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Pac-12 bowl picks: Oregon-Florida State

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:30
Boise State's 38-30 victory in the Fiesta Bowl over Arizona dealt the Pac-12 its first loss of the post-season, and it was an upset. BSU got off to a quick 21-0 start, as the Wildcats seemed less than inspired to play out of the gate. They battled, but in the end, some dubious clock management and a

Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year's speech to hail his country's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will "forever remain a landmark in the national history."

Cuomo, Using Pardon Power, Gives Pair a ‘Second Chance’

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:17
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he had pardoned two men, exercising his clemency powers for the second time since he took office in 2011.

World War II ski soldier, vets group founder dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:14
DENVER (AP) — Earl Ervin Clark, who served in the famed 10th Mountain Division in World War II and helped found the unit's veterans association, has died. He was 95.

Exit Alarms in the Subways Are Silenced by the M.T.A.

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:09
Acknowledging that the emergency sirens on gates had done little to discourage fare evasion, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it was disabling them at all of its stations.

Report: 35 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede during New Year's event

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:03

 35 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede during New Year's eventThirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in downtown Shanghai, city officials said - the worst disaster to hit one of China's showcase cities in recent years.


British acts fill out album top 10

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:50
British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.
Categories: BBC World News

New energy rules for domestic devices

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:47
European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 12/31/2014 3:13:38 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:36
White Pass US12
12/31/2014 3:13:38 PM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 12/31/2014 3:00:51 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:36
Satus Pass US97
12/31/2014 3:00:51 PM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/31/2014 3:20:00 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:36
Stevens Pass US2
12/31/2014 3:20:00 PM

Temperature: 12 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/31/2014 3:13:59 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:36
Blewett Pass US97
12/31/2014 3:13:59 PM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/31/2014 3:19:42 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:36
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/31/2014 3:19:42 PM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Illinois governor pardons 1800s abolitionists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:32

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during a luncheon in Chicago. Quinn posthumously pardoned three Illinois abolitionists who were convicted for anti-slavery efforts in the 1800s. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Three Illinois abolitionists who were convicted for anti-slavery efforts in the 1800s were posthumously pardoned Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, their names among 102 people granted New Year's Eve clemency by the outgoing Chicago Democrat.


Seahawk coach Pete Carroll speaks about head coaching opportunities for assistant coaches

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:31
During an interview today on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Seattle coach Pete Carroll spoke pretty openly about some of the head coaching opportunities that could be on the horizon for some of the team's assistants.
Categories: Sports Center

Cross Kirkland Corridor no longer threatened by rail-service request

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:30
The Ballard Terminal Railroad Company's request to return rail service to an 11.2-mile portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor between Bellevue and Woodinville has been denied, officially eliminating a threat to trails such as the Cross Kirkland Corridor.

Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin can’t resist dig at Jim Harbaugh

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:29
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin wishes new Michigan coach good luck, then adds: “And go, Buckeyes”

Dallas BBQ’s Original Link, in Unlikely Spot, Is No More

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:28
After more than 30 years of serving up inexpensive food and drinks on West 72nd Street, the chain’s original restaurant will close for good on Wednesday night.

Lithuania joins Baltic neighbours in euro club

BBC World News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:25
Mixed feelings as Baltic state joins euro club
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado avalanche kills one snowshoer, two survive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:25
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - One snowshoer was killed but two others survived when an avalanche swept down a 12,000-foot Colorado mountain peak on Wednesday, authorities said, marking the third avalanche fatality in the United States this season. The trio was atop Kelso Ridge near the town of Bakerville, about 45 miles west of Denver, when the slide hit at mid-morning, the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. ...