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BETHESDA, Md. | The Latest: New York investigating Marriott’s data breach

BETHESDA, Md.— The Latest on a security breach inside Marriott’s worldwide hotel empire that has compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The New York Attorney General is opening an investigation into a Marriott data breach that may have affected 500 million guests. In a tweet Friday, … Continue reading BETHESDA, Md. | The Latest: New York investigating Marriott’s data breach

PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

PHOENIX  — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She’s one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s deployment of over 5,000 military troops to the border to fend … Continue reading PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment. Betty Miller, 71, also was ordered Thursday to pay a $10,000 fine. Miller, who has an … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Vermont woman who admitted ricin possession sentenced

DAMASCUS, Syria | Blasts from area of military airport shake Syrian capital

DAMASCUS, Syria  — A string of powerful blasts from the direction of a military airport in Damascus lit up the skies and shook the capital city in the early morning hours on Suay, residents and state TV reported. The explosions were seen and heard coming from the direction of the Mezzeh airport, southwest of the … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Blasts from area of military airport shake Syrian capital

AMESBURY, England  | 2nd Novichok poisoning worries residents near English city

AMESBURY, England  — A second case of poisoning with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England raised fears Thursday that the massive cleanup effort that followed the sickening of a former Russian spy and his daughter failed to remove all of the substance from the area. British officials announced late Wednesday that specialists have … Continue reading AMESBURY, England  | 2nd Novichok poisoning worries residents near English city

LONDON  | Report: Residents in London fire wrongly told to stay inside

LONDON  — Residents of London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the building, aided by flammable external cladding that didn’t meet safety standards, an expert report said Monday. Fire-safety engineer Barbara Lane said the fire service’s “stay put” policy had “effectively failed” barely a half-hour after … Continue reading LONDON  | Report: Residents in London fire wrongly told to stay inside

Elite Pacific Properties Agents Assist with Hawaii Island Lava Relief and Kauai Flood Recovery

HONOLULU/May 10, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –Elite Pacific Properties’ agents across the Big Island are keeping the Aloha Spirit alive after the May 3, 2018 breakout lava flow of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano in Leilani Estates. So far, the lava has destroyed 36 structures including 27 homes and displaced some 1,700 residents. “Hawaii has such a strong … Continue reading Elite Pacific Properties Agents Assist with Hawaii Island Lava Relief and Kauai Flood Recovery

6 months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

MEXICO CITY/ March 19, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Under a patchwork shelter of overlapping tarps and repurposed vinyl advertisements, several dozen residents of 18 Independence Street pack cheek by jowl into donated tents in the street near their building, which was damaged in the Sept. 19 earthquake. Six months after the temblor, improvised camps like this one … Continue reading 6 months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings

BUCHEON, South Korea/March 9, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, Kim Paolo and some 150 other poor urban residents spent months that year hiding in huge graves of their own making. They were the last among thousands ousted from host city Seoul after losing years-long, pre-Olympic battles against officials, … Continue reading Evictees from SKorea’s 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings

Residents: Mobs attack more Muslim-owned shops in Sri Lanka

KANDY, Sri Lanka /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Residents say Buddhist mobs are still sweeping through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and heavy deployment of security forces. Mohamed Ramzeen, who owns a small eatery outside the central town of Kandy, says about … Continue reading Residents: Mobs attack more Muslim-owned shops in Sri Lanka

JPI Continues Streak as Dallas-Fort Worth’s Number One Apartment Developer

IRVING, Texas/ Feb. 8, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — For the third year in a row, JPI, a leader in the development of Class A multifamily housing, is recognized as the number one most active apartment developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. JPI has more than 4,201 apartment homes under construction in the DFW market, according to research by … Continue reading JPI Continues Streak as Dallas-Fort Worth’s Number One Apartment Developer

Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

MONTECITO, Calif. /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial … Continue reading Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

The Latest: Residents describe chaotic Bronx fire scene

NEW YORK /December 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The Latest on deadly Bronx apartment building fire (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Residents of a Bronx apartment building where a deadly fire broke out are describing a chaotic scene. The blaze Thursday night left 12 people dead including a child around a year old and four more … Continue reading The Latest: Residents describe chaotic Bronx fire scene

