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Kansas House GOP: Plan helps rural areas, spurs home buying

Jan. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas House on Thursday outlined a plan aimed at revitalizing rural areas, helping people to buy their first homes and lowering income taxes for seniors. GOP leaders said they will pursue five bills. They announced that they have launched a new website and discussed...

Arizona public safety trustees paid to assist home purchase

Jan. 22, 2020 3:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board members earned thousands of dollars in commissions for representing the pension plan's administrator in a home purchase, records show. Board trustees Mike Scheidt and Will Buividas assisted Adminstrator Jared Smout's 2018 purchase of a...

Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is photographed at Slade School of Fine Art, London, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, during the launch to urge art-lovers to contribute to an appeal to save the home of late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public. (Ian West/PA via AP)

Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

Jan. 22, 2020 9:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public. Jarman, whose radical and experimental films included “Caravaggio” and “The Last of England,”...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: How to have a 'no regrets' retirement

Jan. 13, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. But retirement is about more than the balance in your 401(k). Even...

In this Saturday Jan. 4, 2020. photo, Mary Boone holds a framed obit of her uncle John Wesley McCree in his former home, that is now the Pathway House in the Washington Park neighborhood in Montgomery, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Woman uses birthday to raise money for new community center

Jan. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mary Boone's family began to lay roots in the Washington Park neighborhood of west Montgomery in the 1940s. Her grandmother purchased her home along Beecher Street and as her children grew, the family's hold on surrounding property increased. Boone's uncle, John McCree, purchased...

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, talks with Misty Cross, second from left, Tolani King, center, Sharena Thomas, second from right, and Dominique Walker, all from the group Moms 4 Housing, at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Judge orders homeless women to leave house they're occupying

Jan. 10, 2020 7:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women who are illegally occupying a house in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area do not have the right to stay and must leave within five days, a judge ruled Friday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Patrick McKinney previously issued a tentative ruling in favor of...

The Boothe family pose for a portrait in front their home on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, on Adams Avenue. Originally built in 1907, the house recently made its way back into the family after Jon Boothe, center, purchased the house in November. The house was owned by Boothe's great-grandparents then grandparents and his mother Donna was raised in the home. Pictured from left: Dave Boothe, Donna Boothe, Jon Boothe, Jeff Booth and Luca the dog. (Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Ogden man buys back family home for new generation

Jan. 10, 2020 3:38 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jon Boothe's life right now is sort of an answer to the old country music standard, "Can the Circle Be Unbroken?" And the response, in Boothe's case, is a definitive yes. In November, Boothe bought a home at 3464 Adams Ave. Built in 1907, it was once owned by Boothe's great grandfather,...

Official: Quarter of Hawaii home buyers from outside state

Jan. 9, 2020 10:56 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Buyers from outside the state have purchased 24% of homes across Hawaii, the state's head economist said. Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Chief Economist Eugene Tian shared the data with state lawmakers Tuesday, Hawaii Public Radio reported. The calculation is based...

Las Vegas firefighters discover illegal gas station at home

Jan. 8, 2020 11:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas firefighters have discovered what officials described as an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue shared images online of the makeshift gas station discovered by firefighters Tuesday showing two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard with a...

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, talks with Misty Cross, second from left, Tolani King, center, Sharena Thomas, second from right, and Dominique Walker, all from the group Moms 4 Housing, at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Homeless women who took over California home gain support

Jan. 7, 2020 9:57 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. Moms 4 Housing, a collective...