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 >>
PENDLETON, IN (WTHR/NBC) - A jury has awarded $50,000 in damages to a Pendleton, IN, woman who sued her school for failing to protect her from bullies.
For years, Molly McCoy and her family didn't talk publicly about the pain from bullying that happened inside Pendleton Heights High School in 2008.
"Someone came up to me and said, 'Have you seen the picture of you?' and I said, 'What picture?'" McCoy explained.
It was a Photoshopped, sexually suggestive picture on flyers posted in hallways and bathrooms throughout the school.
"My actual phone number was at the bottom, and it said 'Call for a good time,'" McCoy said.
What hurt worse than the student bullying, the McCoys said, was the response from school leaders. McCoy claims she was told to go back to class after reporting it, that the flyers were left hanging up, her parents were not called and she was never offered counseling.
The McCoys say the district didn't do enough to protect her. Jurors said they thought the school's testimony was inconsistent and found in favor of the McCoys.
"[The district] did not follow their own policies and procedures in their own handbook and that's what they were found liable for," said Molly McCoy's mom, Jennifer McCoy.