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2 men guilty in kidnapping, slaying of Minneapolis Realtor

Jun. 05, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has convicted two men in the 2019 kidnapping and slaying of a real estate agent in Minnesota. The Star Tribune reports Cedric Berry and Berry Davis, both 42, were found guilty in Hennepin County District Court on Friday. ...

Home sales continue surge in Maine as prices also climb

May. 30, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Home sales in Maine have continued to surge in spring. Maine home sales increased by more than a third in April compared to a year ago, the Portland Press Herald reported. The median sales price also increased by more than a sixth, the paper...

Fewer Americans sign contracts to buy homes in April

May. 27, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April as a lack of supply continues to foil would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors’ index of pending home sales fell 4.4% to 106.2 in April, a third straight sluggish month after...

In a sizzling US market, demand and prices for homes soar

May. 25, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's housing market has grown so overheated as demand outpaces supply that prices keep hitting record highs — and roughly half of all U.S. houses are now selling above their list price. Two years ago, before the pandemic struck, just a quarter...

Republican Stothert wins third term as Omaha mayor

May. 12, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican incumbent Jean Stothert sailed to a third term as Omaha’s mayor, capturing the vote 2-to-1 over Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in Tuesday’s city election. Neary conceded the race by 9 p.m. Tuesday, and...

A green tech battery plant is transforming deep-red Georgia

May. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — The size of the SK Innovation electric battery plant is staggering, a construction project so vast it splays out along an industrial highway as far as the eye can see. But what really impressed Gov. Brian Kemp after a tour of one of the largest...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 21, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 15, 2021. Editorial: Water is still cold; wear a PFD We have been surprised to see a whole lot of canoes on the tops of cars driving through Saranac Lake. It’s not just us. Erin Hanczyk,...

Moves to Wyoming pick up during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — When Aaron Cannon and his family began looking to relocate last year, they had their eye out West. The idea of moving to Wyoming was appealing for several reasons, but leaving the changing social and cultural tension in his hometown of Raleigh,...

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

Kentucky newspaper puts 74-year-old building on market

Apr. 09, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest newspaper says its 74-year-old building in downtown Louisville is for sale. The Courier Journal building, constructed in 1947 at 525 W. Broadway, was put on the market Friday with an asking price of $17...