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

SAN FRANCISCO | Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

SAN FRANCISCO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic men, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

TORONTO | Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

TORONTO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he’s encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season. Speaking in Toronto before the Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox, Manfred said the new rules have sped up … Continue reading TORONTO | Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

YORK, Pa | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

YORK, Pa | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Black people have long complained about getting pulled over by police for “driving while black,” or being eyed suspiciously by store security guards for “shopping while black.” Now a group of women says it got into trouble for golfing while black. Officials at the Grandview Golf Club in … Continue reading YORK, Pa | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Royals send Perez, Gordon from DL to starting lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Salvador Perez carried his own suitcase up the stairs when he arrived home from a stint at Triple-A Omaha, never once thinking about how perilous the trek was the last time he tried it. The Royals’ All-Star catcher was toting his bags up the stairs after … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Royals send Perez, Gordon from DL to starting lineup

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s oft-told tale of US payout to Iran

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s oft-told tale of US payout to Iran