A new Minecraft update is rolling out with plenty of fixes and more

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Minecraft is about to get a little bit better on every platform around.

What you need to know

  • While Mojang Studios works hard on the next major update for Minecraft, the current release continues to improve.
  • The Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.30 patch update is now releasing on all platforms, with plenty of fixes and changes.
  • This release is still part of 1.17 ‘Caves and Cliffs Update’ Part One, so don’t expect any significant new features here.
  • However, this release does feature some experimental features from the 1.18 ‘Caves and Cliffs Update’ release that people can now test.

Minecraft players all over the world are currently enjoying 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Update Part One, while Mojang Studios tirelessly develops the second half of the major release. Today, however, players who aren’t at the forefront of early Minecraft betas and snapshots can pick up a new patch update with the release of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.30, which is currently rolling out to all platforms. As expected, this patch doesn’t include any big feature additions, but there are plenty of changes, fixes, and technical updates for creators.

Those who are interested in taking a look at what’s to come in the second half of the Caves and Cliffs Update can also enable the “Experimental Features” toggle in this release to enjoy some of the major features that were added in previous betas. Be aware, however, that these features are likely to be less stable and more buggy than the regular build.

It’s a common assertion that Minecraft is one of the greatest games ever made, backed up by a hefty list of best Minecraft toys and gifts, and a large part of this is likely due to Mojang’s constant dedication to its title. Minecraft continues to improve over time, and the 1.17.30 update looks to be a solid (if boring) release with lots of polish and bug fixes for players to enjoy.

The Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.30 patch update is now available for players on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation, and Switch devices.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 1.17.30 includes:

New features

Respawn Blocks Explode game rule

  • Added the “Respawn Blocks Explode” game rule, which can be used to prevent Respawn Anchors and Beds from exploding

Structure Block: Corner Mode

  • Corner Mode is used with the Detect button in Save Mode to define the area to save. It will only detect Corner Blocks with the same name as the structure being saved

Caves and Cliffs Update Experimental Features

Monster spawning

  • Monsters now only spawn in complete darkness
  • This change is being made to balance the player’s ability to light up the new larger caves and make them safe from monster spawning
  • Note that this change only affects block-light and not sky light

Multi Noise World Generation

  • New and improved terrain and biome generation algorithm that creates more natural terrain and biome transitions
  • Improved surface decoration that detects the difference between when blocks are generated underwater and underground
  • Introduces large ore veins to world generation adding more strategy to mining
  • Introduces noodle caves to world generation, creating small pathways between bigger caves
  • Introduces the possibility of dry cave entrances that make it easier to access the new noise caves
  • Introduces a new algorithm that finds suitable spawn positions closer to origin
  • Added logic to save and load SubChunks by absolute Y index to support data-driven dimension height ranges

Changes

  • Updated the Achievements button and moved from the Profile screen to the Main Menu and Pause screens

Fixes

Performance & stability

  • Optimised pasting Unicode text into Book & Quill
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when crafting a Crafting Table with Gameplay Tips enabled
  • Fixed a crash that could occur after disconnecting from the internet while playing in an online session as the client on iOS
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when downloading large Marketplace worlds

Gameplay

  • Worlds with the Caves & Cliffs experimental toggle enabled are now more likely to have the same default world spawn position as worlds without the experiment using the same seed
  • Matched respawn from Bed behavior with Java Edition by attempting to avoid placing players on damage dealing blocks when waking up and attempting to place players on the side of the bed they entered from
  • Nether Portals placed between chunks no longer break when leaving the Nether
  • Damaging buff effects no longer bypass absorption hearts
  • Enchanting Table’s enchantment probability is now weighted
  • Fixed incorrect position when dismounting at a negative world height
  • Abandoned villages are now far rarer, more closely matching the Java Edition
  • Fixed emissive light propagation in ray tracing mode by increasing irradiance cache sample size
  • Fall damage is no longer applied when falling into Scaffolding

