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Eye on safety, California sets rules for self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators have unveiled a roadmap that would let consumers begin using self-driving cars, though manufacturers would have to prove the emerging technology is safe before a licensed driver could get chauffeured around town.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Emailed threats to NY, LA highlight worries schools face

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to assessing threats, New York City and Los Angeles schools likely have more experience than most other districts in the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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With Fed rate hike expected, 5 things to look for Wednesday

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rate increase is finally coming.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Cruz, Rubio clash sharply on national security, immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed sharply over national security and immigration in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, thrusting their evolving feud to the forefront of the GOP race. Front-runner Donald Trump stood firmly behind his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States, saying, "We are not talking about religion, we are talking about security."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Global stocks posting big gains ahead of expected Fed hike

 

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets advanced Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's widely anticipated first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. A failure to hike would be a huge shock to financial markets and could well lead to some major volatility.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Congress set for year-end push on tax, spending compromise

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are girded to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week's end after Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on a legislative package extending dozens of tax breaks for businesses and families and financing 2016 government operations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Carter in Iraq to seek new ways to battle Islamic State

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders and his commanders Wednesday on an unannounced war zone visit aimed at broadening U.S. assistance to Iraq to defeat the Islamic State group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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Panda cub in Washington is thriving ahead of public debut

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is stressed out about appearing in front of crowds for the first time, he isn't showing it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

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