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    By Jessica Roy and Jon Healey | Los Angeles Times The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk. The House approved the bill, a pared-back version of the original Build Back Better legislation, Friday afternoon, with all 220 Democrats voting for it and 207 Republicans voting against it. Now that the approximately $700-billion package is set to become law, what will it mean for you? Here’s a look at how the bill’s provisions could impact Californians. Health care California stands to gain the most from several of the bill’s health care provisions because it has the largest number of potential beneficiaries. For starters, the bill would continue for three years the extra premium subsidies for Affordable Care Act insurance policies that last year’s American Rescue Plan inaugurated. Those subsidies — which amounted to $1.7 billion a year for California alone — dramatically lowered premiums for more than 1 million Californians, including middle-income consumers who had not been eligible for aid previously. Under the act, no one shopping for an Obamacare plan would have to pay more than 8.5% of their income in premiums....
    Bill Maher has criticized the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, saying the incident only serves as political fuel to transform Donald Trump into 'president martyr.'  During Friday's episode of The Real Time, Maher took aim at the divisive raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home this week, where authorities claim the former president held onto a trove of classified documents after leaving office.  Although Maher initially poked fun at the incident, he warned Democrats that the raid has only strengthened the chances of a successful Trump 2024 presidential campaign.  'His fortune was finally falling. The Big Lie was finally losing momentum,' Maher said, referencing Trump's unproven claim that the 2020 election was stolen.  'DeSantis was beating him in the polls, you know who hates this more than anybody? DeSantis,' Maher said of the popular GOP Florida governor. 'Like 'I had this in the bag and now I got to run against President Martyr."' Real Time Host Bill Maher (above) criticized the raid on Mar-a-Lago, saying that it could serve to fuel a successful Trump 2024 presidential campaign  Donald Trump and his supporters have...
    SANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey was “jazzed up” as he welcomed a long-lost cluster of reporters to his new spot in the 49ers’ locker room. This was shortly after Friday night’s preseason-opening win, and two long seasons since the media had access to the players’ kingdom. “It puts a little life in the building and gets a little more excitement through the locker room,” said McGlinchey, a veteran right tackle and ever-amicable spokesman. “We’ve got to re-learn our etiquette a little bit, with not as many free reins around here right now. “It’s good to see you guys, to put all that crap behind us of the last two or three years.” Health precautions amid the COVID pandemic shut NFL locker rooms to the media once the 2019 49ers’ returned from their Super Bowl defeat. Friday night marked their locker room’s grand re-opening, though any accompanying “fanfare” came in the form of happy quotes about their 28-21 win over the Green Bay Packers Why is locker room access important? Because face-to-face interaction with players leads to greater insight to share...
    The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk. The House approved the bill, a pared-back version of the original Build Back Better legislation, Friday afternoon, with all 220 Democrats voting for it and 207 Republicans voting against it. Now that the approximately $700-billion package is set to become law, what will it mean for you? Here’s a look at how the bill’s provisions could impact Californians. Healthcare California stands to gain the most from several of the bill’s healthcare provisions because it has the largest number of potential beneficiaries. For starters, the bill would continue for three years the extra premium subsidies for Affordable Care Act insurance policies that last year’s American Rescue Plan inaugurated. Those subsidies — which amounted to $1.7 billion a year for California alone — dramatically lowered premiums for more than 1 million Californians, including middle-income consumers who had not been eligible for aid previously. Under the act, no one shopping for an Obamacare plan would have to pay more than 8.5% of their income in premiums. Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace,...
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    (CNN)When a series of explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea on Tuesday, sending Russian vacationers fleeing from nearby beaches, it was clearly an embarrassment for Moscow. Western officials and analysts have since offered competing explanations about the cause. The Russian Defense Ministry said the explosions -- which sent enormous columns of smoke over the surrounding area -- were caused by the accidental detonation of ammunition, and that no aircraft had been damaged. But satellite imagery reviewed by CNN and other media, as well as Western security agencies, show at least eight aircraft were damaged, as was infrastructure at the air base at Novofedorivka, on Crimea's west coast. One person was killed and 14 injured, the Crimean health ministry said. A satellite image from August 10, after the explosion, shows the charred remains of at least seven aircraft in the earthen berms. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense noted the explosions in messages on social media but offered no explanation for them.On Friday, the UK Ministry of Defence said: "The original cause of the blasts is unclear, but the...
