US cyber pros test skills in exercise meant to stop attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment a U.S. official pressed a computer key, dozens of security experts who gathered in an underground control room girded themselves for a cyberattack — a drill meant to thwart the kinds of intrusions that have recently crippled health networks and retail giants.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

9 hurt as train derails, car plunges into California creek

SUNOL, Calif. (AP) — A commuter train struck a tree and derailed in storm-soaked Northern California, plunging its lead car into a rain-swollen creek and sending passengers scrambling in the dark to get out of the partially submerged car.


Health law fines double for many uninsured at tax time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press