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YORK, Pa. | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs


YORK, Pa. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Black people have long complained about getting pulled over by police for “driving while black,” or being eyed suspiciously by store security guards for “shopping while black.” Now a group of women says it got into trouble for golfing while black. Officials at the Grandview Golf Club … Continue reading YORK, Pa. | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

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Minnesota News: Pathways to Prosperity Awards $17.8 Million for 57 Workforce Training Programs


Workers with employment barriers receive training for in-demand careers ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded 57 grants statewide totaling $17,884,007 under the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity program. Pathways to Prosperity Competitive Grants fund programs and services designed to provide workforce development and training opportunities to adults … Continue reading Minnesota News: Pathways to Prosperity Awards $17.8 Million for 57 Workforce Training Programs

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NEW YORK | AP Interview: Iran says if US exits deal, it likely will too


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Iran’s top diplomat warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that a U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises, telling The Associated Press that Iran would “most likely” abandon the deal as well. In a … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Interview: Iran says if US exits deal, it likely will too

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Georgia News: InComm expansion to create more than 150 jobs in Georgia


ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today announced that InComm, a leading prepaid product and payment technology company based in Atlanta, will create more than 150 jobs and invest over $20 million in capital developments in metro Atlanta and Columbus. “In addition to being the No. 1 state for business, Georgia is now a … Continue reading Georgia News: InComm expansion to create more than 150 jobs in Georgia

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RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes


RALEIGH, N.C. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who’d rather go straight to the pros. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix the complex, wide-ranging … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

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Inlanta Mortgage Named Top 10 Medium Mortgage Company by SocialSurvey


PEWAUKEE, WIS. / APRIL 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — SocialSurvey’s Top Performers Awards recognize loan officers and mortgage companies who are best at managing the mortgage game and are making the most of their online reputation. In addition to being named a top mortgage company, three of Inlanta’s top producers have also been individually honored as … Continue reading Inlanta Mortgage Named Top 10 Medium Mortgage Company by SocialSurvey

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TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease


TRENTON, N.J. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease. Jynarque (jihn-AR’-kew), from Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The progressive genetic disorder is the fourth-leading cause of … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

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ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances


ATHENS, Greece  | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF. UNICEF said last week it was “terminating its arrangements” with its national committee in Greece “due to concerns arising out of a recent independent audit.” UNICEF said in a statement … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances

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NEW YORK | Caterpillar forecast sends stocks plunging; Dow down 500


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. stocks are sinking Tuesday as investors fear that growth in company profits will slow down. The worries began to set in after construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of this year. Industrial and basic materials … Continue reading NEW YORK | Caterpillar forecast sends stocks plunging; Dow down 500

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BERLIN | Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest


BERLIN | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The new leader of one of Germany’s governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos‘ visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said she would take part in the demonstration held outside publisher Axel … Continue reading BERLIN | Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

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LAS VEGAS | Copperfield returns to stand in British man injury lawsuit


LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield is due to return to the witness stand in a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in one of Copperfield’s signature illusions in 2013. The magician resumes testimony Tuesday after last … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Copperfield returns to stand in British man injury lawsuit

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NEW YORK | First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Melania, or more specifically Melania’s hat, what were you saying? The media and the Twitterverse had a big time Tuesday with the first lady’s I-spy chapeau, a wide-brim number designed by Herve Pierre that would have been perfect had the sun been out in Washington. It was a … Continue reading NEW YORK | First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat

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Sports Weekly | NBA great Ray Allen talks about what it means to be ‘clutch’


April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  NBA great Ray Allen tells the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of the … Continue reading Sports Weekly | NBA great Ray Allen talks about what it means to be ‘clutch’

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WASHINGTON | Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a monthlong operation against illegal sales … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

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RALEIGH, N.C | Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells


RALEIGH, N.C. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Jurors in North Carolina are getting a round-up of testimony in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 neighbors of an industrial-scale swine operation. The plaintiffs contend that open-air cesspools inflict them with intense, putrid smells that can’t be removed from clothing or household fabrics for years. Lawyers … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

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LAS VEGAS | MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites


LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The new chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America says he is optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business. Rivkin and John Fithian, the president and CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners delivered a state of the industry speech Tuesday morning at … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

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LONDON | Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal


LONDON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a James Bond movie. Clarence Mitchell, a high-profile publicist recently hired to represent … Continue reading LONDON | Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

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ROME | Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car


ROME | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it. The ANSA news agency says police believe the car, which had Swiss license plates, was headed to Barcelona when they … Continue reading ROME | Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