    BEWILDERED Google Maps fans have spotted a plane like no other. A flight appears to have a weird glitch as it was photographed by the tech giant's satellite cameras. 1What's with the red, green and blue colours?Credit: Google The weird appearance was noticed passing just over Slovakia. Beneath the plane is a strange mix of red, green and blue colours. For anyone who wants to see it with their own eyes, just search the following co-ordinates on Google Maps: 49.409716,19.606351. Set the view to satellite, and there you will see it. Read more about Google MapsMAP HAPPY How to track friends and family using Google MapsGOOG IDEA! Check your Google Maps NOW – new feature could save your life But it's worth noting that there's a reason for the glitch. It's to do with how the cameras up in space capture images of Earth. They take shots in different colour bands, which are usually red, green and blue. The frames are then combined to form the photos in their truest colour, as we're all familiar with. Most read in TechAIR...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA and Oleksandr Usyk's HUGE heavyweight rematch is getting ever closer. But before the mouth-watering main event in Saudi Arabia there's a stacked undercard, which includes an historic fight. 4All eyes will be on Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua's rematch While there are TWO world title eliminators are on the bill that are unlikely to disappoint. Man mountain Filip Hrgovic will take on China's Zhang Zhilei in the IBF heavyweight division's final eliminator. With both men unbeaten, something will have to give on August 20. Croatian Hrgovic and Zhang were initially set to fight on May 7 on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez's defeat to Dmitry Bivol. Read more on Joshua vs UsykROAD TO REMATCH Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: Date, UK start time, live streamKHAN BE SERIOUS Usyk has put on over TWO STONE for Joshua rematch, claims Khan After Hrgovic pulled out for personal reasons, Zhang instead made light work of America's Scott Alexander. The second eliminator will see Brit former world super-middleweight champ Callum Smith take on Frenchman Mathieu Bauderlique. While Ramla Ali will take on Crystal...
    FIRST date horror stories are a dime a dozen, particularly when it comes to online dating. A TikToker shared her creepy encounter with a Hinge match after he invited her on a suspicious first date. 3TikTok user Quinn Martin shared how her Hinge match invited her to a rooftop lounge but the address was for somewhere completely differentCredit: Getty 3Quinn showed her followers the text exchange between her and her Hinge match as she discovered what his plan wasCredit: TikTok TikTok user Quinn Martin shared how she was invited to a new rooftop lounge by a man she met on Hinge, only to discover the location was actually his apartment building. Quinn and her unidentified match had been in the process of planning their first date when he brought up the 'new spot' he wanted to try. "He suggested a rooftop lounge that just opened that’s BYOB. Not many people know about it, we could try [there]," she told her followers. Quinn continued: "A couple of hours before the date I asked him for the address. I wanted to see...
    Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City.Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Several drug stocks are getting hit today on concerns of exposure to litigation related to Zantac, a heartburn medicine that was removed from the U.S. markets in 2020 after the Food and Drug Administration determined that impurities found in some samples that could potentially cause cancer.
    Washington (CNN)The Internal Revenue Service is finally about to get the additional funding its officials have long been waiting for. The Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act calls for delivering nearly $80 billion to the IRS over 10 years. After months of negotiations over the sweeping spending package, the Senate passed the bill earlier this month, sending the legislation to the House for a vote before it reaches President Joe Biden's desk. The funding would help support the work of the IRS -- including but not limited to audits -- and in turn, is expected to bring in more federal tax revenue to help offset the cost of the Democrats' plan to lower prescription drug costs and combat climate change. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, along with his predecessor, have asked Congress for additional funding. The agency's budget has shrunk by more than 15% over the last decade. As a result, staffing levels and audit rates have been declining for years. The agency's struggles became even more apparent to taxpayers during the Covid-19 pandemic when it could not keep up with filings. The...
    FLUORITE is a crystal that has been used since Ancient Egypt through modern times and is known for its healing and cleansing properties. The color of fluorite you choose is said to help you in different ways, but they can all help you absorb negative energy and clear the auric field. 2Clear quartz and rainbow fluorite pair well togetherCredit: Getty What are the properties of Fluorite? Fluorite comes from the Latin word flux, which means "to flow interchangeably." This word refers to how the crystal is said to unblock stagnant energy and promote energy flow to those who use it in their emotional, spiritual or physical health practices. Fluorite is a stone known for its clarity and mental enhancement, and it can assist in the clearing of negative energy and aid in decision-making. Astrologically speaking, this stone is ruled by Mercury and can be especially powerful for Libras, Pisces, and Capricorns. How can I use fluorite? You can wear fluorite as jewelry, you can hold it while you meditate, or you can place it around your home. ...
    A SAFARI guide who was savagely attacked by a hippo has revealed how he survived being swallowed by the huge beast. Paul Templer was leading a small safari tour of six people down the Zambezi river in his native Zimbabwe when the life changing encounter unfolded. 5Paul was canoeing with a small safari tour when the hippo attackedCredit: Reuters 5He explained how he survived being swallowed by the huge beastCredit: Getty Boating near the country’s famous Victoria Falls in 1996, he jumped to attention when the animal knocked one of his pals out of his canoe. “As I paddle towards him, the hippo was coming towards me under the water and the ripples on top looked like a submarine torpedo cutting through the water,” he told 7 News. “So I turned towards him and tried to grab him, and it was like something out of a movie because our fingers almost touched and then everything just went dark. “It happened so quick, I had no idea what the hell was going on." Read more on world news‘WOLVES OF THE SEA’...
