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
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Nadine has strengthened in the Atlantic but is still far from land.
Nadine's maximum sustained winds increased to near 45 mph (75 kph) early Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected and Nadine could become a hurricane by
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The waning days of summer should mean the last increases in gasoline prices for a while.
Average gasoline prices rose 1.5 cents overnight to $3.843 per gallon Tuesday, the biggest gain in two weeks. The price has risen about 50 cents since July 1.
Fewer 9/11 families on hand for 11th anniversary
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's time to move on after a