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Fed expected to maintain pace of economic stimulus

October 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 27, 2009 file photo, shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. After a 16-day partial government shutdown and a batch of tepid economic data, no one thinks the Fed is ready to reduce its stimulus when it meets Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-30, 2013. Many analysts now predict [&hellip...

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Blackface costumes revive controversy at Halloween

October 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 1, 2013 file photo shows actress Julianne Hough at the 20th Annual “FFANY Shoes on Sale” Gala presented by QVC and FFANY in New York. Hough apologized on Twitter amid criticism for darkening her skin for a costume as Crazy...

Resilience, recovery, grief on Sandy anniversary

October 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A couple stands in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River, looking toward lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sandy came ashore on Oct. 29,...

Ellis Island museum reopens after Sandy’s floods

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States received visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. Sandy swamped boilers...

Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 photo, a group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called “tape test” are led by an instructor on a three mile run as they work to improve their fitness and remain in the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit...

AP source: US weighs end to spying on leaders

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, a man is reflected in paneling as he speaks on his phone at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it...

White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This screenshot made Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 shows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31, 2014 for...

Apple’s earnings fall despite rising iPhone sales

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, Managers Ju Lee, left, and Brad Deep get iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c phones ready for sale on the day of their release, at a Best Buy in Atlanta. Apple’s quarterly earnings are still sagging even as the sales of...

Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky

October 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 22, 2012 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Penn State said Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over...

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

October 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, photo, dog food pellets, brown, are move down a conveyor belt as chicken breast meat, white, and vegetables, orange, are added shortly before packaging at Freshpet, in Bethlehem, Pa. Freshpet uses fresh meat, poultry and...