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Treveon Graham came off the bench and scored 24 points as Virginia Commonwealth pulled away in the second half and beat longtime nemesis Northeastern 79-66 on Saturday night.
In the renewed battle over raising the nation's borrowing limit, President Obama says the government must take on more debt unconditionally to pay for the bills that Congress has racked up, while congressional Republicans counter that spending cuts must be included to break what they say is a ruinous cycle of endless borrowing.
In an Aug. 28 story about the film "2016: Obama's America," The Associated Press erroneously suggested the film did not address the increase in the national debt under President George W. Bush. The film includes an interview with economist David Walker, who does mention the increase in the debt under Bush.
The new chairman of Barclays Bank says he'll undertake a top-to-bottom review of the embattled business, telling a British newspaper that he isn't wedded to any of his predecessor's policies.
Practically parked off Florida's Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding.
There's a substantial appetite among American voters for an option other than the two major parties in this year's elections — but there's little taste for any of the third-party or independent candidates currently competing, according to the latest poll by The Washington Times/JZ Analytics.
Deficit hawks are criticizing President Obama, who spent much of last year locked in acrimonious talks with Republicans over how to trim the $15 trillion federal debt, for all but ignoring the fiscal crisis in his election-year State of the Union address.