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, December 7 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-07 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - Imagine this: two good friends traveling the country trying to dig out dusty pieces of history that you can mount on a wall. It would make a great TV show, right? (Intern whispering in my ear)More >>
Since there's already a show about a tall guy in a leather jacket and a short guy with a receding hair line trespassing in farmers' backyards, we might as well give you the next best thing.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-30 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - A head coach is a noble position, one of authority and leadership - unless you do something the entire world can see is horribly, terribly wrong.Enter Jason Kidd, who the NBA just fleeced for $50,000More >>
There is no shortage of videos documenting the humanity-lowering, sadistic hoarding of goods every year on the day after Thanksgiving.More >>
Saturday, November 16 2013 10:03 AM EST2013-11-16 15:03:17 GMT
(RNN) - Every now and then we get a kick in the pants that reminds us how far we have come. Translation: Lots of stuff happens to remind us we're getting older. That apparently happened to one man whenMore >>
If you have ever wondered what happened to VHS tapes - you probably haven't - one man is going to become your new hero.More >>
Saturday, November 9 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-11-09 15:00:16 GMT
(RNN) - If you're having a bad day and generally feeling pitiful about your life, suck it up or else Dr. Deborah Cohan will smack you over the head with her contagious upbeat attitude. Cohan did somethingMore >>
If a breast cancer patient dancing like she's carefree before undergoing a mastectomy doesn't bring a smile to your face, you're incapable of being happy.More >>
(RNN) – It has been an interesting week, to say the least. Bad weather and presidential candidates who conduct themselves about as well as toddlers in the sandbox can change your perspective on things.
Once things get back to normal – and really, who can judge what normal is anymore – we'll probably still need more time than we have to sort out what has been happening in the span of these recent weeks.
The bad news: Neither you nor anyone you know has quick, easy answers.
The good news: We all get to sit back and watch random moments unfold on our computer screen and enjoy someone else's nonsense make our own nonsense look petty.
A silver lining in an internet cloud – it's a beautiful thing.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE FAN
Just for kicks, how many of us have seen a half-naked man disrupt a high school football game, then get tackled and carried off by a mob of angry parents?
So, everyone? That's what we figured.
This could top the list of "random things that really aren't that funny but somehow ended up being hilarious." This guy also had the misfortune of getting T-boned by a player's dad, who happened to be a law enforcement officer.
Crack kills, people. And when you watch this video, you'll realize there are multiple reasons why.
(NOTE: Some images in this video could be disturbing. View at your discretion.)
DARTH DOES DISNEY
Aside from the millions of annoying emails that flew around offices everywhere, what good did the announcement of Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm do?
For one, it produced a wonderfully awesome parody of Darth Vader's trip to the Magic Kingdom.
It also made everyone who has hated the franchise since they released Episodes I, II and II go, "Yep, gonna be worse than ever."
But hey, maybe the one thing that can truly eradicate the evil influence of the "dark side" is the perpetual happiness promoted by singing animals.
GIRLS (AND BOYS) GONE WILD
Speaking of really bad ideas, the sight of a few hundred teenagers and young adults dancing on a roof has to make you feel good, right?
Ah yes, tuition money hard at work. We take it none of the young people at this party are structural engineering majors.
And if they are, who cares? There's alcohol.
(Note: There is some strong language. Also, if you see your kids in this video, don't tell them how you found out.)
PLEASE, MAKE IT STOP
Apparently there are two groups of people who want this election to be over already: Underpaid journalists who have breathed politics for the past four months and young children.
The sight of a tearful, 4-year-old redhead saying she's tired of "Bronco Bama" and Mitt Rominy" is both priceless and thought-provoking.
And don't act like there aren't a few adults you know who were close to doing the same thing as this little girl.
TWO DAYS IN TWO MINUTES
Not that you would want to re-live Hurricane Sandy, especially if you live anywhere close to New York City, but this time-lapse video offers a bird's-eye view of one of the most damaging weather events of our time.
The power of nature hits you as you watch a pier go from slightly above water to submerged in what would seem like no time at all, even if this video wasn't sped up.
Power crews and rescue workers can't seem to move fast enough, especially when battling against the elements.