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Inflation forces homebuilders to take it slow, raise prices

Sep. 20, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in the hottest U.S. housing market in more than a decade, new home construction has turned into a frustratingly uncertain and costly proposition for many homebuilders. Rising costs and shortages of building materials and labor are rippling across...

Batting title races jumbled as MLB season winds down

Sep. 20, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The bar for the batting title is unusually low this year — and that's creating wild races for the honor in both leagues. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the majors in hitting with a .321 average, and Trea Turner is atop the National League at .316. According to...

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Sep. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the...

Max Homa rallies to win Fortinet Championship at Silverado

Sep. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa’s decision to give up his popular and often comical golf podcast to concentrate on his game already is paying off. Homa holed out from the rough from 95 yards for eagle on the par-4 12th to start a back-nine comeback and added three...

'We were them:' Vietnamese Americans help Afghan refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — In the faces of Afghans desperate to leave their country after U.S. forces withdrew, Thuy Do sees her own family, decades earlier and thousands of miles away. A 39-year-old doctor in Seattle, Washington, Do remembers hearing how her parents...

Emmys: O-T Fagbenle rocks Nigerian look, Porter wears wings

Sep. 20, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez wore vintage Versace Atelier in teal in an homage to Old Hollywood, her hair flowing down her back, and Billy Porter worked large wings on his black trouser look Sunday at the slimmed-down Emmy Awards. Coming less than a...

California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

Sep. 19, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials...

Rosario hits for cycle, leads Fried, Braves over Giants 3-0

Sep. 19, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders. The Braves have a two-game lead over...

Skipper Taylor Canfield wins record fifth Congressional Cup

Sep. 19, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Canfield of Team Stars+Stripes won his fifth Congressional Cup on Sunday, making him the winningest skipper in the 56-year history of one of the world’s premier match-racing regattas. Canfield beat Johnie Berntsson of Sweden, the 2009...

Chargers finally get fans at SoFi, but many cheer for Dallas

Sep. 19, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Four years and eight months after the Los Angeles Chargers relocated, they finally got what they sought when they moved up from San Diego to the nation's second-largest metropolis. For the first time Sunday, the Chargers took the field in their...