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US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of new homes increased 0.8 percent in June, reflects a growing appetite for new construction.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 07:01

Judge set to decide on where Charlie Gard's spends last days

LONDON (AP) — A British judge is considering where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. A High Court judge...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:56

Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A two-day strike by Greek culture ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend, at...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:55

The Latest: Drought, heat fuel wildfires in central Portugal

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in southern France and Portugal (all times local): 3:50 p.m. More than 2,000 firefighters are battling nine major wildfires in Portugal, where drought...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:53

Review: In 'Brigsby Bear,' childlike wonder never grows old

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Kyle Mooney excels at playing sheepish, oddball man children on "Saturday Night Live." They're not obnoxious, inappropriate bros which made his buddy Andy Samberg famous...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:48

Jailed blogger in Azerbaijan seeks extradition to Israel

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The lawyer for a Russian blogger jailed in Azerbaijan for traveling to a separatist-controlled region of the former Soviet republic says his client has petitioned to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:45

Conviction upheld for priest who abused Honduran orphans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sentence and conviction of a Pennsylvania priest accused of sexually abusing orphans during mission trips to Honduras have been upheld by a federal appeals court. The...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:44

Wallenberg relatives sue Russia for full document access

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Relatives of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping at least 20,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Holocaust, have filed a lawsuit asking the KGB's main...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:44

French president attends memorial for IS-slain priest

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken at an emotionally-charged mass to mark one year since the killing of a local French priest by two 19-year-old Islamic extremists...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:43

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption." Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:41

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as several big companies including Boeing and...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:39

Ohio's high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:39

Egypt says shootout with police kills 4 suspected militants

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed four suspects who were behind the killing of five policemen earlier this month in an attack near Cairo. Wednesday's...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:29

Romania: 28 treated in the hospital after violent storm

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hospital staff in Romania say 28 people have received hospital treatment for bruises and broken bones following a violent storm that ripped down trees, damaged cars...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:29

Prominent German radical convicted of backing Islamic terror

BERLIN (AP) — A court has convicted one of Germany's most prominent Islamic radicals of supporting a foreign terrorist organization and sentenced him to 5½ years in prison. German news...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:28

Kremlin holds off on responding to new US sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday refrained from discussing its possible response to a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia before President Donald Trump signs them into law...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:28

Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company said Wednesday that it's looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S. It's planning to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:26

Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:24

The Latest: Teen shot by police in Arkansas dies at hospital

MARION, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a teenager outside of an Arkansas youth shelter (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Arkansas State Police say a teenager...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:13

Pakistani police arrest 20 villagers over 'honor' rape

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested 20 members of a village council over instructing a man to rape a 17-year-old girl to avenge the rape of...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:13

The Latest: Firefighters battling 18 Albania wildfire spots

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in southern France and Portugal (all times local): 3 p.m. Albania's interior ministry says that some 130 firefighters are battling 18 fire spots...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:13

Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the US military

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the US military.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:10

Czech woman injured in Egypt knife attack on brink of death

PRAGUE (AP) — The Foreign Ministry says a Czech woman who was injured in a knife attack at a hotel in the popular Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada earlier...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:06

Livestreaming Florida driver says he wanted to end his life

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A man who broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach while drinking from a whiskey bottle says he had intended to commit...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:03

Floods hit northern Germany, force some evacuations

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy rains led to flooding Wednesday in some parts of northern Germany, forcing some evacuations and prompting residents to pile sandbags in front of their homes to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 06:02