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A Santa Fe judge on Friday accepted a plea deal, bringing the first conviction for the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during filming of the western movie Rust in New Mexico. Dave Halls, first assistant director on Rust, pleaded no contest as part of an agreement with prosecutors to the misdemeanor charge of […]

Comment on this story Comment Medicare recipients will face automatic benefit cuts starting in 2031 and Social Security won’t be able to make full retirement payments starting in 2033 unless Congress intervenes, according to a new government report released Friday. The latest yearly forecast serves as a warning for lawmakers . . .

The federal government filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Corp. over last month’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, pointing out that the company’s operating costs on safety-related measures have dropped over the past four years. The Justice Department filed the complaint on behalf of the EPA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern […]

The United States is considering asking Black respondents the census if they are descendants of enslaved Americans, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.  The Journal reported that the Biden administration is looking into how to differentiate Black descendants of enslaved people in the U.S. from those who families immigrated to the country more recently from […]

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Oil prices ticked up on Friday with U.S. inflation data showing some signs of slowing price rises, but on the month oil was on course for its weakest performance since November. Brent futures , which have risen nearly 6% this week, were up 22 cents or 0.3% at $79.49 a […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meteorologists are urging people in parts of the Midwest and southern U.S. to be ready Friday for dangerous weather including tornadoes, saying the conditions are similar to those a week ago that unleashed a devastating twister that killed at least 21 people in Mississippi. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms has the […]

March 31 (Reuters) – Money continued to flow into safer U.S. money market funds for a third consecutive week as investors remained unsettled about the banking sector crisis, with slowdown worries also affecting the sentiment. According to Refinitiv Lipper data, U.S. money market funds received a net $59.31 billion worth of inflows in the week […]

World With U.S.-Russia relations at a post-Cold War low, any agreement on the release of Evan Gershkovich may be difficult to secure Source link

March 31 (Reuters) – An immense spring storm emerging from the Western U.S. was expected to form a 1,000-mile (1609 km) front of extreme weather from the Great Lakes to Texas on Friday, spawning blizzards, freezing rain, tornadoes and torrential showers, forecasters said. Widespread, severe thunderstorms were forecast for Friday afternoon into early Saturday across […]

MUMBAI, March 29 (Reuters) – Indian foreign exchange traders are betting on a rise in dollar/rupee forward premiums as U.S. interest rates are expected to ease later this year, bankers and analysts said. The USD/INR 1-year implied yield is forecast to rise to 3% levels within fiscal 2024 from around 2.40% currently, according to market […]

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