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 >>
(RNN) - Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who voices the famous red Muppet named Elmo, might find his way back to Sesame Street after the man who accused him of having an underage sexual relationship recanted his statement.
Clash took a leave of absence from the children's television program Monday after gossip website TMZ reported that an unidentified man said Clash had a sexual relationship with him while he was still a minor.
There is no word as to when Clash will return.
"I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest," Clash said in a statement released Tuesday. "I will not discuss it further."
Clash's accuser was represented by Andreozzi & Associates, the law firm representing one of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault case. The Harrisburg, PA-based firm also released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying the accuser "wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship."
On Monday, the unidentified man claimed Clash began a sexual relationship with him when he was 16, about seven years ago. Clash, who admitted to being gay, said the relationship began after he became an adult.
In a statement made after the man's allegations were made public, Clash said he was "deeply saddened" that the accuser was trying to make their relationship "something other than what it was."
Clash has been the voice of Elmo since 1985. He was married once and has a 19-year-old daughter.
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