The U.S. economy stopped dead in its tracks in the last three months of 2012 as the halting recovery was slammed by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles.
State police responded to reports of a shooting Friday at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., according to State Police Lt. Paul Vance.
Exclusive interview with Rice Thursday at 10pm ET on Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., resigned from Congress on Wednesday following a prolonged treatment for mental health issues.
An aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told NBC News that the speaker’s office received a letter from the Illinois congressman this afternoon.
Four people were rushed to a hospital Friday after an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico some 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., the U.S. Coast Guard told NBC News.
President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in Florida, NBC news reported Saturday, ending a four-day count with a thin margin of the popular vote, though substantial enough to avoid an automatic recount.
As a result, Obama garners the state’s 29 electoral votes, for a national total of 332 votes to Romney’s 206.