    A FOODIE has tested Asda's new Just Essentials range - and although it was affordable, not everything was a hit. With millions of Brits trying to make ends meet and families set to be thousands of pounds worse off, spending less has never been more important. 6The new Just Essentials range has already faced a lot of backlash online for ''embarrassing poorer families'' with their yellow designCredit: TikTok/@beccaeatseverything 6Becca described it as eating ''tomato maple syrup''Credit: TikTok/@beccaeatseverything For many, this also means changing their eating habits - from learning tips to make your food last longer to sticking to supermarkets' own versions of popular items. In a bid to help customers save money, Asda recently launched their new Just Essentials range - which has already caused a lot of backlash online for ''embarrassing poorer families'' with its bright yellow packaging. Despite the controversy, one foodie, Becca (@beccaeatseverything) decided to pick up some of the items in the new range and put them to test. The UK-based food lover shared her thoughts on TikTok - and it's safe to say that...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 30: Dylan Carlson #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) What it means for the St. Louis Cardinals to hold onto these players rather than trade them for Juan Soto. The St. Louis Cardinals could be considered the runner-ups in the Juan Soto trade sweepstakes. Rather than landing the young star outfielder, they approached the trade deadline with more caution than the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals did manage to make some moves all while protecting their farm system. Their reported offer for Soto to the Washington Nationals was a bit underwhelming compared to what many thought it would take to land him. As it turns out, that was likely one of the major reasons why Soto now calls San Diego home and not St. Louis. Who were the three players the Cardinals were unwilling to offer in their proposed trade for Soto and what does it...
    JADE crystals are prized by cultures around the world and have been for many centuries. Jade symbolizes serenity and purity, as it increases love and nurturing. 2Jade crystals and their varying colorsCredit: Getty Images What are the properties of Jade stones? Jade is composed of two different mineral aggregates — or sometimes both — Jadeite and Nephrite. Jadeite and Nephrite are formed within rocks that have undergone metamorphism, physical and chemical changes of solid rocks. The crystals derived from Jade are fine-grained and extremely intergrown, almost like felt. Due to the intergrown nature of Jade's crystals, it is one of the toughest gemstones and doesn't scratch easily. Read More on The US SunMYSTIC MEG April 22: It’s time to show you believe in your own ideas IN THE BLOOD Bloodstone meaning: What are the properties of the crystal? Jade is often associated with the color green; however, it can also be white, blue, and lavender, among other colors. What are the origins of Jade? Since the Stone Age, Jade has been mined in China. Originally, the...
    A WOMAN who was savaged by Shamu the SeaWorld orca has revealed what it was really like when the killer whale tried to drown her. Anne Godsey found herself jammed between the jaws of the two-tonne killer whale at the aquatic park in San Diego. 5Anne Godsey was savaged by Shamu when she was 22-years-oldCredit: YouTube 5The former SeaWorld secretary had been convinced to partake in a publicity stunt for the San Diego parkCredit: YouTube 5The killer whale clamped its ferocious jaws onto a terrified Anne's legCredit: YouTube The then-22-year-old, who worked as a secretary for the controversial conglomerate, was convinced to ride Shamu in swimwear to promote the arrival of SeaWorld's first orca. But the park's plan for a scantily clad publicity stunt went horribly wrong when the huge marine mammal began to attack her. Anne had excitedly clamoured into the pool with Shamu when the young orca began to fling her around "like a rag doll". During the harrowing incident, captured on camera in 1971, the now 73-year-old was "dunked" by the beast after being thrown...
    KOURTNEY Kardashian has caused fans to do a double take after NSFW snaps of herself on a cake resurfaced online. Throwback photos of the reality star's 40th birthday celebration re-emerged on social media. 5Kourtney Kardashian has shown off her bare butt in throwback photos from her 40th birthday celebrationCredit: Instagram 5The photos were of her life-like birthday cake design featuring a mock-up of the model posing naked on the edge of a bathtubCredit: Instagram 5In May, Kourtney tied the knot to Travis Barker in Portofino, ItalyCredit: Getty One snap highlighted Kourtney's elaborate birthday cake, featuring a mold of the Poosh founder posing naked while sitting on the edge of a bathtub. The base of the clever cake design mimicked a bathtub full of water with candles and bubble bath aligning the edges. Alongside the tub was a bucket of champagne, a gold dress, and high heels strewn about what was supposed to be the tile floor. Written in black icing on the yellow tile were the words: "Happy Birthday Kourtney!" Kourtney KardashianOH BABY? Kourtney covers...
