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Woman purchases a scratch-off lottery ticket.

$100K Lottery Winner Won Another $300K The Same Day

A 70-year-old Delaware woman said she used some of the winnings from one lottery ticket to buy another for an even bigger win.

 | By Kathleen St. John

Dog in a wheelchair.

WFTS: Retired Deputy Supplying Wheelchairs For Animals In Need

John Cox says providing wheelchairs for disabled animals was life-changing not just for them — but for himself.

 | By Robert Boyd and WFTS

A "for sale" sign stands outside a home.

U.S. Housing Markets With the Biggest Price Drops

A decade-long seller’s market is coming to an end as housing prices plummet. This chart shows how much the market is down in 60 cities.

 | By Tricia Goss

An Aldi store

Aldi Is Rolling Back Thanksgiving Groceries To 2019 Prices

If you’re hosting this Thanksgiving, you may be able to save on holiday staples like stuffing, pie and wine by shopping at Aldi.

 | By Tricia Goss

The 52.58-carat, internally flawless Mirror of Paradise diamond ring

Why Do We Wear Wedding Rings?

Where did the tradition of wearing wedding rings come from?

 | By Eli Kintisch

A store manager prints out Powerball tickets

Powerball Jackpot Up To $1.6 Billion, New Lottery Record

The advertised jackpot is the prize for a winner who chooses an annuity, paid annually over 29 years.

 | By Associated Press

A help wanted sign is displayed

U.S. Employers Keep Hiring Briskly Even In Face Of Rate Hikes

Friday's report showed that hiring was brisk across industries last month, though the overall gain declined from 315,000 in September.

 | By Associated Press

A boy moves to hit a baseball.

Fewer Kids Are Participating In Youth Sports As Costs Climb

Youth participation in sports fell by 7% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Aspen Institute.

 | By James Packard

Lyubov Panchenko in her home.

Ukrainians Wish They Knew Panchenko Better; The Artist Died in Bucha

Ukrainians and the art world are learning about nationalist artist Lyubov Panchenko — but only after she died in Bucha.

 | By Jason Bellini

A man with dogs

Study: Your Pet Parenting Style Really Does Affect Your Dog's Behavior

You might think dogs’ personalities are determined by nature, but a new study shows that how humans “parent” pets makes a difference.

 | By Tricia Goss

14 year-old Thomas Aldous

Teen Wins Top Prize For Building Remote-Controlled Robotic Hand

It took six months for 14-year-old Thomas Aldous to design and build the hand as an eighth-grade student.

 | By Scott Withers

Graphic asks, "Why don't we have Thanksgiving movies?

Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why there are so many Christmas movies and not many surrounding Turkey Day.

 | By Casey Mendoza and Newsy Staff

Dogue, a restaurant for dogs

San Francisco Has An Upscale Restaurant Exclusively For Dogs

This upscale eatery is helmed by a professional chef trained in classical French cuisine. The decadent dining option costs $75 per pup.

 | By Tricia Goss

A Goodwill sign

Goodwill Launches A New Website For Online Thrifting

If you love bargain hunting and online shopping, you’ll want to check out Goodwill’s new online thrift store.

 | By Tricia Goss

Credit cards

How To Save Money With A ‘No-Spend’ Challenge

A no-spend challenge is a period you designate during which you don't blow any cash on non-necessities. Here are some tips to try it.

 | By Tricia Goss

aurora borealis

You Don't Have To Leave North America To See The Northern Lights

You might associate the northern lights with Finland, Norway and Sweden, but you can see this stunning celestial show much closer to home.

 | By Marie Rossiter

Person watching Netflix on tablet.

How To Transfer Netflix Profiles Before Free Account Sharing Ends

Netflix confirmed that it will begin charging fees for account sharing next year. Here's what to do if you're currently sharing a log-in.

 | By Tricia Goss

Powerball lottery tickets.

Powerball Jackpot Soars To $1.2 Billion After No Winner Drawn

No one has matched all six numbers and won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, allowing the prize to grow to the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A woman dressed as a witch smiles.

How Witches Went From Folklore To Feminist Icons

Witches have complex history, but the community surrounding them is growing in a somewhat positive way.

 | By Newsy Staff

Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."

New Little Mermaid Inspires Diversity In Halloween Costumes

Some content creators are encouraging anyone and everyone to dress up as Ariel, after the new Little Mermaid trailer inspired Black girls.

 | By Cat Sandoval

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden

President Biden To Welcome First Responders' Kids For Halloween

It will be the Bidens' first time welcoming trick-or-treaters as president and first lady.

 | By Associated Press

A bag distributed by Mars - the maker of Snickers and M&M's - for recycling candy wrappers

Trick Or Trash: Candy Makers Grapple With Plastic Waste

Since the beginning of October, Mars — the maker of Snickers and M&Ms — has distributed 17,400 candy waste collection bags to U.S. consumers.

 | By Associated Press

A sign for the New York Stock Exchange.

U.S. Futures Decline Ahead Of Fed Rates Decision

Futures for the Dow Jones and S&P 500 each slipped 0.3% Monday as investors eye another meeting by the Federal Reserve to weigh on interest rates.

 | By Associated Press

jack-o-lanterns

The Why: Halloween Special

All your spooky Halloween questions, answered.

 | By Newsy Staff

A doctor checks out newborns.

The U.S. Is In The Midst Of A Mini Baby Boom

A new study analyzing the latest U.S. birthrate data shows an increase in newborns — a surprise to researchers.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Twenty dollar bills are counted.

20 States Are Sending Out Stimulus Checks To Eligible Residents

Twenty states have or will dole out financial relief to certain residents. Find out if your state is sending out stimulus money and who is eligible.

 | By Tricia Goss

People shop for Halloween costumes.

Halloween Costumes Have Grown Into A Billion-Dollar Industry

Americans spend big on costumes come Halloween, and the money is mostly going to adult outfits, not just kids.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Travelers at an airport

California Airport Lets Non-Travelers Meet Travelers At Gate

One California airport is changing rules to allow non-travellers to go all the way to the gate to pick up loved ones.

 | By Tricia Goss

A man uses Tinder.

How Relationships Have Changed Since Dating Apps Became The Norm

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores how dating apps have changed the way singles are finding relationships.

 | By Newsy Staff

The Stanley Hotel

11 Haunted Hotels You Can Stay In For A Spooky Night Away

If staged haunted houses aren’t spooky enough for you, check into one of these haunted hotels for a frightful night to remember.

 | By Brittany Anas