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US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon

US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation in the United States cooled in June for a third straight month, a sign that the worst price spike in four decades is steadily fading and may soon usher in interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve.

Investigators behind Mueller Report on Trump and Russia will share 'inside story' in upcoming book

NEW YORK (AP) — The team assembled by special counsel Robert S. Mueller to investigate alleged Russian interference and ties to Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election will have a book out this fall.
Nelly Furtado sets September release date for long-awaited seventh studio album

Nelly Furtado sets September release date for long-awaited seventh studio album

Nelly Furtado's comeback train is making a pit stop at lucky No. 7. The pop hitmaker and Victoria native has marked Sept. 20 for the release of her seventh studio album, which she's appropriately named "7.
Court in Japan allows transgender woman to officially change gender without compulsory surgery

Court in Japan allows transgender woman to officially change gender without compulsory surgery

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese high court has approved a legal gender change for a transgender woman without requiring compulsory gender-affirming surgery, a step that LGBGQ+ groups on Thursday called a mixed victory.
How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

How many doctors are there in Canada? Government announces projects to find out

OTTAWA — The federal government has answered years-long calls from doctors and nurses to tally and research the number of health workers in Canada with a $47 million funding announcement.
What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

Country sensation HARDY's new album and a new “Descendants” movie are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you.
Young adult novel by Brian Selznick, 'Run Away With Me,' to be published next April

Young adult novel by Brian Selznick, 'Run Away With Me,' to be published next April

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-illustrator Brian Selznick's next book is for teens and up. Selznick's coming-of-age love story, “Run Away With Me,” will be published next April, Scholastic announced Thursday.
Groceries are expensive, but they don't have to break the bank. Here are some tips to save

Groceries are expensive, but they don't have to break the bank. Here are some tips to save

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve noticed that you’re paying more than before for the same amount of groceries, you’re not the only one.
Houston utility says 500K customers still won't have electricity next week as Beryl outages persist

Houston utility says 500K customers still won't have electricity next week as Beryl outages persist

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — About 500,000 customers still won’t have electricity into next week as wide outages from Hurricane Beryl persist and frustration mounts over the pace of restoration, an official with Houston’s biggest power utility said Thursday.

Lawsuit filed in case of teen who died after eating spicy chip as part of online challenge

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Thursday in the case of a Massachusetts teen who died after he participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge on social media. Harris Wolobah, a 10th grader from the city of Worcester, died Sept.