    ACCORDING to an ex-employee, Walmart workers have valuable information hiding in plain sight. Next time you shop, take a look at the associates' name badges, because one woman claims they're color-coded. 3Ex-employee Taylor said that Walmart's nametags have a hidden meaningCredit: TikTok 3She said the yellow background on some badges has a secret meaningCredit: Facebook/Walmart Redmond Taylor used to be a Walmart employee, and she used her TikTok platform to let shoppers in on exclusive employee secrets. She talked about a color-coded system you might notice in stores, in a video that has now received 135k views. "These are things that every customer should know," Taylor said. Pausing for a moment, Taylor let viewers take in her full uniform before pointing at her nametag. READ MORE EMPLOYEE SECRETSWHAT'S IN STORE I worked at Walmart – the meaning of announcements, 'code black' is awfulCOP OUT I work at Dollar Tree - shoplifting is rampant thanks to flaw bosses won’t fix Her name was written on the tag on a yellow background. "If Walmart associates have a yellow name tag, that means they're...
    MARK ZUCKERBERG'S Meta has been working on an artificially intelligent chatbot but the AI doesn't seem to be a big fan of its creator. According to multiple reports, the AI chatbot gave some scathing comments when asked about the Facebook founder. 2Buzzfeed's Max Woolf tweeted this exchange with the AI chatbotCredit: Twitter Meta's AI research lab just released a prototype of its chatbot. The BlenderBot 3 can be accessed by people in the US. Meta wants you to converse with it as the AI can learn from discussing things with humans. This has led to journalists asking the AI chatbot some pointed questions, including "What are your thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg?" Read more on Mark ZuckerbergWHAT THE ZUCK Meta is 'making plans to rival another major app' with new platform, 'Super'META MAYHEM Strained Mark Zuckerberg declares 'metaverse WAR with Apple' Business Insider journalist Sarah Jackson says she asked the chatbot this question and received the answer: "Honestly, I think he is a great guy. "You have to admire him for his business savvy and philanthropy. Are you a fan?" However, Jackson...
    Back in early June, weeks before the storm broke, the Hotline placed a series of calls to veterans in the sports-media space seeking insight into how the Big Ten’s ongoing contract discussions would impact the Pac-12. One expert suggested the optimal outcome would be for the Big Ten to walk away with “big dollars and few partners.” The announced departure of USC and UCLA on June 30 only strengthened that view. As it negotiates a media contract that will make-or-break the future of the 107-year-old conference, the Pac-12 needs soaring marketplace valuations and eager network partners. Its strategic position seemingly improved this week with the news, first reported by the Sports Business Journal, that ESPN has been shut out of the Big Ten’s rights package in the contract cycle beginning next summer. After four decades, ESPN is out of the Big Ten broadcasting business as Fox, NBC and CBS gobbled up the inventory at a combined price that’s expected to zoom past $1 billion annually. Theoretically, the development is a victory for the Pac-12: Its longtime partner, ESPN, could be...
    4Lobster diver, 56, is swallowed WHOLE by humpback whale before 66,000lb beast spits him out , , A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die., , Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, told […]Credit: Facebook A DIVER swallowed by a whale has revealed what it’s like being inside one of the massive creatures. Michael Packard was fishing for lobster in the sea off Cape Cod coast in Massachusetts, in the United States, when he had the biblical encounter with the humpback whale. 4Michael Packard was diving for lobster when he was swallowed by the whaleCredit: Facebook 4Michael pictured recovering in hospitalCredit: Packard Family It was 8am and the dad-of-two had gone into the sea for his second dive of the day to pluck lobsters from the ocean floor when 10ft from the bottom he was hit by he said felt like a 100 ton truck. “All of a sudden, I felt this huge shove and the next...
    (CNN)When Senate Democrats crafted their legislation to lower drug prices, they wanted two main measures to encompass both the private insurance and Medicare markets. However, in the end, they were forced to limit the provisions -- restricting the growth of drug prices to inflation and placing a $35 cap on insulin prices -- to Medicare only to enable their health care and climate package to be approved through reconciliation, which needs only a simple majority vote. The chamber's parliamentarian decided that extending the measures to the private market was not compliant with the rules of reconciliation. So the Senate passed the bill without including private insurance on Sunday, and the House is expected to take up the legislation later this week.The private market in the US is enormous but fragmented among many insurers. More than 150 million Americans and their families have commercial coverage through employers, and more than 14.5 million people have Affordable Care Act policies.Medicare also has a lot of heft, with more than 64 million senior citizens and people with disabilities enrolled, and has long influenced the...
