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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that U.S. job market remains resilient despite higher interest rates. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 209,000. The previous week’s total — 233,000 — had been the highest since August. The four-week […]

It’s no secret that small particles in the air from coal-fired power plants are harmful, but a new paper published in Science shows these particles are more than twice as harmful as previously thought. In fact, since 1999 coal-fired power plants in two states alone—Ohio and Pennsylvania—caused more than 103,000 deaths nationwide. A team of […]

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father’s ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River as the family fled the Communist takeover of her native Laos four decades ago. […]

MARION, Ky. (KFVS) – The Crittenden County Emergency Management reports U.S. 60 is blocked near the 5 mile marker west of Marion in Crittenden County. The two-vehicle crash is along U.S. 60 between Marion and Salem, east of the KY 297 intersection at the bottom of Moore Hill. The duration is estimated to last until […]

Two people have died in a salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes as cases have more than doubled since the outbreak was first announced last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration said on Nov. 17 that it was investigating the outbreak. At that point,

November 25, 2023 | PURCHASE, NY Black Friday retail sales build on-top of double-digit growth experienced in 2022; Jewelry and Apparel top gift lists. Sporting events and restaurants factor into the traditional shopping day with E-commerce sales up +8.5% YOY. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all […]

Hanning lost his right leg at age 18. He learned about sled hockey watching Cash, a goalie whose right leg was amputated when he was 3, and how he earned his “Money” moniker by stopping all 33 shots in five games to help the United States win gold at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. Their common […]

Ava Ziegler pulled off arguably the wildest breakthrough victory by a U.S. figure skater in Grand Prix Series history on Saturday. Ziegler, a 17-year-old from New Jersey, jumped from fifth after Friday’s short program to win the free skate and the title at NHK Trophy in Japan by a mere 1.77 points over countrywoman Lindsay […]

U.S. military outposts in Iraq and Syria are plagued by thefts of weapons and equipment, according to exclusive documents obtained by The Intercept that show militias and criminal gangs are systematically targeting U.S. forces. Military investigations launched earlier this year found that “multiple sensitive weapons and equipment” — including guided missile launch systems as well […]

The U.S. Open has long catered to tennis fans of all stripes, from hedge fund moguls and celebrities eating rock shrimp in luxury suites to boozy subway-riding fanatics screaming from the top rows past midnight. The future may see that gap widen even more. The United States Tennis Association is weighing a major renovation of […]

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