How the COVID-19 economy triggered soaring costs at this dream home
Like a structure that withstands rain, snow, wind and hail, one couple’s home has been bombarded by every twist and turn in the pandemic economy. Labor shortages. Housing price run-ups. Supply chain snarls. Manufacturing problems. Inflation.
WHO asks people not to attack monkeys over monkeypox
Monkeypox transmission “is happening between humans,” a World Health Organization official said, adding that people should “certainly not be attacking any animals.”
Woman who posed as Marine veteran with cancer admits $250K fraud
Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, 31, was charged by federal authorities with falsifying military service records, identity theft, forgery, false use of military medals and wire fraud.
Big Tech tried to quash Russian propaganda. Russia found loopholes.
Russian propaganda and anti-Ukrainian hate continues to spread on global social media platforms nearly six months into the war, even as those platforms have taken an array of measures to limit it.
Ukraine soldiers come to Minnesota for prosthetics, hope
Dr. Yakov “Jacob” Gradinar, a limb specialist in Minneapolis who emigrated from Ukraine to the United States in 2007, sought a way to help amid despair over Russia’s invasion. 
Biden signs burn pits bill that helps more vets exposed to toxins, but the journey is not done
The bill seeks to provide an easier path to health care and benefits for veterans who served near open-air burn pits, used in the 1990s and the post-9/11 wars to burn garbage, jet fuel and other materials. VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the next step is for the agency to execute the new law.
Egg prices in US jump 47% as food inflation hits highs not seen since 1979
Inflation is wreaking havoc on breakfast, with egg prices at grocery stores soaring a whopping 47% in July over last year, according to retail analytics firm Information Resources Inc.
Trump says he took the Fifth Amendment in NY investigation
Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn't answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday.
Army: 2 soldiers dead in weather-related incident in Georgia
Two soldiers based at Fort Benning, Ga., died and three others were injured in a weather-related incident Tuesday during training on a mountain in the northern part of the state, Army officials said Tuesday.
Presidents hire ‘yes men’ at their peril
Trump wanted a sycophant as chief of staff, an impulse all occupants of the Oval Office should resist.
Trump says he’s testifying Wednesday in NY investigation
Former President Donald Trump will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul, he confirmed in a post on his Truth Social account.
Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts
Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war.
Austin pledges military training, support for Baltics
The U.S. is open to sending additional troops to NATO Baltic states to support the region against threats from Russia, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.
Key West veteran shot in combat 53 years ago finally receives Purple Heart
Alvin Lawrence Alce was wounded at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 but only received his Purple Heart medal this week.
Air Force Academy worker suspected of killing police officer and woman in Colorado
John Paz worked at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s airfield in the 94th Flying Training Squadron, which conducts glider training for cadets.
Afghan man charged in killing of 2 Muslims in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said it was not clear yet whether the deaths should be classified as hate crimes or serial killings.
US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses
U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.