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Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Posted: 12/31/2013 - A Supreme Court justice has blocked implementation of portions of President Barack Obama's health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control.

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Target reveals gift card snafu

Posted: 12/31/2013 - The nation's second largest discount retailer says than an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.

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Netflix plans 50 pct pay hike for CEO Hastings

Updated: 12/31/2013 - Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings is getting a 50 percent pay bump in 2014 after a year in which shares of the online video subscription company quadrupled to an all-time high.

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Icebound Antarctic ship awaits helicopter rescue

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel.

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Lawmakers disagree with Snowden's declaration

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Members of Congress say they're not impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he's already accomplished his mission.

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"Hobbit" conquers box office to remain No. 1

Posted: 12/29/2013 - "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row.

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Gun magazine supplier expands in Iowa college town

Posted: 12/29/2013 - An Iowa college known for liberal activism is welcoming an unlikely neighbor: one of the nation's largest suppliers of high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories for assault rifles.

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Fire marshal preaches safety, training after West

Posted: 12/29/2013 - When a fertilizer plant exploded in a small Texas town, killing 15 people and decimating homes and schools, it became Chris Connealy's responsibility to stop anything like it from happening again.

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Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries

Posted: 12/29/2013 - A German magazine has lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacker unit, revealing how American spies intercepted computer deliveries, exploited hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijacked Microsoft's bug report system to spy on their targets.

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2 quakes, 1 a 4.1 temblor, in Okla. before dawn

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later in the state.

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GOP can count ways to Senate majority

Updated: 12/29/2013 - Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in next year's elections. But tea party challenges will make it complicated for them.

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Federal health market surpasses 1 million signups

Updated: 12/29/2013 - The Obama administration says that following a December surge more than 1.1 million people have now enrolled for health insurance through the federal government's improved website.

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