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Electric vehicle chargers.

US desperately needs more electric vehicle charging stations

The number of charging stations in the U.S. is not up to demand, especially as more automakers and customers move toward electric vehicles.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Southwest Airlines plane flies low over Gravelly Point on approach to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Why do planes cruise at 36,000 feet?

If you’ve traveled by air, you know that sometimes it inspires frustration and questions.

 | Simon Kaufman

Denver, Colorado skyline.

UN says ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066

A scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after the world agreed to stop producing a list of ozone-eating chemicals.

 | AP

A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot tops $1 billion

The multi-state lottery has failed to produce a winner in nearly three months.

 | Scripps News Staff

Internal Revenue Service tax forms.

Why you can expect a smaller IRS tax refund this year

Changes to tax rules for charitable contributions and the end of pandemic-related stimulus and credits could mean less money for you.

 | John Matarese

Chicken pizza from Australia with a variety of toppings.

Would you put this on your pizza? Toppings from around the world

Taiwan's Domino's menu features several options with lobster, and in Sweden, you can order pancakes with your Pizza Hut.

 | Brittany Anas

A flight shows cancelled on a departures board

Travel expert shares how to get a refund on a canceled flight

Travel Girl magazine founding editor-in-chief Stephanie Oswald shares tips for anyone struggling to get a refund after a canceled flight.

 | Scripps News Staff

AgeTech Collaborative from AARP sign.

CES works with AARP to establish new Age Technology category

New data from an AARP study shows people over 50 spent an average of $912 on personal tech last year, up almost $100 from the year before.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Walt Disney World

10 major events to look forward to in 2023

These are some of the cultural and sporting events to look forward to in 2023. Mark your calendars for an amazing year!

 | Emily O'Brien

Apple iPhones

How to use your iPhone’s built-in white noise machine

There are a lot of hidden iPhone settings you may be unaware of including this built-in white noise maker that may help you get some great sleep.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A Colorado Earth building block is shown.

A Safer, Cheaper, More Sustainable Way To Rebuild After Disaster

A company turning dirt into building material could help rebuild neighborhoods that have been hit by fires, tornadoes, floods and more.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman takes a survey on her phone.

Yes, You Can Get Paid To Take Surveys, But Beware Of Scams

Scammers are finding new ways to get personal information from potential victims, including through "surveys."

 | Scripps News Staff

Damar Hamlin is pictured in his University of Pittsburgh football uniform

Damar Hamlin's Hometown Shows Support After His Cardiac Arrest

Damar Hamlin's hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, is hoping for a speedy recovery after the Buffalo Bills safety collapsed during a game.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Photo of a senior couple

Why are some reconsidering where to retire?

Some Americans are now looking for the best places to retire for climate change. This would rule out Florida, the most popular state for retirees.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Delta Air Lines plane takes off

Delta Will Soon Offer Free Wi-Fi On Many Of Its U.S. Flights

Delta announced that over 700 planes will have high-speed internet capability for passengers.

 | Douglas Jones

Congregants at city church in Harlingen

Evangelical Christians Influencing Hispanic Community In Elections

Trends in evangelical Christianity are influencing Hispanics and their attraction to the GOP.

 | John Mone

A food waste monitor from Orbisk is shown at a Consumer Electronics Show display.

The Future Of Food Is On Display At The Consumer Electronics Show

From the grocery store to your own kitchen, the way food is grown and brought to your table is changing.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

The U.S. Social Security Administration officE.

How To Spot Common Social Security Scams — And Keep Your Money Safe

Knowing a few key things about how scammers operate will help you protect yourself.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A woman holds a glass of sparkling wine

The Benefits Of Incorporating A Dry January Into Your New Year

Some people are choosing to cut out alcohol for a month as they start the new year.

 | Cat Sandoval

Person inserts a debit card into an ATM.

Ways To Decrease Economic Anxiety

While you might be concerned about the economy in the short term, experts say not to lose sight of long-term goals.

 | Justin Boggs

An exhibit at Meow Wolf is shown.

This Las Vegas 'Grocery Store' Adds Mystery To The Mundane

Meow Wolf's Omega Mart seems like a regular supermarket, but one step can take a visitor to a different world.

 | Clayton Sandell

A sign for a Starbucks Coffee shop.

Starbucks Will Require More Stars For Free Items In February

Changes are coming to the coffee giant's rewards program.

 | Kaitlin Gates

Emoji keyboard on an iPhone

Where Did Emojis Come From?

Your text messages today may include no text at all — they’re a series of pictures, GIFs and emojis.

 | Simon Kaufman

A lottery ticket vending machine.

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $940M After No Winner

It's the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions game and the sixth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

 | AP

Damar Hamlin poses with a child who picked out a toy from Hamlin's toy drive for kids.

Fans Give Millions To Damar Hamlin's Toy Drive For Kids

Roughly $5.5 million was donated in the first 24 hours after his injury. And the number is climbing.

 | AP

U.S. currency and credit cards.

Tips To Help You Achieve Financial New Year's Resolutions

From canceling rarely used subscriptions, to paying down credit card debt, here are some tips to help you get ahead financially in 2023.

 | John Matarese and WXYZ-TV

A Mega Millions lottery ticket is shown

$785M Mega Millions Prize Is 6th Largest In U.S. History

There have been 22 straight drawings without a big winner, allowing the Mega Millions prize to roll over and keep growing.

 | AP

Travelers use a kiosk to check bags at the airport.

Airlines Are Pulling Back On Pandemic-Era Perks

Airlines from Delta to American are making it more difficult to get into lounges or reach higher levels in reward programs.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman wears a sponsor hat and 2023 fashioned glasses in New York's Times Square

Time Zone By Time Zone, Another New Year Sweeps Into View

Across the world, at least for a day, thoughts focused on possibilities, even elusive ones like world peace.

 | AP

The New Year's Eve ball sits atop One Times Square in New York.

New York City Is Ready To Ring In The New Year

New York City is ready to usher in 2023 for the first time in two years without COVID restrictions.

 | Axel Turcios