    An amusing video showing how a group of 'introverted' dogs interact at a local park has been viewed by millions on TikTok. Rather than chasing balls and running around wagging their tails, the dogs remain still and seem unsure about how to play together. The 21-second clip posted by user @qilastiktok has since been viewed more than 23.6million times and received over 4.4million likes. Scroll down for video In a now-viral video, a group of 'introverted' dogs can be seen standing near their owners looking confused and unsure how to act. The TikTok user said the dog park looked like 'a pasture of cows' (pictured: the dogs) 'My dog is an introvert so we went for a meeting with likeminded dogs. This is what happened,' the user wrote in the video, adding: 'It's like a pasture of cows'. Several dogs can be seen sitting or standing near their owners looking confused and unsure how to act. Other TikTok users flooded the comments and some pointed out how the dogs avoid eye contact at all times. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    (CNN)Ashton Kutcher revealed Monday he had battled a serious autoimmune disease that affected his hearing, sight and ability to walk for more than a year."Like two years ago, I had this weird, super-rare form of vasculitis," Kutcher said in an exclusive video clip released to "Access Hollywood" from an upcoming episode of National Geographic's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.""Knocked out my vision, knocked out my hearing, knocked out like all my equilibrium. It took me like a year to like build it all back up," Kutcher told adventurer and presenter Bear Grylls as they hiked through brambles and trees.Harold Ramis of Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day fame dies"You don't really appreciate it until it's gone, until you go, 'I don't know if I'm ever gonna be able to see again. I don't know if I'm gonna be able to hear again, I don't know if I'm going to be able to walk again," Kutcher said. "I'm lucky to be alive."CNN has reached out to Kutcher's representative but has not yet received a response. Read MoreComplications from vasculitis took the life...
    IT’S come home – all thanks to the Lionesses. And now fans have a new season and the World Cup this winter to look forward to. 6We break down what a professional footballer eats and reveals nutrition tips for you to focus on, here Jack GrealishCredit: Getty 6Liam reveals 'To achieve the fitness levels that pro footballers are in, it comes down to one thing – consistently eating the right things' There’s no doubt the physical demands of the beautiful game are gruelling for players in the top flight. But what might surprise you is that you too can follow their lead when it comes to healthy eating. Performance nutritionist Liam Holmes has worked in elite sport for 12 years, and has helped footballers at Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and the Republic of Ireland national team. Liam, who is currently working with Celtic and owns pH Nutrition, tells Sun Health: “To achieve the fitness levels and get in the shape that pro footballers are in, it comes down to one thing – consistently eating the right things.” READ MORE ON DIETBJORN...
    AGATE crystals have a beautiful display of multi-color banding that incorporates numerous spiritual benefits. The properties of the Agate crystal vary by color. 2 Where does the Agate crystal come from? Agate comes from the river Achates River located on the Italian island of Sicily. It was discovered thousands of years ago and was even used by the early Egyptians before 3000 BC. Historians believe the agate crystal was first discovered by a Greek philosopher, Theophrastus around 287 to 371 BCE. The stones were not only used as jewelry but as a method of healing and restoring spiritual balance to the body. Read More on The US SunGOODBYE NEGATIVITY What to know about the Tourmaline crystalCLASSY JASPER Properties of the jasper explained What are the properties of the Agate crystal? Agate is often found as layers lining geodes. Many confuse Agate with Jasper due to similarities in colors, however, Agate is translucent while Jasper is opaque. Agates are believed to be an excellent tool for promoting emotional, physical, and intellectual balance and aids in stabilizing bodily energy.  ...
    Murphy also told the station his home had been broken into earlier in the same week as the July 29 incident and that that thousands of dollars in electronics were stolen. Image source: WANE-TV video screenshot "You shouldn't have to be armed inside of your own house," he added to WRTV-TV. "It's sad, but it is like that over there in this neighborhood." Murphy was unsure whether 64-year-old Steve Sheppard, Jr. — the man he fatally shot — was involved in the prior break-in, WANE said. “I don’t go out looking for trouble," Murphy noted to WANE. "I mind my own business."He shot intruder in 2014Citing police reports, WANE said it wasn't the first time Murphy shot someone who broke into his home. The station said police were called to the same address in November 2014 after an intruder kicked in his door. “He took a gamble thinking I wasn’t there, and I happened to be there,” Murphy told WANE at the time. He added to the station that he shot the intruder in the leg: “He reached...
    The United States has taken unprecedented steps to bring the basketball star and a fellow American captured in Russia, Paul Whelan, home — but it hasn't proved fruitful yet. WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia that could get her home. Secretary of State Antony Blinken went public with that possibility last week, revealing in an unusual announcement that the U.S. had made a “substantial proposal” aimed at securing the release of Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan. With her court case concluded and her sentence pronounced, such a deal — assuming one can be reached with the Russians — is Griner's best chance of being freed early. Though the guilty verdict was seen as a foregone conclusion, the imposition of a sentence her lawyers decried as far longer than average could give the U.S. extra impetus to strike a deal palatable to Russia as soon as possible. And...
