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US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

Most economists think the economy will slow further in the current quarter and slide into at least a mild recession by midyear.
3 days ago

The AP Interview: Pope Francis says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis' comments are the first by a pope about laws criminalizing homosexuality. But they are consistent with his approach to the LGBTQ community.
4 days ago

US Treasury buys time for Biden and GOP on debt limit deal

Friction between President Joe Biden and House Republicans are raising alarms about whether the U.S. can sidestep a potential economic crisis.
10 days ago

Job cuts in tech sector spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000

Microsoft said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that had just notified employees of the layoffs, some of which begin immediately.
11 days ago

Study: Exxon Mobil accurately predicted warming since 1970s

Exxon said its understanding of climate change evolved over the years and that critics are misunderstanding its earlier research.
17 days ago

Jeff Beck, guitar virtuoso who influenced generations, dies at 78

Beck first came to prominence as a member of the Yardbirds and then had a solo career that incorporated hard rock, jazz, funky blues, and even opera.
17 days ago

DOJ reviewing potentially classified docs at Biden center

Special counsel to the president Richard Sauber said “a small number of documents with classified markings” were discovered at the offices of the Penn Biden Center.
19 days ago

New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics says treatments for obesity can include medication for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13.
20 days ago

McCarthy’s next big task: Win GOP support for House rules

To become speaker, McCarthy had to make concessions to a group of hard-liners who withheld support until he yielded to their demands.
20 days ago

Prince Harry says explosive book is a bid to ‘own my story’

Prince Harry defended his decision to publish a memoir that lays bare rifts inside Britain’s royal family.
20 days ago

States target transgender health care in first bills of 2023

After a record flow of anti-transgender legislation last year, Republican state lawmakers this year are zeroing in on questions of bodily autonomy.
22 days ago

Against McCarthy: Hard-right members stage GOP rebellion

Most are members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group that also had strained relationships with former House speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan.
23 days ago

McCarthy fails and fails again: GOP stalemate on new speaker

The standoff is between McCarthy and 20 conservative colleagues who are withholding the support the California Republican needs.
24 days ago

House adjourns after sixth vote for speaker fails

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy failed to win the House speakership in three votes, faring no better than the same number of votes on Tuesday.
25 days ago

‘Atmospheric river’ dumps heavy rain, snow across California

Flooding and rock slides have closed portions of roads in northern California. In the high Sierra Nevada, as much as 2 feet of snow could accumulate into early Sunday.
27 days ago

Pelé brought renown to Santos, Brazilian port city and team

Only after the 15-year-old sensation started playing and scoring goals for the city's team did Santos become well known.
28 days ago

Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95

The Vatican announced that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died Saturday at his home in the Vatican.
29 days ago

Why Your 2023 Career Resolutions Will Stick and Theirs Won’t

Understanding the pitfalls and how to avoid them will get you on the path to success this coming year.
29 days ago

Utah DEQ denies US Magnesium’s request to extend water canals deeper into the Great Salt Lake

On Thursday afternoon, the agency issued a news release on behalf of the Division of Water Quality’s director announcing they’d denied the permit application, citing insufficient detail.
30 days ago

Southwest says it expects normal operations to resume Friday

It is likely that far more than 1 million passengers have been affected. Southwest has canceled more than 13,000 flights since its meltdown began on Dec. 22.
1 month ago

World population projected at 7.9 billion on New Year’s Day

The world population is projected to be 7.9 billion people on New Year's Day 2023, with 73.7 million people added since New Year's Day 2022, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.
1 month ago

US will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China

The increase in cases across China follows the rollback of the nation's strict anti-virus controls.
1 month ago

Supreme Court keeps immigration limits in place indefinitely

In a ruling Tuesday, the Supreme Court extended a temporary stay that Chief Justice John Roberts issued last week.
1 month ago

House passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with Ukraine aid

The bill passed mostly along party lines, 225-201. It now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
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