Attackers in California shooting had thousands of bullets

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The husband-and-wife attackers who slaughtered 14 people at an employee banquet fired as many as 75 rifle rounds in the assault, left behind three rigged-together pipe bombs with a remote-control device that apparently malfunctioned, and had over 1,600 more bullets with them when they were gunned down in their SUV, authorities said Thursday.

  • Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, rebuffing requests by the Marine Corps to exclude women from certain front-line combat jobs.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

House overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a 5-year, $305 billion bill that boosts highway and transit spending and assures states that federal help will be available for major projects. Senate approval was expected to follow later in the day.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press