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  • US home prices rise at slowest pace in 20 months

    Updated: 16 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices in July increased at the slowest pace in 20 months, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.7 percent in July from 12 months earlier. That's down from an...

  • 3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

    Updated: 28 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun. Joshua, like thousands of Ohio third-graders, had missed a state literacy target on a standardized test. He faced being held...

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Updated: 31 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,079 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a fraction...

  • US stocks edge higher in early trading

    Updated: 31 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,079 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a fraction...

  • High court delays start of early voting in Ohio

    Updated: 44 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early voting won't be starting in Ohio on Tuesday, following an order from a divided U.S. Supreme Court that delayed it until next week. Voters had been set to be allowed to cast early ballots beginning Tuesday for the November election. But in a 5-4 vote, the...

  • Psych hospital nixes teen school stabbing suspect

    Updated: 46 min ago

    UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April. Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck...

  • Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    Updated: 46 min ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. The Navy says the fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting an electrical fire aboard their vessel. The fishermen were the only two aboard...

  • Andrea Martin on battling bulimia, flying trapeze

    Updated: 46 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don't forget to spit out your gum. It turns out she suffers from misophonia — the dislike of small, irritating common noises, such as magazine pages turning or water dripping. Or gum chewing. But she's way too...

  • Go For the Food: Grape stomps for fun, not wine

    Updated: 46 min ago

    TURNER, Ore. (AP) — There is one thing that the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times. "We do not use the grapes that people stomp in our wines," said Wende Bennette. "Please...

  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are...

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