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Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally subsidized child care providers will have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers and undergo a yearly inspection under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles — a lack of rear coverage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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'This is my jail': Corruption case goes to trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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New York dealing with massive snow; storm looming

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 feet more was on its way.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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