WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.
(Reuters) - Edouard strengthened into the first major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Tuesday but posed no threat to land, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Edouard, a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, had top sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 km/hr) by 11 a.m. AST (1500 GMT) and was swirling 420 miles (675 km) east of Bermuda, the Miami-based agency said. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore, Editing by Franklin Paul)