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

LEADING OFF: Cobb faces ex-Tampa Bay pals, Kershaw is 1-3

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ REMEMBER HIM? The Tampa Bay Rays face former teammate Alex Cobb when they play at Camden Yards. They had been set to meet up Tuesday night, but the game in Baltimore was rained out. The 30-year-old Cobb spent his entire career with the Rays before … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Cobb faces ex-Tampa Bay pals, Kershaw is 1-3

Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

BEIJING — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry’s future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday including a concept Buick SUV it says can go 600 … Continue reading Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

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

WASHINGTON |Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

WASHINGTON — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first state visit of his administration, culminating in a lavish … Continue reading WASHINGTON |Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

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

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