NUMBER 5 - ACA WEBSITE PROBLEMS ON FINAL ENROLLMENT DAY
Folks looking to sign up for health insurance before yesterday's deadline ran into website problems. On the White House website, an open enrollment countdown clock incorrectly told people they had more than two weeks to sign up. There was also an issue with the the Healthcare.gov site being down, but a senior administration official says that was just part of regular maintenance.
NUMBER 4 - SEAHAWKS VISIT LANDSLIDE VICTIMS
The Seattle Seahawks are doing their part to help victims of the devastating landslide in Washington state. Players traveled to a community center in Darrington to help boost morale. Members of the Seattle Sounders, a professional soccer team, were also there. The players met with kids and other members of the community. They're encouraging people to help out by donating to the Red Cross.
NUMBER 3 - MAN SENTENCED FOR ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
A man who said he tried to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House received a 25-year prison sentence on Monday. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 23, appeared in federal court after pleading guilty in September to terrorism and weapons charges. Prosecutors had charged him with firing a Romanian-made assault rifle out of the window of his car back in 2011. Neither the president nor his family were home at the time of the incident.
NUMBER 2 - NEW CARS TO COME EQUIPPED WITH BACKUP CAMERAS
New vehicles will soon have to come equipped with backup cameras. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled Monday, that backup cameras must be in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds. The rule takes effect May 1, 2018. The camera has to show an area of 10 feet by 20 feet directly behind the vehicle. The NHTSA says the technology will reduce backover crashes, which cause about 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year.
NUMBER 1 - MORE VEHICLES ADDED TO GM RECALL
GM is recalling another 1.3 million vehicles to fix a problem that could lead to a sudden loss in power steering. Cars in the recall include some Saturn Ion's, Chevrolet HHR's and Cobalts - which were also included in last month's ignition switch recall. Lawmakers in Washington are expected to grill GM CEO Mary Barra about her company's recalls today. Barra is set to testify during a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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