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New Merchant Code Approved for Card Purchases of Guns, Ammunition
New Merchant Code Approved for Card Purchases of Guns, Ammunition

An international standards body has approved the creation of a merchant category code for gun retailers to identify credit card sales of guns and ammunition.

US Seizes $30 Million in Stolen Cryptocurrency From North Korean Hackers
US Seizes $30 Million in Stolen Cryptocurrency From North Korean Hackers

The FBI and private investigators have seized about $30 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen by North Korean regime-linked hackers from a video game company in March, according to a Sept. 8 report by Chainalysis, a U.S. firm that said it worked with the FBI to claw back the stolen money.

US Navy Denies FOIA Request of UFO Videos, Says Release Would ‘Harm National Security’
US Navy Denies FOIA Request of UFO Videos, Says Release Would ‘Harm National Security’

The U.S. Navy has informed a website that releases classified government documents that all Navy-held videos of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)—colloquially referred to as UFOs—are classified and are exempt from disclosure. The maritime service branch also said that releasing them would “harm national security.”

Officials Name 2 Parents, 3 Children Who Died in Shooting
Officials Name 2 Parents, 3 Children Who Died in Shooting

ELK MILLS, Md.—Two parents and their three children were found fatally shot at a Maryland home, authorities said Saturday.

US Army Recommends Food Stamps for Soldiers Struggling With Inflation
US Army Recommends Food Stamps for Soldiers Struggling With Inflation

The U.S. army is recommending soldiers apply for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, to help cover their rising costs from inflation.

News Anchor Suffers Beginnings of a Stroke on Air
News Anchor Suffers Beginnings of a Stroke on Air

Julie Chin, an Oklahoma news anchor, seemed to suddenly be unable to talk during her live time on air Saturday. She had to cancel the show and was quickly sent to a hospital.

US Economy Adds 315,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises as Labor Market Tightens
US Economy Adds 315,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises as Labor Market Tightens

The U.S. labor market could be showing signs of slowing down after the economy added 315,000 new jobs in August, down from 528,000 in July.

US Air Force Tests Nuclear-Capable Long-Range Missile
US Air Force Tests Nuclear-Capable Long-Range Missile

The US Air Force on Tuesday tested an unarmed nuclear-capable long-range missile, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.

US Summons Chinese Ambassador, Condemns CCP Military Aggression
US Summons Chinese Ambassador, Condemns CCP Military Aggression

The White House summoned Chinese ambassador Qin Gang on Aug. 5, to condemn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its unprecedented military escalations against Taiwan.

US to Bolster Cooperation With Japan in Semiconductors, Economic Security
US to Bolster Cooperation With Japan in Semiconductors, Economic Security

The United States and Japan vowed on Friday to bolster cooperation in promoting economic security and building supply chain resilience in response to challenges posed by China and the Russia-Ukraine war.

US Says Insurers Must Still Cover Birth Control After Supreme Court Abortion Ruling
US Says Insurers Must Still Cover Birth Control After Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which authorized the right to an abortion, the Biden administration warned U.S. companies and health insurance providers that limiting coverage of contraceptives would be illegal under federal law.

US Economy Slips Into Technical Recession as Inflation Weighs on Growth
US Economy Slips Into Technical Recession as Inflation Weighs on Growth

The U.S. economy contracted in the second quarter, marking two consecutive quarters of negative growth, which is a common definition of a recession.