Mobs

  • Cartographers will now only give maps to undiscovered monuments
  • Tweaked Iron Golem spawning logic to better match Java Edition
  • Axolotls now spawn only when there is stone up to 10 blocks under them, and not inside bubble columns
  • Collecting Fish or Axolotl with a Bucket no longer immediately releases them
  • Armor Stands now drop equipped items when destroyed by fire or lava
  • Limited the maximum number of Phantom mobs that can spawn
  • Goats now play their “impact 3” sound
  • Grown up Goats no longer lose their Horns when reloading a world
  • Baby Goats no longer have horns
  • Fixed an animation parity issue with Skeletons not using both arms to hold their Bows
  • Undead mobs standing near Powder Snow now burn normally
  • Powder Snow above undead mobs now prevents burning effect
  • Multiple Shulkers are no longer able to spawn in the same position from spawn eggs or End City generation
  • Mobs can now pathfind correctly when standing on Amethyst Buds
  • Lightning no longer randomly strikes mobs that are under blocks
  • Fixed mobs sometimes rendering with incorrect geometry when viewed from the Structure Block preview window
  • Experimental Features: Wither can now be spawned at negative heights
  • Ghasts no longer spawn in less than 5x4x5 areas
  • Magma Cubes no longer spawn in less than 3x3x2 areas
  • Medium Magma Cubes now have a larger hitbox
  • The Thorns enchantment now does Knockback to mobs

Blocks

  • Cave Vines can now be pollinated by Bees
  • Enchantment Tables now emit light level 7
  • The falling position of Pointed Dripstone is no longer slightly offset
  • Disabled biome tinting for Spruce and Birch Leaves
  • Bubble Columns are now placed properly when loaded with a Structure Block
  • Vanilla Parity: Using Bone Meal on Moss Blocks now also replaces Tuff blocks
  • Grass and water block tint colors are no longer slightly randomized with noise
  • Fixed Light Block not being displayed correctly when being held
  • Weeping and Twisting Vines now grow correctly after the player breaks them
  • Minecart with Chest will now copy over its chest contents when advanced pick blocked
  • Crimson Roots now have a small chance of growing on Warped Nylium blocks when using Bone Meal
  • Candle now drops when Candle Cake is pushed by a Piston
  • Renamed Structure Blocks will no longer have the incorrect data mode on creation
  • Unicode font now correctly highlights on Signs with glowing text
  • Pumpkins placed facing South, East, or West now can now be used to trade with Villagers if they were mined with Silk Touch tools
  • More Candles can no longer be added to Candles placed without any support block
  • Shulker Boxes now remain in Dispensers when dispensed at world height limit
  • Monster Spawners no longer emit light
  • Powder Snow can now be collected with a Dispenser
  • Target Blocks now conduct Redstone signals
  • Fixed text from signs drawing on maps on ray tracing enabled hardware
  • Amethyst Cluster and Amethyst Bud can no longer be placed on Grass Path blocks
  • Corrected “Deepslate Lapis Lazuli Ore” name from “Deepslate Lapis Ore”
  • Fixed Bed display if the foot of the Bed is in a brighter area than the head
  • Fixed Large Chest display so the brightest end of the Chest is chosen to light the whole Chest
  • Dispensers now remove bubble columns when removing water
  • Sea Pickles now change light depending on being in underwater or not
  • Snow layers are now melted by light from torches, etc.
  • Vanilla Parity: Falling gravity blocks will no longer break when landing on certain blocks
  • Half of the Enchantment Table book doesn’t render dark anymore
  • Blocks moved by a Piston no longer appear white while moving
  • Spore Blossoms no longer have a randomly offset hitbox
  • Measurements of hitbox of Spore Blossoms now match Java Edition
  • Moss Block and Moss Carpet now break when moved by Pistons and Sticky Pistons can no longer pull them
  • Water dripping from Pointed Dripstone can no longer fill Cauldrons with Potions. Sorry, we knew it was fun but too overpowered!
  • Fixed an issue causing Slime and Honey Block movement slowdown to not be fully applied to players
  • Light Blocks are once again visible while holding one and properly show their brightness value
  • Fixed Light Blocks not being removed when destroying them while holding a Light Block
  • Fixed Light Block brightness not being adjustable when interacting with it
  • Fixed Barrier Blocks being destructible while not holding a Barrier Block

Items

  • Shulker Boxes now drop their contents when destroyed as an item
  • Bows and Tridents are now held more similarly to Java Edition
  • Eating Chorus Fruit while gliding no longer deals fall damage to the player
  • Swords now break Bamboo in a single swing
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Trident, Shield, and Crossbow to render incorrectly when an additional player is connected over the internet using a Marketplace skin
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the Spyglass to appear as if it’s being thrown when using a custom skin
  • Using a Powder Snow Bucket on a Cauldron filled with Powder Snow no longer creates a new Powder Snow block
  • Clock and Compass items no longer function in the Recipe Book
  • Lava Buckets can now be emptied into a Cauldron filled with Lava
  • Fixed offhand Shields clipping into players’ arms while in third-person perspective
  • Holding a Shield in Marketplace maps no longer shows a content error
  • Made projectile items move more smoothly when far from players
  • Strong/Long/Splash/Lingering Potions can now be placed in the Brewing Stand manually
  • Soul Speed Boots can now be unequipped properly after losing durability
  • Diamond Pickaxes found in Hoglin Stable chests are now enchanted
  • Fixed held items not disappearing visually to other players after a player dies when the Keep Inventory game rule is enabled
  • Shears now correctly cut Vines and Glow Lichen faster
  • Campfires and Soul Campfires now stack in the inventory

