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Ewan McGregor to star on Broadway next year

October 31, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 10, 2013 file photo shows actor Ewan McGregor at the press conference for “August: Osage County” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.” Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday McGregor will play the...

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NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

October 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE- In this March 18, 2013 file photo, cigarette packs are displayed at a convenience store in New York. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, law makers in New York City voted to raise the cigarette-buying age from 18 to 21. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK...

Iraq seeking new US aid after pushing out troops

October 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, walks with the House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., right, and the committee’s chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct....

NY bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge

October 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In an Oct. 28, 2013, photo provided by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, NFTA bus driver Darnell Barton poses in front of a bus in Buffalo, N.Y. On Oct. 18, 2103, Barton’s decisive action stopped a woman from leaping from a roadway bridge to...

New security issues surface for health website

October 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Flanked by congressional aides, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., center, and the committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., right, lead a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30,...

Feds proving Internet-adept and inept at same time

October 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In these October 2013 photos, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testify at separate hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. When it comes to the Internet, the Obama administration...

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...

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...