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  • US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

    Updated: 9 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, the S&P said Tuesday. Prices increased at the same pace in...

  • US new-home sales jump in April

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — fresh evidence that the improved job market is powering the real estate sector. The Commerce Department says new-home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000. Sales recovered from an annual...

  • US new-home sales rose 6.8 percent in April; increased demand pushing median prices near $300k

    Updated: 31 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales rose 6.8 percent in April; increased demand pushing median prices near $300k.

  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Texas' Senate redistricting plan that takes into account the total population of districts, instead of only those who are eligible to vote. The case could have important consequences in states with large immigrant...

  • Business investment climbs as factories thaw from winter

    Updated: 53 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive. Total orders for durable goods slipped 0.5 percent from...

  • High court won't hear child custody dispute

    Updated: 54 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of an international child custody dispute between a New Hampshire woman and her former husband in Turkey. The justices on Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that said the woman must return custody of her two daughters to her ex-husband....

  • Orders to US factories for durable goods slip 0.5 percent, but investment category shows gain

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to US factories for durable goods slip 0.5 percent, but investment category shows gain.

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid...

  • GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of...

  • Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter...

  • AP source: Cleveland, Justice Department reach policing deal

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by its police department, and it could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The official, who wasn't...

  • AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The...

  • AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing .

  • Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash...

  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records. The Veterans History Project is now in its 15th year. It holds more than 96,000 remembrances from...

  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more, and carbon dioxide will make them grow...

  • Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Vanya Shivashankar was one of the stars of the show, heavily promoted in ESPN's coverage. Her older sister, Kavya, won the bee in 2009, and the...

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's. The suspects are the gunky amyloid (am-uh-LOID') in brain...

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of...

  • Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group. The Islamic State group, which had already...

  • Police: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider says Capitol Police officers...



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