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Slightly more Americans filed for jobless claims last week, but the overall number of people in the U.S. collecting unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in two years. The Labor Department … more
British ex-Treasury chief Alistair Darling has died at age 70. Darling was a central figure in the U.K.’s response to the 2008 financial crisis who later helped organize the campaign against … more
The world wants more nuclear energy as a means to fight climate change and supply an ever-growing demand for electricity, part of a generational shift in thinking on atomic power. That's according to … more
Oklahoma is preparing to execute a man for a double slaying in 2001 despite his claims that he acted in self-defense. Phillip Hancock is scheduled to receive a three-drug lethal injection Thursday … more
Meta says it has found and disabled thousands of fake Facebook accounts linked to China that were used to spread politically partisan content in the United States before next year’s election. The … more
A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war has been extended another day. Mediator Qatar announced the extension Thursday morning, just minutes before the cease-fire was set to expire. Israel had … more
Ford Motor Co. says a six-week strike by the United Auto Workers union cut sales by about 100,000 vehicles and cost the company $1.7 billion in lost profits this year. Additional labor costs from the … more
Europeans are again seeing some relief as inflation dropped to 2.4% in November, the lowest in more than two years. Plummeting energy costs have eased a cost-of-living crisis but higher interest … more
Asian shares are mostly higher ahead of the release of U.S. consumer inflation data. Benchmarks rose in most major markets. U.S. futures rose and oil prices also advanced as the OPEC+ members were … more
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Ralph Guynn has filed to run for re-election as Boone County justice of the peace for District 9. Guynn has been in the cattle business for 50 years and also did wholesale manufacturing for 45 years. "I would like to continue serving this district number 9 and all the fine people in it," he says. more
‘Tis the season of the cautious holiday shopper, apparently. more
It’s a fact of life that so often things are not what they seem. This maxim applies to pretty much any facet of life on this sphere. This especially applies to towns and cities and the older the town, the more treasures lie hidden. One hundred years ago, and more, Harrison could have been called the “City of Springs”. Other than Crooked Creek itself, all the other water sources have been buried and covered up to make way for progress. Few people realize that most of the buildings that make up the Harrison square are built on top of basements, and in a number of those basements are actual springs that were covered over with conduit and piped into Crooked Creek, forever hidden from curious eyes. Sometimes during periods of heavy rain and floods, these basements can no longer contain the trickling spring that flows through, and the swelling tide turns those basements into swimming pools. more
The United States is ill-prepared to ensure housing and care for the growing ranks of America's older people. That's the conclusion of a new report being released Thursday by Harvard University’s … more
The OPEC oil cartel led by Saudi Arabia and allied producers including Russia are trying to agree on cuts to the amount of crude they send to the world. Prices have tumbled recently despite their … more
The U.S. Navy says underwater footage shows two points where a large plane is touching coral in a Hawaii bay. It's been more than a week since the Navy plane overshot a runway and landed in shallow … more
A South African company will make vaginal rings that protect against HIV, which AIDS experts say should eventually make them cheaper and more readily available. The Population Council announced … more
The nonprofit organization GivingTuesday estimates that donors gave $3.1 billion this year on what has become one of the most important fundraising dates for U.S. nonprofits, the Tuesday after … more
Safety officials are releasing details of their investigation into a close call between a FedEx plane and a Southwest Airlines jet earlier this year in Austin, Texas. The National Transportation … more
In a historic ruling, Panama’s Supreme Court declared that legislation granting a mining concession to a subsidiary of Canadian mining company First Quantum Mineral was unconstitutional. The mine … more
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