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2014 Draft Class off to sluggish start

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:16
There wasn't a lot of real personnel news from Pete Carroll's press conference Monday. But one thing he revealed is that linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis could be headed soon to the Injured Reserve list with a shoulder injury suffered against Kansas City.
Categories: Sports Center

Why a small North Dakota town is taking on Big Rail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:15

A two-mile Canadian Pacific train loaded with oil tank cars idles on a track in EnderlinBy Ernest Scheyder ENDERLIN, N.D. (Reuters) - After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Partly thanks to North Dakota's energy boom, twenty-eight of the railroad's trains now traverse the city every day. Desperate for a solution, Enderlin's city councilors last month banned train breaks longer than 10 minutes. Canadian Pacific contends the order violates interstate commerce laws.


Critics question timing of Ferguson announcement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:13

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's decision to announce the Ferguson grand jury decision in the evening drew complaints Tuesday from many who wondered whether that helped fan the flames of unrest and violence leading to destruction in the St. Louis suburb.


U.S. justices to consider police conduct in arrest of disabled woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:11
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider whether police officers were required under federal law to accommodate a violent woman's mental disability during an incident in San Francisco that led to her being shot multiple times. The case concerns Teresa Sheehan, a woman with a history of mental illness who was shot and pepper sprayed by San Francisco police officers after they struggled to restrain her during a 2008 clash. ...

Key lessons about China | Jon Talton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 04:01
Last week's Seattle Times LiveWire panel discussion on China and the Northwest had an all-star cast, all with deep experience with the country. As moderator, here are some of the important concepts I heard:

White Pass - 11/25/2014 10:42:26 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:59
White Pass US12
11/25/2014 10:42:26 AM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times

Satus Pass - 11/25/2014 10:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:59
Satus Pass US97
11/25/2014 10:41:30 AM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain

Stevens Pass - 11/25/2014 10:44:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:59
Stevens Pass US2
11/25/2014 10:44:57 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 11/25/2014 10:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:59
Blewett Pass US97
11/25/2014 10:55:11 AM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/25/2014 10:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/25/2014 10:48:41 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, with standing water in places

Weather:
Heavy rain

Flooding at Mount Rainier National Park

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:54
The Associated Press

US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:53
U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.

‘The Giver,’ ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘November Man,’ ‘What If’

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:52
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Nov. 25, include the action films “The Expendables 3” and “The November Man,” the romance “What If” and the teen dystopian flick “The Giver.”

Judge: Release FBI secret calls for man's lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:51
MIAMI (AP) — A Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S., a Florida federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Hungary police 'blame rape victims'

BBC World News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:47
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
Categories: BBC World News

Parents of Lake Stevens boy shot in mouth had argued about guns in home

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:46
A 3-year-old Lake Stevens boy was in serious condition Monday at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after he was shot in the mouth by a 4-year-old neighbor Friday. His parents had argued previously about the safety of guns in the home, court records show.

Here's a new list of 10 best and worst airports in America

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:46
Love an airport? Hate an airport? See if you agree with Condé Nast Traveler's new list of "The 10 Best & 10 Worst Airports in America," as selected by more than 77,000 readers in the magazine's 2014 Reader's Choice Awards.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Costs of Clean Air Act

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:38
Industry groups, energy companies and 20 states are challenging the E.P.A.'s interpretation of the law and whether the costs of adhering to regulations should be taken into account.






Recipient of double arm transplant happy to hug

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:37
BOSTON (AP) — A former college professor who underwent a double arm transplant last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Tuesday that the best thing about the operation is that he's able to hug his loved ones again.

Man accused in killing had past abduction arrests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 03:36

This undated law enforcement booking photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Lester Ralph Jones. Investigators said they have arrested Jones in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007. Police on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 arrested Jones, 63, on charges of murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld, of Grand Junction, Colo. Birgfeld's remains were found in a dry creek bed in 2012. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's cold-case team was assigned the case. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Office)GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of abducting and killing a Colorado single mother who led a double life as a paid escort served time in prison for two kidnapping cases involving his former wife.