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Recent articles by Travis:

Check your cabinet: Popular brands of antifungal sprays recalled

It's the second recall in two days for an aerosol spray consumer health product due to the presence of benzene. → Read More

Recall alert: More sunscreens found to have possible cancer-causing agent

Benzene is a known cancer-causing agent, but Coppertone said it believes the exposure levels likely would not cause "adverse" health effects. → Read More

Reports: Costco to limit purchases on some items again

Costco's move isn't about panic buying, the retailer said, but about supply chain issues. → Read More

Tokyo Rewind, July 27: Biles bows out, Ledecky wins 1st Tokyo gold

The U.S. picked up two gold medals in new Olympic events Tuesday. But it was Simone Biles who was the talk of the day and not for her athletic performance. → Read More

No, Simone Biles did not attempt her new vault before leaving the Olympics team final

Simone Biles was not able to complete her vault as planned in the women's team final. It was not the same vault that she has been teasing since last year. → Read More

Why do some Olympic swimmers wear two caps?

2020 Tokyo Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky is among those known for the double-cap method. → Read More

Why do Olympic swimmers do that? Explaining some pre-race rituals

Olympic swimmers are known for their pre-race rituals, including wearing parkas, headphones and slapping themselves before a race. Here's why they do what they do. → Read More

Which US gymnasts were victims of the 2-per-country rule?

The top 24 qualifying gymnasts go to the individual all-around, but there is a rule that prevents more than two per country from advancing. → Read More

Why the US sent 6 women gymnasts to the Olympics, not 5

The U.S. sent five men and six women to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in gymnastics. Here's how the women's team picked up an extra spot. → Read More

Swimmer in lane 8 shocks Tokyo Olympics with men's 400m freestyle win

After barely qualifying for the final, Ahmed Hafnaoui was the surprise winner in the men’s 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Games. → Read More

Tokyo Preview, July 25: Ledecky in the pool, Biles hits the gym

The GOAT, Simone Biles, takes her first step toward another team and all-around gymnastics gold medal. And Katie Ledecky has a tough task in the pool. → Read More

Tokyo Preview, July 24: Swimming, gymnastics and 3 new sports debut

Three new Olympic sports make their debuts while the U.S. hopes to bring home the first of many swimming medals Saturday. → Read More

$1,400 stimulus checks keep on coming

Another 2 million COVID stimulus payments have gone out in recent weeks, months after the COVID relief bill was signed. → Read More

Costco makes change to COVID policy as cases rise

Costco will continue to offer an hour of shopping two days per week for seniors, people with disabilities and the immunocompromised. → Read More

IRS sending out 4 million more tax refunds to those who overpaid on unemployment

The IRS said the third round of unemployment tax refunds going out this week will be sent to nearly 4 million taxpayers, with an average refund of $1,265. → Read More

Monthly advance child tax credit payments to start this week

The first monthly advance payment is set to start going out on Thursday, July 15. → Read More

Check out this stop-motion video of Simone Biles tumbling using 100 paper cutouts

Each paper cutout in the video is one part of a Simone Biles floor routine tumbling pass, but her leotard constantly changes color. → Read More

Jessica Springsteen, Bruce's daughter, makes US Olympic equestrian team

Jessica Springsteen is ranked third in the U.S. in the jumping event in equestrian. → Read More

Reports: US sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson tests positive for marijuana, may miss Olympics

Sha'Carri Richardson won the women's 100-meters at the Olympic trials, but those results have reportedly been wiped out due to a positive test for cannabis. → Read More

Monthly advance child tax credit payments start in 2 weeks. Here's what to know.

Here are some commonly asked questions about the child tax credit as the first monthly payment is set to roll out. → Read More