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Mortgage Rates Today, Thursday, Dec. 29: Declines Ahead Of Year End

Rates for home loans rose for the ninth straight week, marking the biggest increase since the 2013 "taper tantrum", mortgage finance provider Freddie Mac said Thursday . Fixed mortgage rates moved slightly higher this week, closing out the year with their ninth straight increase. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.55%, up from 3.52%. [Full Article...]

Snow showers develop tonight

Snow showers develop tonight Two weather systems making their way to the North County will bring rain to Santa Maria on Friday and Saturday before tapering off overnight into New Year's Day , according to the National Weather Service. Midnight readings are in the mid-30s to low-40s, and lows range across the 30s. Ten-20 mile per hour southerly winds are expected to continue tonight through Sunday morning before 15-... [Full Article...]

Eagle cam: Eaglet eggs start to hatch in Fla. nest

Eagle cam: Eaglet eggs start to hatch in Fla. nest The real estate company has been providing a live look at the Harriet's nest for four years now. This is their second season as a mated pair at this location, where they live from October to May. In the last two to three days before hatching, the chick will begin to move and scratch the inside surface of the egg. - Usually, they will average about 2 eggs per nest. [Full Article...]

Robert Mathis announces Sunday's game will be his last

Robert Mathis announces Sunday's game will be his last Colts defensive end Robert Mathis is retiring after Sunday's season finale. "I want to walk away, not limp away", Mathis said . Mathis holds the Colts' franchise record with 122 sacks quarterback sacks. Mathis missed the 2014 season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. That was the first of five 10-sack seasons in his career, including a 19.5-sack season in 2013, when he was a first-tea... [Full Article...]

Plane headed to Columbus vanishes over Lake Erie

Burke Lakefront Airport officials told WKYC that the passengers on board had gone to the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Quicken Loans Arena. Fleming is president and CEO of Superior Beverage Group, according to his LinkedIn page. They say the waters being searched are about 50 feet deep. "It made it very hard for visibility". The plane took off at 10:57 p.m. Thursday night, but shortly ther... [Full Article...]

Minnesota stymies Washington State in Holiday Bowl

Minnesota stymies Washington State in Holiday Bowl Cougars cornerback Marcellus Pippins appeared to mistime his jump and deflects it right to Shannon Brooks for a go-ahead touchdown. With the stellar outing, University of Minnesota Athletics Director Mark Coyle's decision about Tracy Claeys' job got a lot tougher. [Full Article...]

NYPD relaxes policy on beards and head-coverings

NYPD relaxes policy on beards and head-coverings The class-action suit calls current NYPD policy unconstitutional and seeks a new rule allowing for 2-inch beards to comply with Islamic doctrine. A signed approval is necessary for the use of the turban, which will have to sport the navy blue color and the NYPD badge on it. [Full Article...]

Court returns ex-Fort Bragg cook to execution track

Honey Rosalie Schlehuber of Chickasha, Oklahoma, tells The Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/2ibX83Y) that she would like to witness Gray's execution and that her entire family has struggled since Wilson's murder. Gray came close to being put to death in 2008, when then-President George W. Bush signed a warrant authorizing his execution. Gray, 51, is among six people on the USA military's... [Full Article...]

Lake Effect Snow Advisory For Cortland County

Lake Effect Snow Advisory For Cortland County Temperatures should be in the mid-20s. Greenfield reported 5 inches of snow at 3:46 p.m. Plainfield reported 5.6 inches at 4:36 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, near whiteout conditions are possible in the areas receiving the larger amounts of snowfall. [Full Article...]

Minimum wage to go up in 21 states

Minimum wage to go up in 21 states The minimum wage will continue to increase by $1 in January of every year until it reaches $15 in 2022. New York state is taking a regional approach, with the wage rising to $11 in New York City, $10 in its suburbs and $9.70 upstate. Some California business experts say the increased labor costs will do more harm than good. And I would have a little bit more money in my pocket. Employees of busi... [Full Article...]

