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A former funeral home owner has been arrested after a corpse lay in a hearse for 2 years

Feb. 23, 2024 19:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former funeral home owner accused of keeping a woman's corpse in the back of a hearse for two years and hoarding the cremated remains of 35 people has been arrested, authorities said. Thursday night's arrest of Miles Harford, 33, comes in connection with the latest...

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

Feb. 23, 2024 10:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a final rule announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The biofuels industry and farming groups, with support of Midwest...

Federal Reserve officials caution against cutting US interest rates too soon or too much

Feb. 22, 2024 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Federal Reserve policymakers warned Thursday against cutting U.S. interest rates too soon or by too much in the wake of recent data showing inflation stayed unexpectedly high in January. Their comments echoed the minutes from the Fed's last meeting in...

Denver police seek help finding a former funeral home owner after body kept in hearse for 2 years

Feb. 22, 2024 17:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are asking for the public’s help in finding a former funeral home owner who they say kept a woman’s body in a hearse for two years and kept the cremated remains of at least 30 people. In announcing an arrest warrant last Friday, police said Miles...

Average long-term US mortgage rose again this week to highest level since mid December

Feb. 22, 2024 12:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose this week for the third time in as many weeks, driving up home loan borrowing costs in just as the spring homebuying season ramps up. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.90% from 6.77% last week, mortgage...

Decaying bodies and fake ashes spur Colorado to confront lax funeral home oversight

Feb. 21, 2024 19:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — On the heels of two egregious cases of funeral home owners allegedly mishandling bodies and cremated remains, Colorado lawmakers aimed Wednesday at trying to shore up the state’s lax regulations that failed to prevent the horrific incidents. A bipartisan House...

Supreme Court seems skeptical of EPA's 'good neighbor' rule on power plant pollution

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed skeptical Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency sought to continue enforcing an anti-air-pollution rule in 11 states while separate legal challenges proceed around the country. The EPA's “good...

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

Feb. 21, 2024 17:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 jetliner program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon, renewing questions about safety at the company. Boeing announced that Ed Clark, who had been...

Federal Reserve minutes: Officials worried that progress on inflation could stall in coming months

Feb. 21, 2024 14:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials acknowledged at their most recent meeting in January that there had been “significant progress” in reducing U.S. inflation. But some of the policymakers expressed concern that strong growth in spending and hiring could disrupt that progress. ...

Ghost gun manufacturer agrees to stop sales to Maryland residents

Feb. 21, 2024 13:26 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading manufacturer of ghost guns has agreed to stop selling its untraceable, unassembled firearms to Maryland residents under a settlement agreement announced Wednesday by the city of Baltimore. City leaders sued the company, Nevada-based Polymer80, two years...