I ran the following code and it worked. It printed all of the sequence names from the FASTA:
handle = open("NC_000913.faa", "rU")
for record in SeqIO.parse(handle, "fasta") :
But when I run the following code from section 5.1.3 "Getting a list of records in a sequence file" in the tutorial it doesn't seem to work:
The list record is empty and has no entries. My understanding is that it should store the SeqRecords in a list. I tried to print(record) it printed  indicating an empty list and print(record.id) which returned an index of out range error.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I might be doing wrong?
Thank you for your help!