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Toppled trees kill 2 in windy Northern California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:49
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Falling trees killed two people in separate incidents as winds topped 60 mph in Northern California.

Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:43

FILE - In this July 29, 1999 file photo, actress Luise Rainer poses in her central London apartment. Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was 104. Rainer's daughter, Francesca Knittel-Bowyer, told The Associated Press her mother died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. In 1936 and 1937, Rainer was the first performer ever to win back-to-back Academy Awards, for "The Great Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth." (AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)LONDON (AP) — Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was 104.


Australia's wine 'cheaper than water'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:39
The impact in Australia of wine that's cheaper than water
Categories: BBC World News

Harvard Law agrees to sex harassment resolution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:39
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard Law School has agreed to revise its sexual harassment and assault policies and to review sexual harassment complaints dating to the 2012-2013 school year after U.S. education officials found the school in violation of federal law, officials announced Tuesday.

Washington, D.C. CFO cuts revenue forecast for fiscal 2015

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief financial officer of Washington, D.C. cut his projections for the district's revenue this fiscal year by $83.4 million, in a report released on Tuesday. The projected total revenue of $6.58 billion would still be 4.3 percent more than that collected in fiscal 2014, according to the independent CFO, Jeffrey Dewitt. Fiscal 2015 started on Oct. 1 in Washington. In fiscal 2014, income tax revenue dropped for the district and many places across the country, in reaction to the federal tax changes. ...

Tests to see if Arizona gray wolf killed in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:35
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife officials will compare the DNA of a gray wolf accidently shot in Utah with that of a wolf spotted wandering near the Grand Canyon this year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Police: Boy, 2, accidentally shoots, kills mom in Idaho Wal-Mart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:29

 Boy, 2, accidentally shoots, kills woman in Idaho Wal-MartAuthorities in northern Idaho say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a Wal-Mart store and the concealed gun fired.


Authorities: It's unclear if woman fatally shot by 2-year-old in Idaho Wal-Mart is boy's mom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:29
HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — Authorities: It's unclear if woman fatally shot by 2-year-old in Idaho Wal-Mart is boy's mom.

Baby found starved to death in Florida, parents charged with murder: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:26
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The parents of a 22-day-old baby found starved to death in Florida have been charged with first-degree murder, police said on Tuesday, accusing them of neglecting the suffering infant. Ruby Stephens, 23, and Roy Stephens, 48, of Indiana were visiting relatives in central Florida on Dec. 23 when they called for emergency help after discovering the baby was unresponsive in their car, according to Lakeland Police. Betsey Kee Stephens was declared dead at the hospital. ...

White Pass - 12/30/2014 11:04:26 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:23
White Pass US12
12/30/2014 11:04:26 AM

Temperature: 8 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies with gusty winds

Satus Pass - 12/30/2014 11:05:42 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:23
Satus Pass US97
12/30/2014 11:05:42 AM

Temperature: 17 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
The roadway is bare with ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 12/30/2014 11:09:59 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:23
Stevens Pass US2
12/30/2014 11:09:59 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 12/30/2014 11:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:23
Blewett Pass US97
12/30/2014 11:03:33 AM

Temperature: 10 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice in places on the roadway

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 12/30/2014 11:17:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:23
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/30/2014 11:17:14 AM

Temperature: 14 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Clear skies

Roundup: Remembering former UW president; sub shortage common across state

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:20
Former UW President William Gerberding dies at 85: Gerberding, the University of Washington's longest-serving president, presided over the school during a tumultuous period in the '80s and '90s. He died Saturday in Seattle at the age of 85.

Gambia security forces 'thwart coup'

BBC World News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:19
The president of The Gambia says he remains in charge of the West African state after his security forces thwarted an attempted coup.
Categories: BBC World News

Killer's wife pleads guilty in Texas DA murder case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:18
A North Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison after earlier testifying that she helped her husband gun down a district attorney, his wife and a top assistant in a revenge plot.

Seahawks playoff tickets on sale today at 10 a.m.

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:16
A limited number of tickets to the Seahawks' first playoff game will go on sale to the public Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, the Seahawks announced Sunday night.

Seahawks tickets go quickly

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:16
The limited number of tickets for Seattle's divisional playoff game were gone within 10 minutes or so.

Some boos greet mayor at NYPD graduation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:16
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received some boos and heckles Monday at a police graduation ceremony, the latest chapter in his tension-filled relationship with the nation's largest police force.