By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus. Employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls last month after creating 129,000 new positions in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate, however, rose to 6.7 percent from a five-year low of 6.6 percent as Americans flooded into the labor market to search for work. "It reinforces the case for the economy being stronger than it's looked for the last couple of months," said Bill Cheney, chief economist at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston.
By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have trouble sleeping tend to have less volume in certain regions of the brain than those without sleep problems, a new study of Persian Gulf War veterans suggests. "People discount the importance of sleep. "The study suggests we shouldn't discount sleep importance," she said. In their study, sleep was associated with the amount of gray matter in the brain's frontal lobe in particular.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) ΓΆΒ€Β” An Army captain who says she was sexually assaulted by a general sobbed Friday as she testified that they had a three-year affair and that he threatened to kill her and her family ΓΆΒ€Β” and "do it in a way no one would ever know" ΓΆΒ€Β” if she ever told anyone.
Chico police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1600 block of Forest Avenue Friday.
Leadership Redding held its annual social Thursday night and presented its Alumnus of the Year Award.
A car sheared off the power pole at East Cypress Avenue and Oxford Road
Red Bluff firefighters responded to a structure fire on Main Street early Friday morning
The New Orleans Saints will release wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Jabari Parker insists he still hasn't made up his mind about the NBA draft.
Joakim Noah did not want to address the 'gossip' surrounding the conversation he had with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin regrets his sideline actions that earned him a one-game suspension and told ESPN.com that he intends to work on his issues.