Audio

  • Amethyst walking sounds are now affected by the “Player” volume slider
  • Deepslate walking sounds are now affected by the “Player” volume slider
  • Moss Block walking sounds are now affected by the “Player” volume slider
  • Sounds of moving in/on Powder Snow are now affected by the “Player” volume slider
  • Jumping and landing on blocks have now their sounds affected by the “Player” volume slider
  • Dripstone drip sounds are now affected by the “Block” volume slider
  • Block interaction “click” sounds are now affected by the “Blocks” volume slider
  • Turtle Eggs no longer produce the Bone Meal sound when placed on Sand
  • Swapped the toggle sounds for Levers so they are now parity with Java Edition
  • Using a Water Bucket on a fully filled Cauldron now produces the correct sound

Accessibility

  • Text to Speech chat setting once again correctly narrates chat messages
  • Text to Speech now correctly reads item names in the inventory
  • Inventory grid slots are no longer double counted for Text to Speech focus controls

User Interface

  • Fixed the hotbar being misaligned with XP bar by 1 pixel
  • The hotbar is no longer too dark when anti-aliasing is increased
  • The crosshair no longer flickers during multiplayer sessions
  • Using the touch interface, holding the output slot on the Stonecutter or Loom will now rapidly craft items
  • Fixed an incorrect popup when attempting to activate a pack with a missing dependency
  • Fixed translation issues for some keys containing upper case letters
  • Replaced loading bars with new loading spinner in the Marketplace
  • Recipe Book crafting estimates no longer differ from the actual results
  • Cursor items no longer count towards recipe ingredient in Recipe Book
  • The selected recipe in the Recipe Book is now deselected when the player runs out of ingredients
  • Non-craftable recipes no longer displayed in Recipe Book when search mechanism is used
  • Nether blocks now appear in the crafting grid if any other ingredient is unavailable
  • Fixed a wireless network connection error message that appeared when players were connected via a wired network
  • Fixed various spelling errors in Character Creator
  • Hover of widget buttons were showing corrupted appearance before full load was complete
  • Fixed a legibility issue with some Japanese font characters
  • Riding an animal now displays the correct tooltip term when played on a non-touch screen
  • Experimental warning message is no longer displayed inconsistently when loading beta worlds
  • A debug string is no longer shown for how to open chat
  • Fixed an issue where the item category text color did not match the item text color if it was changed in Resource Packs
  • Fixed an issue where patterns in the Loom would not display correctly with some texture packs
  • The emote wheel no longer appears when pressing Ctrl+B in-game
  • Fixed Input Method Editor (IME) not working after suspending the game on Windows 10
  • Added a new sidebar to some Marketplace and Dressing Room related screens to help better improve the experience of navigating these areas
  • There is now an item transferring animation when deselecting a recipe
  • Sidebar text is now localized properly when a new language is loaded or the current language changes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Sign In button to appear behind the Marketplace button
  • Fixed the Noto Sans Smooth font on Windows and Xbox platforms with the Japanese locale to address legibility and usage of correct characters
  • Fixed “CR” characters incorrectly appearing at the end of lines for some display languages
  • Enabled new achievements screens for VR (not including PS VR)
  • Placing a Sign on Rooted Dirt now correctly opens the text editor
  • The Sign In dialog is no longer shown on a split-screen game to anyone other than the primary player on PlayStation 4
  • Fixed tamed Wolves being transparent on the Structure Block screen

Realms

  • Improved responsiveness of Realms menus, particularly on Nintendo Switch
  • The “Download World” button is now visible for worlds on expired Realms
  • 2 player Realms no longer count against the 10 player realm limit
  • Realms reset button will now navigate to the loading screen while reset is happening
  • The Realms Slots screen will now open faster and have a loading dialog if it takes a long time
  • The Realms Backup page now only shows the most recent 1100 Realms backups to prevent text overlap issues
  • Switching the active world slot in Realms no longer spams the “Fetching World Info” prompt
  • Renaming a Realm now takes effect immediately while playing
  • Fixed some issues with being unable to kick players via the user interface or the /kick command
  • The text on the Realms Plus trial button on the play screen no longer changes when hovered
  • Pressing the View Privacy Policy button now opens properly on Nintendo Switch