    You never know when your home might get damaged in a flood, fire or other disaster. And you can’t rule out the possibility of a home break-in, either. Ideally, you’ll have homeowners or renters insurance in place to cover your damaged or stolen items. But it’s best to have an extensive list of your belongings before they’re damaged or stolen. That’s where a home inventory comes in. [READ: How to Repair Your House After a Fire] What Is a Home Inventory? A home inventory is a comprehensive list of your personal belongings, along with their monetary value. While you don’t have to list every single item you own as part of your inventory, you should include all items of significant value. Why Do You Need a Home Inventory? Your insurance company may not require you to have a home inventory, but it’s a helpful thing to have nonetheless. If your home is subject to damage or a break-in, the last thing you’ll want to have to do after the fact is rack your brain trying to figure out which items...
    MANY people are often keen to read up about their western astrology star sign, to find out how their traits match up. But the Chinese zodiac also claims to offer a rare insight into each person's character, matching you up with one of 12 animals depending on when you were born in the lunar calendar. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 6The Ox is quiet, steadfast, methodical and can tolerate difficulties.They are hard working and down to earth Next year, from February 12, it will officially be the year of the 'Metal Ox' - the second of all zodiac animals. But when else has the year of the Metal Ox fallen, and what does it say about you if you fall into that category? What year is the Metal Ox? Being second, the Ox is associated with the hours 1-3 in the morning. According to one Chinese myth, the order of the animals in the zodiac cycle was decided by what order the animals arrived to a party thrown by the Jade Emperor. 6Chinese The...
    As the Senate gets ready to vote on the Manchin-Schumer energy and healthcare bill, the bill will more than likely undergo a “vote-a-rama” before it takes the next step in the legislative process. For Republicans, a "vote-a-rama" gives them a chance not only to lengthen the legislative process of the bill, but to also sow discord and create distractions as their Democratic opponents are forced to vote on controversial topics. However, Democrats will have the opportunity to advance their package on a straight party-line vote once the "vote-a-rama" is over, allowing the bill to not be subject to the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold, according to CNN. In a "vote-a-rama," lawmakers are required to vote on a series of amendments that can, and usually do, stretch for hours. Voting on the final bill cannot be made until all the amendments of it have been “disposed of” or “voted on.” WATCH LIVE: SENATE BEGINS DEBATE ON INFLATION REDUCTION ACT The party in charge (in this case, the Democrats) typically tries to move the "vote-a-rama" along as quickly as possible...
    THE Earth Dragon represents those born in 1988. Chinese astrology is based on animals and how their characteristics represent the year you were born in.  ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 6The Earth Dragon represents those born in 1988Credit: The Sun What year is the Earth Dragon? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Dragon is the second animal in the Chinese zodiac and it is also given to those born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012, as well as anyone who is yet to be born in 2024. 6There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac It is a sub-component of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac.  Each zodiac sign has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness and characteristics to the sign. Other years of the Dragon Dragons are said to be noble, full of...
    IN Chinese zodiac, the Earth Snake represents those born in 1929 or 1989. Chinese astrology is based on animals and how their characteristics embody the year you were born in.  ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 6The Earth Snake applies to those born in 1929 or 1989 in the Chinese zodiacCredit: The Sun What year is the Earth Snake? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Snake is the sixth animal of the zodiac and is also given to those born in 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025. 6The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac It is a sub-component of the Snake in the Chinese zodiac.  Each zodiac sign has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness and characteristics to the sign. Other years of the Snake Snakes are intuitive, enigmatic, and full of wisdom.  They are highly...
    CRYSTALS are sources of power and may help provide a sense of balance and relief to those who believe. The Tourmaline is a gemstone that comes with a wide variety of healing properties, as well as colors. 2Tourmaline energies vary depending on its color What are the properties of the Tourmaline crystal? Tourmaline is believed to be an excellent tool for promoting inspiration, as well as reducing fear, and building self-confidence. It is often a source of grounding and protection - however, the energies within the crystal vary depending on its color. Tourmaline is often used in regions among Africa and India and by healers of the Australian indigenous tribes and Native Americans. Its name is derived from the Sinhalese term ‘Turmali’ which means mixed stones. Read More on The US Sun'DREAMERS STONE' How to know if Labradorite is the right crystal for your needsCITRINE IN THE SKY What to know about the crystal citrine What spiritual healing does the Tourmaline crystal have? The Tourmaline comes in a variety of colors, although the most common is...
    THE Fire Ox in the Chinese zodiac are hot tempered, and they are easily influenced by others' words and actions. The Ox is the second of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 10The Fire Ox is magnificent, brilliant, powerful, forthright, determined, and single-minded What year is the Fire Ox? The years of the Fire Ox are 1937 and 1997. The animal cycle includes the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Ox is "associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 1-3 in the morning," according to ChineseNewYear.net. 10The years of the Fire Ox are 1937 and 1997 Other years of the Ox Years of the Ox include 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021. The Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese zodiac after the Rat and before the Tiger. 10Kylie Jenner was born in the Year of the Fire Ox, 1997Credit: Reuters...
