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Category: National News

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks...

Instagram expands hiding ‘likes’ to make you happier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The...

House set to approve phased-in $15 fed minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time in a decade, the House is set to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage – to $15 an hour, including for tipped...

When a Hurricane Hits: GasBuddy Reveals How Quickly Gas Stations Run Out of Fuel and Get Replenished in the United States

BOSTON, MA (WOAY) — Hurricane Barry was the first storm to strike the US coast this year, bringing extensive rain and flooding to Louisiana and the region. With...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

WASHINGTON (AP) – John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99. Stevens’...

Flushing drugs down the toilet could lead to ‘meth-gators,’ Tennessee police department warns

Police in Tennessee are warning residents against flushing drugs down the toilet in the event of a potential drug bust, saying that animals could ingest the substances...

West Virginia man arrested with a loaded gun at John F. Kennedy International Airport

NEW YORK – A West Virginia man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) this morning, July 16, when Transportation Security Administration officers...

Dollar General to Host Approximately 1,500 Nationwide Hiring Events

Dollar General is planning to host approximately 1,500 hiring events through July 20 to recruit interested candidates to support the Company’s plans to add 8,000 net...

White Water Rafting: Safety Tips

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Over the weekend, two rafting accidents could have ended tragically. In Pennsylvania, inexperienced rafters went over a waterfall...

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