Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes

For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in more than three-quarters of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes, according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic. That gap is driving some […]

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Trump circumvents Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Washington:  President Donald Trump has invoking his emergency powers to sidestep Congress and complete 22 arms deals that would benefit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, despite legislators' objections to the transactions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress representatives of the decision on Friday, US time. Republicans and Democrats had urged the Trump administration not to […]

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Critics say Barr could help Trump with new Russia probe clearance

Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump’s decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe. The president claims his campaign was spied upon, though Trump administration officials have said they have no specific evidence […]

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U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because any delay could increase risk for U.S. partners at a time of instability caused by Iran. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle […]

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New Yorkers luck out with perfect Memorial Day weekend weather

It’ll be nothing but sunny skies for the next three days in the Big Apple, with Memorial Day the best of the bunch, forecasters said Friday. “We’re going to luck out this weekend,” said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dave Dombek, who predicted a gentle breeze, low humidity and a heavenly high of 86 degrees on Monday. “We’ve been pretty lucky this […]

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Pooch rescued after falling into East River in Brooklyn

Cops rescued a little pooch after it fell into the choppy waters of the East River on Friday morning in Brooklyn, police said. The white Maltese pup — named Holly — got loose from her owner and fell into the water shortly after 9:45 a.m. near the Greenpoint Pier in the area of Java Street in Greenpoint, right near the […]

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Kenyan court ruling upholding anti-gay laws condemned by activists

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya‘s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. The judges’ unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by activists’ vows to appeal. Many in Kenya’s vibrant gay community had hoped the court would […]

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