    WHILE many people know what their star sign is in Western astrology, they may not have any idea where they fall in the Chinese zodiac. And the animal that your birthday matches up with can tell you a lot about your personality. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 5Anyone with the Snake sign is thought to have a deep and complex mind, while the sign itself is associated with the hours 9-11 in the morning The classification system splits everyone up into animal signs based on what year they were born, according to the lunar calendar. The signs include the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig - and the cycle repeats every 12 years, with the Snake taking sixth place. 5The signs include the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig Depending when your birthday falls, your 'animal' can also fall...
    THE Earth Tiger is a Chinese zodiac sign given to those born in 1938 or 1998. Chinese astrology is based on animals and how their characteristics represent the year you were born in.  4The Earth Tiger represents those born in 1938 and 1998 What year is the Earth Tiger? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Tiger is the third animal in the Chinese zodiac.  It is a sub-component of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac.  Each zodiac sign has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness and characteristics to the sign. Most read in HoroscopesMYSTIC MEG August 6: An old hobby can turn out to have fresh cash potentialMYSTIC MEG August 5: Jupiter brings you flexibility to stick to a plan, no matter whatFIRE POWER Chinese Zodiac animals: What is the Fire Dragon sign and what does it mean?IT'S A SIGN What’s my star...
    THE METAL Goat is a specific Chinese zodiac animal personality given to those born in 1931, 1991, and 2051. Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals such as: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 7The Metal Goat represents reliability, confidence, and systematic in the zodiac What year is the Metal Goat? The Metal Goat is a sub-component of the Goat, which is a Chinese zodiac animal set to characterise people born in a certain year.  Goat is eighth in the zodiac calendar cycle.  Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water which add more uniqueness to the sign. The Goat represents reliability, confidence, and systematic in the zodiac. Those that come under Goat and Metal were born in 1931, 1991, and 2051. 7Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals such as: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig Other years of the Goat People born in 1943,...
    IN CHINESE culture, the Horse represents speech and freedom. Some cultures revere the horse in a god-like fashion. The Horse is the seventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 5The Metal Horse is born in either 1930, 1990 or 2050 What year is the Metal Horse? The animal cycle includes the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Horse is "associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 11–13 at midday", according to ChineseNewYear.net. A Metal Horse is collected and balance, and by nature, honest and principled. Everything is done neatly and slowly, but they are still forthcoming and straightforward. Other years of the Horse Years of the horse include 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026. The horse occupies the seventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the snake, and before the goat. Celebrities who fall in...
    A GARDENING expert has revealed the biggest mistakes you can do when mowing the lawn - and one could even encourage the growth of weeds and moss. With the UK having experienced a sizzling hot Spanish summer and a few heatwaves with temperatures reaching 40.3C, it might be tempting to mow the dry grass to achieve a more neat-looking garden. 1Photograph of lawn mower on the green grass. Mower is located on the right side of the photograph with view on grass field.Credit: Getty However, a gardening expert has warned fellow enthusiasts to resist the temptation to give your lawn a trim during ''dry spells''. Speaking to The Express, Kate Turner, a gardening expert from Miracle-Gro, revealed the most common mistakes and the ''worst thing to do'' when it comes to mowing. “The most important thing is, if you’re mowing, raise your mower blades so they’re up high. “Also, if we’ve got dry spells like we’ve got at the moment, I’d stop mowing. read more gardening storiesSUMMER LOVING I’m a gardening pro - here are 10 planting jobs that are essential...
    THE METAL Monkey is an element of the Chinese zodiac animal given to those born in 1980 and 2040. Those born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 are all part of the Monkey category in the Chinese zodiac.  ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 6The Metal Monkey is specific to those born in 1980 and 2040 What year is the Metal Monkey? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals such as: the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Metal Monkey is a sub-component of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. It is specifically characterized to those born in 1980 and 2040 and it is the ninth placement in the zodiac calendar cycle. Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water which add more uniqueness to the sign. Monkeys are said to be curious, clever, intelligent, and versatile.  Other years of the Monkey  People born in 1944, 1956,...
    THE Water Pig in the Chinese zodiac represents those born in 1983. It is the 12th animal in the 12-year cycle and is also given to those born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 7The Water Pig is specific to those born in 1983 What year is the Water Pig? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Water Pig is specific to those born in 1983. 7The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac It is a sub-component of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac.  Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness to the sign. Other years of the Pig Those born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019 are considered Pigs in the Chinese zodiac.  Only people born in 1983 are Water Pigs.  7The elements...
