Melissa Abercrombie

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Stocks shrug off government shutdown so far

The Wall Street history books were right. A government shutdown hasn't brought the stock market to its knees. In fact, the benchmark S&P 500-stock index is up 0.5% during the four-day shutdown.<p>NEW YORK — The stock market history books were right. The 18th government shutdown has been a piece of …

3 years after BP blast, big oil busy in the gulf

In October 2010, the Obama administration lifted its five-month ban on deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico following BP's disastrous oil spill. Three years later, global oil companies are flocking back to the deepest waters of the gulf, snatching up oil leases and drilling permits at a …

Hillary Clinton knocks 'sorry state' of politics

The former secretary of state says the federal government shutdown threatens America's reputation among foreign nations.<p>CLINTON, N.Y. -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decried the "sorry state of our own politics" during a speech at an Upstate New York college on Friday, recalling her …

Reports: NYC cops rode with bikers who beat SUV driver

One undercover detective told superiors days later he did not intervene to protect his cover.<p>At least one New York police detective was riding with a motorcycle pack that chased and beat an SUV driver Sunday after a road-rage altercation but he did not intervene to stop the attack, law enforcement …

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Senate nominee: Shutdown worth it to get GOP goals

New Jersey's special election is Oct. 16.<p>PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The inconvenience of a federal government shutdown is worth the trouble if it can derail Obamacare, the Republican nominee for the unexpired term of New Jersey's late senator said in a meeting with Gannett New Jersey newspapers' editorial …

Global warming sceptics using media campaign to discredit IPCC

Lord Lawson's group Global Warming Policy Foundation is attempting to distort media debate on climate change<p>Lord Lawson's campaign group for climate change sceptics, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has been executing a carefully co-ordinated campaign with its media and political allies to …

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Big Changes To Student Loans

BOSTON -- College graduates struggling to repay their student loans should have an easier time getting their debt eliminated if they go into bankruptcy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday.<p>Warren laid out several reforms to address the rising costs of higher education in a speech at the …

Green Greenwald to Host Reddit Q&A on NSA Spying

If you have burning questions or seek more information about the NSA’s Internet monitoring services then you’ll be interested to know that Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald is taking to Reddit on Tuesday (October 1) to host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Q&A session.<p>The AMA, which will also include …

House Democrats Unveil Discharge Petition To Force End To Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats announced Friday that they will try to force the House to vote on a measure to fully fund the government -- and end the shutdown -- with a procedural motion known as a discharge petition.<p>Democrats unveiled their plan at a Friday afternoon press conference. Their …