that one or more orcas acted as midwives during the birth of a calf last week

       

Elvis Presley's private planes up for sale

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:52

The planes have been on display at Graceland for the past 30 years, according to the house website.

       

White Pass - 1/1/2015 4:39:48 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:49
White Pass US12
1/1/2015 4:39:48 PM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/1/2015 4:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:49
Satus Pass US97
1/1/2015 4:26:10 PM

Temperature: 15 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/1/2015 4:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:49
Stevens Pass US2
1/1/2015 4:25:18 PM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/1/2015 4:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:49
Blewett Pass US97
1/1/2015 4:24:09 PM

Temperature: 16 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/1/2015 4:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/1/2015 4:31:25 PM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Andrew Cuomo Puts Bigger Challenges on His 2nd-Term Agenda

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:40
Beginning his second term only hours before the death of his father, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in his inaugural address promised to confront economic mobility and the justice system.






Joining International Criminal Court Wouldn’t Guarantee Palestinians a War Crimes Case

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:39
Even if the Palestinian Authority becomes a member of the court, the cases it plans to bring over the Gaza war last summer would face many hurdles.

'Gun Lady' Carolyn McCarthy finally going home

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:38

Lawmaker who was a 'quiet' force fought 18 years for stronger gun control laws.

       

Oregon ax maker settles with feds for $2.6 million

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:37
Fiskars Brands has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle allegations that safety regulators weren’t promptly alerted about a potentially defective ax.

Georgia Police Chief on Leave After Shooting of His Wife

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:31
William E. McCollom of Peachtree City was placed on administrative leave after calling in the shooting of his wife, Margaret, who is in critical condition and has not yet been questioned.

Federal judge allows gay marriages to begin across Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:19

Same-sex couple plastic figurines are displayed during a gay wedding fair in ParisBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida ruled on Thursday that county clerks statewide must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6, the effective date of his decision to overturn Florida's ban on gay matrimony as unconstitutional. The latest opinion by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle of Tallahassee addressed questions raised among court clerks about the reach of his previous ruling to legalize same-sex marriage, and whether it applied beyond Washington County and the two men named as plaintiffs in the case. ...


Editorial: Too many inequities persist in King County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:16
In 2015, King County must continue an important yearslong effort to measure and achieve prosperity, equity and social justice for all residents.

NY Governor Cuomo vows to rebuild trust in police in second term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:15

Governor of New York Cuomo arrives for NYPD officer Ramos' funeral at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New YorkBy T.G. Branfalt (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term on Thursday, saying he is governing in “troubled times” and that education, the economy and rebuilding public trust in law enforcement would top his agenda over the next four years. He lauded his first term as a success, saying the state now has a record 7.6 million jobs, a $5 billion budget surplus, effective and smart gun control laws, marriage equality and expanded healthcare that reaches 1.5 million people. ...


In New Mexico Tent City, a Glimmer of Hope

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:14
Officials in Las Cruces, N.M., transformed an encampment in a dangerous part of the city into a hub of services for homeless people.

Investigators: Police chief said he accidentally shot wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:11
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — A police chief told a 911 operator that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day inside their suburban home southwest of Atlanta, investigators said Thursday.

George P. Bush takes oath, continues political dynasty

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:07

Grandson and nephew of a president sworn in as Texas land commissioner.

       

Guest: Forcing developers to fund Seattle’s affordable housing is wrong

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:01
Rents will rise if the Seattle City Council pushes ahead with development fees.