In San Francisco, the median sales price was $220,000 lower than at the same time last year — the largest decline by dollar amount — wiping out 13.4% in equity. Prices in Oakland, California, saw the biggest drop percentage-wise, falling 16.1% or $174,500 less year over year, according to data published by Redfin. The other notable declines occurred in Austin, Texas, where median prices fell 15.3% or $85,000; Boise, Idaho, where prices lost 15.1% in value or $80,000; and Salt Lake City, where the median decreased 10.9% or $60,000.
Warren Buffett doesn't expect the debt-ceiling debacle to result in a US government default. Buffett warned that not raising the debt ceiling might be Congress' most idiotic move ever. Warren Buffett has dismissed concerns that Congress won't raise the debt ceiling and the federal government will be forced to default on its loans.
A TikToker said she confronted a man who was sending racist text messages about her on a fight from Puerto Rico to Atlanta. In the video, Taila Rouse tells the man she is "disgusted" by his messages. Rouse said the man was sending text messages that said airlines should raise their prices to "weed out" Black and gay people.
A national Black Lives Matter nonprofit, whose philanthropic fortunes grew almost overnight during historic racial justice protests three years ago, raised just over $9 million in its last fiscal year, new IRS tax filings show. A 60-page filing, submitted by the organization earlier this month, shows the foundation spent more money than it earned in its last fiscal year, from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The BLM nonprofit had raised more than $90 million in the first year that it was a tax-exempt organization, coinciding with the wave of protests over police brutality in the summer of 2020.
A federal judge has ruled for a Colorado school district after a student sued to wear a sash reflecting the Mexican and American flags at graduation Saturday. The lawsuit said the district violated Naomi Peña Villasano's “constitutionally protected right to free speech.” Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund attorneys, representing Villasano, also sought a temporary restraining order to allow Villasano to wear the sash at the May 27 ceremony while the court considered their claims.
Beginning Saturday, State Farm General Insurance Company will stop accepting new applications including all business and personal lines property and casualty insurance, the company said in a news release. The company said "historic increases in construction costs outpacing inflation, rapidly growing catastrophe exposure, and a challenging reinsurance market" were the reasons behind the policy change. State Farm said in its statement that it recognizes government officials and the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for their wildfire loss mitigation efforts.
A new policy announced by the leader of the People's Party of Canada (PPC) in Manitoba on Tuesday is sparking fears among LGBTQ2S communities across the nation. Speaking at a press event in Winkler, Man., Party Leader Maxime Bernier announced a new policy which takes aim at radical gender ideology. “With the active support of the woke far left and all establishment parties, radical trans activists are trying to transform society in a way that curtails everyone's freedoms,” Bernier said during the press conference.
A woman brought a baby raccoon into a pet store in Maine to have its nails trimmed. The raccoon was handled and kissed by multiple customers, possibly exposing them to rabies. In order to test if the raccoon had rabies, it needed to be euthanized.
Reliance Industries, run by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, is gearing up to deploy a winning strategy from its past playbook for the fashion market: low-cost products. Ajio, Reliance's retail fashion arm, has quietly launched Ajio Street. The platform boasts a vast selection of clothing and accessories, starting from a price point as low as 199 Indian rupees ($2.4).
A Cambodian farmer was devoured after he fell into an enclosure of 40 crocodiles. The victim was using a stick to move a crocodile that had just laid eggs when the reptile grabbed it. A Cambodian farmer was torn to pieces by his crocodiles after he tried to move one of them that was guarding its eggs, police said.
A social media influencer died soon after live-streaming himself drinking several bottles of strong alcohol on China's version of TikTok, state-run media in the country are reporting, in a development likely to renew debate about how to regulate the industry. The influencer “Sanqiange” (or “Brother Three Thousand”) was found dead just hours after broadcasting himself taking part in a competition with a fellow influencer which involved drinking Baijiu, a Chinese spirit with a typical alcohol content of between 30% to 60%, Shangyou News reported. One of his friends told the outlet that Sanqiange – identified by his real-life surname of Wang – had taken part in an online challenge known as “PK” against another influencer in the early hours of May 16 and live-streamed the results on his Douyin channel.
Johnny Rutherford and Gordon Johncock delivered spectacular results at the 1973 Indianapolis 500 that were overshadowed by perhaps the worst month in the history of the storied race. Rutherford won the pole with a record-breaking, four-lap average speed of 198.413 mph and Johncock wound up with the first of his two Indy wins, but it was a grim across the rest of Gasoline Alley. Art Pollard was killed in a pole day crash.