Plane returns to Minneapolis Airport after a midair meltdown

Plane returns to Minneapolis Airport after a midair meltdown Blake Adam Fleisig, 35, and Anna Christine Koosmann, 36, "became aggressive" according to Delta, resulting in the cabin crew deciding to turn the plane around. Passengers start applauding as she's led off the plane. Plane makes emergency landing after report of passenger in cargo holdVideo posted to social media by Patrick Whalen shows the moment the couple was taken off the aircraft. [Full Article...]

Attleboro Weather: 50 MPH Wind, Rain Thursday

Attleboro Weather: 50 MPH Wind, Rain Thursday Hazardous travel conditions are possible throughout the morning. KINGSTON Up to 7 inches of snow are headed our way, according to forecasters. Friday , a slight chance of snow showers before noon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Mostly cloudy , with a high near 49. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Mass. lawmakers pass bill delaying sale of recreational marijuana

That wouldn't change under the measure, which emerged Wednesday in the state Senate. Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg, a Democrat, cited public health and safety as reasons for the delay in retail sales. Supporters of Yes On 4, the group behind the ballot question that sought to legalize recreational marijuana use in MA, said they were disappointed by the Legislature's move. [Full Article...]

Aiken County Rep. Corley charged with domestic violence

Aiken County Rep. Corley charged with domestic violence Rep. Chris Corley , 36, has been accused of threatening to kill his wife, punching her, and then pointing a gun at her before threatening to kill himself Monday night while his children were home. He was a fierce opponent of the governor's push to remove the rebel flag from the state Capitol last year and caused a stir by mailing Christmas cards last year that featured the rebel flag with a capti... [Full Article...]

A Look Back at Carrie Fisher's Memorable Film Roles

A Look Back at Carrie Fisher's Memorable Film Roles In 2011 at a costume convention, Mrs Glasgow won a prize for the Princess Leia costume she was wearing. "She was a different being altogether - a very different princess". Fisher was an outspoken advocate for people struggling with mental illness, and talked publicly about having bipolar disorder, helping to destigmatize the illness. [Full Article...]

OR cop in critical condition after deadly shooting with ex-cadet

King City Police responded to a report of a disturbance - and possible shots fired - at 11950 Southwest King James Place. Tylka was shot and killed while an Oregon State trooper was injured. One Facebook friend responded to the post by saying that they hoped the two of them would be able to work things out. Officers responding reports of gunshots found the body of Kate Armand, 24, lying in the... [Full Article...]

Mortgage Rates Are Unchanged; Home Price Data Shows Solid Annual Gains

Mortgage Rates Are Unchanged; Home Price Data Shows Solid Annual Gains Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices , in a statement. "Rapid growth in home prices may not be welcome news for those struggling to save to buy a home, and coupled with rising interest rates in coming years, some consumers may begin to feel the pinch of worsening affordability, especially in pricier coastal markets", she said. [Full Article...]

Blizzard, ice cripple Great Plains, leaving thousands without electricity (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Otter Tail Power Co. issued a statement alerting customers in its service area that freezing rain and ice were taking a toll on power lines and causing numerous outages. That stretch remained closed Monday. "The heaviest snow and worst of the blizzard conditions will occur from Rapid City, South Dakota , to Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota ", AccuWeather Meteor... [Full Article...]

President-Elect Trump Names Sean Spicer White House Press Secretary

President-Elect Trump Names Sean Spicer White House Press Secretary Another Trump spokesman, Jason Miller , who joined the campaign in June, will serve as director of communications. The president-elect named Hope Hicks, who has been Trump's spokesperson since the start of his presidential bid, White House director of strategic communications. [Full Article...]

Christmas special! WhatsApp messages, SMS greetings for your loved ones

Christmas special! WhatsApp messages, SMS greetings for your loved ones Gunner Joe O'Shea said: "To my wife and two wonderful girls, a very merry Christmas and I can't wait to see you in the new year". Share these quotes from famous people with your family and friends to wish them a merry Christmas. Be thankful and Merry Christmas! For those of you that would like to catch up on some of our best test drives of the year, head over to our reviews section. [Full Article...]


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