MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.
"The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is working. It's working better than we anticipated, certainly working a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on," President Barack Obama said in a video linked to the White House tweet. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office had predicted 12 million enrollees for 2015. Obamacare's open enrollment period for 2015 began on Nov. 15 and closed on Sunday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement had proposed stationing Missouri National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released Tuesday detailing the state's preparations.
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The leader of a Hispanic group in an agricultural city in Washington is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week's fatal police shooting of an orchard worker who ran from officers after reportedly throwing rocks at them.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of the former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man testified Tuesday that she didn't know after asking Kyle to help her troubled son that they'd be going to a shooting range.