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AP Essay: A kid from Queens who became NY governor

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:21

FILE - In this July 17, 1984, file photo, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gives a thumbs-up gesture with both hands during his keynote address to the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Cuomo, a three-term governor, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, the day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, the New York governor's office confirmed. He was 82. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929.


Qaeda Suspect Facing Trial in New York Over Africa Embassy Bombings Dies

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:15
A suspected leader of Al Qaeda, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who was to be tried this month in the 1998 bombings of two American Embassies in East Africa, died in government custody after suffering from liver cancer.






White Pass - 1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:12
White Pass US12
1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/3/2015 11:41:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:12
Satus Pass US97
1/3/2015 11:41:17 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies, areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:12
Stevens Pass US2
1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, snow and slush in places

Weather:
Broken clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:12
Blewett Pass US97
1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Temperature: 21 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/3/2015 11:59:38 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Filling Garden With Misery and, at Least for Now, Fans

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:11
The Knicks’ season has given fans little to cheer about, but Madison Square Garden continues to sell out and attract its share of celebrities.

Tensions Mount as Israel Freezes Revenue Meant for Palestinians

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:10
It is the first of an expected series of punitive measures in response to a push by the Palestinians to prosecute Israeli officials for war crimes during the battle with militants in the Gaza Strip last summer.

Targets of Obama's sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:58
President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Treasury Department said the targets are three state-controlled entities and 10 North Korean officials, including:

As Dallas Cowboys Hit Stride, Tony Romo Pursues His Legacy

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:33
Romo, the Cowboys quarterback, had one of his finest seasons, but he has missed the last four postseasons and has yet to win a Super Bowl.

Idaho earthquake causes rock slides, damages property

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:23
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake rattled a broad swath of Idaho early on Saturday, damaging property and triggering rock slides near its epicenter in Challis, a city that has endured hundreds of slight to moderate temblors over the last 10 months, authorities said. The latest measured at a magnitude of 4.9 and was centered about four miles (6.5 km) from Challis in the state's central mountains, but was felt as far away as Boise, a 190-mile (305-km) drive to the southwest, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

100 soldiers returning from West Africa held at joint base

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:16
One hundred soldiers returning from West Africa landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and will be held in isolation as part of a 21-day Ebola monitoring program.

White Pass - 1/3/2015 10:42:26 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:11
White Pass US12
1/3/2015 10:42:26 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/3/2015 10:41:30 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:11
Satus Pass US97
1/3/2015 10:41:30 AM

Temperature: 22 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/3/2015 10:44:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:11
Stevens Pass US2
1/3/2015 10:44:57 AM

Temperature: 25 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Broken clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/3/2015 10:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:11
Blewett Pass US97
1/3/2015 10:55:11 AM

Temperature: 19 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/3/2015 10:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/3/2015 10:48:41 AM

Temperature: 26 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Israel freezes Palestinian tax funds

BBC World News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:10
Israel halts the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority after it applies to join the International Criminal Court.
Categories: BBC World News

Some stewards of wealth treasure family bonds more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 04:01
Unlike many families that lose touch as time and distance separate them, these fortunate families have used their histories to stay together or at the very least, guide them as they make their own way.