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) - A judge revealed Tuesday that Pfc. Bradley Manning was found not guilty of "aiding the enemy," a charge resulting from accusations he leaked large amounts of classified information.
However, he was found guilty of five theft counts, six espionage counts and computer fraud relating to the data turnover to the website WikiLeaks. He pleaded guilty to some of those charges earlier this year.
Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge in Manning's case, released her decision in a Fort Meade, MD, courtroom.
Manning faced a total of 21 charges and would have served life in prison without the possibility of parole had he been found guilty of aiding the enemy. Prosecutors chose not to pursue corporal punishment.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Manning, a former intelligence analyst and Oklahoma native, has been in custody for three years after he was charged with turning over about 700,000 pages of government documents. WikiLeaks administrators have not confirmed if Manning was the source of the information.
Manning never denied turning over the information - which included video footage of a U.S. helicopter attack that killed Baghdad civilians in 2007, war reports and several thousand diplomatic cables.
Defense lawyers argued that he naively gave the material to WikiLeaks, which caused an international stir after publishing them in 2010.
Prosecution claimed Manning proudly boasted about his work and closely tracked the fallout after the information became public.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Manning a hero an interview with CNN. Assange, who began a heated debate about whistle blowing vs. turning traitor when he launched the website, is suspected of collaborating with Manning.
As many as 15 other Army officers were implicated in the case for failure to properly handle Manning's mental health and behavior problems, according to court documents.
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