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Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act

Posted: 01/17/2014 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is introducing legislation to restore some parts of the Voting Rights Act that were stripped by a Supreme Court ruling last year.

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Progress against big blaze

Posted: 01/17/2014 - Firefighters battling a wildfire east of Los Angeles have gotten a break, Santa Ana winds have eased.

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W.Va. chemical spill company to transfer chemicals

Posted: 01/17/2014 - The company responsible for a chemical spill that contaminated water in West Virginia will bring in sturdier containment structures after incurring safety violations at a second chemical storage facility.

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Site of W.Va. spill was subject of 2010 complaint

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Documents show that West Virginia inspectors visited the site of last week's chemical spill in 2010 after a nearby resident complained about a strong odor of licorice.

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EU urges Malta to cancel plan to sell passports

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Malta's government has rebuffed European lawmakers' call to halt a plan to sell Maltese passports to foreigners, which would automatically grant them access to the European Union.

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Bernanke likens '08 financial crisis to car crash

Posted: 01/16/2014 - In his final public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke took a moment to reflect on the 2008 financial crisis and compared it to a very bad car crash.

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Judge to Apple: Reboot relationship with monitor

Posted: 01/16/2014 - A New York judge has urged Apple to reboot its relationship with a monitor appointed to analyze its antitrust prevention practices, saying disqualifying him is no solution.

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Persons of interest detained after wildfire start

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Authorities are questioning two persons of interest detained shortly after the start of a wildfire burning out of control near homes in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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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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