Space station gets 3 new astronauts, making full house again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The International Space Station has three new residents, making it a full house again. An American, Russian and Japanese arrived at the orbiting lab Tuesday, two days after launching from Kazakhstan. They received special greetings from the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, who gathered with the astronauts’ … Continue reading Space station gets 3 new astronauts, making full house again

Across the US, citizens speak _ and lawmakers don’t listen

BROOKINGS, S.D. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Joyce Scott made hundreds of phone calls and knocked on countless doors, helping persuade South Dakota voters to approve a ballot measure last year tightening campaign contribution limits and creating a government ethics watchdog. Republican lawmakers quickly torched the new rules this year and instead are seeking changes … Continue reading Across the US, citizens speak _ and lawmakers don’t listen

Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

MONTECITO, Calif. /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California’s history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences. After winds roared at … Continue reading Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

MONTECITO, Calif. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, turning downtown Santa Barbara into “a ghost town” as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland came … Continue reading Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

LOS ANGELES/December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as flames churn through foothill … Continue reading Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

The Latest: More evacuations as fire churns along coast

VENTURA, Calif./December 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Residents are being ordered to evacuate a tiny beachfront community northwest of Los Angeles where a huge wildfire is churning down hillsides toward seaside homes. A California Highway Patrol officer drove through Faria Beach Thursday announcing the evacuations … Continue reading The Latest: More evacuations as fire churns along coast

Rich San Francisco homeowners get sold-off street back

SAN FRANCISCO/November 29, 2017 (AP)(StlRealEstate.News) — Residents of an exclusive San Francisco neighborhood who failed to pay taxes on their private, gated street for two decades got the street back Tuesday after supervisors voted to rescind the sale of the tax-defaulted property. The Board of Supervisors split 7-4 on the move, with those in favor saying … Continue reading Rich San Francisco homeowners get sold-off street back

APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

FERGUSON, Mo./November 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. Washington attorney Clark Kent Ervin resigned in September after serving a little … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

Houston evokes painful memories of Katrina

August 27, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News)–As people waded in chest-high floodwaters in the United States’ fourth-largest city, Houston’s mayor announced Sunday that the main convention center would be opening as a shelter, evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina, when breached levees in New Orleans stranded tens of thousands of people in squalid conditions at the football stadium … Continue reading Houston evokes painful memories of Katrina

Court OKs permits for housing project in restricted region

OAKLAND, N.J./August 6, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — A state appellate court says New Jersey properly issued permits for a 204-unit housing development planned for an area that include drinking water sources for millions of state residents. The ruling issued Friday is a setback for environmental groups who oppose the project. They are considering a possible … Continue reading Court OKs permits for housing project in restricted region

Detroit residents completing home buy-back program get deeds

DETROIT/July 11, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — More than 80 Detroit residents have completed a buy-back program started by the city’s Land Bank Authority and are keeping homes that were lost to foreclosure. Mayor Mike Duggan handed out some of the deeds Tuesday, saying the program “helps stabilize neighborhoods by keeping homes occupied.” The program requires homeowners or … Continue reading Detroit residents completing home buy-back program get deeds

Downed power line ignites gas leak; 40 homes affected

PITTSBURGH/June 19, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — Residents of about 40 homes near Pittsburgh have been forced to stay inside after a downed power line ignited a leaking natural gas line, causing a fire. A tree downed by lightning is being blamed for knocking down the wire early Monday, just after midnight. Sparks from the downed line then … Continue reading Downed power line ignites gas leak; 40 homes affected

New high-profile residents cause Kalorama parking headaches

WASHINGTON/June 10, 2017 (AP) (StlRealEstate.News) — It’s never easy finding parking in D.C., but if your neighbors are former President Barack Obama or presidential daughter Ivanka Trump, it’s even harder. The new arrivals to D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood all come with Secret Service security details, which need parking spots, too. “It has changed the complexity of finding open … Continue reading New high-profile residents cause Kalorama parking headaches