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Six Flags reopens Texas Giant ride after death

September 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 20, 2013 photo, the Texas Giant roller coaster ride sits idle at Six Flags Over Texas park in Arlington, Texas, a day after a woman fell from the ride to her death. The park on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 announced that the ride will re-open this weekend. (AP Photo/LM Otero, [&hellip...

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After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

September 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, right, is escorted to a home by a Lake Mary police officer, in Lake Mary, Fla., after a domestic incident in the neighborhood where Zimmerman and his wife Shellie had lived during his murder trial....

Investigators: 36k got improper disability pay

September 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 11, 2013 file photo shows the Social Security Administration’s main campus in Woodlawn, Md. Congressional investigators say Social Security has made more than $1 billion in improper disability payments to people who had jobs when...

Stranded residents plucked from Colo. floodwaters

September 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A military helicopter lands at Boulder City Airport on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013., after rescuing people from Jamestown, Colo., where they had been trapped with other towns people since Wednesday because of flooding in the mountains. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)...

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

September 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside...

US retail sales rise slight 0.2 percent in August

September 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Raegan Jackson, 10, picks out a backpack shopping at Target in Lynchburg, Va. The government reports on sales at U.S. retailers in August on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/News & Daily Advance, Sam...

Dow Jones average has its best week since January

September 13, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Luigi Muccitelli, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian markets were little changed in trading Friday Sept. 13, 2013 as investors awaited a decision from the U.S. on a...

NASA: Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system

September 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This artist rendering released by NASA shows NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft in space. The space agency announced Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 that Voyager 1 has become the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space, or the space between stars, more than three...

Wounded vets meet Boston Marathon bombing victims

September 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE– This July 3, 2013 file photograph shows Boston Marathon bombing survivor Mery Daniel smiling during a break in her physical therapy session at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, in Boston. Some Boston Marathon bombing amputees, including Daniel,...

Raging fire strikes at heart of Sandy-hit NJ town

September 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADDS DETAILS OF FIRE – FILE – This Oct. 31, 2012 file aerial photo shows the damage to an amusement park in Seaside Heights, N.J., after Superstorm Sandy. A raging fire that apparently started in an ice cream shop on the boardwalk in Seaside Park,...