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In Neuzelle, Germany, a beer brewery has developed a beer in powder form, the first of its kind, in order to reduce the heavy carbon footprint of beer exports. So that next time you order a beer from the Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, you might have to specify how many spoonfuls of serving you wa…

Q: I am 76 and my wife is 58. I own our home outright, and she will inherit the house when I die through a living trust. Is it to her advantage to maintain the situation the way it is from a capital gains perspective, or should I add her to the deed now? I am thinking of the step-up in valuation of the house when she inherits it to minimize her capital gains tax if/when she sells the house.

Because home prices have risen so dramatically since 2020, tax assessments are rising as well—which means larger annual property tax bills. Higher property taxes can be daunting for homeowners, but they are a boon for state and local governments that rely heavily on property tax revenue. Pro…

The Federal Reserve raised a key interest rate one-quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, the same level of an increase as in its previous meeting seven weeks ago. Repeating that small hike might not seem dramatic, but after a turbulent couple of weeks for the global economy, the 25-basis-point boost is a pretty big...

A Kansas proposal based on the claim that providers leave infants to die when they're born during abortions is nearing legislative approval. The push for the legislation comes as Republicans pursue limited anti-abortion measures, following a decisive statewide vote in August protecting abortion rights. The Kansas House voted 88-34 on Wednesday on a bill that would deal with cases when an abortion procedure results in a live birth. It would require medical personnel to take the same steps to preserve the newborn’s life as providers would with other live births. Critics say the bill is unnecessary and designed to give abortion care a negative public image.

Milwaukee police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed another boy of the same age and left five young women injured. News reports Wednesday didn't say whether any charges have been filed against the arrested teen. Police say the shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday on the city’s north side. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the slain boy as Davion Patterson. Police say five women, ages 18, 19, 21, and two 22-year-olds, were taken to a hospital for treatment of nonfatal injuries.

Georgia’s Senate and House are in a power struggle over funding and permitting for hospitals. Senate Republicans sliced $87 million from universities’ teaching funds on Tuesday after nixing an $18 million health insurance increase sought by universities. That equals the $105 million lawmakers allotted to Augusta University’s hospitals even as the university negotiates giving control to Wellstar Health System. Marietta-based Wellstar Health System closed two Atlanta-area hospitals that cared for lower-income patients, and it is trying to block a competing hospital in Jackson County. That new hospital could financially benefit the family of Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Blake Tillery says Wellstar’s behavior raises questions.

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested on charges that she set fire to a building that was slated to become Wyoming’s only full-service abortion clinic. Police say 22-year-old Lorna Roxanne Green was arrested on Tuesday. She is suspected of starting the May 2022 fire at a building in Casper that was being renovated to house the Wellspring Health Access clinic. No one was injured in the blaze, but the fire delayed the clinic’s opening, which was initially planned for last summer. It was most recently scheduled to open next month. The arrest was announced Wednesday, hours after a judge temporarily blocked a ban on abortion that went into effect a few days ago.


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For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent p…

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