A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
PORTLAND, OR (KATU/CNN) - A couple in northeastern Oregon made the leap into internet stardom just for being themselves while having absolutely no idea how to use a webcam.
There's no question in their community that Esther and Bruce Huffman know how to have a good time.
"We've been married seven and a half years, and we celebrate every month," Esther said.
Three weeks ago they decided to upgrade to a laptop and decided to try out the camera, something their granddaughter tried to teach them.
"I had no idea how to do it; I didn't remember what she said, so the whole time I was irritated, chewing gum so hard, and I looked like, I don't know what, Wicked Witch of the West," Esther said.
For almost three minutes, the candid couple was actually capturing themselves making monkey faces, singing, burping and patiently waited for something to "actually" record.
"I'm bored, I don't know how to work the computer - she's the computer person," Bruce said.
Their granddaughter found the video and called the YouTube video "Webcam 101 for Seniors." We've posted that video for you above this story.
"She tries to teach me, you know, what a tube is, but how does the 'you' get in there? Like 'you all,' 'you all tube,' I don't know," Bruce said.
They never would have thought they'd become viral video stars.
"When I was 8 years old my uncle paid me 5 cents if I'd make a monkey face, and I've been working on it all these years. I never knew it'd make me famous. He's up in heaven, he'd be amazed at what's going on right here right now," Bruce said.
While some might say it seems staged, the couple said it wouldn't have turned out the way it did if it was.
"If we'd have staged it, I would have been all ... but since we knew nothing was happening we were just being ourselves, just having fun laughs," they said. "You're like me, you do more things by accident than most people do by purpose."
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