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Agent: Pulitzer-winning novelist Hijuelos dies

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 7, 2000 file photo shows author Oscar Hijuelos at a reception for the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington. Hijuelos, a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” and whose work often captured the loss and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant [&hellip...

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Social Security raise to be among lowest in years

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. For the second straight year, millions of Social Security...

Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 12, 2013 photo, Scott Nagy is wheeled from First Lutheran Church in Strongsville by paramedics Melissa Powell, left, and Andrew Gorman, right, to a spot in the parking lot so he could see his daughter, Sarah Salvatore, and new husband, Angelo...

Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords attends NY gun show

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, center, and her husband Mark Kelly tour the New EastCoast Arms Collectors Associates arms fair in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Kelly looks...

Spending stumbling block to budget deal

October 13, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, comments to journalists as he takes the elevator after a rare Senate session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their...

Xerox: Access restored for food stamp users

October 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic benefit Transfer card, food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Economic Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. Shoppers in Illinois and other states have been...

NYC police arrest relative in ‘Baby Hope’ killing

October 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Conrado Juarez, cousin and confessed killer of 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo, nicknamed Baby Hope, waits to be arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in New York. During an interrogation early Saturday, Juarez admitted sexually...

Growing backlash to government surveillance

October 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Software engineer and entrepreneur Jeff Lyon stands for a photo in San Jose, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Lyon spent Labor Day weekend developing “Flagger,” a program that adds words like “blow up” and “pressure cooker”...

World finance officials focus on global risks

October 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The IMFC meeting begins during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. World finance officials prepared to wrap up three days of meetings in Washington, where fretting about the risk of an unprecedented...

Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

October 12, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

From left, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal...