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Powerful storm begins to pound Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday as schools canceled classes and residents stocked up on supplies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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Lawmakers wary of genetically modified food labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Democratic support for $1.1T spending bill wavers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic support for a huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faded Wednesday as liberal lawmakers erupted over a provision that weakens the regulation of risky financial instruments and another that allows more money to flood into political parties.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have been named Time's 2014 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Ex-leader: Poland agreed to CIA site, not torture

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — After years of denials, two former Polish leaders acknowledged Wednesday they had allowed a secret CIA prison to operate on their territory but insisted they never authorized the harsh treatment or torture of its inmates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Congress told US lags other nations on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses told a House panel Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India on Wednesday received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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