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September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about being prepared for disasters and emergencies. According to ready.gov/september, the 2021 theme is...

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Congress on Friday that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from...

US average mortgage rates dip for 4th week; 30-year at 2.78%

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WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, undercut by worries that the surging delta coronavirus variant and the worsening pandemic in...

Hoe no! Facebook snafu spells trouble for gardening group

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Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice...

Berlin opens ambitious cultural forum in palace replica

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BERLIN — One of Germany's most ambitious cultural projects, which will feature collections of African, Asian and other non-European art in a partial replica...

New cybersecurity order issued for US pipeline operators

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to bolster cybersecurity following a May ransomware attack...

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

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VAN HORN, Texas — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe...

Chip and Joanna Gaines step up to help lead a new TV network

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NEW YORK — Chip and Joanna Gaines made a name for themselves thanks to their knack for renovating homes. Now they're ready to put...

US 30-year mortgage rate falls for 3rd week to average 2.88%

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WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates were mixed this week. The benchmark 30-year loan fell for the third straight week amid lingering concerns over the recent...

Weeds aren’t all bad, but do need to be controlled

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Eons ago, the first humans learned to drop seeds into the ground to grow plants for food, for beauty and for fiber. We’ve come...