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The Transportation Security Administration seized more than 6,500 guns from airplane passengers in 2022, a new record for the agency.TSA agents confiscated 6,542 guns — 88% of which were loaded — … more
The Biden administration’s plan to unwind the public health emergency tied to the COVID-19 pandemic will spur a whirlwind of changes related to telehealth, Medicaid, pharmaceuticals … more
When people hear that their water is going to cost more, they start to use less of it.That seemingly obvious finding comes from a new study led by researchers at the National University of Singapore … more
The decades-old U.S. law barring Americans who commit domestic-violence from possessing guns contradicts the nation’s “historical tradition” of access to firearms even for people who aren’t … more
Gasoline demand in the U.S. has peaked, with a surprise slowdown last year signaling that consumption is unlikely to ever again return to pre-COVID levels.This long-awaited milestone shows that … more
The U.S. economy expanded at a healthy pace in the fourth quarter, though signs of slowing underlying demand mounted as the steepest interest-rate hikes in decades threaten growth this year.Gross … more
The US housing slump stretched into a fifth month, sending a measure of prices down 2.5% from a peak in June.Prices also fell roughly 0.3% in November from a month before, according to a seasonally … more
Mortgage rates in the U.S. fell for a fourth straight week.The average for a 30-year, fixed loan was 6.09%, down from 6.13% last week, Freddie Mac said in a statement Thursday. Mortgage costs … more
The U.S. labor market burned red-hot in January as hiring unexpectedly surged and unemployment fell to a 53-year low, defying recession forecasts and adding pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep … more
The U.S. shot down an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon off the South Carolina coast on Saturday, capping days of waiting as it traversed the country and injected new tension into relations with … more
Last week it was the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee shaping monetary policy and investor expectations. In the week ahead, it will be the Fed’s open mouth practices at … more
The U.S. Defense Department says it’s monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon, as of Friday floating over the Central U.S. and underscoring mutual suspicion … more
Eating smaller meals and cutting calories is a more effective way to manage weight than intermittent fasting, when consumption is restricted to a narrow window of time. That’s the conclusion … more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of a Minneapolis woman in her 90s whose condo was seized by Hennepin County because she didn't pay her property taxes.The 2015 … more
U.S. mortgage rates fell to a four-month low last week, supporting more home purchases and refinancing.The contract rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage decreased 19 basis points to 6.23% in the week … more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz reintroduced a bill last week to limit senators from serving more than two six-year terms, even as he stands by plans to run for his third. The bill is a constitutional … more
Home prices dropped more than 11% in Cedar Park last month, while the average price of homes sold in Leander jumped by nearly 13%. And a national report showed that renting a median priced … more
The recent explosion in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric across the country is dramatically affecting LGBTQ youth — especially transgender and nonbinary kids and young adults — according to a poll … more
U.S. inflation continued to slow in December, adding to evidence price pressures have peaked and putting the Federal Reserve on track to again slow the pace of interest-rate hikes.The overall … more
Richneck Elementary School teacher Abigail Zwerner intends to file a lawsuit against the Newport News school division after school administrators “failed to act” before she … more
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