Oconee County will pay respects to a deputy who died unexpectedly while doing yard work. Lieutenant Scott Underwood, 50, was cutting grass behind his home in Farmington on Saturday when his lawn mower overturned into a creek bed. Oconee County Sheriff James Hale said Underwood's cause of death was a drowning.
A new lawsuit reveals the heartbreaking details surrounding an Arby's manager who allegedly froze to death in the walk-in freezer of a Louisiana restaurant. The manager, Nguyet Le—a 63-year-old widow and mother-of-four—died on May 11 after becoming trapped in the long-faulty freezer while opening the restaurant. Her son, Nguyen, who also worked at the restaurant, discovered her body when he arrived later in the morning, according to the court documents.
China Eastern Airlines, the initial customer for the country's homegrown narrow-body jet C919, will launch the plane's first commercial flight on Sunday, the carrier's app showed on Friday. The C919 flight will take off as flight number MU9191 at 10:45 a.m. Beijing time (0245 GMT) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and arrive in Beijing Capital Airport at 1:10 p.m. The commercial operation of the C919 marks a milestone in the country's hopes that the plane will break the longtime Airbus-Boeing duopoly in the world's airline manufacturing industry.
Now Rivera is suing Castro, the California State Lottery Commission, the State of California, and another man identified in the suit only as Reggie, whom Rivera says stole his winning ticket. According to the civil complaint reviewed by Insider, Rivera said he bought the lotto ticket on November 7, one day before the winning numbers were drawn, at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California. Rivera accused Reggie of stealing the ticket soon after he says he purchased it, but court documents did not detail how the alleged theft took place.
In a stark reminder of the growing threat of financial scams, Deborah Moss, owner of a small catering business, found herself ensnared in a sophisticated bank scam that started with a seemingly harmless text message. Shortly after replying to the text, Moss received a call from someone claiming to be a representative from Chase Bank, with the caller ID displaying the bank's name. On the other end of the line was an individual identifying herself as "Miss Barbara" from "Chase ATM."
Kuwait has suspended all new visas for Philippine nationals indefinitely, the interior ministry confirmed this week, in an escalation of a row between the oil-rich Gulf state and Manila over worker protections and employer rights. Philippine nationals make up around 6% of Kuwait's 4.7 million population, government data shows. The visa suspension comes after the Philippines in February stopped the first-time deployment of domestic workers to Kuwait after the body of domestic worker Jullebee Ranara was found in the Kuwaiti desert in January.
A 25-pound creature — a threat to “human hands and feet” — was found roaming through a pasture in Oregon, wildlife officials said. The animal with an aggressive bite was captured April 28 in Harrisburg, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a May 25 news release. It was identified as a snapping turtle, which is an invasive species to the area, wildlife officials said.
Assistant Chief Thomas Diaz with the Harris County Sheriff's Office shared that a citizen had called police to notify them of a deceased deputy in a car on Thursday, May 25. (Harris County Sheriff's Office)
The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday on the Islamic Republic's border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding troops while sharply escalating rising tensions between the two countries amid a dispute over water rights. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency quoted the country's deputy police chief, Gen. Qassem Rezaei, accusing the Taliban of opening fire first Saturday morning on the border of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province and the Afghan province of Nimroz. IRNA said Iran inflicted “heavy casualties and serious damage."
Alabama officials swiftly denied parole Thursday for a woman convicted of murder in the 1982 death of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted from a Georgia shopping mall, sexually assaulted and injected with drain cleaner before being fatally shot. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole Boards refused to release Judith Ann Neelley, 58. Neelley originally had been sentenced to the electric chair for the slaying of 13-year-old Lisa Ann Millican, but had her death sentence commuted, making her eligible for parole.
British sailors have been told to take bags of sand on their yachts to protect themselves from killer whales responsible for hundreds of attacks on boats in the Strait of Gibraltar. More than 250 yachts have been damaged, and three sunk, since the attacks in the Strait and off the coast of Spain and Portugal were first reported in 2020. A female orca named White Gladis, possibly traumatised after colliding with a boat, is thought to have taught her fellow whales to attack the passing vessels.
Kenny Pickett was sitting inside a local Chevrolet dealership Wednesday doing a radio interview with 93.7 The Fan and participating in an event, something that seems like a totally normal offseason activity for the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Police arrested 60-year-old Christopher Carter for allegedly stealing Pickett's 2023 Genesis SUV from the dealership, according to WPXI and SteelersNow.com. Carter, police said, simply walked into the dealership that afternoon and later left in Pickett's SUV.