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 >>
DANVERS, MA (RNN) - A 14-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a high school math teacher in Massachusetts.
Philip Chism, 14, was charged in the murder of Colleen Ritzer, 24, after she was reported missing when she didn't home from school on Tuesday.
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said that blood was found on the second-floor bathroom at the high school, and Ritzer's body was found behind Danvers High School Tuesday night, according to WCVB.
Chism was arraigned on Wednesday and ordered to be held without bond, according to CNN.
According to the charges read in court, Chism allegedly assaulted and beat Ritzer.
Dozens attended a vigil in remembrance of Ritzer Wednesday night, leaving candles and flowers outside the school where she worked.
Ritzer's family released the following statement:
"At this time, we are mourning the tragic death or our amazing, beautiful daughter and sister. Everyone that knew and loved Colleen knew of her passion for teaching and how she mentored each and every one of her students."
Ritzer was also active on social media. She posted her last tweet on Monday.
She described herself online as a "math teacher often too excited about the topics I'm teaching."
According to CNN, The Boston Red Sox will honor Ritzer Wednesday night at the World Series.
The cause of death hasn't been released.
School will reopen Thursday and grief counselors will be on hand.
Earlier this week, a math teacher from Sparks Middle School was shot and killed by a 12-year-old with a semi-automatic handgun in Sparks, NV. Two students were injured before the shooter took his own life.
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Tuesday, October 22 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-10-22 19:10:17 GMT
Authorities said a student was the suspected gunman responsible for a shooting at a middle school in Sparks, NV. The incident left two people dead, the suspect and a teacher.More >>
Officials with the police department had no answers Tuesday on why a student walked into Sparks Middle School with a gun, killed a beloved teacher, shot two others and turned the gun on himself.More >>
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