US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loans Eases to 3.76 Percent

Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:21 Written by
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. Here's a look at rates for fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year:Current avg. Last week 52-week high 52-week low30-year fixed 3.76 percent 3.85 percent 4.02 percent 3.59 percent15-year fixed 2.99 percent 3.07 percent 3.21 percent 2.92 percent5-year adjustable 2.88 percent 2.91 percent 3.02 percent 2.82 percent1-year adjustable 2.55…
Boy who killed girl over puppy got gun from unlocked closet
Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:06 Written by
Story highlightsPreteen faces first-degree murder charges in the death of girl, 8 The boy used his father's shotgun, sheriff says White Pine, Tennessee (CNN)As a Tennessee community prepares to bury a girl allegedly killed by an 11-year-old boy over a puppy, more details emerged about the gun used in the shooting. The preteen faces first-degree murder charges in the death of MaKayla "BooBah" Dyer, 8. He fired at her from his house Saturday, killing the…
Make gun owners get mandatory insurance
Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:06 Written by
Story highlightsOn Monday, an 11-year-old Tennessee boy allegedly shot and killed an 8-year-old girl with his father's gunJeff Yang: Getting the insurance industry involved could be a great way to get meaningful gun reform Jeff Yang is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online and contributes frequently to radio shows, including Public Radio International's "The Takeaway" and WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show." He is the co-author of "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in…
Mysterious hissing leads to missing cobra
Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:06 Written by
Story highlightsThe missing Orlando king cobra turns up beneath a nearby dryerIt slipped out of its enclosure last month (CNN)The Great Florida Snake Scare of 2015 is over. The deadly king cobra that escaped its Orlando enclosure after a tree limb fell on it has been recovered, just 1,500 feet from where it first slithered away in September, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman told CNN.
Flint will return to Detroit water system due to lead concerns
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:54 Written by
DETROIT Flint will resume getting water from Detroit, officials said on Thursday, a week after the Michigan city confirmed that children were showing elevated levels of lead since it began using water from a nearby river. "Reconnecting to Detroit is a major step toward safe water," Flint Mayor Dayne Walling said at a news conference. The reconnection is expected in the next couple of weeks. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder told reporters he would ask the…
Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:53 Written by
Story highlightsKevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker raceRep. Daniel Webster earned endorsement of Freedom Caucus Washington (CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos. The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select their nominee for speaker. Boehner has postponed the vote. Boehner is poised to resign at the end of…
Man hailed as hero in Oregon college shooting leaves hospital
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:33 Written by
Chris Mintz, the man credited with likely saving lives during the mass shooting at a college in southern Oregon last week, has been released from the hospital after treatment for multiple bullet wounds, the hospital said on Thursday. Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel did not say when he was released or give an update on his condition. Mintz, an 30-year-old army veteran, blocked a gunman from entering a classroom at Umpqua Community College, his…
Suspect in custody after crash at Maryland's Fort Meade: police
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:27 Written by
WASHINGTON Authorities searched on Thursday for a suspect they said stole a car and crashed into a gate at the U.S. Army base in Fort Meade, Maryland, home to the National Security Agency. Police officers were trying to stop the suspect in a carjacking in Baltimore when the person crashed the vehicle and ran onto the base about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Anne Arundel County police said. The incident prompted a lockdown on six area…
US Stocks Move Between Slight Gains and Losses at Midday
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:07 Written by
U.S. stock are slightly lower in early trading Thursday as investors wait for the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,880 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost five points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,991 and the Nasdaq composite fell 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,771. FED WATCH: While the minutes…
Delta Tops Airline on-Time Rankings, Spirit Arrives Last
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:07 Written by
Here are the government's rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for August. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. 1. Delta Air Lines, 85.5 percent 2. Alaska Airlines, 82.9 percent 3. Hawaiian Airlines, 81.5 percent 4. ExpressJet, 80.8 percent 5. Virgin America, 80.6 percent 6. American and US Airways, 80.6 percent 7. Envoy Air, 80.5 percent 8. SkyWest Airlines, 79.8 percent 9.

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