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Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

Updated: 03/17/2014 - Malaysia's government says police are examining an elaborate flight simulator that one of the pilots of the missing Malaysian airliner had set up in his home.

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U.S. theory is someone diverted missing Asian airliner

Posted: 03/14/2014 - A U.S. official says investigators are examining the possibility that someone caused the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board, and that it may have been "an act of piracy."

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Obama overtime plan already stirring controversy

Posted: 03/14/2014 - President Barack Obama's move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see it as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presidential overreach.

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Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

Posted: 03/14/2014 - Amazon is betting that shoppers will pay $20 more for its popular Prime two-day free shipping and video streaming service of movies and TV shows.

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McDonald's hit by lawsuits over worker pay

Posted: 03/14/2014 - McDonald's workers in three states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they're owed.

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Senate bill would expand child care, boost safety

Posted: 03/14/2014 - The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other training.

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Colorado court: Some pot cases can be overturned

Posted: 03/14/2014 - Some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state's second-highest court ruled Thursday.

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Obama to sign relief from flood insurance hikes

Posted: 03/14/2014 - President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills.

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Rule targets for-profit colleges over student debt

Updated: 03/14/2014 - The Obama administration is proposing new rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can't pay off — and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge.

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Jet aborts takeoff after gear failure in Philadelphia

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Airline officials said USAirways Flight 1702 was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after the front landing gear collapsed.

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Police: 2 dead after car crashes into Texas crowd

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Austin police say that the two people killed when a suspected drunken driver crashed through barricade at the South by Southwest festival were a woman on a moped and a man on a bicycle.

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Death toll rising in New York blast

Updated: 03/13/2014 - A sixth person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings.

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