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Mega Millions jackpot tops $1 billion after no winner on Friday

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 15:33
The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1.1 billion after Friday's drawing failed to produce a grand prize winner. This is the fourth time in history that the jackpot has surpassed $1 billion.

Kevin McCarthy wins House speaker job on 15th vote amid tension in chamber

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 06:52
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., won the speaker of the House job following a15th vote early Saturday morning after the lower chamber devolved into chaos after the previous vote that McCarthy thought he would win.

6-year-old in custody after shooting at Virginia elementary school

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 02:09
One person was shot at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Va., on Friday.

McDonald's plans to expand restaurant openings and cut jobs

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 00:03
McDonald's is planning on cutting jobs while it also accelerates its restaurant expansion, CEO Chris Kempczinski told employees Friday.

Mercedes recalls 324,000 vehicles over water leak

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 23:27
Mercedes-Benz announced a recall on Friday of 324,000 vehicles due to a water-infusion defect that could cause the cars to stall out.

Biden honors officers, election officials on Jan. 6 anniversary

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 23:04
President Joe Biden on Friday handed out the first Presidential Citizens Medals of his term during a special White House ceremony to commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Defense Department details $3B of new military aid for Ukraine

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 22:48
A day after agreeing with Germany to send armored fighting vehicles to Ukraine, the Department of Defense released details Friday of its latest military aid package to that embattled country, valued at over $3 billion.

Stocks rally to end first week of 2023 with gains

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 22:08
U.S. stock markets surged Friday after economic reports showed better-than-expected job growth and a cooling economy.

Three men charged with millions in Medicare, Medicaid fraud

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 21:36
Three men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the federal government out of more than $107 million after submitting fraudulent genetic testing claims to Medicare.

Tenn. investigating police shooting of Grammy-winning sound engineer

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 21:34
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a police shooting in which a Grammy Award-winning sound engineer was killed. Police say the man was holding his wife and stepdaughter at gunpoint.

Lawyer for Alex Jones gets law license temporarily suspended

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 19:57
Connecticut has temporarily suspended the law license of Norm Pattis, an attorney who represents right-wing talk-show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Judges rule S.C. congressional district racially gerrymandered

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 18:50
A federal judge panel ruled Friday that South Carolina's District 1 congressional seat was gerrymandered to exclude African Americans living there and must be redrawn by the end of March.

SEC ends insider trading investigation into former N.C. Sen. Richard Burr

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 18:34
Former North Carolina Senator Richard Burr said Friday that an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into some of his financial dealings is now over.

EPA proposes stronger air quality standards to fight pollution

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 18:19
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed new air quality standards to fight dangerous "fine particle" contamination that has been linked to serious health problems like asthma and heart attacks.

Biden administration hits Iranian drone execs with sanctions

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:51
The Biden administration on Friday hit executives and board members of the Iranian company that has built military drones used by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine with sanctions.

At least 28 dead from winter storm in western New York, medical examiner’s office says

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 19:32
The death toll of the severe winter storm that tore through the United States over the holidays continues to grow with at least 28 dead in western New York Tuesday, according to the state's medical examiner's office.

U.S. home prices decline for the fourth month in a row

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 18:09
Home prices are expected to decline so long as the U.S. Fed remains aggressive with its rate policies, an analyst said.

Texas manufacturing springs to life, though the economic mood remains sour

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 17:27
Texas manufacturing activity improves, though the mood in the room remains sour overall, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas finds.

Two new deals show U.S. LNG orders piling up

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 16:13
Japan's Inpex and Singapore's ENN inked deals to secure liquefied natural gas from the United States.

Gasoline prices hold steady at $3.10 -- could rise again in 2023

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 15:12
Severe winter weather likely crimped holiday travel levels, though prices at the pump might climb further in response to elevated crude oil prices.