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) - Prince William and Kate Middleton announced Monday they are expecting their first child.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," the palace said in a statement. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
The Duchess, 30, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with acute morning sickness, according to CNN. The pregnancy has not passed the 12 week point and Monday's announcement was prompted by the Duchess's medical condition.
It's being said with the pregnancy being in its early stages, Kate is expected to stay in the hospital for several days.
"As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter," the statement said.
There is no detail about when the baby was due.
The announcement follows recent tabloids of close-ups of Middleton's stomach for any indication of a baby bump.
Baby rumors and speculations began almost immediately after the couple said, "I do."
"I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby," Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter. "They will make wonderful parents."
The Duke and Duchess exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Royal fanatics camped outside the church for hours to reserve for themselves the most exclusive glimpses of the wedding procession. According to media reports, an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion watched the wedding via television and live streams on the internet.
The couple met during their freshman year at Scotland's University of St. Andrews in 2001 and became engaged in Oct. 2010 in Kenya, East Africa, during a 10-day trip.
The baby will be the Queen's third great-grandchild.
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