Commands

  • Fixed a crash that could occur if a structure was placed with a command in an unloaded area, and that structure was deleted
  • Teleporting a mob between dimensions no longer causes the mob to despawn
  • Loading a structure with the /structure command now displays the correct output messages

Technical updates

Updated Add-On Template Packs

  • Updated Add-On templates for 1.17.30 are available for download with new resources, behaviors, and documentation

Gameplay

  • Data-driven blocks can now be added to the Creative menu
  • New chemistry material reductions for Education Edition can now be defined in the JSON files
  • potion.prefix and potion..postfix potion string resources have been renamed to potion..name
  • Potion name string resources have been changed so there are separate Splash and Lingering string resources
  • The old style of using potion.prefix and potion.*.postfix is still supported
  • UI bind objects can now utilize the “ignore” field
  • Attachables that are visible in first person view will no longer render backwards

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where an entity might fail to initialize its tag component
  • Sky no longer renders through walls of a large enclosed area when using fog
  • Updated documentation formatting for item components and how they work within Resource Packs and Behavior Packs
  • Using Water Buckets to collect fish has been version locked to prevent breaking old world templates
  • Fixed controller support when editing NPC dialog
  • behavior.knockback_roar now has a vertical and horizontal strength value
  • Adjusted padding for HD Textures in mipmaps level 1 in texture atlas to fix texture bleeding
  • Killing a custom mob with an unknown loot table entry type will no longer cause a crash, and will now throw a content error
  • Rabbit with initialEvent specified now scales properly to adult rabbit size
  • Similar to the spawns_on_block_filter, the spawns_above_block_filter specifies a list of blocks and a distance. The mob can then spawn only if the nearest block within the specified distance below the desired spawnpoint is in that list (water and air not included). minecraft:spawns_above_block_filter”: { “blocks”: “minecraft:stone”, “distance”: 10 }
  • Improved documentation for DamageableItemComponent
  • Fixed the ability to add launch point positional offset for projectiles spawned with the spawn_entity component
  • Fixed the ability to add angular offset to launch vector for projectiles spawned with the spawn_entity component
  • Fixed offset not working for projectiles summoned through an interaction
  • Fixed projectile angleoffset value only reflected if shooter is riding another entity
  • Fixed rotation of projectile launch point around a mob when projectile offset specified
  • Parsing of UI json field ignored now throws a content error if it is invalid
  • Fixed movement prediction interpolating with invalid data in even more scenarios
  • Removed the replace element from sound_definitions.json for being ambiguous in its usage (and was never used)

Commands

  • Commands ran through animations now will run in the order defined in animation files on all platforms, including Realms
  • Animations and events defined in Behavior Packs can now run commands that require cheats without the player enabling cheats (such as setting certain rules with the /gamerule command)
  • Target selectors ry and rym now support wrapping around north
  • The /particle command position argument is now optional
  • The /particle command will now output on success
  • The /particle command no longer shows an error when run successfully through ‘/execute’
  • The /clone command now copies signal strength for Levers and Redstone Dust
  • The /structure command can now specify a position argument with y below 0 as long as it is equal or above the minimum height for that dimension
  • Added functionality for Intellisense options: “d” and “default” in the gamemode command selector
  • Minecart with Command Block can now use the self selector (@s) in its commands to target itself
  • The /time set command now sets the correct time and day when specifying a time above 24000 or below the current time (e.g. /time set 0 sets the day to 0, /time set 28000 sets the day to 1), and /time can now set or add to a negative world time
  • The /spawnpoint command can now be used while the player is sleeping and outputs success when setting to the player’s existing spawnpoint
  • The camera shake command no longer shakes every player’s screen when “@s” is used as the selector

GameTest Framework (Experimental)

