WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Iran cash story oft-told, still bogus

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump likes to tell a story about the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program and easing sanctions against it. What he doesn’t say is that most of that money was Iran’s to begin with. The rest relates to an … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Iran cash story oft-told, still bogus

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It’s the last case the justices will hear until October. The Trump administration is asking the court to reverse lower court rulings striking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

PHOENIX | Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

PHOENIX — Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week, prompting calls from Democrats and even one Republican to generate new tax revenue in the conservative state. Republicans who control the state Legislature have yet to fully back Gov. Doug Ducey’s … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

PHILADELPHIA | Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

PHILADELPHIA  — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The 76ers, winners of 10 games just two seasons ago, are in the … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

WASHINGTON/April 24, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that sales last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. The two prior months had their sales revised upward with the annual rate … Continue reading US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

PHOENIX | Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold

PHOENIX | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Voters in a Republican-heavy Arizona congressional district headed to the polls Tuesday as a Democratic newcomer looked to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat held by Republicans since the early 1980s. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and a cancer research advocate, is … Continue reading PHOENIX | Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold