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Weekend snow in Midwest, east U.S. to precede bitter cold snap

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:13
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Stormy winter weather will spread snow, ice, rain and travel problems across the Midwest and eastern U.S. over the weekend, leading into a brutal cold snap for the work week, meteorologists said. On Saturday evening, snow and ice were falling in the eastern United States, while violent thunderstorms were seen in the deep south, including two tornadoes in Mississippi, said Frank Strait, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com. ...

Calmly take your soccer balls and go elsewhere

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:10
Germany’s MSV Duisburg has moved its winter training-camp headquarters away from the Turkish resort of Antalya Lara after learning that 400 Russian models were booked into the same hotel for a beauty pageant there.

Officials: U.S. medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:10

The medical worker will be observed at a biocontainment unit in Omaha.

       

FBI workers with foreign ties face unfair security checks: NY Times

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:08
By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of employees with foreign ties working for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation are subjected to what they say are unfair aggressive background checks that have forced some to cut contact with family members abroad, the New York Times reported on Saturday. ...

Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz Are Mentioned in Suit Alleging Sex With Minor

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:01
Both men have denied the allegations, which claim that Jeffrey E. Epstein, a businessman, forced an underage woman to have sexual relations with several men.

Guest: Travel writer Rick Steves warns that corporate profiteering comes with a price

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:01
If corporate America knew what was good for it, sustainability, economic justice, and a measure of compassion for the poor would come before corporate profit.

In New York City, a Toll Is Newly Felt as Asians Rise in the Police Ranks

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 08:47
Asian-American officers have recently been in the middle of a series of wrenching incidents involving the New York Police Department, testifying to a surge in their ranks.

Teen with disability claims discrimination in Six Flags lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 08:39

Teen with disability claims discrimination in Six Flags lawsuitA disabled New Jersey teenager's lawsuit against Six Flags Great Adventure over access to the amusement park's rides will go forward after a judge declined to dismiss the action.


The week’s passages

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 08:39
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Jan. 3.

49 Degrees North Washington

Ski & Snow Report - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:01
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Alpental Washington

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Bluewood Washington

Ski & Snow Report - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:01
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Crystal Mountain Washington

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Mission Ridge Washington

Ski & Snow Report - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:01
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Mt. Baker Washington

Ski & Snow Report - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:01
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Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park Washington

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Stevens Pass Resort Washington

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The Summit at Snoqualmie Washington

Ski & Snow Report - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:01
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White Pass Washington

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