Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a SpaceX flight attendant who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her agreeing not to file a lawsuit over her claim. The Business Insider report was based on an account by the flight attendant’s friend, who said the flight attendant told her about the incident shortly after it happened. Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, used the platform to respond to the allegation, saying the “wild accusations” are “utterly untrue.”

Home sales tumble again as mortgage rates surge

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed in April for the third month in a row as mortgage rates surged, driving up borrowing costs for would-be homebuyers as home prices soared to new highs. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that existing home sales fell 2.4% last month from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.61 million. That was slightly higher than what economists were expecting, according to FactSet. Sales fell 5.9% from April last year. The slowdown came as the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate home loan climbed to above 5% for the first time in more than a decade by the end of April.

Local hat store for women with hair loss sees influx of orders from COVID-19 survivors

SPOKANE, Wash. — After more than two years of the pandemic, so many have been infected with COVID-19 at least once. Some still have the virus in their systems weeks, sometime months after being infected. For women across the county, these infections literally caused their hair to fall out. As scientists continue to research this serious side effect, one Spokane…