Homebuyer slowdown: real estate sales down 3.4% while sale prices up 4.3%

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage has been stuck near 7% since the middle of April 2024.  In the four weeks ended May 26, 2024, the median sale price was up 4.3% from a year earlier to a record $390,613, according to Redfin.  Median asking price $416,623. Pending sales down 3.4%. New listings up 7.8%. Active listings up 15.2% (highest level since December 2022). Median mnthly mortgage payment $2812 at a 6.94% mortgage rate up 7.3%. Nationwide on average, 6.4% of home sellers dropped their asking price during the four weeks ending May 26,  2024  the highest share since November 2022. Homebuyers Are Starting to Revolt Over Steep Prices Across US  - Yahoo! Finance Price Drops Hit Highest Level in 18 Months As High Rates Dampen Buyer Demand  - Redfin

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who only ate McDonald's in film "Super Size Me" dies of cancer

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who chronicled a 30-day period when he ate only McDonald's food in the Oscar-nominated "Super Size Me," to help raise awareness about the dangers of poor nutrition, died Thursday in New York from complications of cancer. Morgan Spurlock died at age 53. "Today the world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. "I am so proud to have worked together with him." -- Craig Spurlock (brother) Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker behind 'Super Size Me,' dies at 53  - NBC News Morgan Spurlock Dead: 'Super Size Me' Oscar Nominated Director Was 53  - DEADLINE Morgan Spurlock Dead: 'Super Size Me' Director Was 53  - VARIETY "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock has died - YouTube  CBS Chicago Super Size Me - YouTube  -- Full Movie

Immigrants from China, Equador, India, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey entering the United States at San Diego

Context not fully described, but multiple people, presumably entering the United States on Tuesday night, May 21, 2024 for the first time at a location in San Diego, being from China, Equador, India, Iran, Pakistan, or Turkey. Nobody from this group was from Mexico.  Citizen Free Press on X: "This is San Diego at 2 am last night. Not a single Illegal Invader from Mexico. Listen to the countries named." / X

Charlie Colin dies from accidental fall in shower

The Grammy-winning bassist and founding member of Train, Charlie Colin, died after falling in the shower while house-sitting for a friend. Charlie Colin Dead: Train's Founding Member & Bassist Dies at 58  - Billboard Charles Colin (@c.colin22) • Instagram photos and videos TRAIN SONGS ... Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye [Music Video Trailer] - YouTube Train - Calling All Angels - YouTube Train - Drops of Jupiter (Official Video) - YouTube Train - Meet Virginia (Official HD Video) - YouTube Train - Hey, Soul Sister (Official Video) - YouTube Train - Drive By (Official Music Video) - YouTube

Investors and hedge funds buying homes at a rate of one in five homes available

Low-priced homes represented 47.5% of investor purchases in the first quarter of 2024. High-priced homes represented 28.5% of investor purchases in the first quarter of 2024.  Investors are snatching up 1 in 5 homes for sale in new hurdle for buyers | Fox Business Investors Bought a Record 26% of the Nation's Most Affordable Homes in Q4  - REDFIN RELATED ... Credit card delinquencies are surging | Fox Business

Pew Research Center: 38% of webpages that existed in 2013 are no longer accessible a decade later

25% of all webpages that existed at one point between 2013 and 2023 are no longer accessible, as of October 2023, mostly due to an individual page being deleted or removed on an otherwise functional website. 38% of webpages that existed in 2013 are not available today. 8% of webpages that existed in 2023 are not available today. Link Rot and Digital Decay on Government, News and Other Webpages | Pew Research Center The internet is disappearing, study says | The Independent BACKGROUND Category:Defunct websites - Wikipedia Category:Internet properties by year of disestablishment - Wikipedia Link rot - Wikipedia

Red Lobster closing 99 restaurants; furniture and equipment auctioned off

  Red Lobster struggled with a significant debt load, unfavorable lease terms, and executive turnover.  Poor strategies including an all-you-can-eat-shrimp promotion last fall resulted in a significant loss for Red Lobster. Red Lobster closing at least 99 locations as its future comes into question  - NBC News Red Lobster seeks a buyer as it looks to avoid bankruptcy filing  - CNBC Red Lobster closes dozens of locations nationwide  - Restaurant Business RESOURCES: Red Lobster Auctions - TAGeX Brands

Gabrielle Cuccia calls out Denver as a third world welfare state

The former White House staffer for President Donald Trump says ... In Denver, illegal aliens now get 6 free months of housing. Illegals can now dial 211 and be put into someone’s home for free and that host gets their food and utility bills paid by a nonprofit DC_Draino on X: "Can’t believe this is real In Denver, illegal aliens now get 6 free months of housing Cops were defunded $8+ million so that the gov’t could pay for this Crime goes up for citizens while illegals get free welfare But it gets worse Illegals can now dial 211 and be put into…" / X Gabrielle Cuccia - Tampa, Florida, United States | Professional Profile | LinkedIn Gabrielle Cuccia - Women's Track and Field - University of Pennsylvania Athletics

Susan Buckner, known as a star cheerleader character in Grease, friend of Sandy (Olivia Newton-John)

