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Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast.

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Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state

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Dad who saved girl in deadly rock slide remembered

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Thirteen-year-old Gracie Johnson says her father, Dwayne Johnson, covered her when a rock slide crashed down on the family on a popular hiking route to see a waterfall with visiting cousins

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Authorities: Rock slide victims all in same family

Posted: 10/01/2013 - All five people who were killed in a Colorado rockslide and a teenage girl who survived with the help of her father were members of the same family, authorities said Tuesday.

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Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Posted: 10/01/2013 - The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period.

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Storm brings tornado to Pacific Northwest

Posted: 10/01/2013 - A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an unseasonable September storm dumped record amounts of rain and temporarily knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest.

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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms.

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Congress plunges nation into government shutdown

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill.

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2 trains crash in Chicago; dozens injured

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Authorities in Forest Park, Illinois, say 48 people were transported to hospitals with what are believed to be minor injuries, the station reported.

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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill to resume

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster.

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NYC inmate almost as costly as Ivy League tuition

Posted: 09/30/2013 - New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn't explain a recent report that found the city's annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year.

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Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The Agriculture Department says 524 schools have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

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Nissan, Toyota recalling 1.5M vehicles

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall.

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WATCH: Robber's gun jams in Fort Worth McDonald's

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Police say Jestin Joseph entered a south Fort Worth McDonald's after 9 p.m. Tuesday night and asked for a drink cup. He then allegedly drew a gun and pointed it at diners, demanding their keys.

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Arrest in Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf 'sextortion' case

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Federal authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of hacking into a webcam at the California home of the newly crowned Miss Teen USA in an attempt to extort nude photographs.

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IIHS tests crash avoidance systems

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety its releasing its first ratings of crash avoidance systems. Their tests focused on cars and SUVs that have front crash prevention systems and autobraking.

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Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

Posted: 09/27/2013 - More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital.

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In heart of the Rim Fire, regeneration has begun

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Experts estimate the Stanislaus lost 1 billion board feet of potential lumber in a forest that balances recreation and natural beauty with select timber sales.

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FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

Posted: 09/27/2013 - A 28-member advisory committee agreed on the recommendation during a closed-door meeting Thursday, industry officials familiar with the deliberations said.

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Senate seeks to reverse law on engineered crops

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.

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Obamacare online sign-up delayed for small businesses

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Administration officials are quietly telling key interest groups to expect initial glitches signing up online for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Montana child rapist released Thursday after 30-day sentence

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A former Montana high school teacher due to be released Thursday after serving a 30-day prison sentence for raping a 14-year-old student is "still skating" justice six years after the assault, the victim's mother said.

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Frustration for Conn., NY rail commuters

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Officials were working Thursday to find alternative power sources to end the hours-long delays that could last for weeks after a high-voltage feeder cable failed early Wednesday at a suburban New York station.

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