Archive for January 7th, 2014

Obama backs repeal of law that OK’d Iraq War

January 7, 2014
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The law that green-lighted the March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq is still on the books ― but maybe not for much longer if President Barack Obama has his way, the White House said on Tuesday, two years after he declared the war officially over.
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At least six deaths blamed on arctic blast

January 7, 2014
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By Victoria Cavaliere and Ian Simpson
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Wall St. gains; S&P’s 1st positive day in 2014

January 7, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, as equities rebounded after a three-day losing streak to give the S&P 500 its first positive session of 2014.
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Amtrak passengers stranded in frigid cold

January 7, 2014
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About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois because of blowing and drifting snow, Amtrak officials said today.
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Sandusky tries to get his Penn St. pension back

January 7, 2014
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is participating by video link as he tries to get back the retirement benefits he lost after he was convicted of child molestation.
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US stocks rise, breaking a three-day slump

January 7, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a three-day slump that marked the worst start to a year since 2005.
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Insurers face hit from UK floods as earnings season looms

January 7, 2014
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By Chris Vellacott and Costas Pitas
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Florida State rallies past Auburn to win BCS title

January 7, 2014
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Florida State rallies past Auburn to win BCS title

PASADENA, Calif. – Trailing by four on a night where he struggled early and often, Jameis Winston, Florida State’s Heisman winning quarterback, delivered when it mattered most. Winston led the Seminoles on an 80-yard, game-winning touchdown drive with just 1:18 remaining in the game to give FSU a 34-31 victory over Auburn and the...
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South, East brace for polar temps, wind chills

January 7, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frigid air that snapped decades-old records will make venturing outside dangerous for a second straight day, this time spreading to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered. Meanwhile, residents driven from their homes by power outages in the Midwest worried about burst pipes.
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Metro-North Railroad president to retire: WSJ

January 7, 2014
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(Reuters) – Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut is expected to retire by the end of this month, as the company faces federal pressure to ramp up its safety systems after a deadly train crash in December, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
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