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

CLEVELAND | Cubs 3B Kris Bryant out of lineup vs. Indians after beaning

CLEVELAND | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup against the Cleveland Indians two days after being hit on the head by a pitch. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday night’s game that the 2016 National League MVP has a cut above his left eye … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cubs 3B Kris Bryant out of lineup vs. Indians after beaning

WASHINGTON | First lady embraces moment in spotlight during state visit

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Melania Trump is embracing her moment in the spotlight for the French president’s state visit. She traded in her usual dark sunglasses for a white wide-brimmed hat that quickly became a trending topic on social media. She has thrown herself into planning the state dinner for President Emmanuel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady embraces moment in spotlight during state visit

TORONTO | The Latest: Crowd gathers at memorial for van attack victims

TORONTO — The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring people (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A crowd has gathered after nightfall in Toronto’s North York community to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial to the victims of a van attack that killed 10 people … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Crowd gathers at memorial for van attack victims

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia: Admiral to become US ambassador to South Korea

CANBERRA, Australia — Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had been informed of the decision by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan on Tuesday. “While we … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia: Admiral to become US ambassador to South Korea

WASHINGTON | In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as ‘very honorable’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” The United States and North Korea have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as ‘very honorable’

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