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NEW YORK | US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are falling sharply Tuesday as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb

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LAS VEGAS | McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get ‘hijacked’


LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A month after speaking at the March for Our Lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Matthew McConaughey says he supports some gun control but fears the youth-led movement could be “hijacked” by those hoping to eliminate all guns in the United States. McConaughey spoke about his support … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get ‘hijacked’

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WASHINGTON | First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery’s Cezannes


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron ditched the White House Tuesday for a visit with the works of Paul Cezanne. The first ladies of the United States and France headed across town to the National Gallery of Art’s exhibit of about 60 portraits by the French post-impressionist painter. They paused … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery’s Cezannes

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WASHINGTON | Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is warning bankers that legislation rolling back financial rules put in place after the 2008 economic crisis could stall. Warner says legislation revamping the law known as Dodd-Frank “will not pass if it comes back to the Senate” for another vote. Warner’s comments … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall

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RUTLAND, Vt | Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns


RUTLAND, Vt. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over its visual impact on a neighboring home. The Rutland Herald reports the commission refused to endorse one of the three 500-kilowatt projects proposed near Thomas Dairy after resident Eileen … Continue reading RUTLAND, Vt | Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns

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LONDON | UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans


LONDON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A British judge is set to hear a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled is not in the child’s interest. The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the … Continue reading LONDON | UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

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Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy


WASHINGTON/April 24, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December’s increase. That jump was the largest in nearly three years. Steady … Continue reading Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy

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BEIRUT | Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees


BEIRUT | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted. On Tuesday, Mohsin, 39, was preparing to break down … Continue reading BEIRUT | Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

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NEW YORK | Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dead. Long live the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. That’s the message the Trump administration is pushing, at least, in what on the surface seems like a minor tweak to the name of the federal consumer watchdog agency created after the Great … Continue reading NEW YORK | Consumer watchdog becomes alphabet soup of controversy

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Open Listings Accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council


LOS ANGELES/ APRIL 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — All-in-one homebuying app Open Listings has been accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only organization for executives in the real estate industry. This council brings educational and valuable information about the latest trends in Real Estate from seasoned professional leaders in the industry. Kevin Miller, Director of … Continue reading Open Listings Accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother


HUNTSVILLE, Texas | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment. Former Fort Worth street gang member Erick Davila is set … Continue reading HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

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CHICAGO | Masseuse accuses Marvel’s Stan Lee of fondling himself


CHICAGO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017. Maria Carballo filed the lawsuit Monday seeking more than $50,000 in punitive damages and attorney fees from the 95-year-old comic book writer. The Chicago Tribune reports that Lee’s attorney, Jonathan … Continue reading CHICAGO | Masseuse accuses Marvel’s Stan Lee of fondling himself

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Trend: Florida Residents Moving South for a Better Retirement—Internationalliving.com


BALTIMORE /APRIL 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — “Florida has long been the go-to option for American retirees seeking a warmer climate and lower taxes, but its appeal appears to be diminishing—with Florida-based retirees turning their eyes to better-value options abroad,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living. “The destructiveness of hurricanes in Florida—which typically increases insurance … Continue reading Trend: Florida Residents Moving South for a Better Retirement—Internationalliving.com

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NEW YORK | Tisch Fund gives $10 million for arts-mental health


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City. The New York Times reports that the goals include improving the lives of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They also aim to fight the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tisch Fund gives $10 million for arts-mental health

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NEW YORK | Diet Coke grows for first time in 8 years after makeover


NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Diet Coke’s makeover, which put the sugar-free drink in skinny colorful cans, helped the low-calorie brand sell more soda in North America for the first time in nearly eight years. Coca-Cola Co. introduced four new flavors of Diet Coke in February, including mango and ginger lime, to try … Continue reading NEW YORK | Diet Coke grows for first time in 8 years after makeover

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CHICAGO | Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug


CHICAGO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests. The small, preliminary study isn’t proof the drug works and it found only a small benefit: Treated children with … Continue reading CHICAGO | Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

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AT&T and CitySwitch Sign Deal for Building, Leasing New Cell Towers Beginning in 2018


DALLAS/April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — AT&T* and CitySwitch signed an agreement for building new cell towers to-suit based on future wireless network needs. CitySwitch will begin tower construction plans as early as the second half of 2018 and will lease completed sites to AT&T. These new structures will add to the overall communications infrastructure in … Continue reading AT&T and CitySwitch Sign Deal for Building, Leasing New Cell Towers Beginning in 2018

