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/CNN) – A military jury sentenced Nidal Hasan to death Wednesday following his conviction for the fatal shootings at Fort Hood.
An execution date has not been set, and it could be years or decades before it is carried out. The sentence will automatically be appealed.
The jury was composed of the same 13 members - all of whom are Hasan's rank or higher - who found the accused guilty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and multiple, lesser charges. The decision in favor of execution was unanimous.
Due in part to the lengthy appeals process, no member of the U.S. Armed Forces has been executed since 1961. Hasan will join five others on military death row in Fort Leavenworth, KS.
During the trial, Hasan admitted to the shooting. He claimed he did it to protect Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, although he was not allowed to say that during court proceedings.
Prior to sentencing, the jury heard survivors and family members of victims testify Tuesday.
Hasan was found guilty on all counts last week for the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood Army Base that killed 13 people and injured 32 others.
Hasan acted as his own attorney during his court martial. He remained mostly silent during his trial and rested his case without calling any witnesses, including himself.
The jury deliberated nearly seven hours before finding him guilty of the massacre.
The decision in the penalty phase is expected Wednesday.
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