  • Renamed module “Minecraft” to “mojang-minecraft”
  • Renamed module “GameTest” to “mojang-gametest”
  • “GameTest” (now “mojang-gametest”)
    • Added helper method spawnAtLocation(location : Location) : Entity – Spawns an entity at the given Location
    • Added helper method walkToLocation(mob : Entity, location : Location, speedModifier : number) – Commands an entity to move to the given Location
    • Added method assertCanReachLocation(mob : Entity, location : BlockLocation, bool canReach) – Asserts that the given mob can reach the target block location
    • Renamed helper method worldLocation(location : BlockLocation) to worldBlockLocation(location : BlockLocation)
    • Renamed helper method relativeLocation(location : BlockLocation) to relativeBlockLocation(location : BlockLocation)
    • Added helper method worldLocation(relativeLocation : Location) : Location – From a Location with coordinates relative to the GameTest structure block, returns a new Location with coordinates relative to the world
    • Added helper method relativeLocation(worldLocation : Location) : Location – From a Location, returns a new Location with coordinates relative to the current GameTest structure block
    • Added helper method spawnWithoutBehaviorsAtLocation(entityIdentifier : string, location : Location) : Entity – Spawns an entity at a location without any AI behaviors
    • Added helper method rotateDirection(direction : Direction) : Direction – Rotates the given direction relative to the GameTest structure rotation
    • Added helper method getTestDirection() : Direction – Returns the direction the GameTest is facing based on its structure rotation
    • Renamed function assertBlockTypePresent to assertBlockPresent
    • Renamed function assertEntityData to assertEntityState
    • Removed function assertBlockTypeNotPresent (added boolean isPresent to assertBlockPresent instead)
    • Removed function assertEntityNotPresent (added boolean to assertEntityPresent instead)
    • Removed function assertEntityNotPresentInArea (added boolean to assertEntityPresentInArea instead)
    • Removed function assertEntityNotTouching (added boolean to assertEntityTouching)
    • Removed function succeedWhenEntityNotPresent (added boolean to succeedWhenEntityPresent)
    • Modified signature of function assertBlockState(blockLocation: BlockLocation, callback: (Block) => boolean)
    • Modified signature of function assertBlockPresent(blockType: BlockType, blockLocation: BlockLocation, isPresent: boolean)
    • Modified signature of function assertEntityPresent(entityTypeIdentifier: string, blockLocation: BlockLocation, isPresent: boolean)
    • Modified signature of function assertEntityPresentInArea(entityTypeIdentifier: string, isPresent: boolean)
    • Modified signature of function assertEntityTouching(entityTypeIdentifier: string, location: Location, isTouching: boolean)
    • Modified signature of function succeedWhenEntityPresent(entityTypeIdentifier: string, location: Location, isPresent: boolean)
  • “Minecraft” (now “mojang-minecraft”)
    • Renamed BlockTypes class to MinecraftBlockTypes
    • Renamed Effects class to MinecraftEffectTypes
    • Renamed Items class to MinecraftItemTypes
  • Events
    • Added event World.events.beforeExplosion – Fires before an explosion occurs
    • Added event World.events.explosion – Fires when an explosion occurs
    • Added event World.events.explodeBlock – Fires when a block breaks due to an explosion
    • Added event World.event.beforeActivatePiston – Fires before a piston is activated
    • Added event World.event.activatePiston – Fires when a piston is activated
    • Added read-only property currentTick to tick event – Returns the current server tick
    • Renamed event createEntity to entityCreate
    • Renamed event addEffect to effectAdd
    • Renamed event activatePiston to pistonActivate
    • Renamed event beforeActivatePiston to beforePistonActivate
    • Renamed eventexplodeBlock to blockExplode
    • Renamed event changeWeather to weatherChange
  • Block
    • Added method getDimension() : Dimension
  • Added BlockPistonComponent

Molang

  • Added experimental queries for item cooldowns: query.is_cooldown_type, query.cooldown_time, and query.cooldown_time_remaining
  • Updated many Molang content errors to specify which operator or query was involved
  • min_engine_version from Resource Pack and Behavior Pack manifests is now passed into Molang expression parsing. This allows for future breaking changes tied to a specific engine version
  • Added BlockPartVisibilityComponent
    • Allows creators to specify Molang conditions for each “bone” listed in the geometry JSON that turn on / off bones based on the block state
    • Must have the Experimental toggle enabled to use
  • Fixed experimental query.bone_orientation_trs to have correct translation Y and scale results
  • Added experimental block_neighbor_has_any_tags and block_neighbor_has_all_tags Molang queries
    • Takes a block relative position and a set of tags
    • Returns 0 / 1
    • Must have the Experimental toggle enabled to use
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering a world with a custom Resource Pack that contained query.armor_color_slot
  • Fixed query.item_remaining_use_duration having improperly scaled or inverted results (This is to fix a Versioned Change as of engine version 1.17.30)
  • Added query.facing_target_to_range_attack, which returns whether or not the queried actor’s minecraft:behavior.ranged_attack goal is currently running
  • Moved experimental Molang queries (other than those related to Actor Properties) to a new “Experimental Molang Features” toggle
  • Improved Molang documentation related to experiments
    • Experimental queries and language expressions now list which experiment(s) they require to be available
  • Versioned Changes are now detailed in the documentation, starting with the query.item_remaining_use_duration fix

