"Sometimes nature is bigger than we are": As Christopher posted yesterday, four people died in avalanches at Stevens Pass and the Summit at Snoqualmie. (That quote is from King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Katie Larson.)
More nature tragedy: An experienced scuba diver died Sunday morning during a deep-water class in West Seattle.
Helping keep Gayhomophobe.com active: Prominent anti-immigration Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu "threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship," according to the Phoenix New Times. Dan breaks it down.
Iran drama continues: UN inspectors are in Tehran for two days of nuclear talks, but "western diplomats have played down any hopes of a major breakthrough." The New York Times looks at the possibility of an Israeli raid:
Should Israel decide to launch a strike on Iran, its pilots would have to fly more than 1,000 miles across unfriendly airspace, refuel in the air en route, fight off Iran’s air defenses, attack multiple underground sites simultaneously — and use at least 100 planes.
“All the pundits who talk about ‘Oh, yeah, bomb Iran,’ it ain’t going to be that easy,” said Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, who retired last year as the Air Force’s top intelligence official.
A connection between Tylenol and childhood asthma: Ohio doctor John McBride says there is one. "All the studies he looked at showed a link between asthma and acetaminophen... 'There's an incredible consistency. Everybody around the world who's looked for this association has been able to find it.'"
You can finally fall asleep again: The Colbert Report should be back tonight.
The Downton Abbey finale last night: I was going to ask, "Did you watch it?" But apparently you definitely did. "The show is so popular in the Seattle area, KCTS is consistently the No. 1 or No. 2 PBS station in the country for Abbey ratings."
It's Presidents Day: Most liquor stores are open, street parking is free, school's out. More here.