Pompeo in Lebanon to talk Hezbollah amid Golan condemnation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:01:01 -0500

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted U.S. concerns about Hezbollah's "destabilizing activities" in Lebanon and the region in talks with Lebanese leaders on Friday, am...  Full Story

US existing-home sales jumped 11.8 percent in February
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:04:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales soared 11.8 percent in February, aided by accelerating wages and falling mortgage rates that are improving affordability.

The National Association of ...  Full Story

NCAA women's tournament set to start with wide open field
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:09:21 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be tough to top last season's NCAA women's tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four in the sports' history.

Yet if the regular season is any i...  Full Story

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:23 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That ...  Full Story

Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:07:37 -0500

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags.

The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New Yo...  Full Story

Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:36:56 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is intensifying his efforts to discredit a highly anticipated report on the special counsel's Russia investigation.

In an interview with Fox Bu...  Full Story

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:59:35 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military ...  Full Story

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:04:06 -0500

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.

They p...  Full Story

NZ says mosque gunman faces life in prison in isolation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:59:44 -0500

ISTANBUL (AP) — New Zealand's deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in pr...  Full Story

UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:02:12 -0500

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak ...  Full Story