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150-year-old church sells with agreement not to tear it down

Jan. 16, 2022 10:54 AM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 150-year-old church has been purchased in Rutland with a clause preventing the building from being torn down, according to the reverend of the First Baptist Church. The sale to an unnamed buyer earned the congregation $20,000 to help find a new home, with some...

Chinese city Xi'an lifts some restrictions after lockdown

Jan. 16, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Xi’an has gradually begun lifting restrictions after over three weeks of lockdown, as authorities sought to stamp out a local outbreak before the Beijing Winter Olympic Games are due to start. State-owned broadcaster CCTV reported Sunday that...

Florida family raising 15 kids gifted 13-bedroom property

Jan. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A gift of a lifetime left a Fort Myers family stunned and full of gratitude. “I’m speechless,” Scott Hamilton said after he and his wife, Cherrie, found out that the house they have been renting for four years will now be theirs. ...

Wounded Indiana Marine will receive donated custom home

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The streets of Attica echoed with sirens as a fleet of first responder vehicles escorted Marine LCpl. Bryan Chambers to West Mill Social Hall. Outside of the community center, dozens stood holding flags anticipating their guests of honor to arrive. ...

12 Tennessee counties hit by tornadoes to get federal aid

Jan. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Residents in 12 Tennessee counties qualify to receive aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's individual assistance program due to tornadoes that hit on Dec. 10, officials said. President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the...

Habitat for Humanity gets $2M grant for home repair needs

Jan. 15, 2022 09:09 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Habitat for Humanity of Michigan has received a $2 million federal grant to address home repair needs of 160 low-income families. The funding is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, Habitat for...

High-profile Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby indicted

Jan. 13, 2022 22:49 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore’s top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland said. The four-count...

Groups challenge initiative to limit property tax changes

Jan. 13, 2022 19:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Public employees and a farming organization are among those who filed a complaint arguing the attorney general and the secretary of state did not follow a new law in approving signature-gathering for a proposed constitutional initiative that would limit changes in residential...

US average long-term mortgage rates jump; 30-year now 3.45%

Jan. 13, 2022 10:09 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped again this past week, reaching their highest level since March 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic was breaking in the U.S. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark...

Ex-hedge fund CEO enters topsy-turvy Senate GOP primary race

Jan. 13, 2022 07:06 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After several months of positioning himself to run, ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormick is entering Pennsylvania's campaign for U.S. Senate, bringing a glittering resume and high-level connections across government, finance and politics to a topsy-turvy GOP primary field in...