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) – The man accused of hitting a toddler on a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta no longer has a job.
Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, said Joe Rickey Hundley was not with the company as of Sunday, according to the Associated Press. The AP reported Haase called the alleged behavior of the former company executive during a personal trip "disturbing."
Hundley, 60, of Hayden, ID, was charged with simple assault of 19-month-old Jonah Bennett after the Feb. 8 flight.
The boy's mother, 33-year-old Jessica Bennett, said Hundley smelled of alcohol and "told her to shut that (N-word) baby up," court records showed. She told KARE Hundley said another racial slur and slapped Jonah, scratching him below his right eye.
"I could not believe he would say something like that to a baby or about a baby and then to hit him," she said. "I felt like I was in another world. I was shaking."
She credited other passengers with coming to her aid and giving them another seat on the plane.
Jessica Bennett and her husband are white; their adopted son is black. John Thompson, the Bennett family attorney, said in a CNN interview the parents knew they would have to discuss the race issue but never expected to deal with anything this early in Jonah's life.
Hundley's employer initially suspended him after hearing of the alleged incident. A company spokesman would not say whether he resigned or was fired, only that the allegations were contradictory to the company's values.
Hundley's attorney said he plans to plead not guilty and asked the public not to rush to judgment, according to CNN.
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