Lifestyle

Texas court case could threaten Americans’ health care nationwide

A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, a new report suggests. Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover preventive health services at no cost. The […]

Business

South Korea’s sudden property slump tests world’s most indebted consumers

South Korea’s property market has abruptly gone from sizzling hot to floundering, piling pressure on some of the world’s most debt-saddled consumers as the sector experiences the fastest interest rate hikes on record. Prices of Seoul apartments last week reported their sharpest decline in 26 months, while transaction volumes in the capital dropped 73% in […]

Technology

Meta Repeats Why It May Be Forced to Pull Facebook From EU

Meta Platforms Inc. reiterated its warning that it may have no choice but to pull its popular Facebook and Instagram services from the European Union if a new transatlantic data transfer pact doesn’t materialize. Meta could face an imminent data flow ban from Ireland’s data protection watchdog, which oversees a number of Silicon Valley tech […]

News

Wisconsin couple open ‘mewseum’ to show off cat figurine collection

A Wisconsin couple turned their collection of more than 13,000 cat figurines and feline-themed pieces of art into a “mewseum” to raise money for shelter cats. Shawn Redner and Hilary Siegel-Redner said they remodeled the basement of their Menomonee Falls home so they could increase the number of cat figurines on display at the house, […]

Sport

Joe Burrow appendectomy news underscores the training-camp worries of zealous fans

Months of glass-half-full wishful thinking end abruptly when a football fan’s favorite team heads to training camp. That’s when the optimism regarding what may go right yields to day-to-day worrying about what can go wrong. It happens every year. A team’s best-case scenario becomes a worst-case reality with a key injury that changes everything. While […]

Lifestyle

Study gives better understanding of endometriosis and how it grows

The tissue that lines the uterus, known as the endometrium, serves as the location of embryo implantation and the source of the arteries that lead into the placenta to support a fetus during pregnancy. But in humans, when there is no fertilized egg, the endometrium is shed through menstruation. The endometrium is thus unusual in […]

Business

Shares rally, U.S. Treasury yields fall as U.S. economy shrinks

Wall Street stocks rallied on Thursday, while Treasury yields fell for the third straight day as investors digested data showing a declining U.S. economy for a second straight quarter, a day after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates. The dollar dropped to a six-week low against the yen, tracking the decline in Treasury yields, after […]

Technology

Amazon, Apple Poised to Add $220 Billion After Resilient Results

Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. added about $196 billion in market value on Friday after they joined technology peers Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in assuaging investor concerns by reporting higher revenue even as consumers curb their spending amid rising inflation. Amazon shares jumped 10%, their biggest move since February, while Apple advanced 3.3%. The […]

News

Three critically endangered lemur babies born at Irish zoo

An Irish zoo has welcomed the birth of a trio of critically endangered Black and white ruffled lemurs. Fota Wildlife Park in Fota Island, Ireland, announced in a press release Thursday that the lemurs had been born on June 19 after a 120-day gestation. We’re delighted to announce the birth of 3 critically endangered Black […]