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Alcoholics work for beer in Amsterdam program

Updated: 01/16/2014 - A pilot project in Amsterdam isn't trying to help alcoholics into recovery, instead it pays them in beer. And that has people in the Netherlands and around the world talking.

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Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department says he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama administration's health care website.

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Homes lost to foreclosure hit 6-year low in 2013

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The number of U.S. homes that got started on the path to foreclosure fell last year to a low not seen since before the high-flying days of the housing boom.

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NSA maps pathway into computers

Posted: 01/15/2014 - The National Security Agency has reportedly implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers overseas that allows the U.S. to keep tabs on the devices in an attempt to prevent cyberattacks.

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Obama likely to OK phone record changes

Posted: 01/15/2014 - President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he is leaving many of the specific adjustments for Congress to sort out.

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House expected to pass spending bill

Posted: 01/15/2014 - The House today is expected to wrap up all the fine print as it votes to approve a bipartisan budget compromise good until the end of the fiscal year in October.

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Nearly a week without water for some in W.Va.

Posted: 01/15/2014 - West Virginians affected by a chemical spill that contaminated drinking water are making a slow return to normal life, with some nearing an entire week without being able to shower, cook or wash clothes at home.

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Ky. senators offer bill aimed at rural lending

Posted: 01/14/2014 - Kentucky's Republican U.S. senators say they have introduced legislation aimed at helping rural counties being hurt by restrictive lending practices.

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DirecTV customers lose The Weather Channel

Updated: 01/14/2014 - About 20 million DirecTV customers nationwide are without The Weather Channel because of a dispute over fees between the channel and the satellite service.

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Govt provides $8.3M to Boston Marathon victims

Posted: 01/13/2014 - The Justice Department's Office for Victims of Crime is providing $8.3 million to assist victims, witnesses and first responders in the Boston Marathon bombings, funds that will help address physical and emotional injuries suffered by an estimated 1,000 people.

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Water ban lifted for part of West Virginia. after spill

Updated: 01/13/2014 - One West Virginia woman says even though the ban on using tap water is being lifted, she's still not going to drink any of it until she's sure that it's free of the chemical that spilled into a river last week.

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Suntory buying spirits maker Beam for $13.62B

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Marker's Mark alcohol brands, has agreed to be acquired by Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd. for approximately $13.62 billion.

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