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Fastest growing US cities are in South; 4 of top 5...

BY TERRY WALLACE DALLAS (AP) — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in...

Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and...

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a ‘closed issue’

BY JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG GENEVA (AP) — The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash...

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

BY JOHNSON LAI and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on...

Trump’s health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised to improve health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts...

US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department...

Florida Supreme Court Decision Blocks Slot Machines in Lee County

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court handed down a ruling stopping pari-mutuel facilities from adding slot machines to their roster of games in Lee...

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Republicans on Monday asked a federal appeals court for an extension in a case...

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of,...

Family business charged with smuggling sea cucumbers to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A father and son have been indicted on charges of smuggling illegally harvested sea cucumbers worth more than $17 million...

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2 more leaks found along Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons (380 liters) of oil in two separate incidents in North...

Cosby jury pool: 1/3 say they’ve formed opinion on his guilt

BY JOE MANDAK, MARYCLAIRE DALE and DAKE KANG PITTSBURGH (AP) — One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case Monday said...

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and...

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

BY JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural...