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) - Clear and Present Danger and Against all Enemies author Tom Clancy died Tuesday Oct. 1. He was 66.
The best-selling author was best known for his for techno thrillers and espionage.
In 1984, he wrote his first novel The Hunt for Red October, since then over 50 million copies of his books have been printed, 10 books have been No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list and three books have become movies.
The Hunt for Red October was the first novel of Clancy's Hollywood made into a movie. Released in 1990, the film boasted A-list stars like Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.
According to the Associated Press, President Ronald Reagan got The Hunt for Red October as a Christmas gift and he lost sleep because he couldn't put the book down. Clancy later said that helped put him on the New York Times best-seller list.
Clancy's books include: The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Cardinal of the Kremlin, Debt of Honor, Red Storm Rising, Without Remorse, Clear and Present Danger, Executive Orders and Patriot Games.
Some books written by Clancy are required readings at some U.S. military schools.
According to the Associated Press, Clancy graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore in 1969 and married his wife Wanda. He joined her family's insurance business, all the while scribbling down ideas for a novel.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Clancy said on Fox News that liberal politicians were partly responsible because of the cuts made to the CIA.
Clancy never served in the armed forces, but has had an interest in naval history since he was child.
The cause of death wasn't immediately known, but The New York Times reports that he died in Baltimore, his hometown.
According to CNN, his new novel Command Authority is scheduled for publication in December.
President and Publisher of G.P. Putnam's Sons said in a statement:
"It was an honor to know
Tom Clancy and to work on his fantastic books. He was ahead of the news
curve and sometimes frighteningly prescient. To publish a Tom Clancy book
was a thrill every time. He will be missed by everyone at Putnam and Berkley,
and by his fans all over the world."
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