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    NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday. From…

  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors…

  • Scion tC: The customizable small coupe

    The Scion tC is a small coupe that offers many appearance and performance items that you can choose to add on without voiding the warranty.

  • Long-lost diamond ring found in old NY log cabin being moved

    LISBON, N.Y. (AP) — A diamond ring lost for some 30 years has been found by preservationists dismantling a 19th-century log cabin so it can be moved to another town in northern New York. The…

  • New grad guide: 6 smart money moves for those just starting out

    While your time in college prepared you for your career, chances are it didn’t make you an expert in managing money.

  • First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president’s health care law. Attorneys for the House counter that their unusual suit…

  • Familiar faces among top 49 in National Spelling Bee semis

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. The semifinalists…

  • EA Sports is adding the women’s game to FIFA 2016

    Move over, fellas. Women have joined EA Sports’ popular soccer video game, making their debut this September in FIFA 2016. Twelve women’s national teams, including the United States, will now be included in the game.…

  • Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

    MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts. With Croatia announcing it will allow oil…

  • Electrical problem temporarily closes Washington Monument

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says an electrical problem is temporarily closing the Washington Monument. The park service announced Thursday morning that there is an electrical problem associated with the monument’s elevator. A…

  • 10 things no one tells you about breast-feeding

    Breast is best If there’s one thing everyone tells you about breast-feeding, it’s “do it.” After all, breast-feeding has been linked to a host of benefits, including better cognitive development and a lower risk of…

  • How to save on summer renovation projects

    It’s no secret that spring is the time for cleaning and summer is the time for tackling your major renovation projects. Looking to change up the look of your home but don’t have the time…

  • Healing your skin with your mind

    It may come as no surprise that a connection between skin and mind exists. Some folks break out into hives when stressed, while others flush red if embarrassed. But in recent years, studies have shown…

  • Oops: Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an…

  • French, US biochemists win top Spanish prize for science

    MADRID (AP) — Biochemists Emmanuelle Charpentier from France and Jennifer Doudna from the United States have been awarded Spain’s Princess of Asturias scientific research award for their work in biotechnology. The award foundation said in…

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