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WASHINGTON -- Enrollment records for close to 15,000 shoppers were not initially transmitted to the insurance plans they selected, according to a preliminary federal estimate to be released Saturday.

While these cases pose a challenge for the Obama administration, officials say they believe the situation is improving. Since early December, fewer than 1 percent of enrollments did not make their way to health insurance plans.

Error rates for data transmissions to insurers, a process known as an "834 transaction" are now close to zero, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a report Saturday.

Shooter had more targets

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Authorities say an 18-year-old who wounded a fellow student before killing himself at a suburban Denver school entered the building with a shotgun, a machete and three incendiary devices in his backpack, and had ammunition strapped to his body.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says Karl Pierson was motived by retaliation against a faculty member -- probably a librarian -- when he opened fire Friday at Arapahoe High School.

The sheriff says it appears the school librarian was the initial target but that Pierson planned to hurt multiple people.

Michelin recalls 1.2M tires

WASHINGTON -- Tire-maker Michelin says it is recalling about 1.2 million tires sold in the U.S. because an increasing number are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss.

The tires, known as Michelin LTX M/S tires, are commonly used for pickup trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs and commercial light trucks.

The Greenville, S.C.-based company says no deaths or injuries have been reported because of the tires.

Google grows robot collection

SAN FRANCISCO -- BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.

Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon.

It is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the last half-year.


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