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Mortgage rates top 7%, hitting highest level since 2001
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Mortgage rates top 7%, hitting highest level since 2001

The average interest rate on a typical 30-year mortgage surpassed 7% this week, the highest level since 2001.  Mortgage rates rose from 6.94% last week to 7.16% this week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage grew to 6.39%, from 6.09% last week. The spike in mortgage rates...

World ‘nowhere near’ hitting Paris climate targets, U.N. warns
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World ‘nowhere near’ hitting Paris climate targets, U.N. warns

The world is “nowhere near” hitting its targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, putting it on track to soar past the limit for global warming countries committed to in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, the United Nations has warned. That means the planet is on course for a future marked by unprecedented heatwaves, destructive storms...

Angels hitting coach Jeremy Reed won’t return next season
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Angels hitting coach Jeremy Reed won’t return next season

Hitting coach Jeremy Reed and assistant hitting coach John Mallee will not be returning to the Angels in 2023, the team said Wednesday. Mike Gallego will also not be returning as the third base coach, said a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. The moves mark the first...

Video appears to show Alabama WR Jermaine Burton hitting fan
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Video appears to show Alabama WR Jermaine Burton hitting fan

Alabama is investigating after a video on social media appeared to show wide receiver Jermaine Burton striking a female fan who rushed the field following Tennessee‘s 52-49 win over the Crimson Tide on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. “We are aware of the situation with Jermaine Burton as he was exiting the field Saturday,” Alabama coach...

Food Delivery Robots are Hitting the Streets of Chicago
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Food Delivery Robots are Hitting the Streets of Chicago

A Starship robot delivering an order on UCLA’s campusPhoto: Starship First it was Divvy Bikes making their way through the streets. Then came the electric scooters (Divvy, Spin, and Lime) strewn about on the parkways. Now, food delivery robots will soon be hitting the sidewalks of Chicago as part of a pilot program, reports Grocery...

Lack of timely hitting has Dodgers facing early playoff exit vs. Padres
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Lack of timely hitting has Dodgers facing early playoff exit vs. Padres

SAN DIEGO — Time after time, the Los Angeles Dodgers have put themselves in premium run-scoring opportunities and failed to capitalize. An 0-for-8 showing with runners in scoring position in Wednesday’s Game 2 of the National League Division Series was followed by an 0-for-9 showing in Friday’s Game 3. Their hitless streak in those situations...

How to Reduce Your Chances of Hitting a Deer
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How to Reduce Your Chances of Hitting a Deer

Photo: Michael Tatman (Shutterstock) Humans aren’t the only ones looking for someone to cozy up with as temperatures drop. Fall is officially deer mating season, making them particularly active this time of year. Unfortunately, as they’re playing the field, it’s not uncommon for deer to wander (or run) into the road and oncoming traffic. And...