Tragedy filled the streets of South Korea’s capital Saturday night when 200 or more people were crushed as crowds surged through a narrow Seoul street, leaving more than 120 dead, according to officials’ estimates. Pedestrians joined hundreds of emergency workers in offering aid as dozens of people lay in the […]
Month: October 2022
Run again? Poll finds Biden’s bad 2024 numbers get better, Trump’s bad numbers get worse
Americans remain decidedly unenthusiastic about the prospect of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the 2024 presidential election, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. But in an intriguing bit of data, President Biden’s position among Democrats has gotten a little stronger over the past few months while former President […]
Taylor Swift returns to pop with poetic ‘Midnights,’ her most deeply personal album yet
The Taylor Swift of “Midnights” could not have existed before “Folklore” and “Evermore.” This Swift, who has never shirked from opening a vein of vulnerability, has drilled down another few layers. On her 10th studio album, she’s not only offering us her most personal reflections – a high bar in […]
Fire in Milwaukee Suburb Kills at Least Seven People
Britain could have a new prime minister as soon as Monday.
The contest for the next leader of Britain’s Conservative Party — and, consequently, the country’s prime minister — could be over by Monday afternoon. That’s because rules announced on Thursday by Graham Brady, chairman of a powerful committee of Conservative backbench members of Parliament, will severely restrict the number of […]
Social Security inflation adjustment to boost benefits by 8.7% in 2023, biggest since 1981
Social Security benefits are set to rise by 8.7% next year – the fourth-biggest increase since automatic inflation adjustments were introduced in 1975. This cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will boost the average monthly checks retirees receive in January by $146 to $1,827, the Social Security Administration said Thursday. That builds […]
Red Hot Chili Peppers start fast, finish strong, leave before fireworks at ACL Fest
Yes, there were fireworks—with or without the headliners. Longtime fans of the Austin City Limits Music Festival can be forgiven for their lukewarm response to spring’s news that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were playing. They did so in 2012 and 2018, and the band hasn’t enjoyed a crossover mainstay […]
When does Medicare open enrollment take place? Here’s what to know when picking your plan.
Americans began new businesses at record pace in 2021. Here’s how they’re doing.
Americans applied last year to start a record 5.4 million new businesses, with Hispanic Americans applying at the fastest rate in more than a decade and 23% faster than pre-pandemic levels, the White House touted in April. But inflation surged to the highest level in a generation and remains the […]
What is ASMR? How ASMR videos can help with relaxation and sleep.
Is your feed filled with whispering, finger-tapping or other tinkling sounds? It’s only natural to wonder what they mean and why many enjoy these sounds and videos. Some even claim these ASMR videos help them relax or sleep restfully. Sleep Foundation reports 80% of people who experience ASMR media have […]