Time marches, er, back
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's time to fall back.
Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.
The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.
Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they do not observe daylight saving time.
Public safety officials say this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live.
Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time March 9.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.
If convicted, Paul Ciancia (see-AHN'-see-uh) could get the death penalty. He was arrested Friday after authorities say he barged into a terminal, pulled an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle from his duffel bag and opened fire. A Transportation Security Administration officer was killed and several other people were injured, including two TSA officers, before Ciancia was shot by airport police.
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. says the killing is "believed to be a premeditated act of murder in the first-degree."
Authorities believe someone dropped Ciancia off at the airport, and agents are reviewing surveillance tapes and other evidence to piece together the sequence of events.
According to authorities, the suspect appeared determined to lash out at the TSA, saying in a note that he wanted to kill at least one TSA officer and didn't care which one.
They say the suspect's note also mentioned "fiat currency" and "NWO," possible references to the New World Order, a conspiracy theory that foresees a totalitarian one-world government.
Ciancia, who was shot four times by airport police, remains hospitalized, but there's no word on his condition.
LAX SHOOTING-OFFICER SAFETY
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration will review its policy on officer safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
TSA Administrator John Pistole said Saturday that the agency's officers are "the first line of defense" in airport security. He said the agency would do everything possible to make sure Friday's tragedy was never repeated.
Pistole did not say if that meant arming officers. He spoke outside the home of slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez.
The 39-year-old Hernandez was fatally shot Friday when a gunman identified as Paul Ciancia entered LAX's Terminal 3 and began shooting. Five others, including two more TSA workers and the gunman, were injured.
Police say they found a note that indicated Ciancia targeted TSA officers.
LAX SHOOTING-TSA OFFICER
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 100-foot pylons at Los Angeles International Airport will be lit blue this weekend in honor of a transportation security officer who was killed in a shooting.
Authorities say 23-year-old Paul Ciancia strolled into Terminal 3 Friday, pulled a semi-automatic rifle from his duffel bag and started firing at Transportation Security Administration officers.
Gerardo I. Hernandez was fatally shot. He was the first TSA official in the agency's 12-year history to be killed in the line of duty.
Friend and former TSA co-worker Kevin Maxwell told KNBC-TV that Hernandez was a family man.
Maxwell says Hernandez was proud of his son, who played football.
TSA Administrator John Pistole met with Hernandez's family Saturday afternoon.
Fellow screeners and law enforcement officials are wearing black mourning bands in Hernandez's memory.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The application page of the troubled health insurance website is offline until Sunday morning.
The Health and Human Services Department says a technology team will be working on HealthCare.gov, so people won't be able to apply or enroll through the site.
That part of the site will be down from about 9 p.m. Saturday to about 9 a.m. Sunday.
The government says people can apply for coverage through the health marketplace call center -- 1-800-318-2596. That's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The federal website locked up the day it went live, Oct. 1, and has been cranky since. It's been taken down for maintenance before -- usually for a few overnight hours.
The administration has said it's aiming to have HealthCare.gov humming along by month's end.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is urging his former Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run for president. In fact, he's already endorsing her.
In remarks prepared for a Democratic Party dinner Saturday night in Des Moines, Iowa, the New York Democrat says that 2016, in his words, "is Hillary's time."
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state would be the leading contender for the Democratic nomination if she were to run. She told New York magazine in an article published in September that she was wrestling with whether to undertake another campaign.
Other potential Democratic presidential candidates include Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Schumer is the Senate's third-ranking Democrat.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The subway vigilante who shot four panhandling youths on a New York City train in the 1980s is facing drug charges after allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover officer.
Bernhard Goetz was arraigned on misdemeanor drug charges Saturday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
The 65-year-old Goetz was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court next month. His lawyer couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
A criminal complaint says Goetz was arrested Friday evening in Union Square after giving an undercover police officer a napkin with loose marijuana in exchange for money.
The complaint says Goetz also had more pot in his pocket.
Goetz was cleared of attempted murder charges but convicted of weapons charges after the 1984 attack. He spent 250 days in jail.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Thirty-five years after Love Canal's oozing toxic waste forced the abandonment of a Niagara Falls neighborhood, a new generation of residents says history could be repeating itself.
A half dozen families say in three lawsuits that they're being sickened by the same chemicals that forced out residents in the 1970s and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe. Lawyers familiar with the case say more claims are expected.
The lawsuits contend Love Canal was never properly remediated and dangerous toxins continue to escape. The main targets are the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Occidental Petroleum, whose predecessor Hooker Chemical dumped toxic waste into an abandoned canal in the neighborhood in the 1940s.
The Occidental subsidiary that maintains the site and the Environmental Protection Agency say sampling shows the chemicals are contained.
Honda is recalling 344,000 Odyssey minivans of the 2007-2008 model years to fix a problem that can cause the vehicle to brake suddenly.
The Japanese automaker said Friday that a software and parts problem can cause hydraulic pressure to build in the braking system after an engine restart. The buildup can suddenly be released, causing heavy and unexpected braking without the brake lamps coming on. Honda said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem.
Honda says it will replace a "yaw sensor" but the part won't be available until early next year.
In the meantime, it issued instructions online on how to drive to prevent the problem from occurring.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Astronaut Scott Carpenter is being remembered by friends, family and dignitaries at a funeral service in Colorado.
A public service is planned Saturday in Boulder after private family funeral.
Carpenter, who lived in Vail, Colo., died Oct. 10 at age 88.
He was the second American to orbit the Earth, following John Glenn, and Glenn is scheduled to speak Saturday.
Carpenter orbited the Earth three times in May 1962.
It was his only space flight, and he later became an undersea explorer. In 1965, he spent 30 days under the ocean in the Navy's SeaLab II program.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff in Carpenter's honor.
He is survived by his wife and six children. His ashes will be interred at his ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colo.