By DAVID KLEPPERAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island police chief accused of stealing $714 from a stripper's pocketbook following a chase has been sentenced to serve six months in prison.
Former North Providence police Col. John Whiting was sentenced Friday to five years
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods and Hurricane Isaac triggered shutdowns along the Gulf Coast.
MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Nadine has become a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, but that it poses no threat to land.
Nadine's maximum sustained winds late Friday were 75 mph (121 kph), making it a Category 1 hurricane.
Nadine is centered about 725 miles (1167
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man who got a loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps has been jailed.
Louisiana State Police say a claims processor in LaPlace told officers a man became irate after being denied aid Tuesday
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Recent rainfall came too late to help to the nation's withered corn crop already being harvested in many parts, but it kept drought conditions from worsening in several key Midwest and Plains states and should help other crops still maturing in
By The Associated Press
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, although the figures were skewed in part by Hurricane Isaac. The Labor Department said applications for jobless aid rose by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. Isaac increased applications by about 9,000, the
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in two months, although the figures were skewed in part by Hurricane Isaac.
Applications increased by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000, the
By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market staged a huge rally Thursday after investors got the aggressive economic help they wanted from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average spiked more than 200 points and cleared 13,500 for the first time since the
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Nadine is near hurricane-strength in the Atlantic, while Tropical Storm Kristy is strengthening somewhat in the Pacific off the Mexico coast.
The National Hurricane Center said late Wednesday that Nadine was 820 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles
A look at the Old Farmer's Almanac weather predictions for 2013:
-Northeast: Winter will be colder and drier than normal; spring will be warmer and drier in the north and warmer and wetter in the south; summer will be drier with average temperatures.
-Atlantic Corridor: Winter will be colder