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BERLIN | German state orders crosses mounted at government buildings


BERLIN | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Bavaria’s conservative government is ordering Christian crosses to be placed at the entrance of all state administrative buildings. The regional government says the crosses shouldn’t be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state’s “cultural identity and Christian-western influence.” German news agency dpa reported … Continue reading BERLIN | German state orders crosses mounted at government buildings

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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics


April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction. It eases cravings … Continue reading Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

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NEW YORK | Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week


NEW YORK  | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” had a very big opening week. Flatiron Books announced Tuesday that sales topped 600,000 copies, a number that includes print, audio and e-books. The former FBI director’s memoir has been one of the year’s most anticipated releases. It includes his accounts of investigating … Continue reading NEW YORK | Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week

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Consumers’ Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors®


WASHINGTON/ April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association of Realtors®’ REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 Report. The report, www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/realtors-and-sustainability, which … Continue reading Consumers’ Interest Trends Towards Sustainability, say Realtors®

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LAS VEGAS | Foy: ‘Crown’ pay gap issue ‘definitely opened my eyes’


LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Claire Foy says the controversy over her pay for the Netflix series “The Crown” has changed her approach to Hollywood. “It definitely opened my eyes to a lot. And I certainly won’t be naïve about those things,” Foy said in an interview on Monday in Las Vegas. “It’s … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Foy: ‘Crown’ pay gap issue ‘definitely opened my eyes’

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WASHINGTON | US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a nationwide operation against illegal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

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WASHINGTON | Consumer confidence rebounds in April


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  American consumers saw their confidence rebound in April to a level close to the 18-year high it had reached two months ago. The Conference Board says its consider confidence index rose to 128.7 in April, up from a March level of 127.0. The March level was just below the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Consumer confidence rebounds in April

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VATICAN CITY | AP Interview: Chile abuse whistleblower has message for pope


VATICAN CITY  | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The key whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said Tuesday he will urge the pope to get rid of the “toxic” bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world. In an interview … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | AP Interview: Chile abuse whistleblower has message for pope

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Redfin Housing Demand Index Fell 6.5% From February to March as Fewer Homes Hit the Market


SEATTLE/ April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The Redfin Housing Demand Index fell 6.5 percent month over month to 105 in March, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. March marked the second consecutive month of declines this year. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home … Continue reading Redfin Housing Demand Index Fell 6.5% From February to March as Fewer Homes Hit the Market

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla | Commission investigates Florida high school massacre


COCONUT CREEK, Fla. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The chairman of a commission examining the Florida high school massacre told his members Tuesday that they need to push aside ideology and base their final report solely on whatever facts they uncover. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told the 16 commission members as they began their … Continue reading COCONUT CREEK, Fla | Commission investigates Florida high school massacre

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MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | Bob Dorough of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ is dead at 94


MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” has died. His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician “set the multiplication tables to music” as musical … Continue reading MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | Bob Dorough of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ is dead at 94

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Ready for Next Tax Season? New Tax App Designed for People with Homes in More than One State


NAPLES, Fla./April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — With this year’s tax season in the rear-view mirror, there’s no better time to start prepping for the next round. TaxBird — a new tax app developed by ware2now, LLC – helps people with homes in more than one state ensure they don’t exceed their residency threshold. It’s useful … Continue reading Ready for Next Tax Season? New Tax App Designed for People with Homes in More than One State

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump welcomes Macron at White House


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 9 a.m. President Donald Trump is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House in a formal arrival ceremony. The president and first lady are greeting Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump welcomes Macron at White House

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Today’s Home Buyers Drawn to Clean, Bright and Move-in Ready Homes; Limited Listing Inventory Can Demand Compromise, RE/MAX Brokers Report


CHICAGO/ April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Whether today’s homebuyers are young singles purchasing their first house or condominium, seniors downsizing for retirement or families moving up to a larger residence, many share a distinctive set of priorities, according to RE/MAX brokers. One frequent preference, reported Jeff LaGrange, Vice President, RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region, is for … Continue reading Today’s Home Buyers Drawn to Clean, Bright and Move-in Ready Homes; Limited Listing Inventory Can Demand Compromise, RE/MAX Brokers Report

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BERLIN | Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial


BERLIN | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany have begun their closing arguments — five years after proceedings opened. Beate Zschaepe, the only known survivor of the far-right National Socialist Underground group, is accused of taking part in 10 killings, two bomb attacks and … Continue reading BERLIN | Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

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