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IMF: Venezuela inflation to surpass 700 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:21

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says Venezuela inflation will blow past 700 percent this year. In a note published Friday, IMF Western Hemisphere Director Alejandro Werner said inflation would more than double in the economically struggling South American country in 2016, reaching 720 percent. Venezuela already suffers from the world’s highest inflation […]

Zoo euthanizes cheetah featured in National Geographic show

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:20

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a 15-year-old cheetah once featured on a National Geographic special has been euthanized. The zoo’s veterinary staff euthanized Sahara on Wednesday, citing a diminishing quality of life. The average lifespan for cheetahs is eight to 12 years. Sahara ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds during a National Geographic […]
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Zoo euthanizes cheetah featured in National Geographic show

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:20

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a 15-year-old cheetah once featured on a National Geographic special has been euthanized. The zoo’s veterinary staff euthanized Sahara on Wednesday, citing a diminishing quality of life. The average lifespan for cheetahs is eight to 12 years. Sahara ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds during a National Geographic […]
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Zoo euthanizes cheetah featured in National Geographic show

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:20

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a 15-year-old cheetah once featured on a National Geographic special has been euthanized. The zoo’s veterinary staff euthanized Sahara on Wednesday, citing a diminishing quality of life. The average lifespan for cheetahs is eight to 12 years. Sahara ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds during a National Geographic […]

Zoo euthanizes cheetah featured in National Geographic show

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:19
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a 15-year-old cheetah once featured on a National Geographic special has been euthanized.

Trump releases first political attack ad against rival Cruz

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:14

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with his first attack ad aimed at rival Ted Cruz. The ad paints the Texas senator as an inconsistent politician who once supported allowing the millions of people living in the country illegally to remain. It also features footage of Cruz stumbling […]
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Trump releases first political attack ad against rival Cruz

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:14

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with his first attack ad aimed at rival Ted Cruz. The ad paints the Texas senator as an inconsistent politician who once supported allowing the millions of people living in the country illegally to remain. It also features footage of Cruz stumbling […]
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Trump releases first political attack ad against rival Cruz

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:14

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is out with his first attack ad aimed at rival Ted Cruz. The ad paints the Texas senator as an inconsistent politician who once supported allowing the millions of people living in the country illegally to remain. It also features footage of Cruz stumbling […]

Both sides will seek to end GM ignition switch trial

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:13

NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches was headed for a premature dismissal Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the truthfulness of the plaintiff. Both sides in the dispute said they would ask a judge to dismiss […]
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Both sides will seek to end GM ignition switch trial

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:13

NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches was headed for a premature dismissal Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the truthfulness of the plaintiff. Both sides in the dispute said they would ask a judge to dismiss […]
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Both sides will seek to end GM ignition switch trial

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:13

NEW YORK (AP) — A trial that was supposed to help settle hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches was headed for a premature dismissal Friday, a day after the judge raised questions about the truthfulness of the plaintiff. Both sides in the dispute said they would ask a judge to dismiss […]

Parents: Students ridiculed during anti-bullying workshop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:09
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — Parents say students at a Pennsylvania school were asked personal questions that opened them up to ridicule during what was supposed to be an anti-bullying workshop.

Iraq war veteran creates wheelchair snow plow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:08

Iraq war veteran creates wheelchair snow plowAn Iraq war veteran in Nebraska has created his own, one of a kind wheelchair snow plow.


G.E. Reports Strong Quarterly Profit but Sales Are Below Forecasts

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 22:00
The industrial conglomerate said lower sales for its oil-field equipment unit hurt revenue, but other units like jet engines and medical equipment were strong.









Clinton-Sanders Battle in Iowa May Be Decided by O’Malley Supporters

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:57
If the former Maryland governor does not receive 15 percent support in the caucuses, his supporters will then be up for grabs by Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.









Southeast Asia launches 10-year plan to increase tourism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:53
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian tourism ministers on Friday launched a 10-year plan to ramp up marketing of their region as a single destination to raise tourism's share of the regional economy to 15 percent by 2025.

Police: Man picked up date, tried to put bag over her head

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:52
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Connecticut woman who met a man on a dating website was able to escape when he and a man in the back seat of his car tried to put a bag over her head.

White Pass - 1/22/2016 5:23:15 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:50
White Pass US12
1/22/2016 5:23:15 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals.

Weather:
Overcast Skies, fog in places

Satus Pass - 1/22/2016 5:35:07 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:50
Satus Pass US97
1/22/2016 5:35:07 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional light rain

Stevens Pass - 1/22/2016 5:27:45 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 21:50
Stevens Pass US2
1/22/2016 5:27:45 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and ice on the roadway. US 2 Tumwater Canyon closure will remain in effect overnight due to high avalanche danger. Conditions will be reassessed during daylight on Friday and an update will be provided upon assessment completion. This closure is from milepost 84 at Coles Corner, 22 miles east of Stevens Pass summit, to milepost 99 Leavenworth. A detour is available via the Chumstick Highway, with vehicles over 10,000 GVW prohibited, exception for local deliveries.

Weather:
Light snow