The rep for actress Susan Buckner announced Tuesday, May 7, 2024 that "Susan died peacefully on May 2 surrounded by loved ones." No other details or a cause of death were provided.  Olivia Newton-John died August 8, 2022. 'Grease' Star Susan Buckner, Cheerleading Friend from Movie, Dead at 72 Susan Buckner, known for her bubbly cheerleader role in ‘Grease,’ dies at 72  - FOX 32 Chicago

Israeli airstrikes kill 16 in Rafah, Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attack that killed 3 IF soldiers Kibbutz Kerem Shalom area

Sixteen civilians from two families were killed by retaliatory Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in southern Gaza after Hamas fired rockets near the Kibbutz Kerem Shalom area, killing three IDF soldiers. Hamas health authorities claim 16 killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza's Rafah | The Times of Israel MAP ... Rafah - Google Maps

Hamas launches rockets toward Kerem Shalom kibbutz, kills 3 IDF soldiers

IDF soldiers St.-Sgt. Tal Shavit, St.-Sgt. Ido Testa, and St.-Sgt. Ruben Marc Mordechai Assouline were killed in the Hamas rocket attack on the Kerem Shalom area near the Israel-Gaza border on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Ten injured people were transported to Soroka Medical Center in the attack, including three in serious condition. Kerem Shalom, a kibbutz in southwest Israel previously attacked on October 7, 2023, is located just southwest of the Gaza strip, and just south of the 1950 Armistice Agreement Line. Three soldiers killed in Hamas rocket barrage toward Kerem Shalom - The Jerusalem Post IDF Names Three Soldiers Killed in Mortar Barrage From Gaza - Israel News - 3 soldiers killed, 11 more hurt inside Israel by Hamas rocket attack from Rafah | The Times of Israel Israel-Hamas War: 3 Israeli Army Soldiers Killed In Hamas' Gaza Crossing Rocket Attack MAPS Kerem Shalom - Google Maps  (Israel side of border with Gaza) Gaza Strip - Google Maps BACKGROUND 1949 Armistice Agre

Four bodies found near location where three male tourist surfers reported missing one week in Mexico's Baja California

Australian brothers Jake Robinson and Callum Robinson and an American friend possibly named Jack Carter Rhoad failed to show up for an Airbnb booked in the Pacific resort of Rosarito, in the violent state of Baja California Saturday, April 27, 2024. A Missing Persons flyer stated the three men were last seen Sunday, April 28, 2024, and that Jack Carter Rhoad did not return to work in San Diego as scheduled. They were traveling in a white Chevy Colorado pickup truck, and surfing near Ensenada, which is 90 miles south of the border, and K38 surf spot, which is near Rosarito, which is closer to Tijuana. Tijuana, the largest city in Baja California, is separated from San Diego by a wall, and is known for violent drug cartel activity. 4 bodies found in search for US and Australian surfers who vanished in Mexico: report | Fox News Fourth body discovered in well where US, Australian surfers were reportedly found dead in Mexico ...Three suspects arrested in disappearance of three surfers in Me

M3 Chip doubtful to appear in 2024 on Mac Mini and Mac Studio

Could Apple just skip to M4, M4 Pro, M4 Max and M4 Ultra instead in 2025 and cancel the rest of the M3 Journey. LEAK! - Apple CANCELS M3 ULTRA on Mac Studio & M3 Mac Mini? - YouTube Apple M3 - Wikipedia Apple M2 - Wikipedia Apple M1 - Wikipedia

First case? Avian flu spread from mammal to human; cow to man working at Texas dairy farm; caused bloody eyes

A photo of "blood in eyes" of a dairy worker was published in The New England Journal of Medicine Friday, May 3, 2024. The New Englan Journal of Medicine letter to the editor from a number of doctors and researcher described the eye symptom as conjunctivitis with subconjuntival hemorrhage in both eyes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed HPAI A(H5N1) virus infection in the conjunctival and nasopharyngeal swab specimens obtained on the day of symptom onset. "Vital signs were unremarkable, with normal respiratory effort and an oxygen saturation of 97% while the patient was breathing ambient air.," according to the letter to the editor. No USDA alerts  related to Avian Influenza as of Saturday May 4, 2024 1:08 PM CDT. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus Infection in a Dairy Farm Worker | New England Journal of Medicine Dairy worker with bird flu never developed respiratory symptoms, only pinkeye  - NBC News H5N1 bird flu virus started s

Oversight Committee Republicans visit protests at George Washington University

Oversight Committee Republicans, including James Comer, Lauren Boebert, Anna Paulina Luna, Byron Donalds and Eric Burlison tour the protests at George Washington University. LIVE from Associated Press on YouTube. No alerts or advisories on The George Washington University social media (Facebook / X). LIVE: Republicans visit protests at George Washington University - YouTube Pro-Palestinian encampment grows on George Washington University campus  - FOX 5 Washington DC House Republicans to grill D.C. officials on GWU encampment  - Axios Comer to crack down on George Washington University’s ‘radical, antisemitic’ encampment with investigation and tour - Washington Examiner Israel-Hamas war protest continues at George Washington University – NBC4 Washington Live coverage: Protesters overrun U-Yard barricades on day four of protest – The GW Hatchet The George Washington University - Google Maps