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 >>
PALM BAY, FL (Central Florida News 13/CNN) - A man was hospitalized after a Halloween joke went wrong Wednesday.
Investigators said he was in the front yard putting up some Halloween decorations, including a small wooden cross. As a joke, he poured gasoline on the cross then lit it on fire. Gasoline vapors ignited the gas can, and it exploded, shooting flames into his chest and back burning some 40 to 50 percent of it.
A neighbor - identified in the 911 call as an off-duty Melbourne firefighter - called to help after hearing the loud explosion.
"If he had inhaled those fumes, then he would be in a lot worse situation," Palm Bay Assistant Fire Marshall Ron Bailey said.
Nielson was flown to Orlando for treatment. Neighbors said they don't understand such a prank.
"There could have been small children around," Isabella Deese said. "Not only that, he could have burned down half the neighborhood doing something ridiculous like that."
Bailey said this time of year people can get a bit carried away with their Halloween displays. It's imperative people do not use open flames especially in their yard, and with costumed children coming to trick or treat.
"We've got to keep it safe," Bailey said."If a little kid comes up in your yard and sustains burn injuries because of a decoration you have, well, guess what? You're going to be liable for that."
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