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Governor unveils plan to spend $2.8B in federal relief funds

Jun. 17, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he hopes to use nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds to support homeownership, economic development, job training, health care and infrastructure with a focus on populations and areas that suffered the most...

Millions fear eviction as US housing crisis worsens

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4 million people say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months, just as two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic. ...

Flood debt settlement appeared in reach, but senators balk

Jun. 07, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has for years owed millions of dollars to residents whose homes flooded because of interstate construction work, but lawmakers continue to balk at making the payment, even after a proposed settlement deal appeared within reach. After...

96-year-old wooden schooner is back in Maine

May. 15, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 96-year-old wooden schooner built in Freeport is back in its home state after being purchased from owners in Massachusetts. The 53-foot Heart’s Desire is joining a small number of historic vessels at the Portland Schooner Co., the Bangor Daily...

Owner of Gaza high-rise that houses AP office says army warned it would target building.

May. 15, 2021 07:32 AM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Owner of Gaza high-rise that houses AP office says army warned it would target building.

Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

May. 01, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87. Suzi...

3D-printed home in Dutch city expands housing options

Apr. 30, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers' new home is a 94-square meter (1,011-square foot) two-bedroom bungalow that resembles a boulder with windows. The curving lines of its gray concrete walls look and feel natural. But they are actually at the...