NYC commuter train derailment kills 4
Four people died and more than 60 were injured when a commuter train derailed in the Bronx on Sunday. The accident leaves thousands of commuters looking for another way to work Monday and in the days ahead, as the National Transportation Safety Board plans to investigate at the scene of the derailment for a week to 10 days.
Bezos: Amazon testing drone delivery
Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday. The goal of the new delivery system would be to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less, using small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the company is calling Prime Air, the CEO said. New FAA regulations are just one of the many hurdles Amazon faces before the delivery drone idea can take off.
Cyber Monday set for robust sales
Even as Thanksgiving night shopping allowed parents and kids to shop together and gave consumers extra time to spread out their Black Friday shopping, spending overall was down from last year. The sale numbers have a bright side, however, as the Consumer Electronics Association estimates 18% of consumers will join in Cyber Monday shopping, the highest participation in three years. Overall, online sales set new records. On Thanksgiving Day alone, consumers spent more than $1 billion.
White House claims major HealthCare.gov glitches fixed
The troubled federal health care website Healthcare.gov will be put to the test after the White House announced Sunday, "The site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity at greatly improved performance." The site's performance will be under close scrutiny Monday and in the days ahead. Some experts say the best predictor for the federal exchange could be state health exchanges, where the technology already operates smoothly.
Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks host New Orleans Saints
Monday Night Football features New Orleans facing off against Seattle in the biggest game of the week, if not of the season to this point. Whoever wins Monday night's tilt between the visiting Saints (9-2) and Seahawks (10-1) earns the inside track to securing home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs and a seemingly smooth path to Super Bowl XLVIII.