President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy.
Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.
After his party's heavy losses in November, Obama shielded from deportation some 4 million people in the U.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the storm had cost more than $46 million, well in excess of the government's $27.3 million threshold for federal emergency aid.
Obama signed the disaster declaration during his vacation in Hawaii.
Trump Entertainment Resorts says a new $20 million pledge by billionaire investor Carl Icahn will give it time to restructure while keeping the struggling Taj Mahal casino open.
Trump attorneys said Monday that Icahn's proposal, $15 million more than his previous bankruptcy financing offer, runs through Dec.
A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.
But Ron Robillard, an East Hartford author writing a book about the killer, Amy Archer Gilligan, is far from certain he'll win.
Robillard made his first request for public records in 2010 about her years in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital.