Payrolls surged by 467,000 in January, confounding economists

Job growth around the US was robust in January with employers adding 467,000 new hires, surprising economists who had forecast that the COVID-19 wave caused by the Omicron variant would dampen payrolls. The leisure and hospitality sector led the increase, adding 151,000 jobs in January, the US Department of Labor said Friday. Professional and business … Read more

Winter Olympics 2022 – Updates from the opening ceremonies in Beijing

The Olympic Games got underway in Beijing with curling on Wednesday. On Friday, the opening ceremonies officially kick off the Winter Games just sixth months after the Summer Games – which were delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic – came to a close in Tokyo. The opening ceremonies are traditionally a showcase for the … Read more

Thousands of students losing scholarships, study achievements

Hundreds of thousands of students are missing out on free college aid because they’re not filling out an annoying federal form known as Fafsa, a new analysis finds. About 1.7 million high school graduates did not apply for free federal student aid in the 2020-21 school year. And just under half of them – an … Read more

Georgia artist goes big for Pro Bowl cleats of Atlanta Falcons rookie Kyle Pitts

The conversation started casually, as it usually does whenever Curtis Booth inquires about whether a player wants his cleats to look like more than what comes out of the box from Nike, Adidas or UnderArmour. Kenny Osuwah, assistant equipment manager for the Atlanta Falcons, reaches out. Or sometimes Booth hears from the player himself. Then, … Read more

Oregon Church Sues City That Limited Soup Kitchen Hours

With each new valley confronting poor Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, the soup kitchen lines outside St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings, Ore., Have remained steady, the comfort of a hot meal drawing the area’s most marginalized to the parish up to four times a week. At one point, the church served meals six days … Read more

TDOT blamed for flooding that traps residents in homes | News

HUMPHREY’S CO., TN (WSMV) – The chain hanging across the entrance to Charles Gilreath’s driveway isn’t to keep out unwanted guests. Humphrey’s county man said his driveway, which stands over a creek, will fall apart because its rock foundation has washed away. “I don’t want nobody driving on the driveway and it collapsing on them,” … Read more

Salvation Army ‘Cold Patrol’ response truck deployed for extreme weather

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – With temperatures below freezing this week, the Salvation Army Lubbock is helping those who don’t have a warm place to stay. Wednesday night it deployed its “Cold Patrol” response truck and is ready to send it out again Thursday and Friday if needed. “Some of the folks who are used to … Read more