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United States mortgage rates spike to reach 2-year high
- December 25, 2016

Investors have bid rates higher because they believe the president-elect's plans for tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending will drive up economic growth and inflation. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, also floated higher. Several closely watched refinance rates rose today. The median price of an existing home is up almost 7 percent from a year ago, at $234,900. (more...)
Unemployment numbers down in Metro Columbus Unemployment numbers down in Metro Columbus
- December 23, 2016

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force ", DWD said. However, employment remained well below last year's level (down 3,735 individuals, or -1.3 percent). (more...)
Celebration schedules Christmas Eve services Celebration schedules Christmas Eve services
- December 23, 2016

A nursery will not be available at the second service. Hayden Baptist Church will dedicate its new home at 217 Gregg Ave. on January 15 at 2:30 p.m. and contemporary candlelight communion service at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve; service at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day. The Assembly will also have a Christmas Day service starting at 11 a.m. (more...)
New info on Berlin Christmas market attack suspect's worrying past
- December 23, 2016

Federal prosecutors, who are leading the investigation, could not immediately be reached for comment. The German authorities have offered a reward of up to €100,000 for information leading to Amri's arrest, and warned he may be armed and unsafe. (more...)
Suspects in Mississippi Triple Murder Arrested in Kansas Suspects in Mississippi Triple Murder Arrested in Kansas
- December 22, 2016

We're working to learn what charges the two suspects will be facing and if and when they will be extradited. The passenger was identified as 31-year-old Jamieson L. On Tuesday of last week, Sam's Jewelry was broken into overnight in Pascagoula. Garcia drives a red Dodge Charger that was spotted during the Pascagoula crime. (more...)
Officer Helps UW Student Tie a Necktie During a Traffic Stop Officer Helps UW Student Tie a Necktie During a Traffic Stop
- December 22, 2016

The student explained he was speeding because he was late to give a presentation and was trying to find a friend who could tie his necktie. Folczyk asks the young man for his tie - even before he asks for his driver's license or proof of insurance. (more...)
Mother of boy left in freezing vehicle due in court
- December 21, 2016

The boy was found Saturday morning in a auto covered in snow parked at the Target store about 14 hours later. Authorities said the 2-year-old suffered severe frostbite and hypothermia, but he was expected to survive, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV. (more...)
Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in Turkish capital, Ankara, seriously wounded Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in Turkish capital, Ankara, seriously wounded
- December 20, 2016

Police later on, has shot the gunman dead, while Karlov was rushed to hospital, among other been hit by the armed man. The shooting will put increased strain on Russia-Turkey relations at a sensitive time , when both are involved - from opposite sides - in attemps to bring about a resolution of the conflict in Syria. (more...)
Fog and rain this morning, windy and colder weather to follow Fog and rain this morning, windy and colder weather to follow
- December 19, 2016

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post. The front stalls just to our southeast Monday morning, so some rainfall can be expected Monday morning, especially in southeastern Alabama. Clouds will stick around heading into Sunday night with a light northwesterly wind. And if you haven't already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram . (more...)
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat named new army chief Lt Gen Bipin Rawat named new army chief
- December 18, 2016

In promoting Rawat, the claims of Eastern Army commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the senior-most general on the day present army chief Dalbir Singh retires, and Southern Army commander Lt Gen PM Hariz, were ignored. Even though it's well within the right of a government to appoint whoever it wants to be the next chief of the Army, IAF or Navy, successive dispensations have nearly always followed the seniority principle. (more...)
Flynn investigated by Army for wrongly sharing intelligence Flynn investigated by Army for wrongly sharing intelligence
- December 18, 2016

Democrat senators Richard Blumenthal and Jeanne Shaheen, in a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Director of National Intelligence and US Office of Personnel Management, request General Flynn's security clearance be reviewed. (more...)
Lufkin Salvation Army in need of bell ringers Lufkin Salvation Army in need of bell ringers
- December 18, 2016

Joseph Hansen. ST. CLAIR SHORES - For the fourth year in a row, Christmas is a golden time of year for the Salvation Army in St. Clair Shores. With red kettles and tiny bells, volunteers have gathered almost $74,000 as of early this week. (more...)
Wreaths Across America makes it way to Andersonville National Cemetery
- December 18, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA., DEC. 17, 2016 - Rodrick Harris of Rockville, Md. wears his Lion's Club vest to help lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreaths are specially designated for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. (more...)
Indy Ranked No. 1 'Medium-Sized' Airport In North America Indy Ranked No. 1 'Medium-Sized' Airport In North America
- December 17, 2016

Airports with the lowest satisfaction ratings have multiple aging terminals in big metropolitan areas, said Michael Taylor, J.D. Power director of airport studies. "That has really helped smooth things out for worldwide travelers", said Taylor. The new design is going to create major short-term headaches for LaGuardia travelers, but the results will be worth it. (more...)
Winter Storm Bringing Snow, Bitter Cold To The Dakotas Winter Storm Bringing Snow, Bitter Cold To The Dakotas
- December 17, 2016

On Friday morning, the South Shore Line was again busing commuter rail passengers between South Bend and Carroll Avenue in Michigan City because of the cold. The mercury will dip to between 5 and 15 above Monday night due to the combination of clear skies and light winds with high pressure right overhead. (more...)
Ports Support First US Wind Farm
- December 15, 2016

Meanwhile, Deepwater is now gearing up to build the proposed 1-GW Deepwater 1 wind farm in federal waters off Rhode Island and MA. The wind farm comprises five 6-MW Haliade turbines supplied by General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy. Back in the USA, there was optimism regarding the offshore turbines now producing energy. Developing the industry in America will increase our nation's competitiveness in the energy sector, revitalize industrial ports, bolster the manufacturing sector, and create ... (more...)
Marine Corps League delivers toys to Roanoke kids
- December 15, 2016

It's vitally important this year, as the local Toys for Tots Director says donations are lagging. Marines have been making a difference through Toys for Tots since 1947. "This is incredible to have this many people actually care and to donate their hard-earned money that they work for and just to give little kids and put a smile on their faces for Christmas", said Marine Lance Corporal Edward Leshore. (more...)
Racist Dylann Roof laughs describing Charleston mass murder to Federal Bureau of Investigation Racist Dylann Roof laughs describing Charleston mass murder to Federal Bureau of Investigation
- December 14, 2016

Roof has not said anything in court since the trial kicked off Wednesday, maintaining a stone-faced demeanour and refusing to lift his eyes from the defence table where he sat, even as photographs of his blood-soaked crime scene were displayed and a survivor called him "evil". (more...)
Below zero wind chills expected this weekend Below zero wind chills expected this weekend
- December 14, 2016

Thursday night's forecast is mostly cloudy with a low of 24, the weather service said. National Weather Service forecasts call for between 1 and 3 inches of snowfall in the metro area, leading to slick roads and low visibility. The afternoon highs will be 19 degrees on Tuesday, 17 degrees on Wednesday and 14 degrees on Thursday . West wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Additional light snow accumulation is expected Friday , but it is unclear at this time what kind of snow and how much ... (more...)
MA schools closed, delayed amid winter storm MA schools closed, delayed amid winter storm
- December 13, 2016

But when you factor in the gusty wind, it will feel more like -10 to -20! "Snow showers will start to wrap up by the afternoon and evening for northern New England with pockets of central N.H. Watch out for slippery or icy spots while traveling early this morning. National Weather Service Text Product Display High pressure crests over the northeast Tuesday with highs in the 30's to near 40. (more...)