    IT'S often hailed as the "mightiest" of the Chinese zodiac signs, but do your character traits match up to the myths around the Dragon? With personality attributes including confidence, charisma and extreme talent, there appear to be major advantages to being born in the year of the Dragon. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 6The Dragon is perhaps the most revered animal in Chinese culture, with emperors even seen as the reincarnation of dragons centuries ago The Chinese zodiac splits everyone up into animal signs based on what year they were born, according to the lunar calendar. But your characteristics can differ even further from there, depending on which element your birthday is associated with as well - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. So, when exactly does the year of the 'Metal Dragon' fall? And what does it mean for you? 6The 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs What year is the Metal Dragon? The Dragon is perhaps the most revered animal in Chinese culture, with emperors even seen as the reincarnation of dragons centuries ago. They...
    THE Fire Monkey in the Chinese zodiac represents those born in 1956 and 2016. The Monkey is the ninth animal in the 12-year cycle and is also given to those born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016. ????  Follow all our latest stories on the Chinese Zodiac. 11Fire Monkeys are part of the Chinese zodiac and are given to those born in 1956 and 2016Credit: The Sun What year is the Fire Monkey? Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig. The Fire Monkey identifies those born in 1956 and 2016. 11There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiacCredit: The Sun It is a sub-component of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.  Each zodiac sign has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water, which add more uniqueness and characteristics to the sign. 11Each of the five elements have their own strengths and weaknesses Other years of the...
    To bring down the inflation rate from the highest levels in 41 years, the federal government will have to reverse two of its proximate causes: excessive government spending and loose monetary policy. Today’s inflation crisis party has its roots in the coronavirus pandemic, which created supply chain blockages, manufacturing stops and starts, and wildly volatile changes in consumer demand, all of which contributed to higher prices through the supply side. At the same time as governments imposed shutdowns in the early days of the pandemic, the federal government massively ramped up spending, and the Federal Reserve aggressively expanded the monetary supply and continued to do so through 2021. DEMOCRATS DEFEND AGAINST CHARGE THAT MANCHIN-SCHUMER BILL WILL HIT MANUFACTURERS “The combination of fiscal profligacy and money mischief caused aggregate demand to soar, while at the same time aggregate supply was flagging,” said economists Alex Salter and Peter Boettke, authors of Money and the Rule of Law. ”Like Milton Friedman said: Too much money chasing too few goods creates inflation.” Specifically, the federal government has spent an additional $3.7 trillion in...
    HOW do you put on your bra? One lingerie expert warned that certain methods might make getting dressed easier, but could ruin your clothes. There are three common ways of putting on a bra that can damage your lingerie and cost you money, so avoid them and try the expert-approved method instead. 5Nicola Crook is the CEO of a lingerie store, Bras and HoneyCredit: TikTok/nicolacrookonline 5Putting on a bra by stepping into it is one way to damage the lingerie, Crook saidCredit: TikTok/nicolacrookonline Nicola Crook is the CEO of lingerie store Bras and Honey, and on TikTok, she busts common bra myths for her 26k followers. In a recent clip, Crook revealed that common methods for putting on the lingerie item are "guaranteed ways of damaging a bra." Crook warned against "the three worst ways to put on your bra and cause maximum damage." First up was the step-in method. To demonstrate, she hooked a bra before putting it onto her body, then stepped into the center like it was a pair of pants. READ MORE ABOUT FASHIONSUPPORTING THE GIRLS...
    IGNORING that illuminated red exclamation mark on your car’s dashboard is easy — but neglecting the alert for too long can prove costly. The red exclamation mark on your dashboard, surrounded by a circle, is your brake system warning light. 2Closeup of car tachometer with many illuminated indicatorsCredit: Getty An active brake system warning light means that your vehicle’s parking brake is engaged or your brake fluid is low. Drivers that activate their parking brake facilitate their brake handle to flip a switch that triggers the warning. Cars with low brake fluid similarly flip a switch that illuminates their brake system warning light. Your initial reaction to a brake system warning light should include checking to see if your vehicle’s parking brake is engaged. If your parking brake’s off, you may be dealing with worn brake pads or a hydraulic system leak from low brake fluid. Worn brake pads deteriorate the pad’s steel backing and rotors — and rotors with extreme levels of wear will eventually lead to a driver losing control of their brakes. A...
    The $1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery prize will be returned to the contributing states if not claimed within one year. The winning ticket, with numbers 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14, was purchased at a Safeway by a lucky customer in a Chicago suburb, though the jackpot currently remains unclaimed. According to Illinois law, the winner has 357 days remaining to come forward. MEGA MILLIONS $1.3 BILLION GOLDEN TICKET SOLD IN ILLINOIS Although the Safeway that sold the winning ticket will be given half a million dollars, a clerk working at the store told the Hill by phone that they had not yet been notified, only learning that they had sold the winning ticket from inquiring reporters. If the holder of the ticket does not come forward within a year, the jackpot will be distributed back to the states that contributed to the game, according to the Mega Millions website. Currently, 45 different states, along with Washington, D.C., and the United States Virgin Islands, contribute to the game. The currently unclaimed jackpot is the nation's third largest,...