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Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013

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Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two student pilots are seated shoulder to shoulder before a bank of video monitors, maneuvering an unmanned aircraft by keyboard and mouse as the drone descends toward a virtual runway in a suburban landscape.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013

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Legal weed sales will be spotty in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013

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Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013

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Female libido drug remains in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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Health care signups pick up pace in November

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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House Republicans signal support for budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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