‘Happy tears’: Lee’s gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There were cheers and screams and “happy tears” for one of their own, and unending delight for what many saw as an “Only in America” story. Sunisa Lee captured the women’s all-around gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, a triumph that wowed all of Minnesota but carried special resonance in the state’s […]

Ledecky wins gold, Biles drops out of all-around

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky got her first gold medal of these Olympics, while Simone Biles pulled out of another event she came into the Games favored to win. Ledecky bounced back from losses in her first two events in Tokyo to win the inaugural 1,500-meter freestyle for women by more than 4 seconds on […]

FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

Philadelphia (AP), June 25 – An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission, according to […]

S&P 500, other financial markets up on strong trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally keeps rolling, and the S&P 500 rose for a fourth straight day Wednesday to sit just 1.7% below its record. The S&P 500 climbed 21.26 points, or 0.6%, to 3,327.77, echoing gains for stocks across Europe and Asia. If the U.S. market has just a few more […]

Teen Gerard wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA’s 1st gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that is an equal mix of technical precision and daring creativity. Halfway across the world from his makeshift beginnings, the teenager […]

Fiscal irresponsibility of governments at all levels beginning to harm U.S. Dollar

Conroe and Washington, D.C., August 30 – A new phenomenon has begun to impact the United States Dollar in comparison to global currencies. The Dollar is no longer a haven for nervous investors when international events create uncertainty. The situation has been especially pronounced during the past three days after global markets sought investments, other […]