• Business

    Luxury Home Auctions Glance

    Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method.A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction:THE...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

    EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.After trying the...

    By John Marshall, Associated Press|

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    Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.The 48-year-old central Indiana farmer can't...

    By Rick Callahan, Associated Press|

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    Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges...

    By Brian Bakst, Associated Press|

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    Dodge Chargers recalled; door slam can make air bags inflate

    DETROIT (AP) Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and...


  • Entertainment

    New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.The proposed honor for the Piano Man is being held up...

    By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press|

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    Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.A federal...

    By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.Froman, reading...

    By Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press|

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    Obey wins California Thoroughbred Breeders' at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Obey beat long-shot Later My Love by three-quarters of a length Friday at Del Mar in the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes for 2-year-old California-bred fillies.Ridden by Tiago Pereira and...


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    Central Valley board allows wastewater disposal to continue

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) California's Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board voted, over the objections of its staff, to allow a water management company to continue disposing contaminated drilling wastewater in an area near...


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