Could your tax refund be bigger? Don’t forget about these credits, the IRS says

[ (NEXSTAR) – With the April 15 filing deadline looming, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to pay close attention to credits that could potentially lower tax bills and boost refunds. The federal tax return credits are applicable to a variety of situations, but they don’t all work the same way. Some are refundable, … Read more

Could Dutch-style mortgages make homes more affordable in the US?

[ (NewsNation) — For many Americans, the dream of owning a home has looked more like a nightmare in recent years. Mortgage rates are up, inventory is low, and prices are soaring. The challenging real estate market has left some buyers wondering: Isn’t there a better way? One alternative can be found in The Netherlands. The … Read more

Who won the $1.326 billion Powerball jackpot?

[ TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — It took several additional hours, but the winning numbers for the $1.326 billion Powerball were finally drawn early Sunday morning, and there was a grand prize winner for the first time since January. At 2:29 a.m. Sunday, Powerball reported that the winning white numbers were 22, 27, 44, 52, 69 … Read more

Can you park there? What different curb colors mean

[ Blue, yellow, white, red, green — these are the different curb colors you’ll come across while driving. Generally speaking, paint on a curb is used to signify drop-off spots, pick-up zones, and other parking rules. The paint, considered cost-effective, is usually paired with signage, but if it isn’t here’s what to know about color-coded … Read more

Taylor Swift’s LA show caused seismic activity: new research

[ (KTLA) — It turns out Swifties really do know how to “Shake It Off.” In July, a Western Washington University geology professor and seismologist found the singer’s shows in Seattle were on par with a 2.3 magnitude earthquake. At the time, it wasn’t clear if the fans or the sound systems caused the seismic … Read more

‘Rust’ movie armorer challenges conviction in fatal shooting of cinematographer

[ SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie set armorer is challenging her conviction on an involuntary manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” court records released Monday show. Defense attorneys for “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed filed a request for a new … Read more

Costco cracking down on food court access: What to know

[ (NEXSTAR) – Kiss your moderately-priced hot dogs goodbye, non-members. Costco, in its latest effort to crack down on non-members accessing members-only services, is limiting access to its food courts to Costco cardholders only, according to store representatives who spoke with Nexstar. The policy itself isn’t exactly new — Costco’s food court is intended for … Read more

How will weather be impacted?

[ (NEXSTAR) – El Niño hasn’t even grown cold, but national forecasters say its counterpart, La Niña, is already waiting in the wings to take over. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center issued a La Niña watch Thursday, predicting the U.S. will be in a La Niña pattern by the end of … Read more