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 >>
LAKE WALES, FL (BAY NEWS 9/CNN) - A premature birth caught a mother off-guard, and she gave birth to the baby Monday morning inside a McDonald's bathroom before paramedics could arrive.
Employees had to help deliver the baby.
The woman's grandmother, Barbara Albert, said Shardonnay Hill, 20, went into labor inside the bathroom.
Albert said some employees helped prepare an area for Hill to give birth.
"She said to a couple of employees, 'Go and get something,'" Albert said. "She said, 'Get some boxes, and let's flatten them out and get her to lay down. She can't have the baby over the toilet.'"
McDonald's declined a request for an interview, but a manager confirmed a few of her employees stayed on the phone with dispatch and helped deliver that baby inside the bathroom.
Albert said the baby boy, born three months early, was not breathing. At that point, paramedics had arrived and got the baby breathing. The newborn was then airlifted to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
"I just hope and pray that the baby will be okay, because she's a young mother. It's her first pregnancy, first baby, so she's upset," Albert said.
She said the baby boy's name is Joshua Murray, but his aunt, Vanessa Richardson, said he'll likely grow up with a nickname.
"That's her favorite restaurant, and we need to call him Ronald," Richardson said.
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