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A Brazilian commission investigating the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has voted in favor of charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, among others. © Andressa Anholete/Getty Images South America/Getty Images ... Read more »

Kamala Harris' Campaign Ad Jeopardizes Churches' Nonprofit Status, Say Experts

Democratic Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder said Vice President Kamala Harris’ video endorsement supporting Terry McAuliffe for governor could jeopardize the 501(3)(C) status of those Virginia churches showing it—and some ... Read more »

Netflix's New 'Cowboy Bebop' Trailer Questions Spike's Identity and Teases Trio's Team Up

The official trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Cowboy Bebop has been released, and it gave fans their first official look at the new sci-fi show. © Geoffrey Short/Netflix John Cho ... Read more »

Major issues unresolved as Democrats in U.S. Congress seek deal on spending bill

By Richard Cowan, David Morgan and Timothy Gardner © Reuters/LEAH MILLIS U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is interviewed by David Rubenstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Democrats struggled on Tuesday ... Read more »

United says unvaccinated workers cost it millions of dollars

United Airlines says it is paying nearly $3 million a month to keep hundreds of employees, including some pilots, who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on paid leave. © ... Read more »

Democrats rush to reach deal on social spending plan before Biden's trip

Washington — With President Biden set to leave Washington for a trip to Europe later this week, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are racing to broker an agreement on his multi-trillion-dollar social ... Read more »

Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.40 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.32 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.34 per share ... Read more »

Roger Goodell continues to justify lack of WFT transparency by saying some employees wanted anonymity

© Provided by NBC Sports Commissioner Roger Goodell usually speaks at the end of the NFL’s quarterly meetings. This time, he spoke at the conclusion of the first day of ... Read more »

Adi Tatarko of Houzz on Building a Business With a Solid Foundation

© Adi Tatarko and Eric Schurenberg. Headshot credit: Noa Penn Adi Tatarko of Houzz on Building a Business With a Solid Foundation The home renovation platform’s CEO let her community ... Read more »

Heavy Rain Soaks New York as Nor'easter Pounds the Region

With officials and residents readying for the worst after disastrous storms this summer, the New York City region found itself on Tuesday in the throes of a menacing early season ... Read more »

These fuzzy lemurs have a human-like ability to sing on beat

When humans listen to music, we hear a beat. It’s so self-evident, and so foundational to our lives, that it’s hard to imagine how rare that experience is in the ... Read more »

Deep sea fishing trip brings war heroes together

Healing from the wounds of war takes time. For some women warriors, that journey begins at sea. Sergeant Mea Peterson knows what it’s like to be among a small group ... Read more »

Shohei Ohtani Receives Rare Honor From MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

© Provided by Sports Illustrated Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred awarded Ohtani with a unique award that’s rarely handed out. View the original ... Read more »

Trudeau taps military outsider to fix Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has recruited the woman who successfully led Canada’s vaccine procurement to tackle its military, currently engulfed in a sexual misconduct crisis amid widespread demands for cultural ... Read more »

This couple retired in Colombia on $4,000 a month. In California, ‘to live this lifestyle, we'd have to be mega, mega millionaires'

© John Pazera WHERE SHOULD I RETIRE? John and Susan Pazera are unusual expats: they seem to move just about every three years.  They’ve lived in Boquete, Panama, then Medellín, ... Read more »

Texans chairman Cal McNair apologizes for using anti-Asian slur in May

The Houston Texans have repeatedly been in news headlines throughout the summer and fall because of rumors regarding the status and future of unsettled quarterback Deshaun Watson. But Tuesday, they ... Read more »

Democrats prepare to unveil billionaires tax proposal

As Democrats work to figure out how to raise revenues to pay for their social spending agenda, a new tax on billionaires has emerged as a serious consideration, but it ... Read more »

David Amess funeral to be held at Westminster Cathedral next month

The funeral of Tory politician Sir David Amess will take place at Westminster Cathedral in November, MPs have been told. © REUTERS Sir David Amess was murdered on 15 October, ... Read more »
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