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FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, a homeowner tours their new home, in Washingtonville, N.Y. When it comes to buying a home, it’s common to focus all your saving efforts on the down payment.  But set a savings goal for other homeownership costs, too, especially in that first year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Millennial Money: Home costs don't stop at a down payment

Sep. 22, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write. But once you move in, it’s also true that the...

FILE - In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The childhood home of the iconic musician and civil rights activist will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, that its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, in partnership with World Monuments Fund and Preservation North Carolina, recently secured permanent protection of the singer-songwriter’s childhood home in Tryon.  (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection

Sep. 9, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina. The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, in partnership with World Monuments Fund and Preservation...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, a general view of Frogmore Cottage on the Home Park Estate, Windsor. Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties. A spokesman on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 Harry has made a contribution to the Sovereign Grant, the public money that goes to the royal family. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP, file)

Prince Harry repays taxpayer money for UK home renovation

Sep. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home in Windsor intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties and moved to California. A spokesman for the couple said Monday that Harry had made...

First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Takeaways from GOP convention: Power, positivity and policy

Aug. 26, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second day of the Republican National Convention started with a decidedly different, more positive tone, with an emphasis on Americans who say have they benefited from President Donald Trump’s policies. Here are some takeaways from the second night. LEVERAGING THE WHITE HOUSE...

First lady Melania Trump speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Melania Trump tells virus sufferers they're 'not alone'

Aug. 26, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump went there. While others at the Republican National Convention spoke about the coronavirus largely as a challenge successfully conquered, the first lady on Tuesday night used her address from the Rose Garden to acknowledge the pain of lives lost and families upended by the...

2 men sentenced to decades in murders of 4 in basement

Aug. 16, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to decades in prison in the shootings deaths of four people gunned down in the basement of a west Philadelphia home over a drug stash almost two years ago. Jahlil Porter, 34, was sentenced Friday to spend at least 50 years in prison and Keith Garner, 35, was...

FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, first lady Melania Trump arrives for a one year anniversary event for her Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump has announced plans to renovate the White House Rose Garden. It's the outdoor space steps away from the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House Rose Garden is getting a face-lift

Jul. 27, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most famous gardens in America is getting a face-lift. Melania Trump on Monday announced details of a plan already underway to spruce up the White House Rose Garden, an iconic outdoor space famous for its proximity to the Oval Office. The current garden design has been around...